Rainy Reflections at Darling Harbour

Broken Screen

Well, I managed to somehow crack my LCD window on the camera a few weeks back.  After some research online, it didn’t seem to be quite the conundrum that I had fretted.  I called up Nikon, ordered a piece of replacement glass and a new piece of special tape that would line the housing, and using an X-acto knife pried the old glass and tape out, and viola, good as new!

Rainy Reflections at Darling Harbour

Even though my shoes ended up soaking wet, and it was colder out than would have been enjoyable, the way the lights and colors reflected off all the shining surfaces kind of evened it out. The rain didn’t stop Darling Harbour as being a bustle of activity this winter evening.

When the stars line up
And you catch a good break
People think you’re lucky
But you know its grace
It can happen so fast
Or a little bit late
Timing is everything

Darling Harbour Australia William Woodward

 

 

Sydney Maritime

Sydney Maritime

Continuing the theme of monochrome week, a full black and white depiction of a view that may seem a bit strange in what one would normally seek in Sydney. The HMAS Vampire was the third of three Australian built Daring class destroyers to serve the Royal Australian Navy being completed in 1959.  She served the RAN for over 20 years, and was finally decommissioned in 1986 and docked at the Australian National Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour.  Several smaller Navy ships join the museum, as well as the fully restored James Craig, built in 1874 (the one that looks like a pirate ship in the background).

Sydney Maritime William Woodward
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Ferris Wheels and Fountains

Ferris Wheels and Fountains

I really enjoy this photo.  Taken on a rainy evening at Darling Harbour, Sydney, the photo offered me some interesting challenges.  As I didn’t think to wait until the ride was loading/unloading, the wheel was actually turning through all 3 of my pictures that make up this HDR.  This poses a bit of a predicament for the software, because it doesn’t know what to do with the parts of the photo that have moved farther than it can compensate for.  So this game me a good bit of practice with dealing with “ghosting” which is the industry word for what I was describing.  Anyways, here it is.

Wheels & Fountains NSW William Woodward