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Month: February 2017

The Flyer and the Flower

The Flyer and the Flower

The Flyer and the Flower

The Flyer and the Flower by Des Paroz on 500px.com

Made during our recent trip to Singapore, this image shows two of the iconic sights around the Downtown Core of this beautiful city.

On the left is the Singapore Flyer, the second largest ferris wheel in the world.

On the right is the fabulous ArtScience Museum, which was built to resemble the shape of a lotus flower. While we were there we particularly enjoyed the ‘NASA: A Human Journey’ exhibition.

The ArtScience Museum is part of the beautiful Marina Bay Sands area. In many ways the ArtScience Museum visually and functionally represents Singapore itself – a unique blend of modern science and traditional culture.

This image was made in the mid-afternoon, and a circular polariser was a key part of creating it.

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Tracks in the Wet

Tracks in the Wet

Tracks in the Wet

Tracks in the Wet by Des Paroz on 500px.com

Australia’s Northern Territory has two distinct seasons – the Wet (Oct-Mar) and the Dry (Apr-Sep).

The Dry Season features constantly blue skies, no clouds, and no rain. The Wet features some spectacular clouds, storms and lots of rain.

The Wet Season is also a brilliant time to make photographs out in the desert – the rains bring colours, like the vivid reds, greens and blues in this image.

The Top End is an incredibly remote place – it is quite literally hundreds of kilometres from other major towns, and thousands of kilometres from cities of any real size.

This image tells both these stories to me – the colours of the Wet Season and the isolation shown by the lonely railway tracks.

These tracks are used by ‘The Ghan’, a weekly train service between Darwin and the southern city of Adelaide – some 3,000km (1850 miles) away.

I created this image on my Panasonic Lumix GX7, using a Lee Filters polarising filter and a 3 stop GND to balance the mid-day light. A small amount of post processing was done in Luminar.