Ian Cambourne  

City Abstract by Ian Cambourne

May 2020 - City Abstract

May 2020 - Ian Cambourne


About the Image(s)

Every few months a friend and I like to go for a wander around different parts of Sydney. This image was taken from a trip pre-virus in late 2019. On this day we were both hunting abstracts. It's quite amazing how two photographers can be in the same place looking for the same things, but manage to take vastly different images. From four hours we only shared about a handful of images that could be called similar. This was NOT one of those. I was captured by the glass, the angles and the shapes.
Taken on Sony a850; Sigma 70-300 (at 280); ISO 200; F6.3; 1/320; Pattern metering and hand held. Only minimal processing in PS: Auto colour; a touch of tonal contrast in NIK filters and a very slight crop.

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3 comments posted

Cyndy Doty   Cyndy Doty
Ian - Unusual building, to say the least, but I like your choice as an abstract. Your PP was very good. My only issue is that there is no focal point, my eye roams around the image without a place to land.   Posted: 05/05/2020 15:04:39

Jorn Holm-Pedersen   Jorn Holm-Pedersen
A very interesting building but I find the image rather confusing. As Cyndy I miss a focal point maybe a tighter cropping would have done it?   Posted: 05/09/2020 09:28:15

Jay Joseph   Jay Joseph
A great photo of the building. I really like how you captured the patterns, lines and reflections from the angle you took the photograph at. You did a nice job in post-processing to bring out the highlights of the building.   Posted: 05/14/2020 14:37:34