Panorama’s of Sydney from Blues Point…

Twenty minutes to sunrise and we’e got some deep blue sky and a hint of stringy clouds just above the city. It’s time to put together a long exposure stitched panorama – this one seven frames taken with the 16-35/4 on my old crop sensor D7000 (the D600 is back with Nikon again to fix something they broke the last time they were fixing the camera). Seven frames at 16mm (24mm equiv) at f/11 and ISO 200 with exposure times varying from 58 to 77 seconds between frames (I was adjusting by feel somewhat based on the light).

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Beached Before Dawn

Beached Before Dawn

NIKON D7000 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 16 mm, 77 sec at f/11, ISO 200

Right on sunrise (5:45AM) the colours came out to play as the clouds lit up – it only lasted a couple of minutes – just long enough to take this 8 frame stitched panorama set and I was happy with the show. Unfortunately almost all of the lights in all the buildings in the city had turned off by now but you can’t always have everything 🙂 – I mean nature gave me my nice green foreground rock so gotta be happy with that…

Sydney’s a Beach

Sydney's a Beach

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