Archive for 2010

18 Sep

365:2010 – August Highlights

In Uncategorized by pauldwade / September 18, 2010 / 0 Comments

Here are my highlights from my birthday month of August which, looking back, seems to have been a pretty good month, there were too many to choose from if I say so myself! Remember if you want to see more of 365:2010 you can visit the set on Flickr, if you have a Facebook account you can become a fan and get the latest photo posted daily to your news feed.

Concrete Curves

CONCRETE CURVES
Underside of a section of the MLC Centre, Martin Place, Sydney. Sat 7 Aug

Laneway

LANEWAY
Afternoon sun illuminates a Darlinghurst laneway late afternoon. Mon 9 Aug

Lindor

LINDOR
One of my favourite chocolate treats, Lindt Lindor. There are a few Lindt cafes in Sydney and you can get the full range with all sorts of great flavours like raspberry, cookies and cream, peppermint, and more! Tue 17 Aug

Iris

IRIS
When you can’t find anything else to photograph there’s always yourself. Created using my iPhone and a loupe. Mon 23 Aug

Boardwalk Snooze

BOARDWALK SNOOZE
One way to pass a lunch hour is to take a snooze in the sun. Tue 24 Aug

Neon

NEON
One of Sydney’s most famous landmarks, this neon Coke sign on Darlinghurst Rd, Kings Cross, has stood since 1976 in various guises. Wed 25 Aug

Straws

STRAWS
Brightly coloured party straws all in a row. Sun 29 Aug

02 Sep

365:2010 – July Highlights

In Uncategorized by pauldwade / September 2, 2010 / 0 Comments

Running behind as always here are my highlights from the 365:2010 project for July. Remember if you want to see more of 365:2010 you can visit the set on Flickr, if you have a Facebook account you can become a fan and get the latest photo posted daily to your news feed.

MoS

MoS
Sunlight creates a mirror image in the entrance to the Museum of Sydney. Thu 1 Jul

Wet Bench

WET BENCH
A little bit of rain helps colours pop out in photos, here some orange peel and a newspaper are discarded on a long row of empty benches (see how the armrests continue into the distance) in Wynyard Park. Fri 9 Jul

Walking Through Triangles

WALKING THROUGH TRIANGLES
Underneath the Plaza Building, Australia Square. Tue 13 Jul

Shades of Escher

SHADES OF ESCHER
Fire stairwell in my office building drops into the abyss, reminding me of the drawings of M.C.Escher. Tue 20 Jul

Grater

GRATER
Watch your fingers! Wed 28 Jul

Interlocking

INTERLOCKING
Wall feature of interlocking timber sections in the Piccadilly shopping centre food court, Sydney CBD. Fri 30 Jul

21 Jul

365:2010 – June Highlights and the big 200

In Uncategorized by pauldwade / July 21, 2010 / 0 Comments

The 365:2010 project hit the big 200 milestone on Monday 19th July. Unfortunately the event completely passed me by as it was a working day and I didn’t even notice! The next biggie is 300 which falls on October 27th, I’ll try and remember that one.

So here are my highlights from all the images taken in June. Remember if you want to see more of 365:2010 you can visit the set on Flickr, if you have a Facebook account you can become a fan and get the latest photo posted daily to your news feed.

Cotton

COTTON
I love finding colourful displays like this, racks of cotton reel in Lincraft. Tue 1 Jun

Rainy Day Blues

RAINY DAY BLUES
Looking up through a rain covered glass building entrance canopy.

Toadstool

TOADSTOOL
This fairy tale like toadstool was sitting in a small cluster of them in Centennial Park.

Big Red Tomatoes

BIG RED TOMATOES
Cute little display of squeezy tomato ketchup dispensers in a kitchen accessories store.

Sink Reflection

SINK REFLECTION
White sinks, chrome taps, mirrors, black and white = good combination.

Under the Clocks

UNDER THE CLOCKS
I couldn’t visit Melbourne without including an image of the famous entrance to Flinder’s Street Station. Many locals and visitors meet under the clocks.

Mystery Lift

MYSTERY LIFT
Where exactly am I going to get off in this lift? Into a spaceship? Into infinity (and beyond)? Into a Star Wars Tie Fighter?? Or perhaps I just exceeded the weight limit.

06 Jul

EOS Festival of Photography

In Uncategorized by pauldwade / July 6, 2010 / 0 Comments

Over the weekend I visited a couple of exhibitions which are part of Canon’s EOS Festival of Photography currently running in Sydney. Firstly, ‘Photos 1440‘ is an exhibition of images taken by Sydney Morning Herald photographers. 1440 represents the number of minutes in a day, though I’m pretty certain there aren’t that many images on display. A slideshow with a selection of images can be seen on the SMH site. Here’s one of my favourite images, taken by Dominic Postiglione:

Secondly was the ‘World Press Photo 2010‘, an exhibition I visit every year. It celebrates the best in photojournalism from around the world and features an amazing selection of images, some confronting. If you can’t make it to a city holding the exhibition you can view all the winners on the WPP site. Both exhibitions are on at the State Library of NSW with Photos1440 running until August 1st, and WPP10 finishing on July 25th. Here’s one of my favourites from the WPP, an amazing capture of a Stealth Bomber doing a flyover at the 95th Rose Bowl game, by Mark Holtzman:

13 Jun

365:2010 – May Highlights

In Uncategorized by pauldwade / June 13, 2010 / 0 Comments

Month number 5 is done and dusted and here are my favourites from May. Remember if you want to see more of 365:2010 you can visit the set on Flickr, if you have a Facebook account you can become a fan and get the latest photo posted daily to your news feed.

Coco

COCO
Shoppers pass by the bright and colour facade of the Chanel store in Westfield Bondi Junction.

Sun Shaft

SUN SHAFT
Shafts of sunlight highlight a number of Sydney landmarks against a dark sky; left to right; tip of the Perpetual building, MLC centre, Sydney Tower, Commonwealth Bank, AWA building. Converted using the Magazine filter in the Camera Bag app on iPhone.

Autumn Leaf

AUTUMN LEAF
A single leaf lies on the wet steps outside the Cook & Philip Park Pool.

Peel

PEEL
Love the colours on this close up shot of mandarin peel, converted using the Colourcross filter in the Camera Bag app on iPhone.

Lunch Break

LUNCH BREAK
Office workers sit around a fountain in the Australia Square complex during their lunch break.

4x3D

4x3D
There’s a 3D craze happening right now, it’ll pass I’m sure, in the meantime I played with my newest iPhone app, Quad Camera, with these retro 3D glasses.

02 Jun

Citrusy Fresh!

In Uncategorized by pauldwade / June 2, 2010 / 0 Comments

Citrus Orange 2

Over a dull, cloudy and occasionally rainy weekend I setup a little home project to take some close-up macro shots of citrus fruit in soda water. That may sound a little strange but the bright colours and bubbles can make for some interesting images:

Citrus Lemon & Lime 2

All the images from the set can be viewed on Flickr, feel free to leave comments!

20 May

365:2010 – April Highlights

In Uncategorized by pauldwade / May 20, 2010 / 0 Comments

Running a bit late as usual but here are what I think are the highlights of the 365:2010 project posted in April. Remember if you want to see more of 365:2010 you can visit the set on Flickr, if you have a Facebook account you can become a fan and get the latest photo posted daily to your news feed.

Steel & Heels

STEEL & HEELS
Quite cool what you can capture if you look down, given a nice effect using the Helga filter in Camera Bag.

Underground

UNDERGROUND
Funky light display on the walls of the Underground club in the basement of the Oxford Hotel, Oxford St.

100

100
I celebrated the one hundreth image this year by taking these 9 shots in the one day and creating the 100 montage.

Foggy Morn

FOGGY MORN
Fog descended on Sydney one morning, causing this overpass to disappear into the mist.

Up or Down

UP OR DOWN
Shoppers at the newly opened Mid City Centre in Sydney walk up and down the steps and escalators.

06 Apr

365:2010 – March Highlights

In Uncategorized by pauldwade / April 6, 2010 / 0 Comments

So that’s month number 3 finished and here are my favourite images from 365:2010 in March:

Pink Star

PINK STAR
Nice little graphic image painted on the front of a store in Surry Hills

Sunday Morning Swim

SUNDAY MORNING SWIM
When I can on a Sunday morning I visit the Andrew (Boy) Charlton pool in the domain and do a few lengths. The image effect was created using the Hipstamatic app on my iPhone.

UFO

UFO
The Hipstamatic app transforms a light fitting at work into a flying saucer.

Luna Lights

LUNA LIGHTS
Took this image after a work party over at Luna Park, used the Helga filter from the Camera Bag app to give it a flatter tonal quality and make the lights stand out.

Silver Sculpture

SILVER SCULPTURE
Another image from a visit to Boy Charlton where this sculpture features on the harbour shoreline. Converted using the PSMobile app.

If you want to see more of 365:2010 you can visit the set on Flickr and if you have a Facebook account you can become a fan and get the latest photo posted daily to your news feed.

17 Mar

365:2010 – February Highlights

In Uncategorized by pauldwade / March 17, 2010 / 0 Comments

Catch up post number two, it got a bit tougher to get the inspiration on some days in the second month which was a bit of a worry as there’s 10 more to go! However every day I still managed to find something to photograph. Here are my favourite images from 365:2010 in Feb:

Stir Stick Flower

STIR STICK FLOWERS
This collection of drink sticks looked like some blossoming wooden flower, taken at work with my iPhone.

Pastels

PASTELS
Beautifully colourful range of pastels on display in an art store, taken with my iPhone.

Heels

HEELS
Loved the lighting and that they’re all heading in a different direction with the heel of their back leg off the floor, taken with my iPhone and converted using PS Mobile.

Cold

COLD
Picture of the cold tap on my bathroom sink, taken with my Panasonic Lumix FX38 and enhanced in Photoshop CS3

If you want to see more of 365:2010 you can visit the set on Flickr and if you have a Facebook account you can become a fan and get the photo posted daily to your news feed.

17 Mar

365:2010 – January Highlights

In Uncategorized by pauldwade / March 17, 2010 / 0 Comments

So I’m now playing catchup a bit as I’m already into the 76th day of 365:2010. For those that don’t know it’s the simple premise of taking a photo every day, though the rules I have imposed on myself is that the image must have been taken and uploaded on the date,  no using old images allowed! So here are my favourite images from January:

Absolut Sequins

ABSOLUT SEQUINS
Still life taken indoors with a simple table lamp and my Sony DSLR

Lamp Shadows

LAMP SHADOWS
Simple photo of a floor lamp in my lounge, tinted and softened using the PS Mobile iPhone app

Cages in the Sky

CAGES IN THE SKY
A laneway art installation of George St, taken with my iPhone

Criss Cross Clouds

CRISS CROSS CLOUDS
Reflection of the sky in the new Macquarie Building down in the King St Wharf area, taken with my iPhone.

If you want to see more of 365:2010 you can visit the set on Flickr and if you have a Facebook account you can become a fan and get the photo posted daily to your news feed.