La Liberté éclairant le monde

The Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World; French: La Liberté éclairant le monde)

Adding a Little Drama to a Photograph (Good or Bad), sometimes its the part of Photography that I enjoy the most

the post processing trying to bring to life a scene that you have envisioned in your head of something you have dreamed of seeing all your life.

NY 1

The Statue of Liberty-Original

Excelsior

Steamer Excelsior-2

 

Walking around Mutton Cove South Australia

The Screw steamer Excelsior was built in 1897 by Gourlay Brothers of Dundee, Scotland.

The steel hulled vessel measured 131.0 feet (39.9 m) in length, 24.0 feet (7.3 m) breadth, 10.8 feet (3.3 m) depth and was 310 gross tons.

Steamer Excelsior Overlay

 

Ghostly Overlay of what the Screw Steamer may have looked back in 1897

Steamer Excelsior2-2

Steamer Excelsior3-2

 

Mutton Cove is an isolated and desolate area on the tip of the LeFevre Peninsula just 23 kilometres north west of Adelaide. It consists mainly of saltmarsh and is bounded by the sea and land

Searching

Train Tracks

Where to now

Follow the line

Fatigue excessive

Pressure

Stay on Track

Waiting

 Hopelessness Overwhelms

Despair

Contemplate !!……….NO

Stop

Find the colour

Return

Stay on track

Train

Port Elliot Station

(Port Elliot is a town in South Australia toward the eastern end of the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula. It is situated on the sheltered Horseshoe Bay)

The Moment

Bus

 

Just a moment in time

A fleeting glimpse

Was that you ?

Yes !

No !

For a short time I was back there again

A point in time

That arrives

Then vanishes

It never lasts

It’s just a moment

(Adelaide City Bus colour adjustments and glowing edge filter applied)

Quantitative

SeaShells

 

Are you continuous

Your energy defined

Discrete in variation

Transition different

Changes

Separate

I can not take your measurement

You are

Here

(Henley Beach South Australia)

Coffea

Coffee

Connoisseur

Barista 

Dialing in

 The shot

 The extraction

Flavour vital 

Anticipation 

First Cup of the Day

Dependent 

(Adelaide Central market)

cage d’escalier

Stairs3

 

Bridge the gap

One step at a time

Rise

Uninterrupted

Take Flight

Don’t look down

Don’t look back

Once at the top

Turn and survey

Your kingdom awaits

( Old Henley wooden stairs slowly disappearing and being replaced with steel, these old ones certainly have character )

(English translation of cage d’escalier (Stairs)

Venice of America

LA Venice

 

Venice, originally called “Venice of America,” was founded by tobacco millionaire Abbot Kinney in 1905

Venice Sign

LA Venice Boat

LA Canals

Attraction 

Miles of canals

Once condemned 

Slum by the sea

Rediscovered 

Now vibrant and eclectic

Sort after place to be

Venice of America

 

 

Beach Break

IMG_1101

Cultural

Obsession

Fluid motion

Graceful

Soulful Experience

Hanging Loose

(Manhattan Beach Photoshop filter (motion blur layer 1 45% layer 2 -45%) sepia tone)