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Christening the new D7000 – Night Images in Olympic Park…

by on Mar.17, 2011, under Life, Photography, Street

A friend invited me to take some sunset, twilight and night shots in Olympic Park at Homebush here in Sydney on the weekend and as I’d just bought my new Nikon D7000 it was as they say fortuitous timing. The area is filled with all manner of interesting architectural and other items to photograph and well worth the trip.

I’ll post a mini review of my thoughts on the D7000 in a later post once I’ve actually had some time to use it – but for now I’m very happy with my upgrade from the D90 to the D7000.

I took my eldest daughter with me to the evenings shoot and we met along the main Olympic Boulevard in the centre of the park.

Note: These images (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger – so click any of the images below to see larger versions in an inline overlay gallery viewer.

This first was taken just on sunset at 7:20PM looking down the boulevard.


NIKON D7000 + 8.0-16.0 mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 8 mm, 1/10 sec at f / 9.0, ISO 100

Working our way down the boulevard past the stadium and arena towards the fountains and earth pyramid at the end – 7:40PM


NIKON D7000 + 8.0-16.0 mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 8 mm, 2 sec at f / 11, ISO 100

Looking back up the row of lights and at Acer Arena on the right – 7:45PM

The Avenue

NIKON D7000 + 8.0-16.0 mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 16 mm, 3 sec at f / 11, ISO 100

We moved across the road at the bottom and climbed the earth pyramid. A silhouette of what looks like my daughter walking up the hill with the remnants of sunset/twilight behind (she actually had to stand still for the long exposure :)). You can see here she’s sporting my trusty D90 which she has appeared to have claimed for herself now – 7:50PM

NIKON D7000 + 17.0-50.0 mm f/2.8 @ 34 mm, 4 sec at f / 9.0, ISO 100

Finally after having been eaten to death by the plague of mosquitos we worked our way back to the water fountains – 8:10PM. It was interesting how much twilight colour we could still get in the sky with a long exposure.


NIKON D7000 + 17.0-50.0 mm f/2.8 @ 17 mm, 43 sec at f / 9.0, ISO 100

Finally on our way back up the boulevard my daughter wanted this picture looking up the tunnel of trees with the ground and fairy lights – thats her trying to sit very still up there on the left 🙂

The Boulevard of Trees

NIKON D7000 + 17.0-50.0 mm f/2.8 @ 50 mm, 13 sec at f / 11, ISO 100

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3 Comments for this entry

  • Jim Hammond

    Hello Rodney,
    You’ve got a great blog here. Especially interested in seeing your newest entry using the D7000 and Sigma 8-16MM lens, which I have been looking at purchasing.

    I take it you had no problems with the 8-16MM matching up to your D7000? I’d be interested in hearing your comments pro/con on the D7000. So far the only con, I’ve found with mine is the small buffer compared to my D300.

    Here’s a link to a recent image I took with the D7000 and Sigma 10-20MM.



  • Donna Butler

    Nice blog…I got my D7000 this week and would love to compare notes. Love the pics. I have heard great things about the D7000. I got the new SB700 too.

  • ismael silva

    Parabens… Lindas fotos!! estou para comprar uma D7000 e ando olhando tudo que trata dela

    ismael silva

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