Monthly Archives: January 2019

sunday morning

I love walking.

I especially love going on long walks with my camera and taking photos of things that catch my eye.

Today I went for a long walk, which was wonderful. Here are some of the things I saw.

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The view from Alexandra Battery at 7am

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One of my street corner photos: Nicholas Drive & Churchill Avenue, 7.30 am

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A dead tree on Churchill Avenue and the moon

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Arts Lecture Theatre, University of Tasmania

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Arts Lecture Theatre, University of Tasmania

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Old Medical Sciences Building, University of Tasmania

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Agriculture Building, University of Tasmania

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Engineering Building (I think!), University of Tasmania

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Chemistry Building, University of Tasmania

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Last one from the street corners project: Sandy Bay Road & Princes Street, 10.11 am


tuesday sunrise

I normally go out for a walk at about 5am. This morning I was a bit later because I overslept. At this time of year, later means I get to see the sunrise.

The first thing I saw was this jetstream. I like how the approaching sunlight adds some colour to the jetstream.

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5:49 am, Canon 200D, EFS 18-55mm IS lens at 49mm, ISO 800, f/22, 1/60 sec, edited in Lightroom.

Four minutes later, the light had changed completely.

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5.53 am, Canon 200D, EFS 18-55mm IS lens at 55mm, ISO 800, f/5.6, 1/2000 sec, edited in Lightroom

I didn’t have to wait long for the sun to rise and I wanted to capture it before it had fully crossed the horizon.  This was my attempt.

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5.55 am, Canon 200D, EFS 18-55mm IS lens at 26mm, ISO 800, f/8.0, 1/1250 sec, edited in Lightroom

I love the rays of the sun that you can just make out in the image. There were very faint in the out-of-camera image and I wasn’t able to do a lot with them in processing, but they are there, very subtly.

I usually take my phone with me on my walks but after seeing the results with my camera today I’m going to start taking it along instead and learn more about what I can achieve with it.


blue days

I enjoy walking through Battery Point in the mornings. Two of my favourite buildings in Hobart are here.

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Empress Towers | 2 January 2019

Empress Towers was constructed in the 1960s and is Hobart’s tallest residential building. I believe it was intended to be the first of a series of taller residential blocks in Battery Point that never saw the light of day. It stands out from the smaller buildings in the area and is visible from many different vantage points. It gets wonderful light on the river-side first thing in the morning, as well as in the late afternoon when seen from the other direction. I love to photograph it from multiple angles, especially in the morning like today.

My second port of call is often the Silos Apartments, a complex which was constructed in 1951 to store grain waiting for export. It was converted to apartments in 2001. It’s another building that gets interesting light and has many moods to photograph.

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The Silos | 2 January 2019

Both of these buildings made several appearances in my 2018 black & white project and I’m sure they will feature in many more posts in future.