A ribbon of sunlight catches the edge of a pylon beneath Wurundjeri Way in Melbourne's Docklands precinct. The mood is sombre, but somehow the small touch of gold gives me hope.
I'm fascinated by abstractions in nature. Water and light are the perfect ingredients for impressionistic images that don't speak so much to place. For what it's worth, this was taken at the Bay of Isles in Victoria, and the bright gold is actually the reflection of a sandstone pillar being lit by the morning sun. The water is drawing back out to sea and washing over stones at the edge of the beach.
On display as part of the ViGEX International Photography Salon 2017
Water flows past rocks in the Yarra River, Warrandyte. It isn't a typical shot of the Warrandyte River, but to be honest (and although I love Warrandyte) I don't find the Yarra, especially in Warrandyte, particularly attractive. And so I wanted to capture something of its beauty in a way that was a little abstract and perhaps a little kinder to the generally turgid water and the scrappy banks. Hence, this very long exposure monochromatic treatment of just a slice of the water.