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Sydney NYE 2011/2012 Fireworks

Postby biggerry on Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:31 am

Anyone gonna battle the madness for some shots of the fireworks this year?

anyone got a top level CBD apartment with a stunning view they can let me into?

Anyone wanna do a timelapse video like the one City of Sydney produced last year, we need multiple locations..
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Re: Sydney NYE 2011/2012 Fireworks

Postby Remorhaz on Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:40 pm

biggerry wrote:Anyone gonna battle the madness for some shots of the fireworks this year?


I'm hoping so

anyone got a top level CBD apartment with a stunning view they can let me into?


Now that would be good :)

Anyone wanna do a timelapse video like the one City of Sydney produced last year, we need multiple locations..


Sounds good - I could use my D90 with the intervalometer
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Re: Sydney NYE 2011/2012 Fireworks

Postby aim54x on Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:28 pm

I'll probably be out and about...no apartment though.
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Re: Sydney NYE 2011/2012 Fireworks

Postby biggerry on Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:42 pm

I dunno where I am gonna go, I am tossing up between Blamain, Balls head and Bradleys head.. or stay at home and drink beer...
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Re: Sydney NYE 2011/2012 Fireworks

Postby Remorhaz on Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:36 pm

biggerry wrote:or stay at home and drink beer...


will you timelapse that? :)
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Re: Sydney NYE 2011/2012 Fireworks

Postby biggerry on Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:27 pm

Remorhaz wrote:
biggerry wrote:or stay at home and drink beer...


will you timelapse that? :)


I could timelapse that any day...and it still would not be pretty

I would have gone to Goat island if I got my ass into gear, the tix for that were only 175 bucks
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Re: Sydney NYE 2011/2012 Fireworks

Postby biggerry on Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:48 pm

anybody out there? I swear every year the responses get less and less for teh lead up to NYE but there are always plenty of people posting pictures afterwards... :|

people pay large sums of money to travel around teh world to see the fireworks in sydney, yet it seems we certainly take it for granted, that said I would not cry if they used the money for teh homeless instead :wink:
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Re: Sydney NYE 2011/2012 Fireworks

Postby Remorhaz on Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:42 am

My family was maybe thinking of going to Blues Point Reserve for the show (if we can get down there early enough before they close off the area).

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Re: Sydney NYE 2011/2012 Fireworks

Postby biggerry on Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:51 pm

Remorhaz wrote:My family was maybe thinking of going to Blues Point Reserve for the show (if we can get down there early enough before they close off the area).


do you know what kinda time they fill up by? I am keen to get to one of the north shore ones, but do not want to spend all day there waiting.
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Re: Sydney NYE 2011/2012 Fireworks

Postby Remorhaz on Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:19 am

biggerry wrote:do you know what kinda time they fill up by? I am keen to get to one of the north shore ones, but do not want to spend all day there waiting.


Not really - it's been many years since I've braved one of the prime locations (e.g. Mrs Mac, Blues Point). Last time I did Blues Point we were there mid afternoon and got the most prime location but that was because we were getting lots of space for a few families with children, etc.

I reckon if it's just a few individuals you can rock up much later - note that they close the roads up quite a way by 5 and 7PM so you'll have to walk in.

I don't think my whole family is going so it may just be me and maybe my eldest so we may rock up later as well.
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Re: Sydney NYE 2011/2012 Fireworks

Postby Remorhaz on Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:31 pm

I went down to Blues Point for a bit of a reccy just now. I've taken a few images with different focal lengths (12mm and some with the 70-300 (140 & 70mm) on crop) to give you a bit of a feel for the potential field of view from there...

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Re: Sydney NYE 2011/2012 Fireworks

Postby biggerry on Sun Jan 01, 2012 3:12 am

premo spot Rodney, good to see you out there..

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Re: Sydney NYE 2011/2012 Fireworks

Postby Wink on Sun Jan 01, 2012 9:54 am

I really like that first one Gerry.
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Re: Sydney NYE 2011/2012 Fireworks

Postby Elver on Sun Jan 01, 2012 1:29 pm

Fantastic shots as always, Gerry.

What were your settings?
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Re: Sydney NYE 2011/2012 Fireworks

Postby Remorhaz on Sun Jan 01, 2012 6:59 pm

Thanks Gerry - here are a few of mine - I didn't get many keepers in mine but as it happens my favourite is not disimilar to your first as well.

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Elver wrote:What were your settings?


We were both shooting in bulb mode so fixed aperture and ISO and shutter was basically for however long you held down the remote release for. During the 9AM fireworks where there wasn't much going on the bridge and just the stuff in the middle of the harbour I could do f/9 and 5 to 15 seconds. During the midnight ones however I started at f/5.6 and pretty short at 1 to 3 seconds (because it was so fast paced (many bursts at once)) - I moved to f/8 for a while and finally out to f/11 because it was getting so bright with so many bright bursts going off on the bridge (and some of the shots were as short as 1/4 sec and still blown out).

We also took some time lapses as well (I havn't even looked at the three of mine to start processing yet - if any turns out half ok I'll upload and post it).
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Re: Sydney NYE 2011/2012 Fireworks

Postby aim54x on Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:44 pm

I had a quiet night in....great to see you guys went out and got some keepers!
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Re: Sydney NYE 2011/2012 Fireworks

Postby biggerry on Sun Jan 01, 2012 8:44 pm

all exif data is intact


Exposure Time (1 / Shutter Speed) = 2/1 second ===> 2 second
Lens F-Number / F-Stop = 8/1 ===> ƒ/8
Exposure Program = manual control (1)
ISO Speed Ratings = 250
EXIF Version = 0230
Original Date/Time = 2011:12:31 12:01:32
Digitization Date/Time = 2011:12:31 12:01:32
Exposure Bias (EV) = 0/6 ===> 0
Max Aperture Value (APEX) = 3/1 ===> 3
Max Aperture = ƒ/2.83
Metering Mode = pattern / multi-segment (5)
Light Source / White Balance = unknown (0)
Flash = Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
Focal Length = 17/1 mm ===> 17 mm
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Custom Rendered = normal process (0)
Exposure Mode = manual exposure (1)
White Balance = auto (0)
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Focal Length in 35mm Film = 25
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Re: Sydney NYE 2011/2012 Fireworks

Postby zafra52 on Sun Jan 01, 2012 8:58 pm

Spectacular photography, thanks guys.
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Re: Sydney NYE 2011/2012 Fireworks

Postby Elver on Sun Jan 01, 2012 9:02 pm

Thanks for all the information guys that's great. Well done.
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