This was one cool sunset over Sydney Harbour just a few days ago. I was lucky enough to arrive just minutes before the sky lit up and I almost missed it because I was distracted by all the plants in the Sydney Botanical Gardens. There are all these lovely examples of plants from all over the world, each individually labeled. I could get lost in that place for hours and on occasion I have, literally. Some of the trees from Africa are the most interesting to me but the Australian ones hold my heart. There is nothing like the silhouette of a gum tree to me or a golden wattle tree, so beautiful!


Editing Technique:

–       Jimmy Mcintyre’s HDR Luminosity mask Video Tutorials: These tutorials are amazing and will improve your image creating in leaps and bounds. He guides you through every step of the way in a slow and controlled method. There are steps for beginners to advanced, so check them out.

Software Used:


– OnOne Photosuite  the complete collection of photo editing software from OnOne

– Adobe Photoshop CC  used to layer, mask, make adjustments plus much much more

Image Location:

View Sydney’s Vanishing Point, Mrs Macquaries Chair in a larger map


Sony A7r


Nikkor 14-24mm

Focal Length




Shutter Speed

1/10, 1/6, 0.5 & 1.0 seconds



HDR info

HDR Luminosity masks


16th July, 2014


5:00 pm


Sydney Harbour, Australia

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