I was wandering around Darling Harbour the other weekend when I suddenly realised that my view wasn’t blocked by any hoarding or construction sites anymore. Finally all the work around the convention centre is complete!
I’ve always found something special about Sydney’s Darling Harbour.
We spend a lot of time worrying what people might think about who we are and what we do. If you want to create some kind of art, you get to worry about this on a whole new level. And then you start to lose sight of what is important to you, and why you started all this in the first place: to create things that you love.
Years ago, HDR meant something different to what it seems to mean now. HDR (High Dynamic Range) used to mean taking multiple shots of the same scene at different exposures and combining them into one image, bringing out more detail in the shadows and highlights.
Take, for example, this photo of a seat by the lake.
So this is already starting to have an effect. In the past, I’ve just kind of loaded up some photos that I thought were interesting and put them up on social media. Now I’m bearing in mind that I’m going to need to write a few words about them and why I chose them. I find that makes me put more thought into the photos I pick, and can cause a bit of stress. Then I realise I’m not very likely to actually give a serious description of the photo or the reasons behind it, and the stress goes away.