Harbour Lights by Leanne Lindsay

Embark on a mesmerizing journey through the Sydney Harbor in this captivating photograph featuring a small boat adorned with flashing lights passing by the iconic Sydney Opera House. I’ve skillfully employed a deliberate slow shutter speed of 30 seconds, artfully capturing the enchanting blur of the ferry lights, creating a dynamic and immersive visual experience. The frame also reveals the subtle dance of another ferry’s blurred lights emerging from behind the Sydney Opera House to the left, adding depth to the composition.

Shot with a 50mm lens, the angle of view introduces some natural cropping to the frame. Typically, this might pose a risk of motion blur, but the strategic use of a slow shutter speed mitigates any potential impact. The intentional addition of a small amount of motion blur enhances the overall aesthetic, offering a unique perspective on the vibrant movement within the scene. Join me in exploring the harmonious blend of lights, motion, and iconic landmarks in this expertly crafted photograph.

Nikon Z7ii | 50mm prime lens | f14 | Exposure 30 seconds | ISO 100

Harbour Lights by Leanne Lindsay

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November 22, 2023



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Born in Adelaide in 1962, Leanne Lindsay’s family moved to Sydney when she was 12 years old. She was gifted her first camera for her 21st birthday but a break-in saw her precious camera stolen just 3 years later. It was only in her late 50s she was able to afford to replace it and now in her 60s she has discovered a passion that was sadly lost many years ago. She now photographs families and newborns but enjoys architectural photography and landscapes in particular.

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Sydney, Australia







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