Friday, 19 February 2016


A futuristic suburb is springing up in Sydney called Barangaroo. It's near old part of Sydney called The Rocks. The futuristic glass towers  or even the stark white towers should clash with the sandstone cottages of our earliest settlement but somehow they don't.

I'm off to class today to learn about editing photos. I am of the 'keep it subtle' school, but even so there are magical things that can be done and I want to learn them all.

Have a good weekend,


  1. Pass on the tips you learn. :-)

  2. I didn't know about this new suburb - so interesting! Have a great day in Sydney town.

  3. Very nice indeed - it is very fine area. Well done and I hope you have enjoyed the class!

  4. Yes Icould do with a few tips. Have a lovely weekend.

  5. Thanks guys.
    Revrunner - where do I start? The main thing I took away with me from yesterday was that I was underutilising the ISO settings for fear of going 'grainy' when my camera can cope with much more. I also learnt that when shooting in RAW but have your setting to monochrome you see B&W on your camera monitor but you can process in B & W or colour if you want to. Also that you can refine your monochrome settings in camera to enhance the reds and get sharper post processing contrast. I could go on, so many concepts! Next week the class is taking place in a working shipyard in Sydney that I had never heard of before. As for editing I am now getting used to hopping between PS and Lightroom. Lightroom is a Pandora's box for me. I hardly know it at all. My head is reeling but in a good way. Phew.

    Margaret - The more we know the more we realise there is to know, don't we?

    Patricia - North of King Street Wharf what used to be an industrial/shipping area is transforming into a precinct called 'Barangaroo'. More towers are going up by the minute but it's all integrated with a new tourist-friendly-shiny-parks and shopping areas. I saw the plans! Last week's 'Imagine' sculpture was along the way.
    I've added a few more photos to this post.
    visualnorway - I wish I knew you'd been in town. I am glad you had a great time in Australia.

    1. Thank you for the extra pictures Val - another interesting place for us to visit next time we go to Sydney.

    2. Thank you Valerie - We had only four days in Sydney (including Australia Day) - and we enjoyed it all! But if I get another chance ... ;-)

  6. great photos...interesting buildings!

  7. You photos make strong feeling. They are so dynamic with the perspective, so deep...