1.4″, f22, ISO 100
It was one of those spectacular, golden sunsets in Sydney last weekend. And I wasn’t about to let it go to unnoticed. I was firmly entrenched in the often cliched “Golden Hour”.
This particular shot is my favourite, as the setting sun lit up the newly constructed buildings in a range of colours.
This photo was taken from a particular location in East Balmain. Those who know the suburb would be familiar with the ultra-narrow streets. To get here you need to be able to confidently find, then navigate, some of the more Mickey-Mouse roadways in the suburb.
The reward is self-evident.
Over 90 minutes I took a number of photo’s of Barangaroo, while being entertained by the hundreds of pleasure (party!) craft that sailed past on the way to Sydney Harbour.
Anxious to take long exposures, I made the camera as resistant to light as possible – it could last 1.4 seconds with the aperture set to f22, ISO 100.
It was a classic sunset – off to my right I took photo’s of the silhouetted Anzac Bridge, and to the left I snapped Barangaroo gardens and reserve. Beyond that, Sydney’s iconic Harbour Bridge, and as dusk settled in the full moon rose beside it.
I took this scene at a number of moments during (and after) sunset. Hop over to my Flickr collection. I’d love to know which one you like the most.