By Andrew Newlun

Pic of the Day

Pic of the Day: IS BACK :)

So last I left you, I was leaving for holiday vacation to Oklahoma, followed by a trip to Philly for work, followed by a trip to Australia for a workshop with my fellow F Stop Lounge Contributors Jay and Varina Patel. Alas, I have returned. So let's jump back into the pic of the day posts with this shot I took at Jay and Varina's workshop.

The unpredictable sun

This shot was taken at a place called One Mile Beach. Leigh and I awoke at 4am, drove to this location, and met the crew to shoot the sunrise. Upon walking down to the beach I noticed that the clouds were very heavy, and to me, didn't seem likely to break up for a sunrise shot. So I immediately went of into the woods looking for an interesting vantage point of the beach. Unable to find one, I went back down to the beach, took a look at the sky again to make sure there was not going to be a decent sunrise, and then pointed my camera down to shoot some interesting rocks and rock pools as the waves came in and out of them.

After about 15 minutes of wandering around away from everyone else, shooting different things that caught my interest, I noticed that everyone had made their way half way down the beach to a certain spot. This made me wonder if I had been wrong about the clouds, and perhaps they would break to let the sun peak out for a second. 

So I hurried off down the beach to get to a point where the sun would no longer be behind this land mass you see on the right. And as soon as I got in view of the sun BAM... The God rays appeared. Which goes to show that you should never assume anything when it comes to clouds. They like to get your spirits down and make you think there wont be any light to capture. But if you are lucky, they may give you a quick peek at glory.

I got dozens more shots from this location that morning that morning that may make pic of the day sometime in the future. You can also go check out my facebook or instagram to see some quick jpegs and cell phone shots I uploaded that morning. 

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you enjoyed todays Pic of the Day :)