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Sydney Harbour Bridge at Dawn

Sydney at Dawn – The Sydney Harbour Bridge

Watching the Sydney Harbour Bridge transform from night into day is quite a sight; in the pre-dawn night, it’s mostly quiet – only a few cars, and the glowing lights on the bridge and pilons stand out against the dark sky. As dawn approaches, the sky brightens, the number of cars on the bridge increase and soon the hustle and bustle of the city take over from the tranquil scene only 30 minutes before. Continue reading

Full Moon Setting at Sydney Harbour

Sydney at Dawn – The Full Moon Setting

When the Full moon is seen close to the horizon, it can look magnificent – especially when there’s trees, or mountains, or buildings to give it context. The Moon can look huge, thanks to the well documented Moon Illusion.
Unfortunately it’s difficult to capture the same “feeling” of the massive moon in a photograph; normally when you photograph it, it looks tiny – nothing like what it seemed with the naked eye. However with a long enough focal length, and the right foreground interest that you can also throw into focus, you can attempt to capture that “moon illusion” and re-live that impression of a huge Moon. Continue reading

Natural and Artificial Light

Sydney at Dawn – Artificial Light Partially Eclipses Natural Light

Without being too deep and philosophical, in this image I’ve captured Natural and Artificial Light together, with the Moon being partially eclipsed by the lamp post. Unfortunately for those of us living in or near the city, artificial light dominates the night sky and it’s all but impossible to see any stars. Continue reading

Sydney at Dawn, Pre-Dawn Panorama

Sydney at Dawn – Triple Panorama Treat

During some early morning photo shoots during May, I captured some of the landmarks of our famous city in a beautiful pre-dawn and dawn light.
They’ll form part of a Sydney At Dawn series, and the first in the series are 3 stunning panoramas, all captured on the 18th May 2011, all in slightly different lights as dawn fast approached. Continue reading

Steve Jacobs Channel 9 Morning Weather Presenter with Conjunction

Planetary Conjunction Shuts Down the Sydney Harbour Bridge in May 2011

On May 13th 2011, the closest alignment of the conjunction of Venus, Mercury, Mars and Jupiter got lots of media attention. I was even interviewed for the local paper! But noone expected the beautiful alignment of planets in the sky on that Friday morning to close down the Harbour Bridge for over 2 hours! But that’s what happened! Continue reading

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