Life on the Helix Bridge

The Helix Bridge in Singapore was designed by Cox Architecture and opened in early 2010. With a design inspired by the DNA Double Helix it completes the walkway around Marina Bay which has rapidly become the focus of tourism in Singapore.

For this shoot I decided to look not only at the architecture but also the people using the bridge and waterfront areas adjacent to it . Runners, tourists, maintenance workers, Buddhist Monks, artists ...

Lots more to come in the next few weeks from my time shooting in Singapore.

Chasing The Light

There is no doubt about it that the language of photography is an expression of light and how it shapes the things around us. For me the greatest of light of all is that full on afternoon sun striking the side of a building with a dark brooding sky in the background. Its a look that drew me into photography in the first place. I came across this a few weeks back on my way home from an exhausting shoot for a client. Although I was desperate to get home there was no way I was going to miss this opportunity. Taking off on foot through the city with trusty tilt shift and nifty fifty (Canon 24mm tilt shift + 5ds) I captured these images within the space of about 30 minutes before the clouds closed in and my day was over.

Townsville Recreational Boating Park

A recent shoot for DotDash - The Wayfinders

My mission - to capture the signage and "wayfinding" designed by DotDash from Brisbane. Their concept in part is based on International maritime signal and semaphore flags.

I always love a shoot that I can pick my times of day and make several visits to a project to capture the various moods and light. Of course this one was pretty easy to accomplish as the boating park is about 5 minutes drive from my home. There weren't as many boaties around as I was hoping for so I needed Amelia's help with her Mazda to provide the car tail lights in the carpark at just the right time.

Southern Coast of Victoria

A few of my images from our recent trip around the Southern Coast of Victoria. We bush walked through Wilson Promontory, spent New Years Eve in a lighthouse and "Crampervaned" down the Great Ocean Road.

I even managed to catch a few waves at Wye River and some Southern Ocean beauties at Port Fairy. The jetty break at Port Campbell was also looking pretty tasty. I was tempted to venture out alone till a local fisherman informed me about a 4.5 metre shark lurking around - not surprisingly my trusty kneeboard stayed dry on that particular day.

Very sad to see the bushfire destruction of what must have been some gorgeous holiday homes perched on the hills overlooking the ocean at Wye River. We arrived at Cumberland River campground on the same day that the road was opened up past Lorne. Amazingly the camp manager asked if we were planing on having a fire and would we like to buy some fire wood - are you kidding!!! - about 15 kms away over 100 homes were destroyed just a few short days ago. Apparently Cumberland River is one of the few campgrounds in Victoria that still allows open fires.

As usual I traveled with my little Fuji X100T and Canon Mkiii loaded with a 24mm TS-E II Tilt Shift lens. Bushwalking with that rig was a bit of a pain with regards to weight but well worth it once we stopped for a couple of days at the lighthouse. I might look at a pancake lens next time - even though I love the tilt shift lens its a heavy and bulky bit of gear taking up valuable space in my backpack.