I was lucky enough to capture this beautiful sunrise whilst on a family holiday in St Leonards, on the Bellarine Peninsula, south of Melbourne. The first few mornings had dawned clear with no particular interest photography wise but I had ventured out just to check on how particular compositions may look.
This pre-planning paid off as, when I peeked out of the window on this morning, there was a glow in the air that you come to realise means there will be something pretty special developing in a short while. I grabbed my bag and tripod and drove the very short distance to St Leonards pier car park but on arriving it was packed with people, even at 5.30 in the morning. I'd forgotten it was Australia Day, and there were lots of people there early to either fish or head out on their boats. There were even a couple of other photographers.
Luckily for me, the composition I had scoped earlier in the week was away from the crowd, so I headed along the beach a short way to this old groyne which, with the early morning waves crashing around it, provided a wonderful foreground to provide the depth I was looking for in my image