Following in the footsteps of previous un-destination articles, it occurred to me, I often plan and sometimes travel hours or days to visit and shoot far away places, so why not stay put and showcase my own city “A Place I’ve called home” for many years; Sydney.
For those new to the thread, a quick recap: un-destination is a concept initiated by Pascal and Philippe, which hinges on 3 main principles :
• Beautiful in its own way – tick
• Out of the beaten path for all but local togs – tick
• Challenging, because of its lack of iconic features – no
Well, 2 out of 3 aren’t bad, for me to include Sydney in this series. I’m not sure how Pascal and Philippe will take to me highjacking and manipulating their genre!
Sydney has a few iconic structures worth pointing the camera at for a shot.
Having the ocean on the eastern coast does make it rather special, especially if you are partial to shooting seascapes, no shots of Bondi Beach I’m afraid.
Authentic Australian bush can be found within 60 minutes drive of the Sydney CBD.
Sydney is a very cosmopolitan city; our restaurants and cafes sometimes participate in the celebration of the national days of other countries.
The city is famous for this bridge but has many more just as worthy to view, walk over and photograph of course. I’m very partial to nights shots of this genre as they’re stand out.
Being only a relative new country of a little over 200 years since European settlement our architecture is mostly modern, with a smattering of early colonial buildings.
and course modern architectural marvels.
Vivid is something that happens in June, annually, where building have images projected on them, its something I stay away from now due to the crowds, and photography and getting the shot is difficult.
Under the bridge is a great place to view North Sydney from.
Looking up gives you a different perspective.
A challenge I always set myself when travelling and photographing is to endeavour to shoot an iconic structure in a manner that others will still recognise it, but it’s not a postcard. I must admit I borrowed this idea from Joe McNally.
Well, that’s a few shots of my Sydney, a place I call home. Some people refer to Australia as a Lucky Country I just prefer to just call it home (sorry Peter Allen). Apologies to those that have take the time to read some of my previous articles a few photos from them have found there way into this one.
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