Chalk Sticks_Melbourne_Australia


Canon 5D camera with Canon 24mm f1.4 L series USM lens Canon 5D camera with Canon 24mm f1.4 L series Aspherical lens

Architectural delights like these columns, known to locals as the 'chalk sticks', are great fun to photograph. Situated at the beginning of the Tullamarine Freeway in Melbourne, Victoria these columns are particularly colourful against a brilliant blue sky. Perhaps it’s the sheer simplicity of these structures that makes them so successful. They are both a wonderful welcome and farewell from the city of Melbourne for folks coming to and from Tullamarine International Airport.

I employed a Polarising filer to enhance overall color saturation and deepen (darken) the color of the blue sky. Further enhancements to color and contrast were achieved in Adobe Lightroom 2 and Adobe Photoshop CS3.

I hope you enjoy the image and that it inspires you to get out and about and make the most of the light, regardless of the weather you’re experiencing, in your own neck of the woods.

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Glenn Guy, Blue Sky Photography
Glenn Guy