Ruth Benson, QPSA  

Sydney Opera House by Ruth Benson, QPSA

May 2020 - Sydney Opera House

About the Image(s)

“The Sydney Opera House is a much laboured photographic subject. This image is one of many interpretations.
The image was taken in April last 2019 on a very busy day. To focus on the sails and remove people and other distractions, I converted the image to monochrome and used a vignette to highlight the sails only. The problem areas in this image are the reflections of the sun, which I toned down, but they may need to be removed entirely”.

9 comments posted

Prasad Indulkar   Prasad Indulkar
Wow , My first impression was its a image of the scale Model of the structure. You have done a great job with editing .   Posted: 05/01/2020 21:27:09
Ruth Benson   Ruth Benson
Thank you Prasad. Where would we be without post processing tools!   Posted: 05/04/2020 21:36:50

Andrew Klein   Andrew Klein
As you said, an oft visited place with many photos taken, but this is truly unique and beautiful. Incredible. I might tone down the one "hot spot" just a bit more, but wow!   Posted: 05/02/2020 10:24:18
Ruth Benson   Ruth Benson
Thank you for your kind words Andrew. I have toned down the hot spots and it looks better now.   Posted: 05/04/2020 21:37:53

Kathleen Colligan
Wow- all the sharp details with all the running lines makes for a very striking photo. PSA's webinar this week was on "Understanding Black and White Photography" with Don Toothaker . This is a perfect example of what he was teaching using the contrasting tones and details .   Posted: 05/02/2020 11:39:56
Ruth Benson   Ruth Benson
Thank you for your kind words Kathleen.   Posted: 05/04/2020 21:38:33

Laurie McShane
Beautiful! I have pictures of our visit to Sydney as well, and it's so interesting how you've interpreted this. The black background really sets it off, and I love the texture on the tiles. It almost looks "other-worldly" to me.   Posted: 05/02/2020 13:30:53
Ruth Benson   Ruth Benson
Thank you for your kind words Laurie.   Posted: 05/04/2020 21:39:05

Amy Lu
Amazing! The light and shadow combine with the composition makes the image like a 3D.   Posted: 05/08/2020 22:40:42


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