Sydney Icons at Sunset

After a long day tripping around all over the place, we ended up at Mrs Macquaries Chair just before sunset.

I decided to try some long exposure sunset shots before blue hour, and came up with this one, which I thought was ok.

View all photos taken: Saturday, 9th January 2010, This photo: 6:49pm

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  • CarpeDiem. said:
    nice (: I love the colors and the smooth texture of the sea! great photography, as always (:
  • aramisfirefly said:
    Nice work Dave, the negative space works very well.
  • [ Kane ] said:
    Looks wicked mate, good work.... interesting view with the thirds.
  • s.westhead (Simon) said:
    Yeah bit more than OK David. Looks like a nice spot. Say hi to John for me.
  • Adam Randell said:
    Beautiful tones David!! Nice light on the buildings.
  • SkattyKat said:
    Nice lighting & beautiful soft tones
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
    Didn't know how many people would go for this one, it does, as you say, have a lot of negative space, but I liked that - it kinda brings the two main icons of Sydney back down to the real level rather than the over-hyped existence they usually enjoy.
    The sky wasn't playing ball at this time and thus opting for the isolated look worked better than placing the horizon on the lower third would have.
    Thanks Simon. :) This one seemed to be lacking some lovin' from the wider community, but that's ok really, 'cause I like it for what it is.
    Thanks Adam :) Yeah, the dying glow from the sunset was just hitting North Sydney as I shot this.
    Yep, soft and silky to contrast the spiky nature of the Opera House.
  • a7xbass94 said:
    Absolutely stunning shot! Great work