The word 'moody' is way over used now, it seems everything from something with a cloud to a BW image is classified moody, hence, for the greater good I shall not use the term, but rather Dreamy :) equally cliche

I quite like art and images where they take on those qualities which are often associated with the notion of 'dreamy', like the softness, the out focus and the pastel colours, for me its that view which is blurry, like your looking permanently through your peripheral vision or thru a set of contacts which have been in way too long after a long bender of a night, this coupled with a tiny aspect of the scene vivid and full of clarity which sticks in your mind irrespective of the haze that surrounds it. Getting old is so boring 🙁 I never have these 'dreamy', dreams anymore, hence, heres a image to make up for it 🙂

This image (of the stormwater overflows) is quite timely given the recent media reports on the great water quality of the sydney beaches at the moment as a result of the crazy flash storm we had the other day. Seems there are plenty of signs stating there is dangerous bacteria about, I reckon thats prolly code for floaties and chokito bars about 😉 google chokito bars and it'll all become clear.

Here you go, Manly overflow pipes at 182.1 seconds of exposure.

Manly Pipes

Boom!!.. double bunger pipes

I am surprised that these outflow pipes still exist here, given that Manly is one the top tourist spots of Sydney I would have thought they would have moved or found another solution for them… oh well, it gives the local photographers something I guess

D750 coupled with Nikkor16-35 f4 @ 20mm Aperture: f13 and Shutter Speed: 218s
ISO: 100
Out front: Lee Graduated Filter 0.9x and Lee Bigstopper


A bit like the 80' music that I have been listening to whilst editing the image, which is 3 long exposure shots stitched together into a panoramic format. 80's music is just something which will never be repeated (probably for the best) but has also, i reckon anyway, produced some the most awesome music, film clips and of course hair! I just finished watching 'Countdown' by Europe and man, they should be advertising shampoo and conditioner! The hair flicks, the makeup and leather pants just scream the 80's 🙂 I did follow this up with Alice Cooper's 'Poison'.. hit after hit which the teeny boppers of today just can't compete with 🙂
Don't get me started on Aerosmith, Def Leppard and Bon Jovi 🙂 Don't stress though, I did get to some quality rock ballads by U2 🙂

Anyways, here is Manly's (Sydney NSW) outflow pipes, I have always wanted to grab a few pictures of these, I had a particular image in my head which this one kinda ended up as but was hoping for a bit more cloud action.

It was a bit tricky to get these to stitch without getting some funky bending distortion, I even used a nodal rail to help, next time I will take several steps back and use the 24-70 to get more of a 'flatter' panoramic rather than a wide angle.
D750 coupled with Nikkor16-35 f4 @ 20mm Aperture: f10 and Shutter Speed: 144.2s
ISO: 100
Out front: Lee Graduated Filter 0.9x and Lee Bigstopper