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Como Marina and Bridge just after sunset – Como, Sydney, Australia.

The interesting thing about this photo is that I was experimenting with delaying the time between each of the bracketed shots to capture the a train going each way on the bridge and I think this may have added to the vivid electric blue colour. The first shot was taken about 15 mins after sunset and the other two bracketed shots were taken 5 and 10 mins later respectively. You can see this a little in the fact that the boat on the right is a bit fuzzy.

Very little post processing was done on this shot other than the obvious HDR process in Photomatix. Other that that it was just a minor crop to get rid of something I couldn’t see in the low light in the forground in iphoto and thats it.

Nikon D90, Sigma 10-20mm @ 10mm, f10, HDR’ed in Photomatix with 3 exposures, mtr, -2 & +2, at 20, 6 & 30 seconds, iphoto, Slik 614CF tripod, Nikon ML-L3 remote.


  • Taylor Sawyer
    Taylor Sawyeralmost 6 years ago

  • Thanks Taylor, thanks for the feature! The colour quite suprised me, over the course of 30 mins the sky changed from faint pink to electric blue to deep blue then to brownish orange, amazing.

    – Leigh Nelson

  • jacquei
    jacqueialmost 6 years ago

    This scene lives up to the title …its just electric to look at….the lighting, the shadows and the refelctions and all in the most gorgeous blue……great work…..jacquei

  • Glad you like it, thanks!

    – Leigh Nelson

  • ChelseaBlue
    ChelseaBluealmost 6 years ago

    Fantastic colour, congratulations on your feature

  • Thanks!

    – Leigh Nelson

  • Alexander Kesselaar
    Alexander Kess...almost 6 years ago

    This is absolutely fantastic Leigh. That colour is amazing.

  • Thanks, it has inspired me to do a series of Como shots in different light in the near future.

    – Leigh Nelson

  • seawhisper
    seawhisperalmost 6 years ago

    awww wonderful colours :)

  • Cool, Cheers.

    – Leigh Nelson

  • MyheART
    MyheARTalmost 6 years ago


  • :)

    – Leigh Nelson

  • Nigel Bangert
    Nigel Bangertalmost 6 years ago

    A really vibrant picture, the colours are amazing.

  • Thanks Nigdaw!

    – Leigh Nelson

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaalmost 6 years ago


  • Thanks dude!

    – Leigh Nelson

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonalmost 6 years ago

    Gorgeous blues……lovely lines in the sky …they lead you into the shot.

  • Thanks Wendi, I’m quite chuffed with this shot :)

    – Leigh Nelson

  • Svetlana Sewell
    Svetlana Sewellalmost 6 years ago

    Gorgeous shot!!! :))) Awesome!!!

  • Thanks Svetlana, glad you liked it!

    – Leigh Nelson

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