All posts tagged: Architecture


Introductions: Stacy Fischer

It has been a week since I returned and over a month since I did an Introduction, so I thought I would start back with a mate. I know I can call her that now, even though we live half a world away, but when I was in New York I got to spend two days with her and I know I can say she is a friend. Of course I am talking about Stacy Fischer, from the blog Visual Venturing. We had such a great time wondering around the city of New York that I knew I would like to do an Introduction on her once I got back. I loved looking through her blog in its entirety, which can be quite different to seeing one post at a time. It was great to see the large variety of her work and also to go along with her on many of her travels. I asked Stacy where in the world she was. I live on the east coast of the United States in Virginia …


USA Wanderings: From This to That

Today is very busy and not a lot of time for a post, but I really wanted to show you a couple of photos that I’ve taken recently, so here is a quick post. The first was a night shot taken from the balcony. I noticed the clouds were moving really fast so decided to do a long exposure. I think it was about 3 minutes. I love how the clouds came out, they are going in all different directions. I used the Tamron 15-30mm on this image with my D800. I needed to use the intervalometer so I had to use the D800 for this. The other photo is from this morning. We got up early and jumped on the train to go downtown to see if we could get some morning shots of the Flat Iron Building. There was a little colour in the sky and it really helped make the building stand out I think. I used the Nikon D750 for the image with the 35mm lens. I got the wifi working …


Weekends Wanderings Around the City

Well not really around the city, but close enough. Last week a friend and I went into the city for the Open House thing and ended up not seeing anything. Not that we minded too much. We walked around the city and down to Southbank and I took some photos of things I’ve some things I’ve never done before. It was great. It is just a very quick post, I really must apologize, but I spent all day yesterday working on the magazine and trying to get my website set up, which unfortunately it still isn’t. I’m trying to set up a e-commerce thing on it, and I’ve tried two different ones so far, and both have different problems I can’t work out. Hopefully I will have more luck. Doesn’t help that I am coming down with a cold so my head is mush anyway. Having said that, the magazine looks great, and is around 60 pages, so that is really good. I’m going to leave you with a gallery now, I hope everything your part …


Influencing Me: Joel Tjintjelaar

If you love architectural photography then you will, I’m sure, know about Joel Tjintjelaar.  He is like a guru when it comes to architecture and long exposures. I know many of you already know his work and those that don’t will fall in love in love with it.  His work is something I aspire to be able to do and I plan work thinking of how he executes it. Shame he is in another country to me. There is a rawness to his images, they are devoid of distractions. When you look at his work there are lessons to be learned on what you should include and what you shouldn’t include. The work is about shape and form, and you look at the structure of the building. It is like an architects vision of what they thought the building would look like. His work is predominantly black and white. It strips away more of the distractions. It helps make the buildings beautiful, but also very simple, if that is the right way of putting it. Though …


Weekend Wanderings: Early Morning in the City

A couple of weeks ago I joined some other lovely ladies and we spent the morning taking photos along the Yarra River in Melbourne. The river was calm and clear.  It wasn’t mirror like, but still very nice and we managed to get some lovely reflections in the water along with some great colours.  It was a very peaceful morning. It was meant to be a Social Snappers Event, but many didn’t show up, so here is what they missed. It is a busy weekend for me, so I am just going to leave you with the photos today.  My weekend includes lots of photography, and I hope you are going to have a similar weekend.


Quiet Thursdays: Taking it Easy

Really that’s what I’ve been doing?  It is a very lazy day for me, I just don’t seem to be able to get myself motivated to do much.  It could be a thinking day, do you have those?  Days where all I want to do is think and work out some stuff. I have another article for the Digital Photography School being published early next week.  This one is on textures I believe, how to use them.  It is my first attempt at doing a tutorial for them, and it is something I need to work on.  I should be an expert at doing them by the time I am finished. I have some other things I want to write about, but I need to think about it first.  Have the ideas going around in my head for a while.  Work out what I really want to say, take some notes and then start the writing process. Today I have a couple of photos that have been on social media and were taken last Saturday at …


Weekend Wanderings: Snapping Along Bourke Street

One of the first Social Snappers events this year was into the city to photograph Bourke Street.  Last year was so good along Collins Street so I thought Bourke Street might be good to.  It started off well, but toward the other end, near Southern Cross Station, it wasn’t so good.  Still it was nice to wander and take photos. The weather wasn’t great, and the sky was bit washed out, so it was good to try and do some images that didn’t have the sky in it, which wasn’t always easy, but we managed.  It was a great day besides that, and I think everyone had a good time. We started at Parliament House, and we just walked around the steps and took lots of photos of the different features.  I have more photos in the gallery and there is a plaque there with some information on when it was built and such. Anyone who knows Melbourne knows about this place, especially if they like coffee.  It really is a Melbourne Institution.  Pellegrinis has …