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Nikonians on the Harbour…

by on Aug.29, 2011, under Life, Photography

I listen to the The Image Doctors podcast from and a number of episodes back Rick Walker announced he would be here in Sydney Australia for the night and was interested in a meetup for dinner and a photowalk in the Rocks/Circular Quay area. I emailed and was one of the first twelve lucky people to attend. We had dinner in the Rocks and then as a group took a stroll around the harbour foreshore nearby with tripods and all manner of Nikon gear to see what images we could create 🙂

Admittedly most of the evening was about chatting and sharing (both stories, ideas and lenses :)) and I trust a great night was had by all – we also managed to get a few shots in – here are some of mine…

I went in early and parked near Observatory Hill in the rocks so that I could catch the end of sunset and twilight before meeting for dinner at 7:30PM. The first two shots are from on Observatory hill before heading off for dinner.

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.


NIKON D7000 + 8.0-16.0 mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 8 mm, 3 sec at f/11, ISO 100

Twilight Waiting

NIKON D7000 + 17.0-50.0 mm f/2.8 @ 48 mm, 20 sec at f/8, ISO 100

I then met the others for dinner and the walk afterwards around the harbours edge

What visit to Sydney would be complete without the obligatory Sydney Harbour Bridge shot… it was also very nice of the man to sit so still for my one minute exposure to help complete the image

The Span

NIKON D7000 + 17.0-50.0 mm f/2.8 @ 17 mm, 58 sec at f/11, ISO 100

some slow shutter work to allow the wheel to spin and the coloured reflections to burn in (thanks Rick :))

Luna Park

NIKON D7000 + 70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 75 mm, 8 sec at f / 11, ISO 100

and of course the Opera House – for this image I borrowed someones new Nikon 85/1.4 (mmmm very tasty) which Rick had just hand delivered from the US


NIKON D7000 + 85.0 mm f/1.4 @ 85 mm, 20 sec at f / 9, ISO 100

and finally it was time for some Ultra Wide action directly under the bridge (I’d been meaning to take a shot like this (during the day) for a while now)…


NIKON D7000 + 8.0-16.0 mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 8 mm, 58 sec at f/9, ISO 100

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  • Bob and Hiroe

    Some lovely photos Rodney – Don’t know why it took us so long to look on your Google Plus Blog

    Mum and Dad

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