Monochrome – Steps to There…

This is actually just a quick location test shot for a longer term personal project I’m working on (more about this later :)) which I took the other day when walking past this spot. I only had the 35mm prime on the camera at the time but I was happy with this composition and the resultant monochrome conversion of what was ostensibly a test frame.

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Steps to There

Steps to There

NIKON D600 + 35.0 mm f/1.4 @ 35 mm, 1/1000 sec at f/5.6, ISO 100

Victorian Curves – QVB…

Handheld with the dreamy Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art lens in the QVB when I was out in the city shopping with my girls the other day.

Victorian Curves

Victorian Curves

NIKON D600 + 35.0 mm f/1.4 @ 35 mm, 1/40 sec at f/4, ISO 160

Street @ 85…

A little lunchtime street photography wandering with the 85/1.4…

I was diggin’ the interplay of light and shadow, reflection, lines and form on the new ANZ corporate building here in the CBD

It’s about Light

It's about Light

NIKON D600 + 85.0 mm f/1.4 @ 85 mm, 1/500 sec at f/8, ISO 100

Sydney Street Photowalk…

A lunchtime CBD photowalk with some friends from the G+ community.

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An interesting looking eating establishment in Chinatown

Old Town

Old Town

NIKON D600 + 20.0 mm f/2.8 @ 20 mm, 1/25 sec at f/2.8, ISO 100

Caffeine

Caffeine

NIKON D600 + 20.0 mm f/2.8 @ 20 mm, 1/20 sec at f/4, ISO 450

and a little handheld wide angle stuff at the end of the day on the way home – an interesting view looking up through the porthole in the building up at the skyscrapers towering above

Porthole

Porthole

NIKON D600 + 20.0 mm f/2.8 @ 20 mm, 1/50 sec at f/5, ISO 100

Sydney CBD Photowalk…

I joined the SydCBD G+ Community for another lunchtime photowalk. We met up at the Town Hall Steps and then took a walk down Castlereigh St towards Martin Place. I travelled light and just brought the camera with the spectacular new Sigma 35/1.4 onboard.

When we arrived at the Town Hall we were greeted with a small but somewhat attention gathering protest – presumably against the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival which was starting here later that night.

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I think I was on a bit of a patterns and shapes bent on this walk – most of my photos were of abstract things – maybe it was the fixed 35mm or maybe I’m just wired that way 🙂

Shadow Art

Shadow Art

NIKON D7000 + 35.0 mm f/1.4 @ 35 mm, 1/250 sec at f/8, ISO 100

Ripples

Ripples

NIKON D7000 + 35.0 mm f/1.4 @ 35 mm, 1/80 sec at f/8, ISO 100

Our illustrious walk organiser Ali – shot wide open at f/1.4

Ali

Ali

NIKON D7000 + 35.0 mm f/1.4 @ 35 mm, 1/320 sec at f/1.4, ISO 100

Prada

Prada

NIKON D7000 + 35.0 mm f/1.4 @ 35 mm, 1/80 sec at f/1.4, ISO 100

and finally these backlit glass windows had these fascinating contoured patterns in them

Golden Contours

Golden Contours

NIKON D7000 + 35.0 mm f/1.4 @ 35 mm, 1/80 sec at f/3.2, ISO 100