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A Tear in the Fabric of Space and Time…

by on Nov.25, 2013, under Life, Photography

Waiting for the sun to set from our little possie at Kirribilli. It was looking grim as far as sunsets go with heavy clouds blanketing the horizon and most of the sky, so we had little expectation of any colour.

The wind was still blowing the clouds quickly through the sky and for a short time about 15 minutes before sunset a hole ripped open the fabric of space and time right above the intersection of the city and the harbour bridge. Framing directly down the stone jetty I could look right at the crack in the sky and for about ten minutes we had some interesting light in the sky as the sun continued to head down towards the horizon way over to the right of frame behind the heavy banks of cloud.

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.

I had the 3 stop reverse grad along with a 3 stop ND to lengthen the exposure to smooth the water a little and allow the fast moving clouds to streak

Streaking Towards the Nexus

Streaking Towards the Nexus

NIKON D600 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 18 mm, 15 sec at f/13, ISO 100

A Tear in Space

A Tear in Space

NIKON D600 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 18 mm, 20.00 sec at f/13, ISO 100

and for comparison this shot was taken just over a minute before the first shot above (with a “normal” shorter exposure before I added the 3 stop ND)



NIKON D600 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 18 mm, 5.00 sec at f/16, ISO 100

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