Downtown Sydney

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Daily Photo – Downtown Sydney

I didn’t get to spend as much time in Sydney as I would have liked, but I do look forward to a return trip!

It turns out that one of the better angles of Sydney requires a long drive across a bridge and then a series of confusing roads to find this little spot. I’ve forgotten the name (maybe one of you smart Aussies can help me)!

While I was here, it was super-windy. Maybe that is normal in this spot. I’m not sure. It was so windy that my camera/tripod blew over! But the D800 took it like a man… no problems… not even a scratch!

Downtown Sydney

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-01-05 07:53:23
  • Camera
  • Camera Make
  • Exposure Time
  • Aperturef/5.6
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length70mm (70mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
  • Exposure Programaperture priority
  • Exposure Bias

  • susan ratcliff

    wow – awesome shot Trey!

  • Darn – too windy to get reflections. Now you have to go back on a calm day when the water is not so choppy. It would be awesome with reflections in the water.

  • Bradley’s Head. When did you make this pano? Have the one almost identical )

  • Casper van Zyl

    My, has Sydney skyline changed over the years .I spent 2 years working there and came to Perth in 1982,nicely captured.

  • Is this the 28-300mm? The detail is not as clean, but overall is nice.

  • Trey Ratcliff


  • Trey Ratcliff

    Yes that is the lens..

  • Trey Ratcliff

    Yes – that is it…. and no, not a pano…

  • Beautiful photo, Trey. I loved the one of the ghost ship too!!! Have a great Friday!!

  • Damien

    Great shot Trey I’m from Perth in Western Australia its a 4 hr plane trip from Sydney to Perth would love to meet you if you come over this way. I love HDR work and do it on the side. Please send me a email so we can stay in contact and you can use me as a contact over here. [email protected]


  • Damien

    Hi Trey great picture. I’m from Perth in Western Australia and would love to meet up if you come across this way. Its a 4 hr plane flight from Sydney. I really enjoy doing HDR and would be more then happy to meet up with you here.



  • Great shot Trey, and I’m glad to hear that your D800 came out of there unharmed.

  • Clicking the picture does not go to the right Smugmug picture…

    Great cityscape!

  • Trey Ratcliff


  • Trey Ratcliff

    Oops – let me check on that.

  • Daniel Pertovt

    It looks like it might be Cremorne Point or Bradley’s Head. Did you drive past the zoo to get there?

  • Awesome shot. Must have been some wind! Really right stuff tripods are rock solid!

  • Trey Ratcliff

    Yes – that’s the spot – and yes I did 🙂

  • dtalukdar

    From the vantage point, and the absence of both the Opera House and the Coathanger, I am going to say that its shot from either Kurraba Point, or Cremone Reserve. The other points from where you get spectacular city views are from Milson’s Point, Lavender Bay, and Blues Point Reserve.

    There is always a breeze around the Harbour, but it is calmest in the morning, and gets stronger as the day goes on.

  • Rodney Campbell

    Bradleys Head – with a telephoto I assume – little stone jetty leading out into the water with tram tracks on it?

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