22 August 2018

Morning shadows update

Four years ago I wrote a post on morning shadows and I find that I'm still entranced by them. Here is a new photo and a re-processed old one.

The just-risen sun shines through some palm fronds which creates a soft, smokey feel to the image as well as the doubling of some of the lines noticeable on the bell strings.
Shadow play, Blacktown

Here's a re-processed version of the original flower shadow, but this time a lot darker and also a bit warmer. There's something about this dark, moody picture that I really like.
Shadow flower V dark, Blacktown

You can see more like these in the Others/Art gallery.

04 January 2018

Port Kembla

Steel works

I did my degree in Chemical Engineering and one of the courses involved a visit to the steel production facility at Port Kembla. I decided to go and visit the site to see if there was anything that would grab my photographic interest. I knew that I would be limited to what I could see from the perimeter of the site, but it was worth checking out. I discovered that the coke production plant is readily viewed from the street and I was taken with the steam and lights and colours and shapes.

Steel works at night 2, Port Kembla

Steam plume 3, Port Kembla

Windows at dawn, Port Kembla

Hill 60

While I was in Port Kembla looking for steel works photos I took the opportunity to drive around the area looking for other interesting places. I came across Hill 60 which has a lookout that provides a view of the coastline north and south of Port Kembla. I like the misty views that nearly blur the line between sea and sky.

Misty coast, Port Kembla

You can see more like these in the Others/City and Nature/Coastal galleries.