Oxley Creek Commons Sunrise

Fog over the fields at Oxley Creek Commons made a perfect foreground for Sunday morning's sunrise.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 3rd May 2009, This photo: 6:24am

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  • Garry' said:
    Nice one David, now that's an advantage living country side. Hardly any fog on the eastern side during these months.
  • David de Groot said:
    That's true Garry. Mind you, I had to drive an 1hr 1/4 to get here, and wasn't actually there to shoot the sunrise, but it was a nice bonus ;-)
  • accesser said:
    Oh wow now that is nice the sun coming through the fog is ultra nice. I tried to shoot some amazing fog one time coming down down Mt Mee Road you know here
    Camera over exposed due to a blanket of fog will have to try again some time
  • [ Kane ] said:
    Nice job bro! gota love the fog.
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah fog is a tricky one. Get it right and it looks fantastic, otherwise it's just low-contrast white/grey stuff all over the photo...
    Thanks Kane :)
  • Out_and_About said:
    Great shot Dave - the colours of the new morning mingled in with the fog makes for one excellent picture!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Michelle - 'twas worth getting up for, even if I wasn't there for the sunrise as such.
  • SkattyKat said:
    beautiful tones David, I like the way the fence which is barely noticeable takes you across the "Scene"
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Kat :) When the sunrise happened, we were on our way to the Pelican Pond, and just had to stop for a couple of quick shots.
  • suburbanvoodoo said:
    Awesome fog on the ground Dave :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Voodoo :) Yeah didn't get any awesome rays through the fog that you'd get if the fog was higher, but this worked well anyway.
  • Grauniad2 said:
    Very nice David. You gotta be there and recognise the opportunity. Not so easy.
  • aramisfirefly said:
    Oh awesome work Dave. This place is close to me for once! Hurrah!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Rodney :) Yeah, helps to be in the right place at the right time ;-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah, no need to be up at 4:30am like I was to get there :P
  • The Sage of Shadowdale said:
    Terrific result David. I quite like the backlit tree being centred in the frame too (although that telegraph/power? pole on the left of frame seems like it doesn't belong in such a rural scene). But a magic result nonetheless, particularly with the fog (as everyone else is pointing out too). Nice one.
    Seen on flickriver.com (?)
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah I almost cloned out that light pole (it's from a sporting field out there). This paddock is right in the middle of suburbia.
  • Ross_M said:
    That worked well Dave. Took a bit of effort removing the powerlines. I'm not that patient but it looks good especially with the wider reach on the 70-200mm
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah took a while to remove the powerlines, but worth it in the end. :)
  • «€ugene» said:
    Very pretty. I like it.
  • Panorama Paul said:
    Oh My Word... David... this is marvelous!
    I've cloned out many a pole, wire, car, rubbish (etc, etc) from my photographs... especially when they are near the edge of the frame (somehow those are more distracting to me). However, I can also totally respect a photographer's desire to capture reality... so I really don't mind seeing those objects in other people's photographs. :)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
    Well reality in this case had 12 powerlines groing right across the frame in the middle, so they just had to go. The light pole, well, it showed that this setting is close to man-made structures, so I was in two minds about leaving it there. :)
  • frednaut said:
    Awesome shot. Love the framing of the tree against the sunrise.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Geoff :) When we spotted this, we weren't quite in the right spot, but I quickly found a location that put the tree in front of the sun. :)
  • Out_and_About said:
    This shot should've been entered into the WP comp - the theme is sunrise. IMHO - This would win hands down.
  • David de Groot said:
    It did occur to me Michelle, BUT, there's a significant amount of local editing (to remove powerlines) which would disqualify it from the comp.
  • ankewill said:
    This is just awesome! I love the colors, the mood captured, the detail and the composition. If you ever do an exhibition, I will be there :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Anke :)
    Eventually I'll do another Exhibition - the last one was quite low-key.
  • ankewill said:
    Was that just recently or a while ago? Well, low key or not, I think it will be great to see the pictures away from the computer screen... and with your new cam you got no excuse :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    'twas a while ago - beginning of last year, in Esk.
  • EclipseAu said:
    NIce Mood. I even had a shiver run up my spine, thinking about how cool it must have been.
  • David de Groot said:
    Cool it was - actually I'd go as far as to say it was cold. Should have packed a jumper... ;-)
  • bachamp said:
    Nice one Dave. Hows the 5D treating you?
  • David de Groot said:
    Very nicely Ben :)
  • EclipseAu said:
    Sorry to bother you David. But how do you add peoples buddy Icons to your comments. Thanks in Advance
  • David de Groot said:
    Aha, a most common question. It's the Flickr Buddy Icon Reply script for Greasemonkey (which requires that you use Firefox as your browser).
  • stephenk1977 said:
    This photo has a lot of atmosphere!
  • David de Groot said:
    hahaha yes it does ;-)
  • Mitch Lahey said:
    David you captured this perfectly. I'll have to visit here sometime, and it will be easy because it's 5 minutes down the road in car. The Color of the sky and the fog make it supurb!
  • David de Groot said:
    Ah yes, much easier to visit local habitats - this was a 1.25hr drive for me, but worth it :)
  • SkattyKat said:
    Explored - congrats David
  • monicakristiansen said:
    Oh, my....gorgeous!
  • 2careless said:
    That scenery is surreal! Well captured!
  • Curacion said:
    great shot!
  • Tristen Murray said:
    Great shot. Great composition with the sun, shadows & fog.
    Great work
  • wolf8_us said:
    wow- wonderful capture
  • CaZ* said:

    This is a magical image!
    Please share it with us in...
    *Magic EYE*!
    So stunning & amazing colour lovely framing! :O)
    Hey Congratulations *YOU* are in *Explore*!
  • Harlz_ said:
    nice fog there
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks for the heads-up Kat :)
    Glad you liked it.
    When I arrived there was thick ground fog and I was hoping we'd get a decent sunrise out of it.
    Thanks :)
    Indeed ;-)
  • Paul Christey said:
    very nice :D
  • Tristen Murray said:
    By the looks of it, you definently got a decent sunrise.
  • Jon McManus said:
    Love the fog! And the cloud formations up the back. It's such a pity that we only ever get such moody natural weather phenomenon for such a short period of time during the year.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
    Yeah it wasn't bad at all :)
    That's true - pretty rare to get fog in the warmer months.
  • James Ottaway said:
    I've always wanted to check this place out. I drive past every second day and have never been in. The windmill near the entrance is begging to be shot at sunset. Nicely done David.
  • David de Groot said:
    The windmill is in an "interesting" location, making it difficult to get a decent framing (there's a power company building near the base).
    Well worth stopping by though - good collection of bird life too.
  • Andrew Hing said:
    Great shot, captured it perfectly!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
  • Adam Bolt Photography said:
    Must be happy with this one Dave.
    It's like stage lighting but even better because it's all al la natural.
    No wonder it got in explore it is a killer shot.
    Like your time lapse stuff that you have put up as well. Really looking forward to seeing the video you will be putting out.
    Cheers Adam
  • David de Groot said:
    Indeed I am Adam :)
    The weather has put a bit of a dampner on getting more timelapse footage right now, but it'll get there eventually...
  • Adam Randell said:
    Thats a stunner, I love the way the sunlight changes colour on the mist. Very cool shot.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :) It is pretty neat how the light changes in the fog.
  • rebmilc said:
    This is a great shot and one to be proud of David. Well done :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
  • Austin K said:
    Wow. That's superb.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
  • gonzalezteresa33 said:
    Wowwww! Superb shot!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks - it's coming around to that time of year again.
  • _SG_ said:
    amazing work - wonderful capture!
    http://www.flickriver.com/lenses/canon/canonef70200mmf28lisusm/ (?)
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/goerner] Thanks !
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  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/denis_fox] Thanks!
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/47743368@N06] 'twas a very pleasant way to start a morning of birding, that's for sure.