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Sky Tower in the sea of fog



Auckland rarely gets fog, but when it does! I was so lucky to capture this image the other morning from the summit of Mount Eden. Captured with the Olympus OMD ...
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Auckland rarely gets fog, but when it does! I was so lucky to capture this image the other morning from the summit of Mount Eden. Captured with the Olympus OMD EM1-ii with 40-150 f2.8 PRO
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richardsly Premium
 
richardsly July 11, 2017
premo.
Grere
 
Grere July 15, 2017
Nice work Tom!
brandyimlay
 
brandyimlay July 15, 2017
Looks like something out of StarWars. Awesome!
BillW PRO
 
BillW August 06, 2017
Outstanding image!!! And put together very nicely too. Good on ya Tom!!!
darrellgillenwater Platinum
 
darrellgillenwater October 10, 2017
Awesome capture
Katnott
 
Katnott January 04, 2018
Great photo!!
adamibbotson
 
adamibbotson January 05, 2018
Alien
ClintThambi
 
ClintThambi January 06, 2018
Awesome shot mate !
KasparS PRO
 
KasparS March 04, 2018
simply perfect, I am amazed
NSightful
 
NSightful May 03, 2018
That’s DOPE!!!
dkoch28 PRO
 
dkoch28 December 14, 2018
Awesome
hellovisserman12
 
hellovisserman12 December 18, 2018
its the new Zealand auckland sky tower

Behind The Lens

Location
I captured this photo from the summit of Mount Eden in Central Auckland, its the highest of 53 volcanoes within the city!
Time
I woke up for sunrise with the intention of heading to one of my local beaches. I stepped out the door to the sight (or lack of) of thick fog. I immediately knew where I wanted to go and try my luck. There really is no guarantee that the fog would be lower than the summit or even the sky tower itself. I guess it paid off!
Lighting
I was really hoping that the fog would break at sunrise, as time went by I was still in thick fog on the summit but waited it out. This was actually half an hour after sunrise as the fog slowly lowered to reveal the view, it was so lucky that the light was still soft and golden!
Equipment
This was captured on an Olympus OMD EM1-mkii with the 40-150 f2.8 PRO lens.
Inspiration
I had seen a couple of fog shots across Auckland city before and really wanted to get something myself. Most shots I have seen were wide angle but I really wanted to use a telephoto to get the full impact of the tower and give it a floating above the clouds feel.
Editing
I intended to use an ND filter but with the moisture in the air it was just not possible. So to counteract this I took multiple exposures and blended them in post production to get the shot I desired. Lightroom and photoshop, I have a timelapse of the event that I'm going to edit soon!
In my camera bag
I carry an F stop Sukha with my main camera a Canon 5D mk3, Canon 16-35 f2.8 II, Canon 24-105 f4 and the Canon 100-400 I. My second camera is an Olympus OMD EM1-ii with the 7-14 f2.8, 12-40 f2.8, 40-150 f2.8 and the 25 f1.2 PRO lenses. I then have Nisi ND filters, cables, batteries, mosquito repellent, cloths, umbrella, rain jacket and a couple of tripods.... yep its heavy haha
Feedback
I think you just have to get out and try! You can't predict conditions from home, you just have to go out and have a go. You've gotta be in it to win it.

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