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14 Dec

Sculpture by the Sea 2011

In Uncategorized by pauldwade / December 14, 2011 / 0 Comments

Every year in around November the outdoor Sculpture by the Sea festival takes over the Bondi to Tamarama Coastal Walk with amazing, quirky, abstract and beautiful sculptures. I’ve missed it for the last couple of years but this time made the effort to get up at 5am and head down for a dawn shoot. Despite the early start there was already plenty of visitors and many photographers, probably because it was the last weekend.

Steel Dawn

I was hoping for a gorgeous sunrise as a backdrop but unfortunately some offshore fog prevented the sun from appearing. However the conditions did  provide a moodier feel and as the sun rose higher in the sky, shades of pink and orange started to appear in the clouds. One of the most popular sculptures was a giant tap (faucet for my American readers) facing the ocean, it required much patience to try and get images without anyone creeping into them.

Ocean Tap

I also took the opportunity to dabble with some handheld HDR. The image below was created using 5 handheld exposures and HDR Efex Pro.

Shoreline HDR

All of the images can be found in the set on Flickr, you can also buy selected prints, posters, greeting cards and more from my RedBubble portfolio. If there’s an image you love but it isn’t on RedBubble then just contact me and I’ll sort it out for you.

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.