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North Head Sunrise…

by on Jun.29, 2012, under Life, Photography

Headed over to Sydney’s North Head hoping for a spectacular sunrise on the weekend – unfortunately even though the previous two days had seen some of the most spectacular sunrises to be seen we were blessed on Saturday with the most serene and well photographically speaking somewhat boring of sunrises – not a cloud in the sky.

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.

We’d setup in the dark to photograph on the ocean cliff side of North Head facing north along the coastline however things weren’t looking all that promising for sunrise. Here’s a pre-dawn long exposure – the best of the shots…

NIKON D7000 + 12.0-24.0 mm f/4.0 @ 14 mm, 41 sec at f/13, ISO 100

We abandoned the sunrise seascape idea and headed around to the southern end of the head (with views of the harbour and city) because the colour in the sky looking that way was far more interesting

NIKON D7000 + 12.0-24.0 mm f/4.0 @ 14 mm, 2.5 sec at f/16, ISO 100

I switched to the Sigma 50-500 (BigMOS) for some more detailed landscapes… including this ocean liner which steamed in on queue allowing me to try the lens at the widest 50mm setting (generally considered to be the softest end of this lens) – although some of it can possibly be attributed to the 1/30th of a second shutter and the moving ship

NIKON D7000 + 50.0-500.0 mm f/4.5-6.3 @ 50 mm, 1/30 sec at f/8, ISO 100

and a longer view (210mm) as the sun come up over the horizon and struck the distant buildings and land

NIKON D7000 + 50.0-500.0 mm f/4.5-6.3 @ 210 mm, 1/80 sec at f/11, ISO 100

So that our very early morning wasn’t a total loss we headed into the bushland with macro in mind (in a follow up post), then called it a day and headed into Manly for breakfast (which I’d rate about a 6 out of 10)

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