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Project – Black and White Architectural Long Exposures…

by on Jan.07, 2014, under Life, Photography

I’m embarking on a new photographic project with a group of local photographers (titled Parallaxis) – each working toward a combined goal to produce a body of work to present at an exhibition together. Our work for this project is centred around a fairly open ended theme titled “Odyssey”.

My personal take on the theme is to depict scenes showing the passage of natural time juxtaposed against unyielding man-made static objects. I aim to produce a body of work centred around very simplified views of sharply defined man made structures (essentially buildings, etc) set in a long exposure scene where the motion of natural objects show the motion of time – in most cases I expect this to be the streaking of moving clouds or water over many minutes. I plan to find and shoot the subjects and process to monochrome over the next six to twelve months.

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger – so click any of the images below to see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer.

The following are my first two test shots to give an idea of my thinking. I likely wont be able to get a consistent monochrome conversion, crop or compositional style till I’ve shot quite a number of potential images and get a feel for what will work best (together) but I am interested in your feedback on either/both the concept in general and the samples (compositionally and processing)

Chatswood Concourse Building, Sydney, NSW, Australia


NIKON D600 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 19 mm, 113 sec at f/11, ISO 100

Lines and Curves
Chatswood Concourse Building, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Lines and Curves

NIKON D600 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 19 mm, 92 sec at f/11, ISO 100

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