Syndey Facades

A week in Sydney and I couldn’t get enough of it. It was a memorable trip for my camera 😉 – I took over 1000 photographs during the visit. There are pros and cons to taking a lot of photos. Pros – you tend not to miss. I would rather have more than less when it comes to photos. As you take a shot, the lighting could vary and will get you a different view from the previous. Cons – too much space taken; have to have at least a spare memory card; need to clean up a lot later – so a lot of work. After I came back home, I deleted over 50% of the photos because many were similar, poor shots, poor lighting, etc, etc. I wanted to highlight taking photographs of facades.

16-Feb-2013 22:52, Canon Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS, 8.0, 28.0mm, 0.005 sec, ISO 200
16-Feb-2013 21:07, Canon Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS, 4.0, 121.0mm, 0.003 sec, ISO 200

A Facade, by definition, is the exterior of a building but not always the front. The facade has a lot of focus in architecture – obviously it is first in the list to make those first impressions, hence the focus. When you travel, here is a tip – don’t always focus on people or landscape. Take shots that bring out the facades – variety in facades make the album very interesting. After all, a city is about its buildings and facades and architecture. Try to take photos of buildings at different times of the day, the early mornings and late evenings being the best times. The afternoons, when the sun is high and bright, tends to wash away the details.

18-Feb-2013 10:04, Canon Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS, 8.0, 200.0mm, 0.003 sec, ISO 200
16-Feb-2013 22:19, Canon Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS, 4.0, 70.0mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 200
18-Feb-2013 15:47, Canon Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS, 8.0, 49.0mm, 0.077 sec, ISO 800
16-Feb-2013 22:42, Canon Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS, 4.0, 70.0mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 200

See a slide show of some of the facade-scapes..

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