Many artists make imagery for different reasons- me I like being creative and feeling that warm fuzzy feeling when you create something you are proud of 🙂

On this particular sunset over Sydney Harbour I was shooting from near a church on the main road of Vaucluse. There were a few photographers shooting from the location and I got to talking to one of the other guys. We shared some of our work through our phones and he recommended this location for shooting the Sydney cityscape. His directions told me to take the path along the waters edge until you got to an old cemetery. On my way to the location, through the Australian bush, I spotted a fox! and he was as scared of me as I was of him I think. Anyways, when I arrived at the spot near the cemetery I began searching for interesting items to place in the foreground of my composition to go with the cityscape. There were lots! of cool shaped rocks and old stone brick walls jutting out into the sea, but I ended up just zooming in on a tight crop of the city at 35mm. I kind of liked concentrating on that moment when the cities energy and electricity took over the job of the sun and lit it up the city.

Software and Processing:

This one is actually a HDR image and I used my favourite program

Photomatix PRO – Is a MAC and PC HDR software for creating stunning HDR images. They have a free trial, but if you end up buying a copy of Photomatix you can get a 15% Discount with the coupon code LukeZemePhotography

Other software I used to create this image were:

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


I also used NIK Color Efex Pro 4 and I reduced all the noise in the image using

 Topaz DeNoise 5  – A really powerful noise reduction software add-on. 15% off all Topaz software use discount code LukeZemePhotography

Image Location:

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