Day 12/35 – Part 1/4

Sunrise in Nambung National Park

This morning the alarm goes off at 05:00 and it hurts. I stay in bed for a while and don’t want to get out at all. Hopefully it rains and I can stay in bed.

When I open the door, it’s storming, but it doesn’t rain and there is a bright sky with stars. The cloud cover of yesterday is gone so there will be beautiful light in Nambung most probably. Quickly put my clothes on and on my way. It’s still pitch black, barely believable that it will be much lighter within half an hour. Nambung is only 20 minutes away from here, constantly looking out for flapears hopping around. I encounter a couple of Wallabies, but this morning they are all well-behaved, thank you very much.

The plan is actually to improve on the flash photo’s of yesterday evening and after that to continue with the sunrise.

When I arrive in the park, the sky is already getting brighter in the east. I think I can better forget about the flash photographs. Otherwise I’ll have to hurry thereby running the risk to be in the wrong place for the sunrise. Focus Eric, focus. Sunrise is the only thing that counts this morning.

Yesterday I already spotted a nice spot and marked it on the GPS. I find it back easily this morning and shoot a couple of photographs without sunlight. Not bad at all actually.

Nambung National Park

Nambung National Park

Nambung National Park

Now I’ll just have to wait for the sun to rise above the hilltop to illuminate everything.

After a while I see another hill in the west lighting up. So that one is the first. I keep that in mind to shoot a nice panorama maybe tormorrow. Somewhat later, it’s my valleys turn. Beautiful warm light casts shadows up to 30 meters behind the pinnacles. I photograph all the vantage points I had determined upfront and shoot the photographs I had in mind.

Nambung National Park

Nambung National Park

Nambung National Park

Nambung National Park

Nambung National Park

I can should another couple of hundred of these, but it’s time for something different.

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