Articles - Cityscapes

Cape Town and Table Mountain

During our short stay in Cape Town in October of 2012, during the first few days we could barely see the summit of Table Mountain, due to the 'Tablecloth' - a large formation of cloud which blankets the mountain. On this particular day, it was the first time we had an uninterrupted view of Table [ read more ]

Shalom from Tel Aviv

Shalom from Tel Aviv. Xenedette and I are in Israel for a few weeks. Tonight we headed to the Azrieli Centre in central Tel Aviv, where I shot this twilight cityscape looking south-west over Tel Aviv and towards the Mediterranean Sea. Unbelievable as it may sound, our time in Israel so far has been wet [ read more ]

High Above Sydney

This evening I had the opportunity to shoot images of Sydney at sunset and twilight from Centrepoint Tower - using my tripod. As I understand it, tripods are not normally permitted, but one of the guys from the Flickr group FOCUS, of which I am a part, made arrangements so that 20 of us could [ read more ]

A Busy Weekend of Shooting: Circular Quay and White Bay Power Station

I have had quite a busy, productive and pleasing weekend of photography. Saturday evening consisted of a single composition of Circular Quay at twilight.  Positioned on the steps of the Sydney Opera House, I shot this image of the Quay during blue hour: I was quite pleased with how this image turned out, in terms [ read more ]

Sydney Harbour from Above

This morning Xenedette and I took a very enjoyable seaplane flight over Sydney's northern beaches (as well as Sydney Harbour) with Sydney Seaplanes, departing in a De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver Mk 1 (VH-AQU) from Rose Bay in Sydney's eastern suburbs. Our flight path took us in a northerly direction along the northern beaches.  We [ read more ]

Sydney Skyline from Balmain East

I headed out this afternoon for a shoot (the first in a while). I wanted a cityscape, but not from one of the usual locations (eg, Sydney Cove) and not containing the usual subjects (ie, the Sydney Harbour Bride or Sydney Opera House).  After some recce at Balmain East on the weekend, we headed to [ read more ]