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I found myself confronted by a bright green cactus when arriving in the City of Perth. The $1 million dollar sculpture was designed by James Angus after winning an international competition. To be honest I’m not really a fan of it but I thought the structure could make some interesting photos. After wandering around the sculpture several times I decided to use the Velvia film simulation mode on my camera to compliment the scene.
The following three images were photographed from underneath the cactus
Moving on I covered one end of the city to the other capturing scenes as they crossed my camera’s lens.
The bright colours of the developing Perth Arena certainly photographed well with the Velvia film simulation mode. The blues just jumped out of the picture!
This photograph of the iconic His Majesty’s Theatre was converted to black and white as the gentleman’s shirt really helped centre this photo.
After lunch I found myself down a small alleyway looking at some interesting wall art – it was almost like being in Melbourne. I really think Perth needs more of this. What do you think?
Coming to the end of my journey I stumbled across this scene. Activating the drive menu on the camera I switched the setting to panoramic and set the direction to vertical. Pressing the camera’s shutter button I tilted the camera in an upward motion and captured this interesting shot.
I love the distortion the panoramic mode created as it really helps recreate the small lane way. I used split toning in Lightroom to give an overall warming tone to the image.
I ended the day with a street scene. There were some young skateboards trying some tricks by the post office when I noticed an old gentleman walking in their direction. I quickly set my composition and snapped away. For me this was certainly my favorite image of the day.
What was your favourite image?
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