Sydney Opera House at dusk © Michael Evans Photographer 2016

A Weekend In Sydney…

I have always loved visiting the beautiful city of Sydney, and this recent weekend was certainly no exception. Armed with my 5DSR I was keen to capture some highly detailed panoramas of Danish architect Jorn Utzon’s iconic Opera House, as well as trying my hand at some long exposure images. While I did manage a few LE’s, I have not yet found the time to really sit down and process them. Indeed I still have a backlog of personal files from my Adelaide trip to sink my teeth into as well, but I did at least manage to assemble the following files.

Sydney Opera House at dusk © Michael Evans Photographer 2016
Opera House detail at dusk… This is an uncropped file from the 5DSR captured with the superb 70-200 2.8 L II. Consequently the detail is simply gorgeous; on my monitor I can see the silhouettes of the brave bridge climbers beginning their walk © Michael Evans Photographer 2016

There really are two good vantage points that are freely accessible for capturing the Opera House and Harbour Bridge (besides paying fro a hotel room with a view), and the on the first night in Sydney we wandered over to Mrs Macquaires Point, whereby I took a number of detail and panoramic shots.

On the second night we walked over the Harbour Bridge towards Milsons Point and Jeffreys Street in order to create the multi-image panorama below.

Sydney Opera House and Harbour at dusk © Michael Evans Photographer 2016
This eight image stitched panorama shows some lovely detail from the 5DSR… © Michael Evans Photographer 2016

Walking across the bridge, I stopped momentarily to capture this panorama below; while it does offer a superb vantage point, the bridge is somewhat less useful for night or dusk shots due to the vibrations caused by the incessant traffic.

Sydney Opera House from Harbour Bridge  © Michael Evans Photographer 2016
Sydney Opera House from Harbour Bridge © Michael Evans Photographer 2016

During the day we walked around Bronte beach and followed the path to world famous Bondi beach, grabbing some surfing shots as we went..

Bronte Beach, Sydney © Michael Evans Photographer 2016
Beautiful Bronte beach, the lesser known neighbour to Bondi offers some reasonable surf spots. I love the view of the buildings in the background, with the surfer emerging from the surf on the bottom right… © Michael Evans Photographer 2016
Australian surfers on Bronte Beach, Sydney © Michael Evans Photographer 2016
Keeping balance… Another with the 70-200 f2.8 L II © Michael Evans Photographer 2016
Bondi beach, Sydney © Michael Evans Photographer 2016
Bondi beach panorama… © Michael Evans Photographer 2016

Another panoramic view from Mrs Macquaries Point…

Sydney Opera House and Harbour at dusk © Michael Evans Photographer 2016
Another highly detailed panoramic stitch of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, this time captured from Mrs Macquarie’s Point… © Michael Evans Photographer 2016

Once again the 5DSR performed flawlessly, although I did have a few more slightly out of focus images that I would have from the 5D Mk III; it really is a demanding camera, but so utterly rewarding with perfect technique!

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