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Weekend in Melbourne

vertical panned trees

I’ve been in Melbourne for the weekend with very little photography happening, but visited the 1140 gallery in Malvern which turns out to be the only gallery in Melbourne permanently exhibiting photography and is just just 500 metres up the road from my daughter Katie’s apartment! Some great fine art work by various artists I hadn’t heard of, all huge prints and priced from $3,000 to $10,000. They are working with Robert Besanko, who is in his 80’s and apparently famous, but I hadn’t heard of him, to release his work as limited edition prints and to stage an exhibition at the Sydney MCA in the next 2 years. So watch out for it, stunning work, follow the link.

I took some good waterfall images on the way to Melbourne, but they will require a bit of fine tuning before I show them here. Also played around with vertical panning of the camera on some trees which is really not so hard, about 1/8 th second exposure, the difficult part is panning smoothly. Guesswork required to know when to press the short, but just keep trying until you get something you like. I almost convinced Katie to put it on her wall as abstract art.

vertical panned trees

It looks really effective when split toned:

trees

Vertical panning split toned

She even liked this one of some dramatic clouds.

Clouds

Inverted split toned clouds

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