Articles - Cityscapes

The Importance of a Good Sky

Tuesday, 4th January, 2022

As any seasoned landscape photographer knows, the sky is a crucial ingredient in a dramatic and compelling landscape image. The sky is not often the actual subject in a scenic image, but it plays a substantial role. What is happening in the sky can vastly change the appearance of the light hitting the subject.  It [ read more ]

Farewell to 2021

Friday, 31st December, 2021

The year 2021 has, without a doubt, been my lowest year in terms of photographic output. In the final days of the year 2021, I decided to head to a favourite location in Pyrmont, in order to photograph the relatively new Crown Sydney skyscraper alongside the three skyscrapers which form International Towers in the Barangaroo [ read more ]

Magical Light in Perth

Tuesday, 15th January, 2019

Looking back, I have unfortunately neglected to write much here for the second half of 2018. Photographically, 2018 was not a big year. However, 2019 started off very nicely with a trip to Western Australia, in which we were based in Perth. This was a first-time experience, and naturally, I had a list of subjects and [ read more ]

My New Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM: Ideal for Cityscapes

Saturday, 13th January, 2018

Last week, I decided to buy a Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM lens. It was a lens I had entertained - but not seriously - adding to my rig. Until the addition of this lens, my two wide lenses consisted of my Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM  and Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM [ read more ]

Brisbane and South-East Queensland Visit - 2017

Saturday, 6th January, 2018

Late in 2017, we headed to Brisbane and south-east Queensland for the first time since 2013. It was high time to visit Dave and Lea, and engage in some photography, tomfoolery and shiraz consumption. On our first full day, we decided to head south-west to Queen Mary Falls, as there had been some recent rain in [ read more ]