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    Posted: 31 January 2012 at 12:19
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Having posted various sets of travel photos from around the world, it's time to go closer to home. Here are some photos taken in Sydney, a place I love to visit.
They are from three separate visits a few years apart. The first lot (numbers 1 to 13) taken with a Konica Minolta 5D and either the KM 17-80mm kit lens or a Minolta 100-400mm APO. The next two (numbers 14 and 15) taken with an a100 and CZ 16-80mm. And the final set (numbers 16 to 22) taken with an a700 with either the CZ 16-80mm or Minolta 500mm f8 Reflex. Exif as noted.

1. 18-70mm at 20mm, f10, 1/125, ISO 100.

Sydney harbour, coming in to land by jozioau, on Flickr[/IMG]

2. 18-70mm at 35mm, f10, 1/160, ISO 100.

Circular Quay, Sydney by jozioau, on Flickr[/IMG]

3. 18-70mm at 40mm, f7.1, 1/125, ISO 100.

The new mooring, Circular Quay, Sydney by jozioau, on Flickr[/IMG]

4. 18-70mm at 70mm, f5.6, 1/4, ISO 400.

Bondi at dusk, Sydney by jozioau, on Flickr[/IMG]

5. 18-70mm at 26mm, f9, 1/640, ISO 400. With circular polarising filter.

South Head light, Sydney by jozioau, on Flickr[/IMG]

6. 100-400mm at 180mm, f9, 1/640, ISO 400. With circular polarising filter.

North Head, Sydney by jozioau, on Flickr[/IMG]

7. 100-400mm at 360mm, f6.3, 1/500, ISO 200. With circular polarising filter.

Yachting on Sydney Harbour by jozioau, on Flickr[/IMG]

8. 100-400mm at 400mm, f11, 1/640, ISO 400.

Bridge climbers, Sydney by jozioau, on Flickr[/IMG]

9. 100-400mm at 100mm, f13, 1/800, ISO 400. With circular polarising filter.

Opera House sails, Sydney by jozioau, on Flickr[/IMG]

10. 18-70mm at 18mm, f9, 1/400, ISO 200. With circular polarising filter.

Icebergers pool, Bondi, Sydney by jozioau, on Flickr[/IMG]

11. 100-400mm at 400mm, f13, 1/1000, ISO 400.

Rock fishermen, Bondi, Sydney by jozioau, on Flickr[/IMG]

12. 18-70mm at 18mm, f10, 1/500, ISO 400. With circular polarising filter.

Bronte beach, Sydney by jozioau, on Flickr[/IMG]

13. 100-400mm at 400mm, f6.3, 1/500, ISO 400. With circular polarising filter.

Waiting for a wave, Bronte, Sydney by jozioau, on Flickr[/IMG]

14. 16-80mm at 80mm, f5, 1/160, ISO 100.

Sydney skyline from the north shore by jozioau, on Flickr[/IMG]

15. 16-80mm at 70mm, f20, 1/15, ISO 100.

Archibald Fountain, Hyde Park, Sydney by jozioau, on Flickr[/IMG]

16. 500mm, f8, 1/1600, ISO 200.

Tiles on Opera House shells, Sydney by jozioau, on Flickr[/IMG]

17. 16-80mm at 80mm, f8, 1/320, ISO 200.

Old boat shed, Sydney Harbour by jozioau, on Flickr[/IMG]

18. 16-80mm at 16mm, f10, 1/320, ISO 200.

CBD, Sydney by jozioau, on Flickr[/IMG]

19. 16-80mm at 30mm, f13, 1/100, ISO 200.

Looking towards The Heads, Sydney by jozioau, on Flickr[/IMG]

20. 16-80mm at 80mm, f11, 1/200, ISO 200.

Harbour Bridge from The Rocks, Sydney by jozioau, on Flickr[/IMG]

21. 16-80mm at 80mm, f8, 1/640, ISO 200.

Opera House, Sydney by jozioau, on Flickr[/IMG]

22. 500mm, f8, 1/1000, ISO 200.

Regatta on Sydney Harbour by jozioau, on Flickr[/IMG]

Edited by Micholand - 22 July 2012 at 18:42
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Frankman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 January 2012 at 16:08
A very photogenic city, well captured. The first aerial shot is excellent. Bronte beach is a great spot too. I enjoyed the series.

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Yes, I like the aerial shot best too. The last one and the pool also stand out for me. It's a really nice tour around Sydney, with some well observed scenes, and brings back memories.

What kind of polarizer are you using? On some shots it seems to be hurting the clarity a bit, although that could be from other factors too I guess - sometimes I underexpose with the CPL and get similar. Only a bit though, and only sometimes.

Some of the shots are really nicely composed but perhaps a bit too tightly framed too.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jozioau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 February 2012 at 00:07
@Frankman
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Thanks for your comments and feedback.
In answer to questions, the circular polariser filters I have are a 62mm Hoya Pro1 Digital and a 77mm Kenko Pro1 Digital.
I tend to use them mainly around seaside settings, and just let the camera's exposure metering do its thing without any further in camera adjustment. I do make adjustments to the degree of polarisation for each shot to get the effect I'm after, and then of course some post processing. I do find that on the CZ16-80 at 16mm there can be a bit of vignetting at the corners.
As for Sydney as a photogenic city, it's got to be one of the best in the world for the beauty of its natural setting.
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A really great collection, very nice compositions, good work.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Stormvogel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 February 2012 at 06:40
Jozioau, I want to be there!!

Very nice serie.

I like the most,

5. Great colour's, I take my polarising also out off the bag(never used it).
6. Nice the small boat, in contrast with the big North Head clif.
10. The pool works very well, with Bronte Beach.

Greetings to down under Willem.
All ways in a good mood here.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote vito44 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 February 2012 at 08:45
Hello, Joe! A good series. I liked 1,5,9 and 21. May be worth it to use a polarizing filter? In my opinion some of the pictures do not have enough depth and contrast. I wish you successful pictures!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jozioau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 February 2012 at 09:48
@Vito44.
Thanks for your comments and feedback. I'm a little surprised you find some of the images lacking in depth and contrast, as most of them are in bright Australian sunlight and some are further enhanced in saturation and contrast by using the circular polariser.
Perhaps it's the combination of the Konica Minolta 5D's 6 MP sensor and the kit lens or the Minolta 100-400mm APO zoom (images 1 to 13), that might be a little more limited in image quality compared to more modern sensors and made-for-digital optical designs?
Joe

Edited by Jozioau - 07 February 2012 at 09:34
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Joe, maybe you're right. I just expressed my opinion.
Vitaly.
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A few taken over the years

Darling Harbour


Darling Harbour2


From under the harbour bridge looking west


Center Point Tower top


Opera House at sunset


Queen Victoria Building shoppers


Tower and Transport


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Sydney Opera House and Bridge from an angle I haven't seen often


ANZAC Memorial


Classic angle of the sails and the bridge
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I like the first one... Really not often pictured that way ;)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jozioau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 June 2014 at 01:34
Just back from a long weekend visit, so here are some more from me.
All a77 and CZ 16-35mm Vario-Sonar.

1.
North Shore CBD by jozioau, on Flickr

2.
Sydney Harbour Bridge by night by jozioau, on Flickr

3.
Luna Park entry at night by jozioau, on Flickr

4.
Sydney CBD from north shore by jozioau, on Flickr

5.
Defending the harbour entrance by jozioau, on Flickr

6.
Paddington attics by jozioau, on Flickr

7.
Paddington blues by jozioau, on Flickr

8.
Paddington raised terraces by jozioau, on Flickr

9.
Paddington communal garden by jozioau, on Flickr

10.
Paddington modern terraces by jozioau, on Flickr

11.
Paddington traditional terraces by jozioau, on Flickr

12.
Paddington shop and dwelling by jozioau, on Flickr

More to come in the next post....

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