Well, I couldn’t resist this morning light on my way to work this morning. I have been past John Tucker Park so many times when the light is brilliant but I haven’t had my camera with me. I have been taking my camera everywhere lately, it lives in my locker at work, and it has finally paid off! I am really pleased with this shot, which is almost straight out of the camera. I did boost the contrast & saturation. I love the shadows, but the sunburst makes it for me!
Being inside the gaol for really what was a fun day, it is easy to forget where you are. But the razor wire all around and it’s shadows cast down the walls, are a sharp reminder of the atrocities committed by some people and the grim life to which they are subsequently sentenced.
I couldn’t resist going out today and shooting some images with all the rivers surging and bridges flooding! Though it wasn’t an all pleasant experience, it was freezing, wet & windy, and I was trying to operate my camera partially through a plastic bag! I think I got a couple of shots worthy for your eyes!
This is the Paterson River Railway bridge in Paterson. The river is surging, and it’s flowing like a raging torrent with loads of debris from up river making its way downstream.
I took this image on Hilldale Road. I loved the feeling of isolation it had, and it was so quiet and serene. It felt like I was in the middle of nowhere. I think I may put it in my next Camera Club competition with the theme Isolation. What do you think?
I grabbed this shot of Kyle half in shadow the other afternoon. I really like the contrast between the shadowed and the light side of his face, which I have exaggerated it a bit. There is a dark side to my boy!
I didn’t get as good a photo of the BMX riding in the skatebowl. I was further back in the crowd and had to really shoot over people’s heads onto the far side of the bowl. So in most of my shots, the rider blends into the crowd and is hard to define. However, being such a gorgeous sunny day, this lead to some really great shadows! I captured this one, and have processed it more into an art type poster that accentuates the shadow. What do you think?
I can safely say that you will be subjected to many photos of my boys throughout this project. They aren’t always willing participants, especially Kyle, but this day was one out of the ordinary – Kyle was ready to be posed and shot! He usually has a very cheesy, toothy grin that looks as though it is glued on, but I think he did better this time. This old arched building at Newcastle Beach drew me right in. I hope I will have some good shots of just the structure to follow, but I enjoyed taking some portraits of the boys in there. I like the dark, mysterious tone of the surroundings in this one, yet there is still an obvious way out! Just click on the image for a larger view, and let me know what you think 🙂
As a parent, this climbing structure across from the local shopping centre scares the heck out of me! But my little spider monkeys absolutely love it, especially the youngest one!
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