A short walk from my hotel and I am in Hyde Park looking at the very nice fountain. With so many visitors around, I used BIG Stopper from LEE filter for long exposure to blur out the people so that I will get a cleaner image of the fountain. Please enjoy my picture.
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In a Christmas season like this, there were Christmas trees everywhere and while in Sydney, I saw a great combination of a St Mary’s Cathedral with Christmas tree all in one picture. I found a great spot for setting up my tripod for a long exposure shot. This is a HDR image and I love how the movement scattered clouds in the sky created a great background like it was painted by a brush! Please enjoy and have a merry merry Xmas!
I made a walking trip around the city in Sydney and came across El Alamein Memorial Fountain and was fascinated by it at how it looks like a dandelion beautifully spraying the water making it an almost perfect round shape. It was in the day time and not many people around so I took that chance to grab a long exposed RAW file shot to make it into HDR.
With chilly night in Perth, it was a long hike up the slopes of the hill before I reached the park that offers a city wide view of Perth in the night. Although it took us a while but it was a good walk with the chilly temperature to cool us off while I walk. This is the time when I know I made a great choice choosing a very light tripod back then when I was contemplating on the choices of tripods that I can buy to support my camera system for long exposures shots. I was indeed very glad that I chose SIRUI tripod T1204X. It is very light and at the same time, not compromising the sturdiness a camera needs for a long exposure shot. I had no problem carrying my tripod in its bag during my short hike.
I captured this shot in a single RAW file on long exposure then separating it into 5 different exposures before merging them into HDR in photomatix. Please enjoy.
It wasn’t too difficult to locate the Fremantle War Memorial park just by foot. In fact, it is a walking distance from the fremantle station and it will be much easier to locate it with a GPS in hand or just by using your mobile phone to direct you to the park. It was a sunny but a cooling day when I reached the park without many visitors around and that was when I took advantage of the situation and took long exposures with my BIG Stopper from LEE filter attached to 16-35mm f2.8L on 5D II. This shot was then processed to HDR. Please enjoy.
It was a chilly night walk for me when I was strolling along the quiet streets in Perth with my tripod looking for some subjects to photograph. In Australia, I realized myself that it is common to find an infrastructure built with a nice curve in the corner of a cross junction. So much so that it is eye catching and nice to even stop and look at it, admiring the design of the buildings that blends in too well to the corner of the cross junction.
This particular Northbridge Centre car park is one of the building that I decided to take a shot at. I set my tripod at the opposite corner of the building and composed my frame. I didn’t expect the picture can be so nice.
Just a little research on the internet and I got one more photography subject for my landscape collection from Melbourne and that was in Docklands I discovered the webb bridge. A little more checking and I got the location of this webb bridge and went on my way searching for this gem in Melbourne. It was a long walk for me and when I finally found the bridge, it was dark but the whole bridge was lighted with beautiful white lights meandering around the water. I took quite a while before I found the composition that I like, at the front apparently. I was standing in front of the bridge entrance and taking my composition head on. I set my tripod and took a single RAW file of long exposure before separating it into 5 different exposures and merging them into HDR.