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South Perth Views…

by on Jun.14, 2016, under Life, Photography

There is this great little spot along the South Perth foreshore at the end of the South Perth Esplanade where you get uninterrupted views across the waters of the Swan River to the city skyline of the Perth CBD.

South Perth Views

South Perth Views

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 56 mm, 1/60 sec at f/8, ISO 200

I convinced my family to head over there one late afternoon/evening to take some cityscape images of Perth.

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.

My aim was to capture the city skyline during twilight so there’d be both some colour in the sky along with the lights in the buildings all reflecting off the water of the Swan River.

We’d actually arrived quite a bit earlier than I’d needed (before a quarter to 5 and sunset wasn’t till almost 6PM and the better part of twilight perhaps 20 to 30 minutes after that). So my family was in for the long haul 🙂 – still they could wait in the car when it got cold :).

South Perth Sunset

South Perth Sunset

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 35 mm, 1 sec at f/13, ISO 50

The clouds and sunset was actually quite nice with some very nice colour in the sky right on sunset – 5:53PM above.

I didn’t actually have any of my normal gear with me this afternoon (filters (especially my grads), lenses or my normal tripod). All I had was the D750 with my now very travelled 28-300mm travel lens, however I did have the travel tripod which I’d left under the seat in the car for the whole trip. This thankfully allowed me to do some nice long exposures.

Twilight Blues

Twilight Blues

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 65 mm, 25 sec at f/11, ISO 100

The view across the river to the city extending along the opposite shoreline really lent itself to some nice wide panoramic shots. So I actually took quite a few frames for stitched panoramas throughout the afternoon and evening.

This is the last one I took at 6:25PM (30 minutes after sunset). It’s a stitched panorama of five (5) horizontal frames when the deep bluey purple twilight was just about at it’s best.

Reflections of Perth

Reflections of Perth

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 65 mm, 25 sec at f/11, ISO 200 x 5 Frames

It was getting very cold so time to pack up and head somewhere local for dinner.

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