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Sunset Hobart

My little go-to spot for sunset is in Bellerive, and a couple of nights ago I noticed this great cloud formation out west and decided it could be worth a quick trip out. Here’s what happened next 🙂

sunset hobart bellerive sept 21

The first shot on arrival – I had a feeling something nice was brewing…

Sunset over Hobart, Sept 21 2018

A fantastic curve/arc in the clouds above the mountain, and a big gap in the middle so I was keeping the fingers crossed that there would be a pretty special light up…

sunset hobart september 21 2018

All shots were taken with my 10 stop neutral density attached to cpature the streaking clouds. As the light faded, the exposures lengthened.

Sunset over Hobart September 21 2018

What a shot! 3 minute exposure, and a beautiful burgundy red sunset over the mountain

sunset hobart

Last shot of the night, again 3 minutes, with a slightly different composition. I like the previous one better 😉

Shot in Bellerive, using my Pentax K1 and a B+W 10 stop ND.  One of my favourite features on the K1 is to be able to manually dial in your shutter speed in Bulb mode (up to 20 minutes) so there is no need to time the exposure. It is an extremely handy feature, especially if you are into long exposure photography.

Anyone just getting into landscape photography, including night sky and macro, should definitely take the time to check Pentax out too – the K1 in particular is quite a remarkable camera.


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Luke O'Brien runs a stall at Hobart's popular Salamanca Market every Saturday where his prints and cards are available for purchase. Follow Luke's photographic adventures on Twitter at @lukeobrienphoto, at his Facebook page or by subscribing to his email newsletter.