All posts tagged “architecture

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Railing

Railing

Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XT (EOS 350)
Lens: Canon EF-S 17–85mm f/4–5.6
Exposure: 1/200
Aperture: f/14
Focal Length: 17mm
ISO Speed: 200

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This is the spectacular Seacliff Bridge in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, south of Sydney. The bridge replaced an old section of Lawrence Hargreaves Drive that used to hug the steep cliff face and was often closed by rock falls. Instead, this sweeping structure sits on the rock platforms away from the cliffs,  over the ocean. An amazing engineering feat, and an absolutely stunning sight.

I drove down from Sydney before dawn to just to photograph this bridge. I was hoping for some great early morning light, and couldn’t be happier with what I got. The sun rose over a clear ocean horizon, but with a layer of cloud above – meaning I had about twenty minutes of this glorious, hazy, yellow morning light bouncing off the clouds before the sun rose above the cloud layer and the day became grey and stormy. My timing was absolutely perfect and this is the result: one of my all-time favourite photos taken on one of those mornings where everything just seemed to work out perfectly.

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Sheet Metal

Sheet Metal

Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XT (EOS 350)
Lens: Canon EF-S 17–85mm f/4–5.6
Exposure: 1/125
Aperture: f/10
Focal Length: 68mm
ISO Speed: 200

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A detail shot of the exterior of the Frank Gehry-designed Experience Music Project (EMP) building in Seattle, taken back in 2006. What really stood out for me as I took this shot was the beautiful sinuous form of the metal cladding (especially the curve that runs through the middle of the composition), and the wonderful contrasting blue and gold colours.

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Opera House Tiles

Opera House Tiles

Camera: Canon 7D
Lens: Canon EF 70–300mm f/4-5.6
Exposure: 1/320
Aperture: f/10
Focal Length: 300mm
ISO Speed: 100

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Another abstract architectural shot, this time of the famous Sydney Opera House. This was taken from the deck of a Manly ferry as it was coming in to berth at Circular Quay – a trip that offers some unique perspectives on Sydney landmarks.

What I was looking for with this shot was interesting patterns, textures and a good mix of light and shadow in the photo. The low winter sun (this was taken in July 2013) helped a lot with this. I’ve accentuated that light with one of my favourite split toning treatments in Lightroom: one that adds blue to shadows and yellow to the highlights.

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Grid

Grid

Camera: Canon 7D
Lens: Canon EF 70–300mm f/4-5.6
Exposure: 1/320
Aperture: f/5
Focal Length: 135mm
ISO Speed: 400

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An abstract architectural detail of the Sheraton Downtown Hotel in Denver. I love to use my 70–300mm zoom lens to pick out repetitive patterns like this in architecture. The longer focal lengths (135mm here) “flatten” the perspective, which works really well for subjects like this. I also chose to process the image in black and white so that the image is only concerned with texture and pattern – colour would be more of a distraction here.

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Denver Museum of Art

Denver Museum of Art

Camera: Canon 7D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6
Exposure: 1/125
Aperture: f/13
Focal Length: 15mm
ISO Speed: 100

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I travel for work quite a bit, and I always like to bring my camera with me if possible. Often, work deadlines mean that I don’t actually get a chance to get out and about to take photos, but it’s best to be prepared!

A free evening in Denver’s downtown meant a chance to go and explore the daring shapes of Daniel Libeskind’s Denver Art Museum, seen here cutting through the soft early evening sky like a scalpel blade. I always like to find unusual angles and perspectives with my architectural shots: here, I’m actually standing directly underneath the wedge-shaped building, pointing my lens almost straight up above me.