Saturday, April 12, 2014

An Outing in the City

We have come to the City on another Photo Club expedition.  Our topic today is 'Letters and Numbers'.  It is very wet day but a few of us have braved the elements to try and take a few photos.  I’m not particularly inspired by this topic and

struggle to make a good start.  The lighting conditions and lack of a tripod also mean that my photos are not great.  It is Saturday evening and the city is full of wedding parties posing at strategic locations.

We get to practice a bit of wedding photography as the professional photographers are setting up their shots.  The brides are probably not impressed but they are in a public place…so we shoot away! 

The wedding parties seem to gravitate toward one particular laneway – the one with the art installation of birdcages.  As described on the website, the installation Forgotten Songs commemorates the songs of fifty birds once heard in central Sydney before they were gradually forced out of the city by European settlement. The calls, which filter down from the canopy of birdcages suspended above Angel Place, change as day shifts to night; the daytime birds' songs disappearing with the sun and those of the nocturnal birds which inhabited the area sounding into the evening.

My favourite photo of the day was taken when my eye caught the Harley Davidson’s parked opposite one of the hotels.  The bikes are beautiful and glisten in the rain.  The riders come out and I catch a photograph that I love…perfect for my letters and numbers assignment! 

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