Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Dappled Reflections


I was skimming through my photos trying to find a half decent selfie (not easy, I do not photograph well) and I came across this pretty reflection from Melbourne and wondered why I had never posted it. I have found that with 'memory' photos sometimes the image is not as evocative to others as your own recollections of walking the river foreshore in the early dawn with camera feeling happy as a bug, but unless I share it I will never know.



The last glimmer of fairy lights.

Have a good end-of-week everyone
Val.

Friday, 7 July 2017

More Architectural Reflections


My previous post was of modern Sydney architecture. Here are some shots of tow fine historical Sydney buildings. There's something lovely about the way sandstone absorbs then reflects light.
The building is the Department of Lands building link built in 1878 and the church reflected in the glass doors is St Mary's Cathedral. Shot with my iPhone because that's what I had with me, then edited in photoshop. By the way I often wondered how professional iPhone photographers came up with print-worthy resolution shots, you now the ones on billboards because if you blew up normal phone photos to that size they would look grainy and pixellated. They do it with special lenses attached to their iPhone cameras. Mystery solved!
link to the story about 'shot with an iPhone' advertisements





Have a good weekend everyone.
Val.


Thursday, 29 June 2017

Architectural Reflections


I love the shapes and lines of architecture. It doesn't matter if it's old or new, they all have their charm as long as there's good design. These shots are from Sydney's Barangaroo, an upwardly expanding suburb that sprang from a site where shipyards and merchant docks used to be. It's now something of a tourist precinct. People are keen to live, work or just eat by the water. It's a pleasant area to walk, eat, look around and take photos!










Have a good weekend,
Val.