The Three Sisters

I spent the last 2 days at the Blue Mountains, and captured a few images of this beautiful region of NSW. The weather wasn’t that great despite being the middle of summer, very foggy and it rained a lot, but it did clear up a bit enough to let me grab this stunning image of the sunset from the Three Sisters (Echo Point) lookout.

Red Sky at Warners Bay

There has been some pretty colourful sunsets over the past week, often several days in a row. Last evening, I set up by the jetty at Warners Bay. It looks out over Lake Macquarie and is only around 15 mins from Newcastle.

Its a really nice relaxing place to be, and usually at this time of year (Summer here in Australia), there is often a lot of people about. There were quite a few people last night watching the sunset also. Here are two of my favorite shots from the evening.

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Nobbys Lighthouse Sunset

Yesterday evening, I headed down to Nobbys Lighthouse (in Newcastle) to photograph a few landscapes. It was a great sunset, and here are few images from the evening.

The colours in the sky can change significantly over the course of several minutes, here is another shot just moments earlier before the sun went down.

Redhead Beach

Over the weekend, I captured a landscape of Redhead Beach over sunset. Redhead Beach is always a top spot for photography, and is just south of Newcastle.

This was shot using a 5D Mark II, 17-40 f/4 L lens and a ND400 filter attached to give the smooth soft water effect.

Redhead Beach

Merewether Seascapes

A couple of weeks ago, I ventured down to Merewether Ocean Baths to photograph some seascapes. The tide was very low that evening so I was able to set up on the rock platforms a lot further out than usual. There was some very nice colours happening in the sky also that afternoon and as a result, I have a few nice worthy images to show for it. Here’s two images shot looking out to the ocean.

Belmont Bay Again

Last weekend, I photographed another sunset at Belmont. This is from the Squids Ink jetty, looking west over the bay (Lake Macquarie). Here are some of my favourites from the evening.

This is a stitched panorama, make up from 9 bracketed vertical frames (27 frames in total). I shot this using a 5D Mark II, 50mm f1.4 lens with 3 stop ND grad filter mounted, rotated on a panoramic head.

Later on as the sun went down, I managed to capture this classic shot of the jetty. I used my favourite exposure blending technique for this, the shot is a composite of two images. I used a 17-40mm f/4L on the wide end with a ND400 filter attached, exposure around 2 minutes from memory.