Michael Breitung Photography


Photographing Anse Marie-Louise

After eight days on beautiful La Digue it was time to say Goodbye and head over to the main island of the Seychelles, Mahe. This island is much larger and to get to all the different beaches you either need a car or have to go by bus.

For me it was important to find a hotel in an area, where I had direct access to several beautiful beaches. Despite having a rental car, I didn’t want to drive to every sunrise or sunset shoot. After some research I came to the conclusion that the south of Mahe was the most photogenic.

After looking at several hotels in the area, I ended up booking a room in the wonderful Allamanda Resort*. Besides being a beautiful hotel, it is also located in one of the best locations on the island. With Anse Forbans and Anse Marie-Louise right in front of the hotel we ended up using our rental car very little.

The coast of Mahe with its typical granite rocks during a colorful sunrise

Sunrise on the Rocks
Equipment: Canon EOS 5DSR | Canon 16-35mm f/4 IS | Kase 0.6 hard GND
Exif: f/9,5 | 33mm | ISO 100 | 6s multiple exposures for focus stacking

As I show you in the video below it didn’t take me long to find the perfect sunrise photo location. With the typical granite rocks in the foreground and mountains in the background the only thing I needed the next morning was some color in the sky. And Mother Nature delivered. It was maybe the most beautiful sunrise of the complete trip and I was really enjoying the display of light that morning.

And if you are interested in how I edit photos like this here, you can check my post processing tutorials. There I show my complete workflow in all its detail.

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