My time in New South Wales is coming to an end, and it's killing me. While I still have the chance, I've been walking around looking for good photo angles of the familiar surroundings.

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The Customs House.
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Waterfront to Nobby's Beach.

 

It's a plain truth that the best sky photos are shot at either dusk or dawn, and sometimes at the opposing side of the sky where the sun rises or sets. To aid me in timing, I've been looking at the Gaisma website (a Finnish service btw!), which lists the dawn and dusk times all around the world.

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Coal ship docking to Stockton.
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Stockton Harbor.

While the weather hasn't been the best lately, I still woke up this morning before sunrise to catch the dawn at the beach.

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Good time on Wednesday nights.
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Dawn at Nobby's Beach.

The dawn photo turned out quite well, but due to my crappy camera I got a fair amount of noise in it. Unfortunately I missed the sharpest daybreak moment, but perhaps I'll have time to redo that later.

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The Queen's Wharf Tower.
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Housing next to my place at Newcastle East.

During the weekend I went to Sydney to enjoy the nightlife and the massive sales in shops. Fortunately I managed to sneak in some time to get a few photos of the famous landmarks as well.

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Sydney by night.
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The Harbor Bridge.

A friend let me use his tripod, so I managed to work with exposure bracketing and panorama shooting techniques (should just go and buy a cheap tripod for myself as well).

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As too often, just at the prime moment it started raining and we had to leave to the bars.

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Circular Quay.
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Sydney central station.

Even though I'm leaving Newcastle in about a week's time, this is not going to be the last of my travel photo entries. I will have about two weeks to tour around Australia before my flight to Finland, and we'll see where that takes me.

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Azura - My place at the beach.
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Goodbye Newie!

As usual, a few more photos than could fit in this entry is up at the Photo Gallery.

Last Updated (Monday, 23 June 2008 18:05)