Woolwich Dock - Sydney


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Jan 14, 2010
Tura Beach, Australia
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Woolwhich Dock is a dry dock that was carved out of the rock in Sydney Harbour around 1900.

This is probably the most difficult photographic site I have done. It was late in the afternoon and most of the dock was in heavy shade. I tried HDR to get a decent dynamic range but was unable to do so without unsatisfactory artifacts. My preferred option of exposure fusion did not work as I had multiple boat masts etc. from the movement of the water.

The final shot was pulled together with a lot of luck and careful tweaking out of a single exposure and the application of a little increased saturation.

Composition wise, it isn't great but I was running out of daylight. The long narrow shape of the dock is very difficult to photograph.

Shot with my Olympus E-P1 and Olympus M.Zuiko 9-18mm lens set to 9mm. The exposure details are 1.3s at f/11 and ISO200.

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Feb 7, 2010
The Netherlands
Hi Peter ! Thanks for showing us Woolwich Dock, nice shot ! Watching down under from the low countries ! We can't live without internet . Enjoy your weekend.

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