This was an exercise in a number of things. We were walking towards Darlinghurst for a night out and on the way saw the sunset. I quickly took 4 portrait shots with the X100, handheld f8 at 1/125 just to see how it would come out.
Been getting up early a few mornings now for sunrise shots. The sky has been very clear. Perhaps a little for really moody and exciting shots. But this gives me a bit more time to practice and keep it simple. At least, the weather has been warm enough. At about 5.30am, there is more light than I expect. You can see alot of features. Apart from the runners, bikers and fishermen, there are late party goers who just want to sit down, have a deep meaningful chat and watch the sunrise. On the following Saturday, a couple from Cairns flew down to catch the holiday P&O cruise. They were so excited to watch the sunrise and their boat coming in to the passenger terminal. Hopefully, this will be the first of a series of sun rise shots.
The west side of Sydney used to ba a container wharf for the city. The ships and wharves left sometime ago and the land has been left vacant for a number of years now. It has been a spare cruiser terminal for tourist cruise ships. The big international cruisers get to dock at Circular Quay. The smaller local boats stop here on a regular basis.
I was practicing sunset and this evening was fantastic. There were lots of clouds in the sky and I was patient enough to hang around . I was using a 50mm at the time and this is the result. It’s 2 rows of about 6 stitched in Photoshop. I wasn’t exactly sure where to expose. So I took 3 bracketed shots, +1,0 and -1. And hope that I can see the difference and learn a little more. Remember some posts ago I said keep taking shots and learn a little every time? Well, this time I learned that sometimes, the unexposed shot (in this case by 1 stop) can be better.