A few from tonight....

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by scotttnz, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. scotttnz

    scotttnz Mu-43 Veteran

    470
    Jan 16, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    I have been meaning to shoot a sunset from this spot for a while now, but for various reasons it just hasn't happened. But tonight I saw a window of opportunity, so I grabbed a step ladder, which I knew would be needed to get above the foreground clutter and went just around the corner and up the hill, less than 1 Km from where I live.
    The clouds co-operated, and I got some keepers :)

    All with the G6 and 45-200 except the 4th one, which was the GX1 and 14-45PZ

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  2. tubedriver

    tubedriver Mu-43 Regular

    138
    Mar 30, 2012
    Perth, Western Australia
    Shaun
    Well done. I really like number 2 but feel that it would benefit by cropping about 1/3 of the sky out. (Cropping to just below the thin blue sky on the right hand side). This would create a panoramic type feel, which in my opinion would enhance the photo. But, beautiful shot.
     
  3. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Fantastic..love the last image .
    Cheers
    Bhupinder
     
  4. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    +1 - The last is my favorite as well. :thumbup:
     
  5. slothead

    slothead Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 14, 2012
    Frederick, MD
    They should call that spire "the portal to the clouds."
     
  6. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    Love the first 3! :thumbup:
     
  7. sLorenzi

    sLorenzi Mu-43 Top Veteran

    586
    Sep 15, 2010
    Brazil
    Sidinei
    Beautiful set. The last one is my favorite.
     
  8. scotttnz

    scotttnz Mu-43 Veteran

    470
    Jan 16, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Thanks for the comments everyone.

    It is appropriately called the Skytower. Last time I checked it was still the tallest man made structure in the southern hemisphere.

    Here's a slightly different perspective of it from yesterday:

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  9. hazwing

    hazwing Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 25, 2012
    Australia
    beautiful capture of the clouds, sunset rays and skyline. I like #2 and the last on the most.
     
  10. About that clutter, I've had this thought of renting a small Cherry Picker with a people buck and using that to get above foreground clutter.
    My wife said no.
     
  11. scotttnz

    scotttnz Mu-43 Veteran

    470
    Jan 16, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    While I was there at the top of my stepladder, someone else pulled up in a truck, climbed up on the back of it and started taking photos with his tablet :confused:

    Another way of avoiding foreground clutter is to do what I did this morning. Take them from the harbour while on board the ferry to work. It was a perfect spring morning, with not a cloud in the sky :)

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