Its finished :) – 100sunrises.com

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So my on going project last year was to photograph 100 sunrises, and I happy say I completed the challenge.

There were a lot of early starts (well 100 actually) and struggles to find new locations but looking back it was the best decision, I had a lot of fun doing this project, I shot a few nice images, and I ticked off a lot of locations that have been on my radar for a long time.

Please check out all the images over at 100sunrises.com

Time for some sleep ins and maybe a few sunset shoots

Cheers,

Ben

2013 Calendar Pre-Order

2013 Ben Coope Photography Calendar Pre-order

 My first calendar was a huge success last year and completely sold out so I am releasing a 2013 Calendar a bit earlier with a new design and some of my best images from 2012.

Many of these images are from a photo trip to South Island, New Zealand earlier this year, it was such an amazing time living out of a camper van and having a different destination to explore each day, we visited so many beautiful landscapes in such a short period I am already planning a trip back to explore some new places and spend some more time at our favorites.

This new 2013 Calendar is ready for Pre-Order, and will be shipped early next week.

The Calendar is $20AUD with $5 domestic shipping and $10 worldwide shipping.

Check out the images below and buy yours with the ‘buy now’ link (quantity can be changed at check out).

 

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Calendar with Domestic Shipping (AU)

Calendar with Worldwide Shipping

 

(This 13 month 2013 Calendar is A4 when folded, A3 when displayed on the wall, each month has a differnt image with plently of space for notes and calendar entries.)

 

 

Silver at the NSW AIPP Print Awards

AIPP SILVER LANDSCAPE AWARD

I entered the NSW AIPP awards for the first time this year, and just got the results back.

Totally stoked that I received a Silver award for my landscape image ‘Ascension.

Was a very interesting experience preparing the images for the awards and going through a different thought process to get them ready. Making sure that there is a point of interest (a clearly defined one and not just a pretty picture), checking print quality, colours, sharpness, composition, story etc. These are things that go through my mind with all the images I take but when going through my favorite images to pick the ones to enter in an award there is so much more emphasis put onto each component it completly changes what you think will do well, and of course it depends on the judges.

It was a great experience and I will definitely be entering next year.

Turimetta Beach 2-7-2011


Decided to concentrate on the rocks after another cloudless dawn at Turimetta beach, got soaked but had fun.

Culburra Beach July 2011


Spent the weekend at Culburra Beach, man it was cold, not to mention WINDY. It was a huge effort to get myself out of the warmth to take photos in the mornings and at night, but definitly worth it.

Curl Curl Sunrise 5/6/2011


There were some big waves at Nth Curl Curl a few weekends ago, the sun hit this 1 set perfectly as it crashed on the rocks but after that the light went flat and i went home for breakfast.

Shelly Beach 5/15/2011


Couple of shots from an early morning at Shelly Beach in Sydney.


I think i took too many cameras with me but luckily the carpark is really close.
While waiting for a long exposure I played around with an infrared converted D70s (self portrait, pic 4) and also shot a few rolls of 120 with my old Hasselblad, its film so I have to wait and see what they come out like but I love using that camera as it has the best finder ever (pic 3) and film is awesome.

Turimetta Sunrise 7-5-2011

Turimetta Beach 28-5-2011


Got up early last weekend and went down to Turimetta beach for sunrise, was a little disapointed with the cloud cover, when i left my house at 4:30am the clouds overhead were nice and wispy (40 mins from beaches) and at the beach there were NO clouds except the band along the horizon 🙁 . Im still waiting for a really dramatic sky so will have a few more early mornings at Turimetta in the future. I liked these images best.

Ellis Beach Sunrise


I was lucky enough to shoot with Gareth Kelly last week while on holiday in Cairns, Nth Queensland.


Waking up at 4:25am while on holiday was hard but once we were out on the highway on the way to Ellis Beach (just north of Cairns) i knew it was going to be worth it, the clouds that has been hanging around the previous day were clearing up and the sunrise was looking like it would be a good one.


A few hours with Gareth was a great way to spend an otherwise wasted morning while on holiday (well a sleep in is nice) he answered all my questions, what printer/paper he uses, traveling with film cameras, planning photo trips, operating a large format field camera, and many many more, we got some great photos in a location i wouldn’t have known existed and i was back before my wife woke up, perfect morning.


Some of my favourite images from the morning are above, Enjoy.

Culburra Beach sunrises


These photos were taken in virtually the same spot on Culburra beach (NSW, Australia) at sunrise nearly a year apart.

The first 2 photos were taken in January and the 3rd was taken in October. The purple cast to the 3rd photo is from the cokin filters i was stacking in front of the lens, usually this colour cast is removed but i quite like it in this photo as the sky already had a bruised look to it on that morning from a passing storm.