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Mt Wellington Sunrise Over Hobart

Mt Wellington Sunrise Over Hobart

Monday March 31, 2014

Here are some shots of a rather special Mt Wellington sunrise this morning.

Sunrise over Hobart from Mt Wellington

Sunrise over Hobart from Mt Wellington

Most of Hobart was covered with mist and the dawn colour just lingered and lingered meaning I was able to shoot a few, recompose, and shoot some more! I shot two panorama sequences (ie 3 or 4 exposures with the intention of blending them into panoramas) and the result of one I present to you (above). No filter at all used on these shots, just Mother Nature at her best ;)

Sunrise over Hobart from Mt Wellington

Sunrise over Hobart from Mt Wellington. Taken with a 10 stop ND filter to capture the movement of the clouds.

I mostly shot with no filter at all, although I added the 10 stopper for a couple, including the image above. Without the 10 stop filter my exposures were getting down towards 0.5 seconds at this stage, but adding the 10-stop filter gave me a nice 3 minute exposure meaning I could capture the movement of the “Bridgewater Jerry” as it made it’s way along the Derwent and over Hobart.

Misty sunrise over Hobart as seen from Mt Wellington

Misty sunrise over Hobart as seen from Mt Wellington

Misty sunrise over Hobart as seen from Mt Wellington

Misty sunrise over Hobart as seen from Mt Wellington

This time of year is fantastic for sunrise photos – sunrise happens after 7:00 and we are still a fair few weeks away from the freezing overnight temperatures of winter.

Misty sunrise over Hobart as seen from Mt Wellington

Misty sunrise over Hobart as seen from Mt Wellington

The last shot of the morning was taken with the sun well up and silhouetting the dolerite boulders at the Pinnacle. Where else in Australia could you just “grab” a series of shots like this on a whim early in the morning and be back home in time for Weeties? Wouldn’t want to live anywhere else :)

 

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