An awesome moment as the sun sets over the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. Sydney’s harbour is very photogenic from locations from both sides of the harbour. What’s cool about it is you can pop on and off the ferry quickly getting you from side to side. You can be in Luna Park enjoying the rides and then in Circular quay minutes later exploring the Sydney Opera House. Sydney definitely thrives on the sea and has built its foundations around it, from the boats and transport to the amazing fresh seafood that comes straight out of the ocean.

If you live in Sydney and you’re into photography it’s a MUST that you get an “iconic” Sydney Harbour shot. I went to extra lengths to get this one with my tripod almost a metre deep in seawater taking a long exposure. This shot is a 15.0 second exposure using an ND filter over my wide angle lens. I loved all these rocks in the foreground and that I was able to get close to capture the flowing water in and out of them. There are only certain tide heights that allow you to do this and lining that up with the sunset is luck! It might only happen a few times a year.

Software:

I made this with one of my HDR Adobe Lightroom presets, you can find the preset pack here

and

On1 Photo RAW– An amazing Filter program to stylise your images. Comes as a standalone filter program which can also be launched from Lightroom, Photoshop or Aperture.

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