Dawn Princess…

A huge ocean liner (the Dawn Princess – an appropriate name for the scene :)) came through whilst I was shooting from Peacock Point in East Balmain. It was heading further around into Jones Bay but it did a huge 180 turn right here between me and the city.

Dawn Princess

Dawn Princess

NIKON D750 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 19 mm, 20 sec at f/11, ISO 100

This image is a composite of two images. Since the ship was turning around it streaks/blurs far too much in the longer exposure – so I took one short frame for the ship and a nice long exposure for the rest of the scene.

The Horseshoe Falls…

Another angle on the horseshoe falls at the bottom of Sugarloaf creek here on the leafy north shore of Sydney.

This is my favourite composition of these falls and I had to work hard to get the water flow to look right both on the falls and in the pooling water below. I hope you like the addition of that small bright red leaf which I felt added that little something to the scene.

The Secret Glen

The Secret Glen

NIKON D750 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 19 mm, 2.5 sec at f/13, ISO 50

Gerry doing his thing :). I’m downstream of both him and the horseshoe falls above.

Jungle Rhythms

Jungle Rhythms

NIKON D750 + 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 @ 55 mm, 1/8 sec at f/16, ISO 100

Building Blocks…

Two sweet panoramas in the bag it was time to move down to the point of land at the end of Illoura Reserve where there’s a number of very large sandstone building blocks scattered about.

One of those blocks out in the water was all I had to use as a little foreground interest so I composed to try and use it as best I could.

Building Blocks

Building Blocks

NIKON D750 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 19 mm, 25 sec at f/13, ISO 100

The image above is a natural long exposure towards the end of twilight.

Those clouds in the sky which were stationary earlier were now moving nicely in the sky so fifteen minutes later I’m using the Lee LittleStopper to drag the shutter for a more dreamy long exposure.

Radiance

Radiance

NIKON D750 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 19 mm, 154 sec at f/11, ISO 200

Mirrored Reflective…

The mirrored surface of this nearly still creek was absolutely perfect with this early morning light. Conditions were just about ideal for some lovely reflected imagery across the expanse of water.

Mirrored

Mirrored

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 78 mm, 1/80 sec at f/8, ISO 100

I’d gone for a walk to explore the nearby parkland whilst the girls were packing up camp and getting ready for the next part of their weekend expedition. We were going to canoe down the river to the Berowra Marina.

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger. To see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer click any of the images.

Crosslands

Crosslands

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 52 mm, 1/80 sec at f/8, ISO 100

The light on the trees and mangroves on the opposite shore here at Crosslands park was stunning. It didn’t take long to have a few compositions in the bag. Then I was off back to camp to set off on the next leg of our journey.

Ruffles…

A touch later but still before sunrise. The beautiful colour is still there but fading as the sky brightens. Those fabulous ruffles in the clouds still remain framing this fabulous city.

Ruffles

Ruffles

NIKON D750 + 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 @ 29 mm, 25 sec at f/9, ISO 100 x 7 Frames

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger. To see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer click any of the images.

I shot this with a wider focal length than the panorama I’d posted yesterday. Personally I much prefer yesterdays version.