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This last week I went into the city to try and get some sunset photos around the end of the Docklands or near the end of Southbank, not sure really what it is.  The Webbed Bridge is there and I had a feeling that the sun would set behind it and that is what I wanted to photograph.  Joining me was John Holding and my friend who often comes with me.  It was the first time I had met John, and it was great having someone else along.

LeanneCole_scdocklands-3hpm5641I had the right place and it was perfect for the sunset, well at this time of the year, but there were no clouds, so it really didn’t make a good sunset.  I might have to go back and try it again.

LeanneCole-scdocklands-5656The colours and the structure of the bridge made for some interesting images.  I will definitely like to do this one again.

LeanneCole-scdocklands-3hpm5713Lights come on on the bridge, I really wanted to get some of these, though, next time, I think I will stay here a little longer to get more of the lights as it goes dark.

LeanneCole-scdocklands-3hpm5774We walked back towards the city along the river and took more photos of the city lit up.  I liked the way this bridge was reflected in the river.

LeanneCole-scdocklands-5847We went to a spot to get the gas being lit up out the front of the Casino.  It went off at 6pm, and went for about 10 minutes doing a show, so we waited and waited for it to happen again, which it did at 7, but it only lasted for about a minute.  If you weren’t ready for it you would have missed it.  There was no messing around.

We had to wait for about half an hour for this, and while we were waiting I played with the camera on the tripod.

LeanneCole-scdocklands-5835I was really enjoying these effects.  I set the camera up on manual, set it for a 15 second exposure, then I put the camera on one spot, counted to 5 then started turning the camera on the tripod from side to side slowly.  It was interesting to do, and while not fantastic images, they were fun.  I would try them again, but next time I would use a different lens.

I hope you all have a very happy weekend and take lots of photos.  I have another portrait session tomorrow afternoon and I am looking forward to that.  I won’t be doing a post tomorrow.

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