First light over Crescent Head

By |2014-04-03T15:06:19+00:00Apr 3rd, 2014|
Oh, how I love the Photographer’s Hustle. You know what I’m talking about, I’m sure. It’s that half run/half gallop that you start on when you pull up to your destination and realize that you should have been here 30 minutes earlier. That’s what our group of Topdeck Travel photographers busted into when we arrived at the parking lot of this location.

As is quickly becoming the norm, I’m realizing, Australia has some of the most beautiful weather and landscapes. And when you combine the two, especially at sunrise and sunset, you’re almost always guaranteed to be left standing there, jaw agape, and in awe.

Today, we’re off to a the Hunter Valley Resort for some wine tasting and grape stomping before making our way further south to Sydney. Tomorrow is goiang to be an intense day with special access to Taronga Zoo and media passes allowing us to bring our cameras up as we climb up the Sydney Harbor Bridge. Wooha!



  1. Jason Ruth April 3, 2014 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    Sydney is turning on some very special weather conditions, with lots of variety, just for you.

  2. William Patino April 3, 2014 at 4:15 pm - Reply

    Gald you're having a sweet time man. The east coast has some of the best sites. Shame you won't make it to my neck of the woods. That's where the real treasures are ;)

  3. Gordon Laing April 3, 2014 at 4:16 pm - Reply

    Ha ha, my entire photographic career has been based on the hustle! When I arrive early it freaks me out…

  4. Michael Bennett April 3, 2014 at 4:22 pm - Reply

    Love that hustle +Brian Matiash. I planted my Nikon and tripod in the sand once this summer on the beach and that was quite the learning experience while mid hustle.

    Great shot. Have a nice weekend.

  5. Frédérick Beaupré April 3, 2014 at 4:49 pm - Reply

    Very very nice!

  6. John Forbes April 3, 2014 at 5:08 pm - Reply

    Are you coming to Western Australia?

  7. Gabriel Komarnicki April 3, 2014 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    Superb shot! I'm sure you'd get some breathtaking shots of Sydney on the Bridge Climb!

  8. George Fletcher April 3, 2014 at 7:16 pm - Reply


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  10. Grant Stringer April 4, 2014 at 12:05 am - Reply

    Sounds like your having fun! I ve seen a photographer hustle but its not the same type that you are talking about! – have a great day and many more jaw agape moments down under!

  11. Topdeck Travel April 4, 2014 at 12:41 am - Reply

    The run was all worth it +Brian Matiash, beautiful shot!

  12. Vidya Shinde April 4, 2014 at 1:50 am - Reply

    i like it

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  14. autumn thompson April 4, 2014 at 6:22 am - Reply

    thats pretty

  15. Flora Blake April 4, 2014 at 8:23 am - Reply

    Very nice

  16. Dave Bouskill April 4, 2014 at 8:34 am - Reply

    Great shot +Brian Matiash 

  17. Vishal taneja Vishu April 4, 2014 at 9:16 am - Reply

    i like it vry nice pic

  18. Linda J April 4, 2014 at 9:17 am - Reply

    This is so lovely!! Very nice pic!!

  19. Jorge Martinez April 4, 2014 at 10:04 am - Reply

    Beautiful picture

  20. Lacey Dally April 4, 2014 at 1:31 pm - Reply


  21. Julie Blamire April 4, 2014 at 1:52 pm - Reply

    I am really intrigued by the news that you maybe able to take your camera on a Sydney Harbour bridge climb? They used to allow it on the story bridge in Brisbane, but not anymore. I'd really like to know how this is possible, please?

  22. Vidya Shinde April 5, 2014 at 2:11 am - Reply

    i like this picture

  23. King Krool April 6, 2014 at 11:38 am - Reply

    It looks like i t has short walls, neat.

  24. Fototaker Sf May 10, 2014 at 1:17 am - Reply

    +Julie Blamire when i visited Sydney in 2009 i saw people up on the bridge. from what i have heard on the news in other cities, other cities with bridges are thinking of doing the same. during the America's Cup in 2012/13 i saw people up on the cables of the SF Bay Bridge though that was a first and only time i saw people there

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