Weekend Wanderings – Dockland Sunset
My photography friend who comes out with me often has had some problems with her foot, and we haven’t been able to go out much. Though I dragged her to the Docklands the other night to take photos of the sun setting behind the Bolte Bridge. I had thought it might be possible to get a nice one, as the weather the next day was predicted to be nice, warm, but nice. So I picked her up and in we went.
This is what we saw when we first got in there. Not very promising. Most of you know what my luck is like for getting sunrises and sunsets, I don’t get them very often. I think both of us had that in mind. There were lots of clouds for a sunset, but were they too thick, so to speak. When the sun went down behind those bottom clouds, it was blocked out and you couldn’t see it. I thought, well that’s it then, no sunset. Then we started noticing things like this.
I thought it was a good sign, so we kept looking, and then eventually.
There it was, the sunset we were hoping for. Ribbons of fire across the sky. We were both very happy.
We went to a spot that was sort of in the middle, so you could take photos all around you. Popular spot, quite a few other photographers joined us as well. We stayed there for about an hour and a half. I didn’t really move, just had my tripod in the same place. It was an interesting thing to do. I usually move heaps, but not this time. I did turn the head on the tripod and took other photos around me.
I have done some HDRs with Photomatix Pro, but I have also done some of the images with just the single one. You can tell in the gallery which ones are HDR because in the file name for each one will have “hpm” in it. I have also done some where the images are very similar, one is a HDR and the other not. I wanted to compare the two. In some cases I think the HDR worked well, and in others not.
Here is the gallery for you. I hope you are enjoying your weekend and managing to go out and take lots of photos.