Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Shift Change - Darling Harbour

We were sitting in Darling Harbour planning what to do next, when I noticed this group of workers from a nearby building site walking towards us.  I assume that their shift had just ended and that they were on the way home.  I rather liked the 'high vis' yellow as a contrast to the clothes the other people are wearing.

You can can find more shots from around the world at Our World Tuesday.

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Sydney Plant Wall.

We stayed in Sydney for a few days in early January - this was the first time I had been in Sydney for anything other than work.  Although it was stinking hot, I rather enjoyed it.

As we were walking out for a day of typical tourist fare, I found this wall covered in plants - I had read about these 'vertical gardens' before, but never had a close look at one.  I really liked this combination of colours and textures.

You can find more macro shots (if this is what these are) at Macro Monday and I love Macro

52 Frames - Week 6 - Levitation - "Levitation 50"

This weeks 52Frames challenge was 'Levitation'.  There was a good deal of talk on the FB page about Photoshop merging methods and such like - also many tips on how to make object float with fishing line and then how to clone out the line.

I am not a purist by any means, but I do tend to take images that are not staged - and I was not keen to take an image that relied almost entirely on post camera manipulation for the desired effect.

So, I tried to think of a situation where a high shutter speed capture of an object would give (at least some) illusion of levitation.  A dart about to hit a dart board came to mind.

I must have taken the best part of 300 to get this image as there were lots of variable that could mess the picture up, with picture taken at wrong time and the dart being well out of focus being the two most obvious.  In the end I ended up with lots of pictures of a bare dart board, and lots of pictures of a dart board with a dart already in it.

But persistence payed off!

What do you think?  SM

Friday, 5 February 2016

Coming in to land

Another phone shot today.  This one was taken through the window of a plane just to add layers to the quality!  Still crazy busy - so please be patient on the comments front!

You can find more shots of the sky at SkyWatch Friday.  SM