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Luna Park Lights

by tolomea on February 21, 2011

Luna Park Lights

This is where the value of a compact zoom shows through, there is no cropping or digital zoom here.

The previous shot was at 35mm (35equiv), this one is at 200mm (35equiv).

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Bridge Lights

by tolomea on February 21, 2011

Bridge Lights

I love the visual effect of colored lights reflecting on water.

This is the Sydney Harbor bridge from the Opera House podium. The bright colorful bit center right is Luna Park.

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Centerpoint Tower

by tolomea on February 20, 2011

Centerpoint Tower

This is the Centerpoint Tower (aka Sydney Tower, aka AMP Tower) at night.

This is one of those shots I keep coming back to, I still haven’t figured out how to capture it, maybe I need to try HDR.

I note that this is taken with a 45mm (35equiv) focal length. I’ve recently acquired a 50mm prime with an APS-C sensor, so maybe I’ll retry it with that.

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Royal Automobile Club

by tolomea on February 20, 2011

Royal Automobile Club

I like the various tones of light in this shot.

To get good image quality out of the compact sensor while preserving the natural lighting tones I needed to use 1 second exposures. Even at this time of day passing cars were frequent enough that I needed a dozen attempts.

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Conservatory of Music 2of2

by tolomea on February 20, 2011

Conservatory of Music 2of2

What you don’t see here is the way this is all in motion, I probably should have grabbed some video, will try and remember that next year.

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Conservatory of Music 1of2

by tolomea on February 20, 2011

Conservatory of Music 1of2

This is the conservatory of music. I particularly like how they’ve worked the light scheme in with the architectural elements of the building.

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Another Fountain

by tolomea on February 17, 2011

Another Fountain

This fountain is at the north end of Hyde park.

It’s actually a bit of a nuisance to capture the flowing water on this one as the pool below the fountain has a bunch of comparatively bright lights around it. That’s what is causing the glow at the bottom.

I think I need to find water that is moving more, both these fountains consist of relatively stable beams of water, I suspect I want more spray.

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Fountain

by tolomea on February 17, 2011

Fountain

I’m still not quite there with water and light. I know theres something there I want to show put I haven’t quite pinned down exactly what I want to show or how to capture it.

Still I’m reasonably happy with how this came out.

Amusingly I don’t actually remember exactly where this fountain is, I know it’s somewhere in the central city / hyde park / domain area, just not sure where.

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Queenstown Wharf

by tolomea on April 7, 2010

Queenstown Wharf

This was taken around the same time as the panorama I just posted.

What can I say… I’m a sucker for lights reflected on water.

The mast on the Americas Cup yacht is much more visible in this take.

P.S. sorry about the lack of updates yesterday, I didn’t get home until like 3am.

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Queenstown wharf night pano

by tolomea on April 5, 2010

Queenstown wharf night pano

This is the Wharf area that adjoins the end of the beach. The other end of the beach joins into the gardens.

On the left is the Kawarau jet wharf. The hut on that wharf is actually the top of a submerged observation gallery, it’s to miss and most people don’t even seem to know it exists, but I strongly recommend you check it out next time you are in Queenstown.

The wharfs on the right are home to a number of lake based tourist operators. Most notable among these is the Americas cup yacht, you can see it’s tall mast center right.

This pano sequence was quite challenging, I didn’t have my tripod with me so it was shot free hand. Without a tripod a shot like this becomes a balancing act between high ISO noise and long exposure motion blur. Add to that the need to take a half dozen photos in a row while being very careful about rotating the camera around it’s nodal point and not other wise moving it and it becomes quite tricky indeed. Fortunately there is a good solid wall along this section of the water front that I was able to brace against. All in all I’m quite happy with how it turned out.

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