Sydney as Dusk

An Early Start to the Day

Photography-wise, it’s been a slow start to the year, but I finally changed that.

I have a bit of free time at the moment, so I wanted to go out shooting. If you read my blog a lot, you’ll know I don’t like staying out late, so the only option for me was to shoot sunrise.

Because it’s mid-summer here in Sydney, sunrise is around 5:45 am, which isn’t that easy to wake up for. Luckily, I’m used to waking up sometimes at 3 am just to watch WWE Premium Live Events, so it wasn’t actually that hard.

Now, I’ve never actually shot from on top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, so I thought I’d give it a try. It was a bit challenging as they have a concrete wall that is probably about 4 feet tall and then a fence of sorts above that. My tripod was tall enough, but due to the bricks at the bottom, it was hard to get it close enough.

Thankfully, the Manfrotto can extend in a way that I could get it close enough to the gap in the fence to be able to shoot. In a bit of a weird order, below is an image I took during the walk back, and the second image is the one I went out intending to take.

Cahill Expressway
Cahill Expressway
Sydney Opera House at Dusk
Sydney Opera House at Dusk

Originally, I was hoping the sky wouldn’t have such heavy clouds. I love it when there are more thin clouds spread throughout the sky, and the sun breaks through those. Tomorrow is meant to have clear skies, but since I have work on Monday, I preferred to sleep in a bit and do the shooting on Sunday.

It was also VERY windy, and luckily, I brought a jacket, although not for the reason you might think. As it’s summer and still quite humid, I was using the jacket to shield my camera from the wind and prevent any unwanted shake that could affect my images.

I may give another try at sunrise shoots next weekend as it’s a public holiday on Friday, so I can still sleep in on Saturday or Sunday.

The Others

Now, those were my more precious and exciting images, onto the rest that I have and need to post.

I haven’t carried my camera with me as much recently, but there were a few times, which is where the below images come in. The first image is a burger I got from a place called Brooklyn Bridge Deli, which was pretty good. I also recently tried a Five Guys burger for the first time, so if I had to choose one, I’d personally go for Five Guys.

I try to watch my calories, which they are not good for, but they taste so good, so it doesn’t hurt to have a cheat meal one or 7 times a week…

Brooklyn Bridge Deli Burger
Brooklyn Bridge Deli Burger
Kelpie Border Collie Mix Dog
The Fleabag

The second image (which is now above) is of my sister-in-law’s dog, Shadow. He’s a Kelpie/Border Collie mix, and my name for him is the fleabag.

I don’t currently have a pet, so this was actually a great way to test out the animal eye AF on the a7C II, which did really well. I was curious if it would be able to track him as he almost never stops moving, and he’s got dark fur, so it is sometimes hard for the camera to find a contrast point to focus on.

I’m tempted to try going to a cat cafe while I have this free time just to pat some cats and try out Eye AF again. That’s it for this post; thanks for reading, and if you’d like to be notified of future posts, please subscribe using the form below.

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