One of the main reasons I became a member of the Eureka Skydeck, besides being able to go whenever I wanted, was to get invitations to special events, like getting there for sunrise. They do them every now and then. An invitation was issued last week for yesterday morning.
I did one late last year and it wasn’t good. The sunrise was very disappointing, actually there really wasn’t one. Happy to say that this year it was a lot better.
Beautiful colours, and it seemed to keep going on. It was a great morning. There were great photos to be had all around the different sides. It is always good to look at where the sun is coming up, but also look in other directions, as you can get some great colours all around.
Also, look at the glass as some of it is tinted and it can ruin the colours of the sunrise, while others enhance it. Doesn’t hurt to try lots of different ones to see what works or doesn’t.
Shooting Through Glass
One of the biggest problems with shooting up there are the reflections on the glass. There are a couple of ways to help diminish them.
- You can use a dark jacket or dark fabric to put up over the camera to close to the glass that will help stop the reflections.
- You can get a product called a Lenskirt that really helps. With it you can create a cocoon around the camera and means you can take photos with no reflections. You can get them from B&H. If you have a large camera get the XL one, the mistake I made was getting the smaller one. It works, but it isn’t great when you are trying to do weird angles.
The product is called Lenskirt and you can see what they look like here.
Membership to Eureka Skydeck is $60 a year. You only have to go 3 times to get your moneys worth. It is really good and then you get to go to special events like this. If you would like to look into it, click here.
Here are the above photos and a few extra.