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Sydney Harbour…

by on May.02, 2010, under Life, Photography

We spent the late afternoon down on the inner harbour and captures a few shots whilst I was there.

This first see’s a duck swimming on the water with the setting sun behind (directly in front of the camera) creating the silhouette and the mirrored water surface.

1/1000 sec at f/9, ISO 200, 300mm equiv

This second is another HDR (High Dynamic Range) shot created from three bracketed exposures at 0, -2 and +2 EV. The sun was just setting (to my right) giving this fantastic golden glow to the wood and the piers and the HDR process has lifted the shadowy area under the pier.

1/800 sec at f/8, ISO 200, 51mm equiv

Later we all went to dinner at a nice little Thai place in the shadow of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and afterwards we walked around the harbour foreshore under the bridge. I didn’t have a tripod with me so I had to make liberal use of some stone walls to take these very long exposure shots.

The first is an HDR of the Harbour Bridge itself and was created by merging four manual exposures at 4, 8, 10 and 15 seconds in length. I was very happy with the way this turned out and how low the noise was (both from the long exposures and as a result of the HDR process).

4 to 15 sec at f/9, ISO 200, 27mm equiv

This last is a single frame manual long exposure of 15 seconds which also turned out pretty much as I had hoped for.

15 sec at f/9, ISO 400, 27mm equiv

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