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Feelin’ Blue at Blue’s Point…

by on Sep.26, 2013, under Life, Photography

I wasn’t planning to photograph sunrise this morning but for some reason I woke early and since I was up I figured I’d make good use of it and quickly get ready and make a quick dash down to Blues Point on Sydney harbour for sunrise.

I didn’t get there quite as early as I would have liked but I was still there and setup about 20 minutes before sunrise.

I have to thank Grant Galbraith for alerting me to this location (for sunrise) – I’d been here before many times but I had no idea there was this small sandy beach with some lovely green moss covered stones out in the water. Every other time I’ve been here (during the day or in the evening) this whole area is well underwater right up the stone wall behind me.

Twenty minutes to sunrise and we’e got some deep blue sky and a hint of stringy clouds just above the city – I was really hoping these would turn with a show of colour before sunrise

Sydney Twilight

Sydney Twilight

NIKON D7000 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 16 mm, 61.00 sec at f/11, ISO 200

Minutes before sunrise and the stringy clouds are still sitting patiently above the city and I’m waiting for them to blaze to colour

Harbour City

Harbour City

NIKON D7000 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 18 mm, 15 sec at f/11, ISO 100

and then right on cue the sky lights up in an array of soft colours – only for a few minutes but just enough time for me to take a sequence of frames for a panorama – this is one of the single frames processed (even though I was taking a pano set I ensured one of the frames had the single composition I wanted)

Sydney Seeing in a New Dawn

Sydney Seeing in a New Dawn

NIKON D7000 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 18 mm, 3 sec at f/11, ISO 100

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