As regular readers will know, I am living in Melbourne and this blog mainly features photography from either Melbourne or Budapest. I like to travel though and it seems a shame to not share my photography from other locations on my travels. In Australia there are countless spots to take a great photo and have fun with your camera, so I'll be sharing more of them, and of course when I head back to Europe for a trip I'll see where my camera takes me.
I decided to start quite controversially with...Sydney! The best/second best city in Australia depending on whether you live in Melbourne or Sydney. I haven't really picked a favourite yet - I think both are fantastic. What I can admit to though is loving the area down by Sydney's Harbour Bridge and Opera House. I visited Sydney recently when my sister came to visit. This my my first trip there since purchasing the OMD EM10 so a perfect opportunity to enjoy the city and take some great photos.
Sydney Harbour Bridge
I spent a lot of time down by the bridge, playing with ISO settings to get the light balance right. The two shots below are my favourites, the boats in the foreground add a bit of extra detail and the second image has some great cloud formations.
Sydney Opera House
No blog article about Sydney is complete without Australia's most famous man-made landmark (Uluru overall number 1?). The Pokemon GO craze made the area around the Opera House a bit hazardous as hordes of people were literally running around with their faces stuck to their phones. Not fun at all when trying to get the camera positioned just right.
I decided in the end to trust the 3x stabilisation on the OMD EM10 and just hold it. It worked and I ended up with the image below which I'm quite pleased with.
No one is ever going to answer the 'which city is best?' question correctly but it was a fantastic trip to Sydney. Even if you love Melbourne I think as a photographer you can have some great fun in Sydney.