This was an insane vivid sunset over the Sydney city skyline! It was one of those sunsets that changed the light all around you where the plants and grass even looked to be warm pinks and purples, rather than greens and browns. I was standing on the lawns of the Sydney Botanical Gardens when I shot this, just near the landmark Mrs Macquaries Chair. I was standing under one of those super tall trees they have in the gardens and you can see it poking its leaves just in to the top of the frame. From here, you can walk or jog all the way around the harbour waters edge to the Sydney Opera House. Then around the waters edge of Circular Quay to the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Sydney has kept protected a lot of parklands and made a lot of national parked areas along the harbours edge which has to be one of the highlights of living in Sydney. Every weekend there is always a new bush trail to walk or a new beach to explore!

Creating this image

This is a HDR image! People familiar with my photography know I am a fan of the genre of photography and I like to experiment with various techniques whenever I get the chance.

I used the MACPHUN software Aurora HDR to create this one, and you can try out the software by clicking the banner below. Don’t worry, they have a free trial !!! and if you give it a go and decide you want to buy remember you can get a 15% discount by using my coupon code “LukeZeme”

After I got my final result in Aurora HDR, I then did some final colour tweaking in On1 Photo RAW. This software is great for putting the icing in the cake, so to speak.On1 Photo RAW comes with 100’s of filters and presets and all of them can be a simple click and apply or fully customisable too. It’s my favourite way to enhance my photo’s on MAC and PC.

Luke Zeme Photography 728+x+90+(Houses) PHOTO OF THE DAY- Mega Intense Sydney Silhouette Sunset

Technical Mumbo Jumbo

  • Camera: Sony A7r
  • Lens: Nikkor 14-24mm
  • Focal Length: 14mm
  • Aperture: F / 2.8
  • Shutter Speed: 1/5 sec, 0.8 sec and 2.0 sec
  • ISO: 80
  • Location: Mrs Macquaries Chair, Sydney, Australia

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