For this image I tried something different. I used Lost & Taken’s texture “Etherial Stains 07” as the background then used my photo of the bullrush as an overlay in blending mode “hard light” at 90%. Usually I would use the texture as the overlay but here the texture was strong enough to enhance the bullrush shot which was mainly brown and grey muddy water and pretty boring.
24-70 @ 70mm f8 @ 1/640s ISO 100
Glen Reigh Railway Station is sadly, unused and showing the signs of vandalism, age, termite distruction and the effects of weathering. The main railway line between Sydney and Brisbane runs on the far side of the building, but everything this side (plus the building) is abandoned. An interesting look at times past and a fabulous spot to get lots and lots of textured images of rust, paint, wood, you get the idea.
Casio EX-Z1200 Point & Shoot
Looking up while having an early morning coffee in the city after a shower of rain. Everything looked so sparkly clean with the bright sky, and I loved the angle to the building which I couldn’t get from anywhere else.
This Friday’s little quilt on the theme of Architecture is all about the cityscape and how grey and uniform it has become.
24-70mm @ 40mm f8 @ 1/4000s ISO 100
Today is ANZAC Day in Australia. It is a national day of rememberance in Australia and New Zealand, originally commemorated by both countries on 25 April every year to honour the members of the Australian & New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli in the Ottoman Empire during World War I. It now more broadly commemorates all those who served and died in military operations for their countries.
There are many memorials throughout Australia, some like this one at Ramornie near Grafton, with long lists of the fallen inscribed on their surface. Many bearing the same surname. A dawn service of rememberance is held at many on this one day of the year. “At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them.”
24-70 @70mm f6.3 @ 1/50s ISO 200
Autumn leaves with a Shadow House Texture – “Worn thin 6” with blending mode “hard light” at 70%. I love how textures can make the background more interesting and at the same time tone it down so the intended focus is where you want it to be. And yes, it is Autumn in Australia.