Sunday, October 7, 2012

Challenges.....!


Being the last night of the Perth Royal Show and not actually wanting to experience the crowds, we took a drive up to Reabold Hill 7kms west of Perth. The fantastic views of the city and the Indian Ocean from the boardwalk at the summit are well worth the trip. I did take these shots using a tripod but the distance and total lack of any kind of lighting proved a bit of a challenge for the Lumix using the 24X zoom. The shot below gives you a visual idea of the distance, there's Perth way back there on the horizon.....
I almost forgot to tell you the reason we went up Reabold Hill on the last night of the Perth Royal Show, it was for the fireworks...also quite a distance away and even more challenging and to cut a long story short..tah dah! here is my only firework shot worth showing (and even that's debatable haha!). I must get back there in the daylight and take some shots of the city and the ocean under less formidable circumstances. Hope you have a wonderful Sunday, take care.....


27 comments:

  1. Your zoom is quite impressive, Grace! That's a nice skyline shot. Nice fireworks shot too. They're not easy to shoot! I keep saying I'm going to learn how to shoot fireworks and lightning when I have time. Hmm...maybe when I retire! Hope your Sunday is relaxing.

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  2. Wonderful captures, Grace! Beautiful shots of the city at night and all the lights -- far and near!! Your fireworks took my breath away! I still have to learn how to do that!! Hope you're having a great weekend!

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  3. These are great shots, Grace! I especially like that first one.

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  4. Sehr schön, gefällt mir gut...

    Herbstlichen Gruß und sonnige Momente!
    Cloudy

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  5. They are great photos.. and you enjoy your Sunday too.

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  6. Bonza photos, i especially like the 2nd photo of the clouds.

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  7. I like your burst of colour. Fireworks are such fun. I have never managed to get a satisfying shot but have some ideas for when I am next at a firework event e.g. (1) Photographing them by sitting on the ground behind the crowd and trying to use the people as a silhouette in the foreground (2) picking a vantage point some distance away and using a tripod and a slow shutter speed (3) hoping luck and favorable conditions are on my side.

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  8. My favourite is the first shot - I so wish I could get a nice night shot!
    I think it's a brilliant pic.

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  9. I love those shots! There is no point in me using my little camera any more. I can never be as good as you! Super stuff!

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  10. Yes, a night has its own taste. Great firework picture indeed. Please have a good Sunday.

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  11. Twinkle, twinkle little city!

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  12. Glorious night post!


    Aloha from Waikiki,

    Comfort Spiral
    =^..^=

    > < } } ( ° >

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  13. You did brilliantly well, Grace. These are hard shots to make and you did it!

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  14. I'm always delighted by fireworks and these pictures are wonderful, you are so talented with your camera!
    Léia

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  15. Wow, you made some beautiful pictures!

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  16. I love shots of cityscapes from afar at night!

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  17. I think your fireworks shot is fantastic! Love the skyline at night too!

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  18. I'd say you did pretty well on these shots. That top shot is just great. What a view from that spot.

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  19. Oh my, just gorgeous night and firework shots! I've also struggled with both and you're inspiring me to try again with the Lumix that's been gathering dust, haha (but it's not the camera, it's the photographer:) I love how cities look at night, magic.

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  20. I love night shots and these were beautiful Grace.

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  21. Holy cow....that fireworks shot is so beautiful. I'm catching up with posts after my vacation away. No internet. Cool weather. Lots of bears and other critters and it was a nice break from the world. Night shots are tricky.

    The yellow cars in your other posts are cool as they stand out. But the weather sure is gray and cloudy in your area. It would be nice since you don't have to water the plants:) Hope you're well.

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