Wrecked at Homebush Bay with 9-18mm Olympus, 20mm Panny and 40mm Schneider

PeterB666

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It was predicted as a crappy, cloud-free sunrise this morning but I still had to have my early morning fix for the week so I went off to Homebush Bay and did the wrecks. Homebush Bay is where the 2000 Olympics took place was once an industrial wasteland, brick pit, toxic hell and ship dumping ground. It is now parklands and a nature reserve and a sporting and entertainment centre. This lot concentrates on the ship's graveyard which has been preserved.

All shots were taken with an Olympus E-P1 and a mix of lenses, the 9-18mm Olympus, Panasonic 20mm and Schneider-Kreuznach 40mm f/1.9 (ex Robot Star IIa).

I am pleased enough with the results but would have liked a bit of cloud cover to give a more dramatic sky. Here are the results...

9-18mm Olympus at 18mm
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Homebush Bay-1 by peterb666, on Flickr

20mm Panasonic
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Homebush Bay 2 by peterb666, on Flickr

20mm Panasonic
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Homebush Bay 3 by peterb666, on Flickr

9-18mm Olympus at 9mm
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Homebush Bay 4 by peterb666, on Flickr

40mm Schneider set to f/11
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Homebush Bay 5 Schneider 40mm by peterb666, on Flickr

9-18mm Olympus set to 17mm
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Homebush Bay 6 by peterb666, on Flickr
 

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Peter nice set of pics..I really like one taken with the 40mm lens. What an interesting place! Thanks for sharing them here.
 

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Great set. I love the soft tones and sense of tranquility in No2, it's my favourite. :smile:
 

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A great set, nice light - are they mangroves growing on/in the wreck?
Sure are. The mangroves are growing right out of the centre of the wreck and spilling over the sides and they look great. I guess it has filled with mud and seeds or whatever over the decades. A neat trick.
 

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I have been playing around with the colours of the first shot. While I am very happy with the composition and this subsequent reprocessing, I have noticed the error of my ways. The longest shot I took of this is underexposed by around 1.25 stops which is the adjustment I have on this. It was a 50 second exposure at f/7.1 and ISO200. It really should have been a 2 minute exposure. While shot at the 18mm end of the zoom, it has also had a fair bit cropped out of it.

Anyway, it gives me an excuse to go and reshoot this scene when my Voigtlander 25mm f/0.95 arrives. I should be able to focus it and may therefore be able to increase the aperture to around f/5.6 to still have a sharp subject and get away with a an exposure of 60 seconds to 1.5 minutes.

Anyway, here is the image reprocessed to get a better colour mix...

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Homebush Bay-1r by peterb666, on Flickr
 

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