Panorama

P366 Week 03: Light

Week Three of the P366 daily photo challenge is Light.  The majority of my shots this week come from the Gold Coast as I have been to and from quite regularly this week; a lot of travel.

17 Light: Old School Light Bulb

18 With The Sky: Cranes against blue sky with cirrus clouds

19 Side light: Sunrise over Burleigh Heads from Miami

20 Under: Underground carpark

21 Back Lit: Fishing at Night

22 Artificial Light: Surfers Paradise city scape

23 Dappled: Ballpit

Rolling Hills | Mt Mee

A lovely sunset on Friday evening from Settlement Road at the top of Mount Mee.  

I took Friday off to take the family to the local show (helps to avoid crowds with young kids), we spent the morning there and then decided to take a drive up the mountain to check out the views.  

I had been searching for rolling hills and went in search of them in the local landscape, this particular location on Mt Mee is only a 30 minute drive from home and the scenery changes dramatically.  It was peaceful at the top, in the fresh mountain air watching the sun set in the west, I think the kids had a good time exploring the fence line and the country roads.

Nikon D610 | Tamron 24-70 F2.8 @ 70mm | 1/50sec | F8 | ISO200 | 13 shots stitched in LRCC and shot using a Nodal Ninja NN5

Natural Bridge | Springbrook

I visited Natural Bridge at Springbrook in the Gold Coast Hinterland while on family holiday on the Gold Coast. I woke up early and made it to the trail just before sunrise, it was a chilly and I was glad I wore thermal pants under my hiking pants, a fleece under my jacket, and beanie and mittens.  

The cave was spectacular, cold and loud, and I spotted about a dozen glow worms overhead.  It was serene and surreal, sitting by myself for an hour inside the cave watching the sun rise and only getting a tiny bit of light filtering in to where I was sitting.  The water running through the hole in the cave roof was gushing quite a lot and was sending a fair bit of spray throughout the cave. 

I set up my tripod with the nodal ninja attached and mounted my new camera and 24-70 lens, I checked my exposures for outside, inside and the cave roof before working out the rotations.  I decided on doing twelve shots angled at 10 degrees up and rotating every 15 degrees to capture a full 180 degrees, taking 3 different exposures at each point.  I then repeated the process with the camera facing 10 degrees downwards resulting in 72 images to be stitched.

I have found that Photoshop cannot handle the larger multi-row / multi-exposure images so I choose to stitch these panoramas using Kolor Autopano Pro and then get to work on the image editing using both Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC.

Nikon D610 | Tamron 24-70 F2.8 @ 24mm | Various exposures | F8 | ISO 200 | 72 images using Nodal Ninja NN5 | Edited in Kolor Autopano Pro, Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC

Story Bridge, Brisbane | Sunrise

I had an early start and needed to pick up some materials for work around Hendra so I headed in super early to Wilsons Outlook a the top of Bowen Terrace overlooking the Story Bridge. I set up my Nodal Ninja to take a series of panoramas, I especially like this one as the sky was just changing and the stars were still visible in the sky.

It took about 30 minutes for my fingers to thaw once I was back in the car.

Nikon D7100 | Sigma 30mm F1.4 | 15sec | F8 | ISO200 | 12 images stitched in LR CC

Bribie Island Sunset

I haven't been shooting much lately and the weather has been terrible.  We had 140mm of rain the day before and the clouds were starting to clear so we quickly ate dinner and packed everyone in the car for a trip to Bribie Island on the off chance that there would be some colour in the sky.

My family doesn't often come along on photo jaunts as it does get rather boring to the non-photographer but everyone seemed to enjoy it briefly; maybe it was just the novelty of an after dinner excursion.  E had packed here camera and stayed rather close to me as I was setting up and moving about looking for the right angle, I hope one day she will be a budding photographer.

4 Shot Panorama | Nikon D7100 | Tamron 24-70 F2.8 @ 24mm | 15 sec | F11 | ISO100 | ND8 Soft Grad over Sky | Edited in LR5 and PSCC 

I have a soft spot for panoramic images but I really liked this single shot image of the Bribie Island bridge too.

Nikon D7100 | Tamron 24-70 F2.8 @ 24mm | 15 sec | F11 | ISO100 | ND8 Soft Grad over Sky | Edited in LR5 

Kurilpa Bridge and Brisbane City Sunrise

I had an early start in the city this morning and just had to stop and capture this scene on the way past.  I pulled into the GOMA precinct and found a carpark under the Goodwill Bridge near the Dairy and ran up the stairs and back to the middle of the bridge.

This is the Kurilpa Bridge spanning from the GOMA across the Brisbane River to the CBD.  The Infinity Building on the left is Brisbane's tallest building at 249m.

Anzac Day Sunrise Redcliffe

I got up nice and early this morning for the dawn service at Redcliffe, a perfect opportunity to capture a sunrise and play around with my nodal ninja panoramic head.

Nikon D90 | Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 @ 14mm | 3 sec | F16 | ISO100 | Stitched in Autopano Pro 3 | Adjusted in Lightroom 5