Clovelly is a beach in the Eastern suburbs of Sydney.
It's a beach that I am very familiar with as it was where I spent most of the first ten years of my life.
Last year I was back down there photographing the sunrise as part of a series of images where I wanted to capture aspects of every one of the ocean pools along the Sydney beaches.
Most of them at sunrise.
So Clovelly is obviously an old favourite and I was very lucky with the cloud formations that enhance the early morning colour, and lack of people traffic !!
Sydney-siders who have the privilege of living near the beaches have a tendency to get up at, or before, dawn. In winter, almost as much as summer, and walk, jog or swim in the natural beauty that is the Sydney coastline.
These four images show the changing colours that grace these coastal pools at dawn.
The first image mingles the pinks and purples of the early dawn with the yellow-green of the tungsten pool lights striking the concrete.
The second image show what happens when the light is strong enough that the night lights automatically switch off leaving just the natural sunrise colours to brush over the still waters of the early morning.
The last two images show how, after the pinks and purples, the sun cycles through into the oranges and reds before the final warm yellows of early day contrast against the blue sky.
The transition through these different spectrums is why sunrise (and sunset) photography is very fulfilling but requires you to be there a good hour before the sun actually appears above the horizon.
... and the high feathery clouds are perfect for reflecting and accentuating the light and colour changes.
Obviously this cycle reverses in the evening with warm yellow fading to orange red and finishing with soft pinks and purples fading into the dark blue of twilight.
If you ever visiting Sydney then Clovelly is one of the quaint village like suburbs between the hustle and bustle of the larger beaches of Coogee and Bronte.
You will pass through Clovelly if you do the coast walk through to Coogee so take the time to enjoy.
I can also highly recommend the local pub which has a great beer garden and an excellent menu.