01. @itchban (me, above)
Hi friends! The other day I went out shooting at Bondi Beach with a few other friends. The conditions lined up perfectly and I took one of my favourite photos of the year that day (see above). The sea mist was thick and the sun broke through a small patch of clouds for a few minutes. That produced these crazy rays which were cast over the hill & building through the mist and onto the beach.
I shot mine on a Canon 6D with a cheap Sigma 30-700mm Lens.
ISO 100, 1/4000s, f/5.6
It was a challenge to shoot because I knew I wanted to just cut the sun out of the frame so it wouldn't flare too much. I wanted a surfer or swimmer in the bottom, with that section being in focus, plus I wanted to line up that specific building as a main focal point too. All of that, on top of waiting for the light to be just right so the rays and colour would come through.
Take a browse below at the other photos from my friends. Pretty cool how we all shot the same thing, yet all our photos are so different.
Shot on a Canon 5D, 16-35mm lens.
Shot on a Nikon D750 with a Sigma 70-200mm lens.
Shot on an iPhone 7 Plus (ikr..).
Who did it best? Which one do you prefer?
I like mine the best obviously lol. But excluding mine, I'd have to say I like 04. @yojeddy. Jerry went the extra mile and jumped in the water to get that shot from a different perspective. Oh, and he only used his iPhone 7 Plus...
You should check out their accounts.
You can find me on Instagram @itchban