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Greenwich – Manns Point Sunset…

by on Mar.19, 2012, under Life, Photography

On a recent trip down to Manns Point park at the end of Greenwich on Sydney harbour I tried some long exposure compositions leading up to and past sunset.

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 slideshow gallery viewer.

This first taken before sunset with the B+W 10 stop ND along with my Lee 0.6 (2 stop) hard Grad ND. I’ve got to say trying to position the grad whilst the 10 stop ND is on is very very tricky (you basically can’t see much at all through the viewfinder – you have to wait some time till your eye adjusts to the very little light and when you can faintly see the action of the GND as you move it)

NIKON D7000 + 12.0-24.0 mm f/4.0 @ 12 mm, 120 sec at f/11, ISO 200

After the sun has set and during twilight I turned my attention the other way and tried some shots towards the city just with the 0.9 (3 stop) GND.

I’m not sure if including these old railway sleepers sticking out over the water works or not (my wife thinks not I suspect :))

NIKON D7000 + 17.0-50.0 mm f/2.8 @ 31 mm, 118 sec at f/11, ISO 200

There were these lovely striped sandstone boulders near the waters edge which I’ve tried to use for foreground interest along with the silhouette of the dead collapsed tree branches – I’ve got a couple slightly different variants of this – again I’m not sure this has worked – suggestions?

NIKON D7000 + 17.0-50.0 mm f/2.8 @ 24 mm, 120 sec at f/8, ISO 400

I think I’m happiest with this vertical composition with some foreground rocks and the semi submerged oyster encrusted rock (I added a small touch of light painting on some of the rocks during the long exposure) and a smidgen of the tree further back and the city in the distance shrouded in a cool city lit fluffy cloud layer

NIKON D7000 + 17.0-50.0 mm f/2.8 @ 17 mm, 180 sec at f/8, ISO 400

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