Swell Sculpture Festival and Elephant Rock Sunrise

I hope you'll forgive me for revisiting this location so soon. This time you'll have a different lighting experience provided by a sunrise (rather than the sunset). As well as photographing surfers and Elephant Rock you'll also have the opportunity to photograph over 50 sculptures along the beachfront that are a part of the annual Swell Sculpture Festival.

First light is 5.15am and sunrise at 5.36am.

I've made a reservation for a 7.30am breakfast at the Currumbin Beach SLSC, 741 Pacific Parade.

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  • Babs W.

    Hi all, It was nice to meet some of you this morning. I don't see my name here but I was there, Jane I thought I would know how to add photos however I don't see an upload button. Any suggestions please.

    1 · September 21

    • Babs W.

      Hi Jane I added a couple of mine and also 2 from Bill's as well. Thank you for the morning. Hope to see you at the next one.

      September 23

    • Jane

      Hi Babs. Lovely to meet you. Looking forward to seeing your pics. Catch you next time.

      September 23

  • John m.

    Hi Jane,

    Thanks for setting this up. It was terrific and the Swell organisers should be congratulated on another outstanding presentation- a real boost for Currumbin

    3 · September 23

  • Mark L

    Hi All. I was chatting to a friend who saw my Swell photos on facebook. Turns out she is the Relationship Director for Swell Festival and have suggest I send a few images to the director. Not sure what they would do with them, perhaps use on website, but if anyone is interested in having their photos seen by the organisers, let me know. I thought if you send me your best two images and I can on forward. what's everyone thoughts ?? Don't want this to be a discussion about working for free as I think most of us here do for fun and experience.

    1 · September 23

    • Jonathan

      I reckon it should be fine as long as any images used are credited back to the photographer (and the sculptor). Where do I send mine to ;)?

      September 23

    • Mark L

      anyone interested email images to me - [masked]

      September 23

  • Jane

    Great to catch up with everyone. I hope you got some fabulous pics. The whales and dolphins weren't planned for but have been a lovely addition to a beautiful morning. We're on the balcony at the surf club having breakfast if anyone is looking for us. It's a tough life but someone has to do it! We missed you Destin.

    1 · September 21

    • Destin

      Awww thanks Jane. Thanks for hosting too. At least you get to share the wonderful pics with me.

      1 · September 21

  • heather

    woke upat 5am dam missed it but all good have a nice time jane n everyone

    September 21

  • Jane

    Looking forward to seeing everyone very soon. I'll be wearing a hot pink top. I'll be starting at the Elephant Rock area and working my way towards the surf club. Please come and say Hi.

    September 21

  • Liz

    Hi, sorry for last minute notice, but need to cancel. Did first aid course today and very sore from it....not good to drive all that way and do photography :(

    September 20

    • Jane

      Thanks Liz, hope you're feeling better soon. See you next time.

      September 21

  • Susanna D.

    Dear Jane, so sorry this is so late, I injured my shoulder while out last night, can't sleep and in too much pain to drive, am sorry to miss it was really looking forward to catching up, hope to see you next time.

    September 21

    • Jane

      Hi Susanna, sorry to hear about your shoulder. I hope it heals quickly. Hope we catch up soon.

      September 21

  • Ken

    Hay all, will have to cancel this meet up. Enjoy and look forward to seeing photos

    1 · September 20

  • Jackie H.

    Hi Jane,Sorry for the short notice, one of my staff have called in sick and can't work tomorrow. I now have to work.

    1 · September 20

  • Sally W.

    Sorry guys but I am still in Perth. Would love to be there. Not this time.

    1 · September 18

  • Vincent & C.

    HI, 2 for breakfast, thanks

    1 · September 17

  • Terry Ann P.

    Sorry, can't make this one just came out of hospital all well but not up to going out as yet, have fun

    September 18

    • Jane

      We look forward to seeing you soon.

      September 18

  • Diana K.

    Unfortunately, i have to cancel my RSVP because I have to work. :(

    September 18

  • Susanna D.

    HI Jane, I'm a yes for breakfast also. Thanks Susanna

    1 · September 18

  • Jackie H.

    Hi Jane we are 2 for breakfast. Thanks

    1 · September 18

  • Anne

    Hi I am a no for breakfast. Have to get back to Brisbane.

    1 · September 17

  • Jane

    Hi everyone, I'm looking forward to catching up with you all on Sunday at Currumbin. Hopefully the weather and clouds will be perfect. I've made a booking for us at the surf club for breakfast after the shoot. The club is expecting to be busy that day and has asked for final numbers. May I please ask you to let me know if you will be joining us for breakfast.

    September 17

    • Libstar

      Hi Jane a bunch of us will be coming together so count us in at this stage for 5. Cheers Libby

      1 · September 17

    • Babs W.

      There will be 2 of us for breakfast thank you Babs and Bill

      September 17

  • John m.

    Hi Jane,
    I am a no for breakfast have to get back to Brisbane thanks for organizing this.

    John

    1 · September 17

  • Terry Ann P.

    Hey there are quite a few Meetup groups going to this event if you didn't get on the list, just letting you know so you don't miss out hope that's ok

    September 10

    • Jane

      Hi Terry, thanks for sharing this info. Hopefully everyone who wants to go to Swell will get an opportunity with one of the groups.

      September 11

  • Dan

    I have to cancel; we got burgled. Beware if anyone tries to sell you a D600 without Nikon strap or charger or a D200 last shuttercount 16100...
    (I have serials for both)
    Have a good meet
    D

    1 · August 30

    • Destin

      Dan, that sucks. I've felt your pain. Have you put the serials into http://www.stolencame...­ ?

      September 10

    • Dan

      Thanks so much for the comments. Yes I added it to the stolen camera site... no his but who knows maybe one day. Hopefully the insurance will pay and I can replace the gear... Breakfast at the surf club sounds terrific. It will be very busy with Swell and it is the first day for nippers

      September 10

  • David C.

    If anyone can provide transport, please let me know. Thanks

    August 15

    • Babs W.

      Ok li am further down thought it might work for you

      1 · September 3

    • David C.

      No worries Babs. Thanks for thinking of me :)

      1 · September 6

  • Babs W.

    This will be my first meet and I am hoping to have my brother with me. I look forward to meeting you all.

    August 15

    • Jane

      Hi Babs, welcome to the group. We look forward to meeting you.

      1 · August 15

    • Babs W.

      Wow I see so many new members on here. Not nervous now lol

      3 · August 18

  • Vincent & C.

    This is my first meet up and really looking forward to it....tried other times but filled up too quickly. See you on the day.. :-)

    1 · August 16

    • Jane

      Hi Catherine, glad you can join us.

      1 · August 16

    • Babs W.

      My first too Catherine look forward to meeting you there

      1 · August 18

  • Jane

    Hi Deb, It's still a month away. I suggest you add your name to the waitlist and you'll automatically be notified if someone cancels.

    August 18

  • Deb

    Oh wow! It's full already!

    1 · August 18

  • Diana K.

    This is my first meet, i hope i can learn a lot from all of you cos I'm really new to photography and not familiar with manual :)

    1 · August 15

    • Jane

      Hi Diana, welcome to the group.

      August 15

  • RogerG

    This will be our first meetup with this group and are looking forward to the experience. Cheers, Roger

    1 · August 15

    • Jane

      Welcome Roger

      August 15

  • Julie D.

    This will also be my first meet and greet with everyone, although I have tried to make a couple of meetings before.

    1 · August 15

    • Jane

      We're looking forward to meeting you Julie

      August 15

  • Jane

    A reservation has been made for a 7.30am breakfast at the Currumbin Beach SLSC

    1 · August 15

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