In March I was photographing down at South Bank Promenade, Melbourne on a Saturday night, when the weather was still pleasant enough to have dinner by the Yarra River. As always there were the street performers – Fire Twirlers, and as I found out, also a perfect photo opportunity to experiment with slow shutter speeds! Later in Photoshop I grayscaled the crowd and masked the performer into the spotlight.
Fire Twirler Black and White
It is ANZAC Day here in Australia and there are services all over the country remembering the young service men and women of the past and present who fought for our freedom.
I was at the dawn ANZAC service in Melbourne last year and captured a nice moment by the Eternal Flame:
Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand, and is commemorated by both countries on 25 April every year to honour members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli in Turkey during World War I. It now more broadly commemorates all those who died and served in military operations for their countries. Anzac Day is also observed in the Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa and Tonga. [Read the full Wikipedia article here]
ANZAC Day Melbourne Australia 2010 - Lest We Forget
Artie’s HDR photography has been the best inspiration I’ve had for my photography! Artie’s photographs always have perfect clarity and his post-processing work flow reaps great success, especially with ‘noise’ a large factor in HDR processing that troubles even the best photographers, whereas Artie shows no problem with his stunning shots :)
This shot consists of seven photographs, all stitched together to form a panorama of the Melbourne CBD. I was standing on the Southbank side of the Yarra River just in-front of South Gate Plaza.
Melbourne CBD by the Yarra River (Click to view larger)