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Ted Szukalski

Gallery of fine art photography.

Eureka Tower reflecting morning sunlight

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Here is one of more unusual photographs I have taken in a long time. We all know sun reflects of shining surfaces, but to actually see such reflected light in “thin air” is something else.

I was at Federation Square and I got blinded by the reflection of the quite remote Eureka Tower. I moved into shade and looked back at the tower again only to see beams of light reflected all around it. It was spectacular. There must have been significant amount of moisture in the air for the reflected sun rays to be seen like that. So here it is: sunlight captured at 300m on a beautiful Melbourne morning.

Cape Byron sunrise

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A very touristy thing to do in Byron Bay is to visit the Byron Bay lighthouse, located on Cape Byron, the most easterly point of mainland Australia. Most tourists visit during the day, many at sunset but very few bother to get up early in the morning for the sunrise. We did.

Heavy cloud cover meant we were all but to miss out on the daily sun ritual. Few people who arrived around the same time as us have left, as the rain started to drizzle. On the horizon the sun was rising behind the clouds quite quickly. At one point it reached a position where a it could shine through a gap between the clouds. This is the moment I have captured this photograph.

The curtain of sun rays between the clouds and the ocean surface and a strong, but not overpowering reflection of the sun disk on the water created a beautiful spectacle. It lasted only couple of minutes.