Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Opera House
The Light of Saint Vincent
Yellow House, Red Door, Grey Sky
The Hidden Path to Black Eagle Rock
Miku IIBeautiful bokeh framing Miku's elegant features. I like the sense of a transient moment caught here, as Miku touches her face. This was taken by stringing a set of fairy light between the model and the camera and then pushing the camera lens, an 85/1.4 GMaster lens, right up against the lights.
Miku IPortrait/model shoot of Miku in Docklands, Melbourne. The lights presented a beautiful bokeh, helped by the Sony 85/1.8 GM lens I used for much of the shoot.
Urbanicity IVThe fourth image in my ongoing series on urban Melbourne--an exploration of contrasts, complexity and simplicity in miniatures. This image might be called 'Ode to Dali'.
Urbanicity IIISouthern Cro Station's facade reflects old buildings in Melbourne's West End. This juxtaposition of old and new is really attractive, but also tells a story of the relationship between old and new in Melbourne.
Urbanicity IIA pink sunrise reflected in the water of the Yarra River.
Urbanicity IA train passes near Southern Cross Station.
No DivingA crooked jetty seems out of place these days, but not in Portsea, where old wooden jetties are revered as icons of cool. The sky wasn't great (all blue, no clouds) but for monochrome it actually helps. A bit of post-processing to get rid of some visual junk, a bit of burning here and there, and done. Care to take a walk?
Gentler TimesThe pylons of Station Pier floating in a milky sea. Memories of Melbourne's past linger in the shadows and reflections, in the pitted timbers and the green moss.
AmyA studio-shot portrait of Amy.
Sydney Harbour BridgeJust like the accompanying photo of the opera House, i took this on a short visit to Sydney before boarding a cruise ship bound for New Zealand. Another over photographed venue, but Sydney has a magic about it that is hard to resist. Long exposure and two blended images in Photoshop to get the Luna Park face exposed correctly in the image.
Sydney Opera HouseTaken just before my wife and I boarded a cruise. Sydney was kind enough to put on some fireworks, just to add something a little novel to an over photographed icon. Still pretty...
The Light of Saint VincentI was in Adelaide for just one night, and took the one and a half hour drive south to a place that sounded interesting: Second Valley. I spent three hours there, wandering along the shore and watching the sun set, climbing rocks and listening to the gentle lapping of the water. This was my next-to-last photograph that night. But it captured the place so well, that it was immediately my favourite. Processing in Capture One Pro only involved subtle adjustments, which just emphasises how ethereal the scene really was. Magical.
Yellow House, Red Door, Grey SkyAn iconic building at the end of St Kilda Pier in Melbourne.
Burning SkyA dark sky smothers the rising sun. A seagull heads west.
Eagle's NestAn emerald green ocean curls around a sandstone rock at the edge of Bass Strait. The light was mediocre, but that is always a challenge. What can I do when the light is dull? This capture was carefully worked on post to turn a dull grey image into something with colour and life. But all the information was there...no colour was added, just drawn out of the raw file.
The Hidden Path to Black Eagle RockLook carefully and you'll see the eagle in the rock. These 'steps' are mostly hidden by the water, but emerge at low tide. The light was poor when I took this, so I worked the photo in Capture One to bring out the colour that I saw but that the RAW photo kept hidden.
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