Articles - Architecture

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A Getaway to Jenolan Caves

For the past few days, we have called this magnificent Edwardian hotel - Caves House- home; for we headed to Jenolan Caves, in the Blue Mountains, for a pre-Queen's Birthday long weekend getaway to reconnect with nature and give ourselves a much-needed break from the hustle and bustle of daily life in the big smoke... [more]

Hogsheads

This is the famous Cellar 20 in the Penfolds winery at Magill Estate, Adelaide. On the left are 30 hogsheads (300-litre oak barrels) of Grange 2013, which is undergoing barrel maturation in Quercus alba (American oak). On the right are American oak barrels containing Bin 389 cabernet shiraz.  These barrels were used for the 2012... [more]

Cellar 20

This is the famous tunnel at the end of Cellar 20, sitting 15 or so metres underneath the Penfolds Magill Estate winery in the eastern suburbs of Adelaide. This cellar contains thousands of bottles of premium Penfolds wines along the sides, as well as wooden display cases at the end of the tunnel, which exhibit... [more]

Penfolds Magill Estate Winery

During a trip to Adelaide this week, we visited the famous Penfolds Magill Estate winery in Magill, 10km east of Adelaide. Here is a view from outside: While photography is one of my loves in life, so is wine, and Penfolds produces some of my favourite red wines. During this visit, we were given a... [more]

The Changing Face of Sydney

I captured this twilight view of Sydney on 18/12/2013, which was the first photography outing for me in over six months. It has been an even longer time since I photographed the Sydney skyline, and the presence of a substantial number of cranes at Barangaroo, which is now a major development site, is testimony to... [more]

Re-visiting a Six-Year-Old Brisbane Cityscape

On a wet and cold Sunday, I decided to re-visit a six-year old image and process it quite differently. Firstly, here is the result: In this version, the distortion has been corrected, and the contrast is much less aggressive. As a point of comparison, here is the original version: Naturally the perspective correction resulted in... [more]

Last Night in London

This composition is a slightly different take on an earlier image I published, depicting Westminster Bridge, Elizabeth Tower and the Houses of Parliament in London. This was the last night of our fleeting five-day visit in May of 2013, so I have appropriately titled it Last Night in London. Rather than depicting the rich colours of... [more]

HDR Processing: A New and Effective Technique

It has been a while since I posted an article on post-processing, and having discovered a new, effective and pleasing technique just last month, now is a good time to discuss my learning and show my results. Hopefully readers will find value in what I am about to present, both in words and images. HDR... [more]