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The Rocks

Post by pop511 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:43 pm

The Rocks area around Sydney Harbour goes back to the earliest settlement site.
These days it is a tourist area and full of eateries and places to drink and leads down to the harbour.
Looking at the Opera house in the day time. I thought, How can I possibly picture it without it looking like a million others.
Is it a good picture? Nah, but I have the satisfaction of it being different. :lol:
Pic2 is the Sydney Ferry terminal. Above the terminal is a railway station, and above that is a road.
Museum; By looking at the two strong bars on the roof and square openings on the top floor, I'd say it was a warehouse originally. Many old buildings facing the water were just that where boats pulled in to offload cargo. Now, you have built up land surfaces surrounding them.
Lit trees, wish I had thought of that.
Stairs; Very busy with people walking up and down, but there was something about it that I thought would look better with no one there. So waited, waited and waited.
Another fun day;
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Post by Psjunkie » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:54 pm

Nice narrative with good documentation...

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Post by minniev » Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:04 pm

Thanks for the tour of a place I've never been, and for letting me see it in day and nighttime. My favorite is the last one, those dramatic steps with that one intriguing card lying on the bottom step, and lights leading up.
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Post by Matt Quinn » Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:55 am

Ed, thank you. A pleasant wandering. I especially like how you slanted the stairs slightly to the left in the last photo and resisted the temptation for symmetry. Good eye.Matt
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Post by pop511 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:47 am

Matt;
"especially like how you slanted the stairs slightly to the left in the last photo and resisted the temptation for symmetry"

Symmetry in architecture, to me is very important unlike portraits where it doesn't work in most situations.
In above pic I leaned against a wall to steady my camera and I like the offset. so decided to go with it.
As with all things in photog..."break the rules" and have fun doing it :D
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Post by St3v3M » Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:02 pm

pop511 wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:43 pm
The Rocks area around Sydney Harbour goes back to the earliest settlement site.
These days it is a tourist area and full of eateries and places to drink and leads down to the harbour.
Looking at the Opera house in the day time. I thought, How can I possibly picture it without it looking like a million others.
Is it a good picture? Nah, but I have the satisfaction of it being different. :lol:
Pic2 is the Sydney Ferry terminal. Above the terminal is a railway station, and above that is a road.
Museum; By looking at the two strong bars on the roof and square openings on the top floor, I'd say it was a warehouse originally. Many old buildings facing the water were just that where boats pulled in to offload cargo. Now, you have built up land surfaces surrounding them.
Lit trees, wish I had thought of that.
Stairs; Very busy with people walking up and down, but there was something about it that I thought would look better with no one there. So waited, waited and waited.
Another fun day;
I've been there once before but never there, thank you for the tour! S-
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Post by pop511 » Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:59 am

Next time you're here Steve, we'll go around together.
Have fun;
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Post by St3v3M » Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:55 pm

pop511 wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:59 am
Next time you're here Steve, we'll go around together.
Have fun;
I'd like that! S-
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Post by pop511 » Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:06 pm

Matt Quinn wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:55 am
Ed, thank you. A pleasant wandering. I especially like how you slanted the stairs slightly to the left in the last photo and resisted the temptation for symmetry. Good eye.Matt
Thx Matt;
Used my 24-70 lens for the stairs shot, and yes, when framing I had to decide where I wanted my vertical line.
So if you look at the wall on the left at the top of the stairs, that is vertical.
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