Sailors Warning -Sydney - Moods Of A City - The HDR Experience by Philip Johnson

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Sydney is great for sunrises, it quite often receives spectacular sunrises as it greets the sunrises that appear from the east.

This shot shows the city skyline as seen from North Sydney CBD on the northern shore of Sydney Harbour, in the foreground is Lavender Bay.

Technique: HDR , 5 Bracketted images processed with Photomatix Pro with avery slight adjustment (sharpening & contrast) in Capture NX.

Equipment: Nikon D300 , Nikon 18-200mm lens

No filters or colour adjustment

1) RED SKY AT NIGHT… means that as the sun sets in the west, if it has a red hue or color to it, then the moisture was further west of their location. Thus SAILORS DELIGHT. A beautiful sunset.

2) RED SKY IN MORN…means that as the sunlight from the rising sun passes through moisture, it too will be red. This means that with the rotation of the earth, this will bring this moisture (and possible storm) right on top of them and it is only a few hours away. SO SAILORS TAKE WARN."
I hope this bit of weather science helps.

Philip Johnson is a Photographer located on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Specialising in HDR photography his works have been shown in galleries,published in Tourism campaigns. His work will also be available as Jig Saws through Crown & Andrews Australia

Winner of the Art Unlimited Photography prize 2012

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  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonabout 6 years ago

    Stunning work, Philip….looks like a shot taken from a time gone by. Lovely tones….great HDR work too.

  • thanks Wendy it certainly was magic light

    – Philip Johnson

    PERUGINAabout 6 years ago

    Stunning work Philip… i know this view very well from the offices of the former Philips House!

  • Thank you Patricia for your*WONDERFUL* comments and yes it was taken near the old Philips building

    – Philip Johnson

  • Virginia McGowan
    Virginia McGowanabout 6 years ago

    breathtaking Philip !!!!!just starting to breathe again after sharp intake super fabulous.

  • breath ginny breathe lol , thanks for the comments

    – Philip Johnson

  • DaveBassett
    DaveBassettabout 6 years ago

    Excellent shot. I havn’t seen a better shot taken here.
    Great work with the HDR.

  • thanks Dave , i love those magic mornings, it sends that adrenelin that we are addicted to when there is that hint of pink in the sky

    – Philip Johnson

  • Philip Johnson
    Philip Johnsonabout 6 years ago

  • Philip Johnson
    Philip Johnsonabout 6 years ago

    thanks for favouriting and comment all , they are greatly appreciated

  • GerryMac
    GerryMacabout 6 years ago

    outstanding composition Phillip! stunning mate!

  • thanks Gerry, love those sort of mornings they are magic

    – Philip Johnson

  • John Vandeven
    John Vandevenabout 6 years ago

    Fantastic shot Philip

  • Thank you John , i travel everywhere with my camera its great to be rewarded with light like this and the comments and favouriting of fellow members of RB

    – Philip Johnson

  • Heide Hoffmann
    Heide Hoffmannabout 6 years ago

    Wow Philip, this is amazing! Unbelievable that you can have all this on one picture and still it doesn’t look cluttered.

  • Thank you Heide, love mornings like that they last for such a short time, it great to be able to catch them with your lens

    – Philip Johnson

  • Rosalie Dale
    Rosalie Daleabout 6 years ago

    Ths would have to be one of my very favs of yours Philip – beautiful.

  • Thank you Rosalie , there was some magic light that morning

    – Philip Johnson

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