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rob-warren

Hobart



The cloud sweeps in from the south.

The cloud sweeps in from the south.
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jimhelmick
 
jimhelmick March 22, 2016
Superb photo.
CarpeDeeM PRO
 
CarpeDeeM January 07, 2017
A superb photo indeed. Tasmanian Tourism should buy this for promotional purposes. Just magical.
margaretgodfrey PRO+
 
margaretgodfrey March 23, 2017
Great shot :)
rob-warren
rob-warren March 23, 2017
Thanks Margaret
Lamirana
 
Lamirana March 28, 2017
Superb shot!
Alwolfe Premium
 
Alwolfe October 05, 2017
Stunning!
Bwolff
 
Bwolff July 07, 2018
This deserves more awards, nice job!

Behind The Lens

Location
Living in Hobart, Tasmania we are blessed with the ability to jump in a car and drive straight to the summit (1250m) of Mt Wellington (Kunyani). At teh top of the mountain are a number of well placed lookouts that are frequented by many locals and tourists throughout the day (ad night).
Time
On this night we (a friend and I ) were on the hunt for an Aurora Australis and the mountain is sometimes a good vantage point, depending on the weather. We arrived about 10 pm, on a relaitively mild, moonless, spring night. Unfortunately there was no hint of an Aurora so we walked to the lookout point to snatch a couple of quick city lights shots.
Lighting
The cloud was rolling in from behind us as we set up but as the sky was still clear and the city was blanketed by a layer of low cloud I was able to capture the scene before we were too wet and cold. On top of the mountain the sky is often quite crisp and clear.
Equipment
I nearly always use a tripod and absolutely use it for night shots. The camera used was a Nikon D750 with a 50mm Nikkor f1.4. 4 Sec @ f4, iso 800.
Inspiration
The night view of Hobart is always something to shoot and when the air is clear the lights can really "pop" On this night I loved the low lying cloud that blankets the valleys and the blue of the night with the sparkle of the lights was a neccisity to capture.
Editing
I always do a little pst-processing of my images but there was not too much done with this mage. Probably just a bit of curves adjustment.
In my camera bag
On a night shoot I usually have with me my Nkon D750, a Samyang 24mm f1.4, a Tamron 15-30mm f2.8 and the Nikkor 50mm f1.4. Of course numerous spare batteries and SD cards, a remote trigger, tripod and I also take a Syrp Genie Mini for Time-lapse photography.
Feedback
Be prepared with the best equipment that you can afford. The D750 is a fantastic camera for night photography. There is so little noise even up to around 2500 iso and it ieasy to extend it further wth good results. Have a lens that shoots sharp wide open. The Samyang is fantastic for this wide as is the 50mm if you want to go a little closer. A tripod is essential and use a remote trigger to avoid any camera shake when you release the shutter. I quite often just set up the time-lapse function of hte camera to keep shooting hands free. Experiment with your shutter speeds and iso to get the best results. If you want star-bursts on your lights be sure to stop down to a smaller aperture. This will also mean a slower shutter speed if you are keeping your iso as low as possible to avoid noise.

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