Hidden Life of Water Collection
Murrays Bay Columns
Wharf and Sailboats
Tuesday 12 April 2011
There were a number of small boats sailing in the sea within view. I decided to soften the water, and turn the moving mass of sailboats into an abstract form, giving some visual balance to the wharf itself.
I found the look of this pole emerging from the middle of the sea water rather surprising. I wanted to transform this hard unyielding object and surrounds into a gentle scene of light and subtle textures.
Friday 20 March 2009
My main aim was to capture the water breaking onto rocks beside the wharf. The wharf itself was also captivating, a picture of two halves. Downstairs the criss-cross structure emerging from the water, a mixture of rough and smooth textures. Upstairs was the wharf building, with various points of interest such as the large trash bin.
Wednesday 1 April 2009
The subtle texture on the cylinder’s metalwork was appealing and I liked the welded seam rising spirally up the tube. Water was swirling around the base of the cylinder and I wanted to transform its movement into an abstract foundation.
Wednesday 6 May 2009
I was enchanted by this boat ramp emerging from rough water. The weathered surface of the timber ramp contrasted with the impelling water which I opted to portray in a in a misty look.
Wednesday 18 March 2009
I really liked the repetition of the diagonal structural elements under the wharf. With a ferry just departed I wanted to capture the water surging towards me, contrasting with the relative stillness behind.
Friday 5 February 2010
I loved the details in this waterfront stack of tyres. The dark tyres are quite distinct from the lighter tones and textures of the surrounding scenery. I chose to capture the enveloping water in a soft restful way.
I wanted to capture the dark textured tones and unyielding solidity of this post at the water's edge. I balanced this with a gentle rendition of the light-toned lapping water around its base.
Tuesday 9 November 2010
I love the patterns within the flow of the water around these structural posts, which themselves were appealing for their solidity and roughly textured surfaces.
Tuesday 7 April 2009
I was drawn to the texture of the harbour bridge support itself, and wanted to blur the water to give the impression of the support floating. I felt a square composition would compliment this image.
Harbour Bridge Support
Thursday 21 February 2008
I was attracted to this fountain memorial, wanting to capture the flowing water and the contrasting hard black metalwork of the fountain's horses. Unlike most of my photographs, where I try to sharply capture everything in view, I felt that the tree in the background (actually "Albert" the Moreton Bay fig tree, which I have also photographed) was distracting, so I have rendered this background in an unsharp way.
Thursday 4 August 2011
I wanted to create a dreamy feel with the water lapping up to wharf and beach. I noticed that at one particular viewpoint there was a glimpse of light coming through the end of the wharf. I liked the small lack of symmetry in the foreground wharf structure, and it was important to capture the textural quality of the foreground uprights.
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My vision was to photograph the wake behind a ferry as it left the ferry terminal, and sailed across the water to the city in the background. The camera captures the ghost of the ferry.