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I was up 90 minutes before sunrise on this particular morning and, like I always do, checked the satellite images to see what the cloud was doing. But for some reason I misread it and thought the blanket of cloud was low cloud (which is bad) rather than high cloud (which is good). So I sat on my bed flicking through my Instagram feed when I should have been on the road. About 45 minutes before sunrise I thought I’d have a look out of the window anyway, and that’s when I saw the colour. Well, let me tell you, it didn’t take me very long to get dressed and of down the road in the car to Shoalhaven Heads. Fortunately I caught the best of the colour and captured this glorious sunrise in photos and video.

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Shoalhaven Heads Beach is towards the southern end of Seven Mile Beach, just before the start of the old Shoalhaven River mouth. It’s a fairly wild bit of beach as they go, but you can capture some great shots by including the arc of the beach heading north and south.

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