Bakubung Sunrise

After recent heavy rains in March 2018, I got the chance to take some very early morning photos of sunrise from Bakubung Resort in Pilanesberg.

Early morning mist obscuring the sun.

Canon 7D (M-mode), Canon 18-135 at 135mm, ISO 200, 1/500s, F/7.1

(Date Taken: 24 March 2018)

This group of photos were all taken on 25 March 2018. While I used the tripod, I did move it around to try and get a better view. This means that although it is a timed series, it cannot be turned into a time lapse type sequence. Most of the pictures were underexposed by more than 1-stop so as not to blow out the colours on the clouds and the sky.

Canon 7D (M-mode), Canon 18-135 at 25mm, ISO 1000, 1/4s, F/7.1

Canon 7D (M-mode), Canon 18-135 at 18mm, ISO 1000, 1/8s, F/7.1

Canon 7D (M-mode), Canon 18-135 at 29mm, ISO 1000, 1/80s, F/8

From the shutter speed used on the previous picture, you can see that the tripod was no longer necessary.

Canon 7D (M-mode), Canon 18-135 at 26mm, ISO 1000, 1/1600s, F/8

I took the next pic with my cellphone to share with a friend in Australia. The EXIF given is as recorded by the phone, but one has no control over this.

Samsung Note 3, 4.2mm, ISO 50, 1/317s, F/2.2

Canon 7D (M-mode), Canon 18-135 at 21mm, ISO 1000, 1/1000s, F/8

Canon 7D (M-mode), Canon 18-135 at 19mm, ISO 1000, 1/1000s, F/8

I liked the effect achieved in the picture taken with the cellphone, so I wanted to see if I could do the same with the camera, using my ultra-wide Sigma 10-20 lens.

Canon 7D (M-mode), Sigma 10-20 at 10mm, ISO 1000, 1/400s, F/8

In this last picture, you can see that the rising sun is really having a big impact on the colours. The soft pinks and oranges have changed to a fairly harsh yellow.

(Date Taken: 25 March 2018)

If you enjoyed these photos, do also have a look at my other cloud pictures.