Saturday, April 4, 2015

Sydney by night - part 2

And because it was so much fun, some more nighttime shots, this time of the Opera House and the Harbor Bridge.

Opera House
The Sydney Opera House at dusk

Opera House by night
The Sydney Opera House by night

Sydney Harbor bridge
Wide angle shot of the Sydney Harbor Bridge

Sydney Harbor bridge
The Sydney Harbor Bridge

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Sydney by night - part 1

Some dusk and nighttime shots of Sydney, more specifically the city, taken from across the harbor

Sydney harbor just before sunset (panorama image composed of 11 photos; panorama generated by Hugin).

The skyline of Sydney at dusk (with some inevitable light streaks from passing ferries)

The skyline of Sydney by night

Another image of the city and harbor by night, but with much more colorful reflections on the water

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Conquering the hills of Sydney Harbor

Apparently, Sydney Harbor either is riddled with hills hidden under those deceptively flat waters, or I must have slept thru a series of massive, Hollywood – worthy breakers on my recent ferry trip. What's more, even though the harbor runs directly into the ocean, it seems to be between 16 and 47 meters (52 to 154 feet) above sea level. I really must go check out that waterfall between North Head and South Head.

Also, even though this particular trip started upstream, the ferry seems to have traveled uphill, starting at 17 meters (56 feet) above sea level, and finishing at 23 meters (75 feet).

Conclusion: I'm not sure I can really trust the GPS module of my Nexus 5.

Elevation profile
Elevation profile from GPS log of ferry trip, as recorded on my Nexus 5. Recording started and ended on ferry, no on-shore traveling

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Sydney Harbor - High above the sea

Sydney Harbor … now 34 meters above sea level.

GPS Screenshot

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Parramatta Centenary square

From the Better late than never desk: A couple of photos from Parramatta's Centenary Square (formerly known as Church Street Mall), taken around Christmas.

Town Hall

Town Hall
Another attempt at HDR

Xmas tree
For the artsy fartsy inclined: Colorful Xmas tree in an otherwise b/w Centenary Square

Centenary Square
Panorama image created from 10 individual photos, stitched together with the help of Hugin.