The photo was taken on New Year’s Eve 2012 at 8pm just as the sun was setting. The location was Bradley’s Head National Park by the harbour, looking back towards the CBD.

Although I had a tripod with me, I handheld this photo. I really liked the contrast between the dark city skyline, the colours of the clouds and sunset, and the plane with its smoke trail.

The plane was performing an aerobatic display. I used a Nikon D300 with Tamron 17-50 lens set at 40mm. Shutter speed was 1/320 sec and aperture was f/9.0, ISO Speed Rating was 200.

By: Steve Mansfield, St Ives, NSW

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