Sun rays

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A little bit of sunshine just for good measure.

This sunrise photograph was taken at Terrigal at the weekend. While there I have met an interesting photographer from Victoria who had his large format camera on the ready to capture whatever the nature would throw at us. I have learnt from him that a single exposure costs him over $50 developed (not printed) and thus he takes a lot of care and preparations, not to mention he is very choosy with the scenes. He did not take a single photograph that morning.

I am not sure if such cost restrictions in the age of digital photography are warranted. In the end he missed out on this spectacular ray display just because it was too expensive. What good is owning such advanced/sophisticated camera if it limits your photography?

  • Well, if you are a seasoned photographer having already taken every shot you wanted to, maybe then you can wait for the absolute premium once-in-a-year shot.

    Otoh, having done 30.000 shots in the last 3.5 years would have been almost impossible with film, but it has improved my skills vastly. To spend 50 bucks for a shot, I guess you must be a quite special type of person…

  • The golden sun rays and the subtle reflection in the waves makes this a beautiful image

  • Well, if you are a seasoned photographer having already taken every shot you wanted to, maybe then you can wait for the absolute premium once-in-a-year shot.

    Otoh, having done 30.000 shots in the last 3.5 years would have been almost impossible with film, but it has improved my skills vastly. To spend 50 bucks for a shot, I guess you must be a quite special type of person…

  • The golden sun rays and the subtle reflection in the waves makes this a beautiful image