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Project: 2015 Sydney Festival Route Map

Sydney Festival 2015 Route Map

If you’ve ever been to Sydney in January, then you’ll know that the Sydney Festival is a big deal. Running for almost the entire month, it brings together the very best in the arts from around Australia and the world – music, dance, performance and more. So I was more than a little bit excited when I was commissioned to produce this thematic “route map” of highlighted events, to be used both online and in the Festival’s printed program/brochure.

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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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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.