Pre-Dawn HQMS Gayundah

Light-painted with a 2 million candle power torch.

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View all photos taken: Sunday, 13th April 2008, This photo: 5:15am

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  • dgt0011 said:
    Damn, that is one powerful torch. I like the way even the rear of the wreck has been lit.
  • David de Groot said:
    Yes indeedy it is :)
  • seychelles88 said:
    Nicely lit up. I like how you painted the water in front of the boat as well.
  • looby88 said:
    I like the way you keep getting up early to take piccies, putting me to shame nowadays, I knew you would like it- once you get to see the results !! Careful, it can be addictive, still 5'0clock is pretty early, so did you not bother going to bed , what with the drive and everything? You could try camping out in your chosen spot. I really want an autohome for this sort of reason, I think I shall not be gettting though !!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks - I've shot this wreck before, but nowhere near as successfully.
    Hi Helen! :)
    This time I actually went to bed, but only got 3 hours sleep as I didn't get there until midnight, then it was up at 3am to have a shower and a coffee before heading out. Johnno and Kara came along for the run and got some photos too.
    I have a couple of destinations I want to do that will require camping, one being Girraween (about a 3.5 hr drive from here, and a good hour walk from the carpark once there). That'll take a bit more planning though.
    As for being addictive, well, all I can say is I always get at least one worthwhile shot, but that I still don't enjoy being up that early.
  • Garry' said:
    Impressive David. What an awesome candle light. She looks so much better with your light. The lights in the back are also great and reinforcing the horizon. I wonder if it's possible to get the moon in that perspective.
    For me it was a first there. Been thinking about it a number of times about it but couldn't be bothered ;-)
    Thanks, I enjoyed it very much.

    Seen in some comments. (?)
  • David de Groot said:
    Pretty useful torch, even if it does only have a 1/2 hr's worth of full power battery. You can get them from BCF or most camping stores for < $50.
    Very glad you enjoyed this morning, it's not a bad spot for being on the bay, and a lot closer than going down the coast - paying for it now though, pretty shagged.
  • James Ottaway said:
    That's what you get fr living way out yonder. Woody Point and the Gold Coast are similar distances for me.
  • David de Groot said:
    haha - unless you go via the Gateway for some inexplicable reason :-P
  • apurdam (Andrew) said:
  • David de Groot said:
    Not a bad effort - better than the last one for sure.
  • Panorama Paul said:
    Right... that does it... I'm going to buy myself a 2-mil-cp torch today... I've fooled around a little with light painting... but I've always been very disappointed with the results... now I can see why... my torch was not nearly powerful enough!!
  • David de Groot said:
    Definitely worth it Paul, otherwise you need to do really really long exposures and muck around a lot more.