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The Back Bone

Explore #283, April 17th, 2009 (the 2nd in the same day!)




Well well well, a week has passed since Easter, and this morning we were rewarded with a beautiful dawn. (We even saw some lightning as last nights storm made her way out to sea)


Matt, Josh and I knew where were wanted to be. We left Brisbane at 3am this morning and headed north to Dicky Beach, Caloundra, QLD.


The last time we were here we spent the night on the beach, see these shots here.


This was a fun shoot, and my first dawn with the new camera and lens combo (50D and 24-70L), the pre-dawn colour was amazing, and the contrasting clouds really helped boost this shot.


The S.S. Dicky is a very popular spot to photograph, and today was no different with at least 6 other photographers huddled around the skeletal remains.




- Canon 50D.

- ISO 100, f9, 10 seconds, 24mm.

- Canon 24-70 f/2.8 L Lens.

- Tripod, (borrowed from Josh).

- Cokin P121 Grad Filter.




- Off camera.

- 16x9 Crop.

- Landscape Camera Preset in Lightroom 2.2.

- Borders added in Lightroom 2.2.


About the S.S. Dicky


The S.S. Dicky was washed ashore onto Dicky Beach in 1893 during a cyclone. It was then re-floated, but then heavy seas washed the ship back onto the sand where it remains to this day.


The suburb and beach was named after the ship.

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Taken on April 18, 2009