Newcastle is about 2 hrs north of Sydney but the town has a laid back atmosphere and some stunning visual scenery. Believe it or not this beach is just a stones throw from the center of town. Taken in May last year, the air would have been just starting to warm at 6.40 in the morning. It was very dark, much darker that this shot suggests, but I didn’t have to do anything to heighten this great image except open my shutter for 4secs. The rest is mother nature.