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Sculpture by the Sea

There were so many people at Cottesloe Beach a few weeks ago… and so many budding photographers too!   I’m sure thousands of photos have been taken of each sculpture, and I spent a while trying to figure out an unusual angle or composition.    Here are the results!

PS.  I did see some daring photographer up on the rocks (above the sign that says don’t climb these rocks) doing panoramic shots with a filter and tripod.   Anyone?

Pencil
Pencil
Something fishy
Something fishy
Times up
Times up
Reflections
Reflections
Watch out
Watch out
Black out
Black out
Tree in the sky
Tree in the sky
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Perth from South Perth

Some snaps from a photo shoot I had with friends at South Perth two weeks ago.

I thought it was a bit of a stretch to wake up before dawn, but at least I wasn’t jogging around the river…  just standing around with the tripod!   I’m not too happy with the outcome – they seem pretty ordinary shots – nothing like Jamie Paterson’s great shot of the city from Kings Park.  Unfortunately I had to leave “early” to get back home, but I don’t think there was much red/orange in the sky that day.

I really need to buy a GND soon…  and maybe a star filter… and maybe a warm up filter… and maybe a tobacco grad…  arghh!

Perth City Before Sunrise

Perth from South Perth

Photoshoot from King’s Park

I was excited when a friend at work organised a sunrise photoshoot this week.    We all met in King’s Park on a chilly morning by the war memorial.

This image is from a 4 image stitch at 2 second exposure, and then tone mapped using HDR techniques.

Perth city at sunrise
Perth city at sunrise
It was funny because we spent most of early part of the shoot with our back to the war memorial.  But once the early morning twilight light was gone and the sun was nearly risen, the city didn’t have the same atmosphere anymore, so we turned around and shot other things instead.   Here is the war memorial (before the flags went up and it was opened).
War Memorial
War Memorial

Race photoshoot

A few weekends ago, there was a cycle race held in Leederville.  My brother in law asked if I wanted to have a look, partly as a photoshoot expedition.

The racers were amazingly fit.. and I really envied their bikes!   Such slick looking machines doing laps up and down the coffee strip.

I’ve never taken photos of a cycle race, so I was quite confused for a while, wandering up and down Oxford Street, taking some random crappy shots.   I decided – I just need to take this experience as an exercise to try things out and so took heaps of photos, and unfortunately, most were duds.   I just couldn’t figure out what made a good cycling shot.    Luckily, as the cyclists did quite a few laps, I was able to try various things.

Armed with my 17-55 and my 70-200, I tried some panning shots, some zoom shots, etc.   Here’s my pick of the better shots of the day.

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