One of the joys of living in Sydney is that you have a magnificent city scape, a beautiful harbour and many beaches and bushlands to explore.
When I arrived on this morning, I was a little disappointed about the low cloud covering the horizon, but the pre-dawn glow was just right to cast some beautiful pinks and reds into the sky. This was also a good hour for minimal boat traffic on the harbour, which my long exposure also dealt well with.
I can’t imagine tiring of taking this exact shot time and again, and know that chasing the perfect image is a worthy quest.
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- C: Panasonic Lumix DC-G9
- L: Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 12-60mm f/2.8-4
- E: Lightroom Classic
Sydney Harbour is one of the most scenic harbours in the world, at least in part due to some of the world famous landmarks like the Sydney Opera House.
The image was made from Milsons Point using a Nikon 18–200mm telephoto zoom. Finding the right position was challenging because I had to shoot under the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
With the sun coming up somewhat behind the Opera House, I exposed three images and tone mapped them using HDR. A little bit of sharpening was also applied.
Sydney Harbour is a beautiful waterway, and I enjoy exploring different parts of it for sunrise and sunset.
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