Some long exposures from the Gold Coast with what has turned out to be a faulty filter by Firecrest. Thankfully the people at B+H in New York are sending me a replacement just in time for my upcoming trip to Japan in a few weeks time. It created these weird rings in the sky with any image shot at any aperture smaller than f5.6. Totally useless when I'm wanting to do 5 minute or longer exposures. Still a bit of heavy black and white + lots of grain in post has masked the worst of it. Lesson number one - always test out new gear before heading off for a shoot. Of course I know that - I simply didn't follow my own advice this time.
Came across this amazing building in Cairns recently. So many possibilities for creating images of the mirrored surfaces reflecting the surrounding trees, sky and clouds. I no doubt will be drawn to it on my next few trips to Cairns. Not surprisingly it won the "Building of the Year" - in the 2012 North QLD awards for Charles Wright Architects.