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Streaky Skies Urban Architecture…

by on Feb.04, 2013, under Life, Photography

After our sunrise shoot at Glebe I headed into the city to meet some other friends shooting some Australia Day festivities in The Rocks. I’d parked in World Square and then came up into the main courtyard between all the skyscrapers – it was still early and there were almost no people about. I’m not sure why I looked up but I’m thankful I did; up in the sky above there were these hundreds of smaller puffs of clouds with blue inbetween and the clouds were moving rapidly through the sky. It looked perfect for that urban architecture long exposure I’d been meaning to do here for some time.

I’d left some of my gear (including my tripod) in the car so I just manually prefocused the lens and a rough angle of view, fitted the screw in B+W 10 stop ND to the 16-35, and just sat the camera upside down on the pavement pointing up with the remote release attached and fired away – I got two attempts and just like that it clouded over with thick heavy foggy clouds and the moment was gone.

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.

Here we have 30 seconds @ f/11 at ISO 100 and 20mm… converted to monochrome of course…

NIKON D600 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 20 mm, 30 sec at f/16, ISO 100

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  • Ned

    Hello Rodney. Nice photos like always. I’ve been using tips from your blog for my d7000 and everything is great so far. Your editing looks great. Is it too much to ask what software(‘s) are you using to edit your photos? I’m especially interested in your colorful photo edit of the train in the garage and the way you manage to achieve something like that. That quality and details. Thank you very much for your time. Greeting from USA!


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