Vivid Planet

So, i only have about 14.5 billion images from vivid this year, so I think its only fair that I inflict some more vividness on the world… in light (hahaaa get it? vivid ..festival… light.. – ok bad dad joke) of the recent splurge of its only sensible that I do one of the pinstripped Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To save time I tried with just a single image (yeah kinda of lazy) just see how it would work out.. surprisingly well, i could have blended multiple exposures to get some more dynamic range and stitched a pano… but in the interest of saving time, here we go, tiny planet from a single 14mm shot.

Techie love:
D750 coupled with Samyang 14mm f2.8 @ 14mm Aperture: f/7.1 and Shutter Speed: 20s
ISO 100
out front – a very bending SHB

Rail-roaded

Rail Roaded - (c) 2014 Gerard Blacklock

Rail Roaded – (c) 2014 Gerard Blacklock
D750 coupled with 16-35mm f4 @ 16mm Aperture: f/13 and Shutter Speed: 1.3s (Neutral image) 1/3s (underexposed) 5s (over exposed)
out front – Lee Graduated Filter (0.9x) and a krusty old bridge

Following on from some cliche jetties, I think its only appropriate to add a rail road and rail bridge in the mix 🙂
I have driven past this bridge numerous times, but never stopped to take a picture, it was well past sunset and the sky still had a fraction of warmth in it so pulled in and rattled off a couple of shots. I have a BW version too, which I umm and arrr’ed over but ended up choosing the colour version since the rusty colours of the bridge really made it pop alot more.
Simple and cliche composition with pretty well no thought put into it – I really should try something different from the norm but some days its easier just to run with the tried and true options 🙂

This is 3 images processed in +Nik Collection by Google‘s which for scenes like this just make processing the image a dream, the only thing needed to be cleaned up was some funky blue in the left tree.

3 frames automatically blended
Exif/setup love:
D750 coupled with 16-35mm f4 @ 16mm Aperture: f/13 and Shutter Speed: 1.3s (Neutral image) 1/3s (underexposed) 5s (over exposed)
out front – Lee Graduated Filter (0.9x) and a krusty old bridge