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Old Aug 30, 2004, 08:51 AM
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Sydney Harbour Bridge and Fog Fog Fog

So first of all I would like to thank the forum for giving me a reason to make the effort for the photo competition. I would not have these unique photos otherwise.
Here is the result..

-Grant
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Old Aug 30, 2004, 08:58 AM
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Not promising beginnings

When I first arrived at North Sydney it was perfectly clear. But to my horror as I was setting up a huge cloud move from the west and literaly at the bridge while I watched.

If I had been only 5 minutes earlier. Didn't think to take a photo at the time. Was an amazing site seeing the scale of this lumbering white mass eating everthing in its path.

This was all I could see looking south towards what was only moments ago the bridge...
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Old Aug 30, 2004, 09:04 AM
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Great take of and landing area

Although a little confined, this little park at the base of North Sydney made a terrific base. It is well above the harbour and give un-obstructed approach.

It also means after taking off I am out and above the water. With the fog, all aircraft had been grounded - so there was no immediate problems any other unexpected friends...

The small terrace houses have become popular to do up in some of the areas that at the turn of the century were considered almost slums.
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Old Aug 30, 2004, 09:09 AM
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North Sydney

Sydney actually can almost be considered having two CBD's, one on each side of the harbour. North Sydney has a lot of Computer / High Tech type companies - all suits and mobile phones.

This is on the outskirts of the North Sydney - the local Returned Services Leauge Club (lower right) has one of the best views on Australia I recon Cheap food too
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Old Aug 30, 2004, 09:17 AM
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Rear facing camera

Forward or rearward facing camera gives less camera blur. I also believe you have enough thing to worry about without triggering the camera manually so I set the Nikon 3700 on sports mode and just let it take a photo every 3 seconds.


This is the view as I was climbing out and up...
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Old Aug 30, 2004, 09:21 AM
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angrykoala:

That first shot is a classic. Well done.

Did not know about the Returned & Services League.

http://www.rsl.org.au/

Looks like it is similar to the American "Veterans of Foreign Wars" and "The Royal Canadian Legion"

David
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Old Aug 30, 2004, 09:21 AM
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Surreal view

These two surreal photos are of the same bay, just north and west of the Harbour Bridge.

On the left of the bay is Luna Park. I fun park which has opened and closed at least three times since I have been around. In fact I worked there on a holiday job back in University days. The problem is the screaming from the rollercoasters annoys all the locals - who are quite vocal themselves
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Old Aug 30, 2004, 09:26 AM
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Slow glide and circle

Once climbing to a reasonable height I cut the motor and made a very slow anti-clockwise circle.

This resulted in this set of shots. I'm pretty sure I should be able to merge them to get a mega panorama
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Old Aug 30, 2004, 09:28 AM
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Those are just unreal.

You need to frame a few of those at 8x10.
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Old Aug 30, 2004, 09:34 AM
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Morning Peak hour

This is the *real* North Sydney. It is 8am at the height of morning peak hour.

This is the main expressway leading from the North onto the Harbour Bridge (and Harbour Tunnel)

You can be caught up for a long, long time (unless you have a motorbike
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Old Aug 30, 2004, 09:40 AM
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6,000th photo on the Nikon 3700

So after waiting around for the fog to clear, went up again at around 9am (three flights in total).

So this was exactly the 6,000th photograph taken with my lovely little Nikon Coolpix 3700.

I should stress that most of the photos are not AP. This is the family camera

So that is a selection of the 200 photos taken on the day.

-Grant
Note to self: Remember to set exposure to - 0.7 stops
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Old Aug 30, 2004, 02:15 PM
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Wow, those are some outstanding pics! Simply amazing.

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Old Aug 30, 2004, 04:32 PM
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Those are some of the best pictures I have seen in a long while. Thanks for sharing them.

How high up were you? Seems it would be hard to see the plane with all that fog.

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Old Aug 30, 2004, 05:12 PM
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I love the photos in post 8! love the over the clouds kinda view. you must have been in a small clearing. that happend to me once, i was flying and there was a "hole in the clouds" and i flew in it and to my surprise all the clouds arond the opening were low flying clouds that i was over. made for some nice pics. I agree that some of those will make EXCELLENT 8X10's. I too think these are some of the best photos ive seen in a long time
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Old Aug 30, 2004, 06:09 PM
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Wow, very nice pictures!!! I love the ones above the clouds.

Ash
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