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Balls Head Panorama…

by on Aug.29, 2013, under Life, Photography

Trying out my newly repaired D600 and 16-35 with some stitched panoramas at Balls Head Reserve.

Note: These photographs (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 fifteen frame panorama set was taken moments after sunset and incorporates a roughly 200˚ field of view from the pastels in the east from North Sydney through behind the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the city and on past Balmain and Drummoyne all the way around to the reds in the west above the setting sun. I was thankful for the late appearance of the streaky cloud and haze out west which put some interesting reds in the sky out that way

Burning those Pastels

Burning those Pastels

NIKON D600 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 35 mm, 2.50 sec at f/11, ISO 100

Almost thirty minutes after sunset and we’re well into twilight blue hour with this eight frame stitched panorama incorporating Sydney’s CBD all sparkling at night around to the still burning skies out to the west. With very long exposures for each frame it takes some time to complete the whole set – and the light was noticeably dropping fast so I was manually increasing the exposure time for each frame chasing the light as I went to compensate – I started at just over 30 seconds for the first frame on the right and by the time I’d rotated around to the last frame on the left I was out to many minutes

Chasing the Light

Chasing the Light

NIKON D600 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 35 mm, 31 to 85 sec at f/11, ISO 100 + Lee 0.9 GND + Heliopan CPL x 8 Frames

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