Lee rang me last night to grab the camera and pop out with him to have a crack at photographing the sunset from a local spot that looks out over Auckland city...
Didn't try too much settings wise. Just stayed on Av, Iso 100 and f/7.1 - 9. Here's the results:
Auckland City - A Winters Sunset
The clouds really add some nice imagery to the photos. What images can you make out in the clouds? :)
I'm pretty happy with the result. Unfortunately a lot of the detail of the city itself is lost. I probably should have tried a few shots using my 50-250mm to get a better view of the city. Still it's not going anywhere, so plenty of other nights to try out other things!
One other thing I did was bracket all the shots (+ and -1 exp stop each time). This was so I could try some HDR processing in Photoshop. Not sure I like the end results. Either the photos just aren't really right for an HDR finish or I haven't processed them correctly. Here's a couple of examples anyway... interested in peoples thoughts...
Set 1: The 3 original photos (-1, 0, +1 exp)
After HDR processing:
Finally, I liked this photo so much I just had to convert a copy into black and white:
P-51 Mustang Takes Off