Friday, May 30, 2014

Ascalon & St. George...


When I updated my camera last year I went with the Olympus OM-D E-M5.. can honestly say that I have no regrets, a sweet gem of a camera, check it out! So much lighter than the Pentax I humfffd around for years! Not an advert for Olympus btw :) just wanted to show you some of the in-camera features like the one above. The Sculpture in front of St. George's Cathedral called 'Ascalon'..  'in Medieval Romance, ‘Ascalon’ is the name of the lance used by St George to slay the dragon. Here, the lance is rendered as a monumental tube that emits a single beam of light into the heavens at night'.. must get back after dark to see that! Some may say it's the easy way out but it is a dramatic sculpture and if you want to highlight that immédiatement, voilà ! Friday oh yay! Enjoy, take care...
 The theme for City Daily Photo bloggers on June 1 is "Zest."


 

32 comments:

  1. Saw the heroic lance right away! Cool



    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
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  2. You have such beautiful art all over Perth. We have one really ugly one here--the winos use it as a urinal.

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  3. A nice contrast to the cathedral. I did visit Perth once and the cathedral [sans sculpture] is probably the way I still picture Perth in my mind. On the other hand, the more I see of your photos, the more astonished I am by the changes, and the more I think I should go and take another look. But I might have to stay longer because there is so much more to see!

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  4. This is terrific!! You do indeed have great art work in Perth!! I'm so glad you share it with us!! And I hope you have a great weekend!! Enjoy!!

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  5. Isn't digital photography fun. And when it first came out, I said the photos were awful (which they were) and that it would never work (oops!). I use mostly Nikon and one Canon. But Olympus always has made a great product.

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  6. Reminds me of the Unknown Photographer, Grace! Guess we maybe might need your help to find this? Looks awesome! Can I invite you for a cuppa in Feb next year to show us this one?

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  7. What a wonderful sculpture. And what a cool idea.

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  8. This is a gorgeous photo Grace! And sculpture!

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  9. Wow. What a magnificent sculpture. You should link this up to this weeks Friday My Town Shoot Out. The theme is sculptures and this fits perfectly.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  10. I don't know if the link worked our not, so here it is again: http://mytownshootout.blogspot.com/

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  11. Expressive image, interesting in terms of color.

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  12. I am thinking that you are feeling the same about your Olympus that I am feeling about that Nikon Coolpix I bought a couple of years ago. It does so much with having to constantly swap lenses and attach filters. And, it's light, I carry it everywhere. I'm even contemplating the newest model. They've added features and made the telephoto even more powerful. Easy way out?? Yes, and I'm worth it.
    Your photo today is gorgeous. I would love to see it at night!

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  13. I still miss using my Olympus OM1, those were the days, an OM1 loaded with plus-x.

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  14. I'm glad you explained the sculpture! The effect is great. I always use post-editing, never occurs to me to see what kind of of effects I can use straight from the camera.

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  15. Such a nice contrast between the sculpture and the church!

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  16. That's an interesting sculpture.

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  17. It is a fabulous sculpture the flowing lines are beautiful. I took a shot of it when I was in Perth (see link) but your camera and operator did a better job. I have friends with the Olympus and one of them is not happy with it but the other friend is
    http://diane-adventurebeforedementia.blogspot.com.au/2012/01/dull-day-in-perth.html

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  18. Do you watch My Kitchen Rules. we in New Zealand gets a telecast and I enjoy getting to know parts of Australia and their food.

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  19. What a great image, Grace. You grow by leaps and bounds.

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  20. Very cool and dramatic effect Grace. It is quite amazing what can be achieved with in camera presets. Oh ... I would love to see a night shot of Ascalon emitting its laser beam into the night sky. How neat that St George named his lance Ascalon. A bit like King Arthur and Excalibur. It gives the inanimate a personality and pride. You have a good weekend too Grace.

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  21. Great picture and story. Love the sky Grace look forward to a night shot..

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  22. What a beautiful dramatic sky! :)

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  23. Nice picture Grace! Looks like some foul weather was approaching.

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  24. What a dramatic image, Grace, I love the sculpture too!

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  25. This dramatic image is very amazing! Arianna

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  26. Oh wow Grace, this is one really, really gorgeous shot. The sculpture is amazing too.

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