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    so I decided to try some long exposures to get the cotton wool like effect of the water moving over the rocks
    Truly amazing shots of the pebbles. How may timings did you try to get the right effect?
    I think I did about 15, started without filters and ended up with several of them to slow the exposure down.

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    Another shot of the Harbour Bridge as we walked back to Circular Quay



    OK, next day the weather was pretty Melbourne-esque as we started our walk from the CBD over the bridge and out to Cremorne where I used to live. We walked up through Observatory Park and then onto the bridge.





    The Opera House from the tower of the Harbour Bridge with the Manly Ferry....


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    Terrific pictures as usual Bobcock. Pay no attention to any negative comments, if somebody doesn't like them tough shit! Thanks for taking the time to post them along with the verbage, make one want to visit the lad of OZ.

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    Smile

    Obviously no need to mention the weather Bob, self evident by the great range of sky scenes.
    Pity you didn't wander along to Cheviot Beach on the peninsula to see where Harold Holt (one time PM) went for that long swim.
    I usually go to Victoria markets on a Sunday morning for great food when in town.
    your 'Snaps' appreciated.

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    Oh fair play, I would not describe the comments as negative, I can take criticism and I can take someone not liking HDR.

    It's just not liking HDR shots that are not requires response.

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    The Cremorne Ferry....well one of them. I used to take this ferry to work every day when i lived in Sydney and I enjoyed as much the last time as I did the very first.



    OK, to clarify, this and a few of the following are not taken using my Canon SLR, these are taken using an Olympus Point n Push VH-510. It has some modes like panoramas, in camera HDR, fish eye, that sort of stuff. These were taken to not look real and just a bit of fun. The best of which I'll include in this thread, there was one already in the MCG.



    The Opera House from the bridge (Canon SLR)



    Another unreal one from the VH-510


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    Next stop after visiting a friends office was Milsons Point

    There was a park there with many ibis fighting the pidgeons for scraps....



    Then it was down to the point to take some serious pictures but frankly the light wasn't good for what I wanted to achieve using filters so I binned all those shots. This is the normal stuff....



    The patch of bright blue sky was in just the wrong place below the bridge, it ruined the filter shots given an uneartly bright spot in just the wrong place making the filtered shots look terrible. So, you won't be seeing them....



    And here's one more unreal on using the VH-510 the last one for a while if not for the thread



    That said though there is a glut of Seagull shots not too far away....

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    Newxt stop was Cremorne Reserve. We wandered from Milsons Point through Neutral Bay and across to Cremorne to go see my old house in Spofforth Street.

    After a nice pizza lunch on Military Road we wandered down to where I used to get the ferry into town.

    On Cremorne Point is Cremorne Reserve a wonderful bit of bushland in the middle of a huge city. I used to walk around this area a lot when I lived there.

    We came across a pair of large spiders hanging just above the footpath..... Had to get a 400mm lens out to capture these..... at the time I was happy with the silhouette, now I fish I'd got the flash out.... laziness!!







    Also a few of these flying round in the wild....no...not the pidgeon....



    A nice flower.....


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    We then took the ferry back into Circular Quay where we had an appointment. This is the view from the ferry...







    You can clearly see the shadow of the bridge on the Opera House in this shot....




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    The Royal Australian Regiment Memorial on George Street. Got all their conflicts up to date, a few added since I was last there.....



    The War Memorial in Martin Place....



    One of the soldiers at the memorial.............



    The statue of Queen Victoria on 1 St Martins Place, what if I remember correctly was the Main Post Office, but now forms part of the atrium of the Westin Hotel.



    Below Victoria....


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    The Sydney Footie Stadium, now called the Allianz Stadium at Moore Park, next to the SCG.

    It opened in 1988 which was when I lived in Sydney. I saw the Bicentennial Gold Cup in the stadium in which Australia defeated Argentina 4-0 in the opening game of the tournament.

    I also saw the other British Lions, the Rugby League lot, get beaten here 17-6 in the First Test of the 1988 Ashes series.

    I attended the NSWRL Grand Final in the same year where Balmain Tigers, the team I used to watch were beaten in OT by the Canterbury Bulldogs after knocking Balmnain's superstar Ellery Hanley out of the game.

    Anyway, lots of memories and nice to return to that part of the city.



    I'll update this post with a couple of pics from the game later, I forgot to get them from the little camera.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcock
    One of the soldiers at the memorial.
    He's a sailor .

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    Keep them coming. More wonderful photos!
    If you ever have the chance to take a purely photographic holiday, head for Alice Springs. The light there in the desert and the clarity of the atmosphere is sensational.
    Thanks for continuing to spdate this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
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    One of the soldiers at the memorial.
    He's a sailor .
    I know better than to argue that one with you....but why the gun and no boat?

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    Next up it's seagull time!!!!

    After the captain's run at the stadium we took the Manly ferry to show Junior a bit more of the harbour.

    This seagull followed us for quite a while.....



    but nothing prepared us for the huge number of beauties that awaited us at Manly Wharf and they wanted feeding.....





    Some noisy little buggers amongst them as well.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcock
    but why the gun
    That's a rifle.

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    Lots of flapping........



    Not sure whether these two were preparing to fuck or fight.....




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    A more sedate fella sitting on a chair......





    On the ferry back to Sydney looking out the door to the Tasman Sea



    The incoming Manly Ferry




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    The lighthouse at the tip of Bradley's Head......



    Me, taken by Junior....




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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcock View Post

    Me, taken by Junior....

    few grey hairs there....

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    Sunlight you cheeky fucker........

    actually the picture hides most of them....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcock View Post
    Anyway, next morning and a one hour Jetstar flight and we arrive in the place Willy wishes he was from..... SYDNEY!!!!
    Loving the thread mate, but hoping this isn't a reference to me :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcock View Post
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    One of the soldiers at the memorial.
    He's a sailor .
    I know better than to argue that one with you....but why the gun and no boat?
    In the hat (and dress uniform) mate - and I think if you took the photo from the other end, you would have been right (about it being a solider).

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    Right, lets get back on track.....



    Fort Denison, the might of Australias defences.....








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