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Ted Szukalski

Gallery of fine art photography.

View from Cape Byron

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We returned to the Byron Bay lighthouse in the evening just before the sunset. And while most of the people tried to photographed the last rays of the sun for the day I have noticed a nicely layered view to North-West of Byron Bay, resulting in this photograph.

Delicate transition from one layer of hills to another and than the sky features are deceptively difficult to photograph well. Often the highlights will be blown, or trying to remedy that the who picture ends up under exposed. It helps to know what feature you should base your exposure level upon. The good part is than in a scene like that it is relatively easy to find a natural “18% gray” point.

Storm clouds over Byron Bay

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I took this photograph of very heavy rain clouds spreading over the ocean from Cape Byron at Byron Bay. According to charts Cape Byron is the most easterly point of the Australian mainland. The point is within a few minutes walk from the famous Byron Bay lighthouse.

Views from here are fantastic and it is a good spot for photography both at sunset and sunrise as the elevated position of the light house allows almost for 360deg views.