Taken 29-Mar-14
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Keywords:Stockton, Tin City, beach, dawn, desolate, isolated, sand, sand dunes, settlement, shacks, sunrise
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Dimensions13525 x 5636
Original file size7.78 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date modified29-Mar-14 17:33
First Light

First Light

Tin City on Stockton Beach, NSW. During the Great Depression, a group of squatters constructed a small village of tin shacks. 11 of the shacks remain. Tin City and the surrounding dunes were used in several scenes of the 1979 movie, Mad Max. This is my first image of the day, about 45 minutes before sunrise, and a few minutes before a bus-load of photographers swarmed over the area (yes, I was one of that bus load, but they all headed right while I headed left). Although this looks fairly bright, it is lit by moonlight - 30s exposure at ISO 1600, f/8 for each frame of the panorama.