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Shooting Sydney Harbor

Postby Kakodrilo on Sun May 09, 2010 12:19 pm

Hi Guys,

I am planning on going to Sydney next Saturday to shoot the Opera House and the Bridge, preferable with sunset light and then by night, with those nice ligths reflected on the water. I know it is a touristic-ish shoot, but it is my last week in Australia and I have not done them yet ;)

Does anybody know a good spot to shoot them both at the same time? or with the city landscape on the background? I have thought somewhere near Admiralty House or from Luna Park, but I have never been there so no idea if those are ok places tho.

I can use either a 17-40mm or a 70-200 if the place is a bit far.

In addition, if anyone is interested on shooting those places, they are more than welcome.

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Re: Shooting Sydney Harbor

Postby biggerry on Sun May 09, 2010 12:35 pm

I know it is a touristic-ish shoot, but it is my last week in Australia and I have not done them yet


nuttin' wrong with that, everyones gotta have some cliche iconic images in their gallery :up: plus, its a great way to check your skills against some postcards, which some classify as images worth money.

Does anybody know a good spot to shoot them both at the same time? or with the city landscape on the background? I have thought somewhere near Admiralty House or from Luna Park, but I have never been there so no idea if those are ok places tho.


its actually a bit of a hard one, the choice of venue is often dependent on sunset. A couple of winner positions no matter what, for me, would be (with teh first two being the preferred options):

1) Macquarie's Chair - you can get everything in there, excluding luna park (its a bit small). This is a great spot for a pano to incorporate the city skyline, SOH and SHB

2) North Sydney - kirribilli side, again you can get city skyline, SHB and SOH, this place also has the advantage you can take a short walk to get up close and personal with the bridge, you can also get close to luna park.

3) Observatory Hill - great view of teh SHB and luna park, no SOH though, however it is a short walk to get some views of the SOH. This location will not get everything in one shot though.

I will dig up some images and post them up to give you some ideas..
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Re: Shooting Sydney Harbor

Postby biggerry on Sun May 09, 2010 12:44 pm

A few images I have online from the Kirribilli side
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South Pylon - maybe another option for earlier in the day before sunset?
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Re: Shooting Sydney Harbor

Postby Kakodrilo on Sun May 09, 2010 12:56 pm

Thanks Gerry,

Those shoots look great, Kirribilli seems like the place to go ;)
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Re: Shooting Sydney Harbor

Postby aim54x on Sun May 09, 2010 7:03 pm

Do I smell a meet???

Mrs Mac's chair is a nice place...as is the Cahill expressway
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Re: Shooting Sydney Harbor

Postby malificentmuse on Sun May 09, 2010 7:41 pm

I haven't done anything landscapey in a looong time, would be interested :)
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Re: Shooting Sydney Harbor

Postby Kakodrilo on Sun May 09, 2010 7:54 pm

It'd be great puting faces to some names in the forum. I have not been able to attend to any so far... and after I leave... chances for a meeting in Europe? :?
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Re: Shooting Sydney Harbor

Postby biggerry on Sun May 09, 2010 8:33 pm

Do I smell a meet???


my schedule is like a headless chook atm, I will be able to advise later on in the week.

in the meantime, some more ideas for ya...

Mrs Macs Chair possie
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Observatory Hill action
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Re: Shooting Sydney Harbor

Postby aim54x on Sun May 09, 2010 8:57 pm

I would be up for a meet....so long as I dont get stuck behind the computer as I build my DRAGON
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Re: Shooting Sydney Harbor

Postby Mr Darcy on Sun May 09, 2010 10:27 pm

Kakodrilo wrote:chances for a meeting in Europe?

I"ll be in that. All I ask is that you pick up the tab for the airfare :D
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Re: Shooting Sydney Harbor

Postby surenj on Sun May 09, 2010 10:35 pm

Mr Darcy wrote:I"ll be in that. All I ask is that you pick up the tab for the airfare

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Re: Shooting Sydney Harbor

Postby Kakodrilo on Mon May 10, 2010 1:40 am

Mr Darcy wrote:I"ll be in that. All I ask is that you pick up the tab for the airfare :D


:biglaugh:

I am afraid I can only offer a bus ride :( because I lost the nunmer of the guy I tossed up for the plane ticket last ANZAC day ;)
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Re: Shooting Sydney Harbor

Postby Kakodrilo on Mon May 10, 2010 12:14 pm

The date for the shooting has been moved to the Friday (this week), instead of the Saturday. Some "evil" friends will keep me in Wollongong to say goodbye, so I will be shooting the opera house and the harbour bridge on Friday at sunset/night.

I am worry the new date might be a problem for those willing to come but having to work. Hopefully see you there, I will post to finalise shooting point and such.
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Re: Shooting Sydney Harbor

Postby aim54x on Mon May 10, 2010 9:40 pm

Keep me posted...I'll lug some gear out on Friday to work, and will see if I can meet up with you.
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Re: Shooting Sydney Harbor

Postby Kakodrilo on Tue May 11, 2010 1:45 am

aim54x wrote:Keep me posted...I'll lug some gear out on Friday to work, and will see if I can meet up with you.


Thanks, I will
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Re: Shooting Sydney Harbor

Postby photomarcs on Tue May 11, 2010 1:54 pm

I might be in on this one...
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Re: Shooting Sydney Harbor

Postby Remorhaz on Tue May 11, 2010 8:55 pm

Here are two images I shot (no tripod at the time so camera was just on various stone walls) down on the Kirribilli side just over a week ago - you can just walk down the street (Broughton St) from Milsons Point station in just a few minutes:

(the first is an HDR of a couple manual long exposures, the second is a single long exposure)

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Re: Shooting Sydney Harbor

Postby surenj on Tue May 11, 2010 9:06 pm

Have fun guys. Looks like night photography heaven.
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Re: Shooting Sydney Harbor

Postby Kakodrilo on Wed May 12, 2010 8:25 pm

If everything goes well I will be around 16:30 at Mrs. Mac's Chairs for the twilight at sunset (sunset is estimated to be at 17:03). Then I will move to Kirribilli, probably I will catch the Ferry from Circular to Luna Park, to shoot from there some night city landscapes. Not sure at what time I will be doing this as I might wait for it be darker.

Everydoby is more than welcome, I think I will be easy to spot: Tripod, blue/black lowepro backpack, canon camera.

Remorhaz: Those images look great!
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Re: Shooting Sydney Harbor

Postby aim54x on Wed May 12, 2010 9:03 pm

I finish work at 17.30 down near Myer.....

I guess I will PM you my mobile and then will hope that you do the same so I can call you when I get off work!
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