Last time Trey was here he held a photowalk in Sydney, there was a great turn up and it was great to meet Trey and have a chat with him. About a week ago he announced that he would fly into Sydney then drive to Melbourne for a photowalk, the photowalk was held last night and from what I can see from the images he had a great turn out there too! You can check out the images from his photowalk on G+ HERE.
Last year I spent a lot of time on the northern beaches of Sydney, for 2013 I thought I would head to the eastern suburbs more often. This is my first visit to the Eastern Suburbs and I decided to head to Coogee. This is Coogee Baths, and it was forecast to be a real scorcher in Sydney with temp’s reaching 43c, it was no surprise that by 6am the beach was starting to fill up… anyway, this is one I took of the baths at 541am (according to the clock on the Surf Club…
If you are, I have started a community called ‘on3legs’ – we have nearly 100 members already and hopefully it will keep growing steadily. You can chat, post pictures, ask for a critique or participate in the monthly photo comp… Why not come on over and check it out for yourself…
This is from a series of shots I took a while back, sometimes I go through my old files and find something I missed or maybe it didn’s appeal to me then… anyway… here it is!
A quick review… I stumbled across the HDR technique when looking for ideas for inspiration on the web, and once I looked a little deeper, Trey Ratcliff was the name that kept popping up. Little did I know but this guy is a world renowned (and very humble) HDR photographer with some of the best photo’s I had ever seen!
I was quick to check out all of his free stuff, including the free tutorial on his site. And whilst that got me and my photo’s part of the way there, it wasn’t enough to produce results like today’s daily pic. If you buy his HDR tutorial, you are getting to watch Trey Ratcliff processing photos for 11 hours, you see his techniques and tools. In addition, you get his insights into how he composes a photo and his thought process behind an image. Overall, this would be the best $97 I have ever spent on photography, and if you’re keen on producing high quality HDR results, I can recommend you head over to stuckincustoms.com and buy his tutorial.
If you do get Trey’s HDR tutorial you will understand why I have named this the LONELY lathe…. He loves to give all of his pics funny emotive names and I think it’s kind of cool… anyway, the daily pic is from the recent google + walk I went on. This is an old lathe in the machine workshop on Cockatoo Island. Enjoy!
This was one of the first Pics I managed to grab when on the google plus cockatoo island photowalk. After seeing how Trey Ratcliff uses water to create a dynamic reflection is his photos I thought it was the perfect opportunity to try it myself. I am really happy with the result and this has become one of my favourite pics… you can almost see a story in this picture, the rust has really started to set into the crane and you just know it has done a lot of work over the years.