Monday, 9 February 2015

ANZAC War Memorial, Sydney Australia



"The ANZAC War Memorial, completed in 1934, is the main commemorative military monument of Sydney, Australia. It was designed by C. Bruce Dellit, with the exterior adorned with monumental figural reliefs and sculptures by Rayner Hoff." Wikipedia accessed January 2015

The Memorial is initially dedicated to the first New South Welshmen involvements in the first world war. However in 1984 the building become a place to commemorate all the men and women servings in all the wars.

The architecture is unique in Sydney and it is the end of the ANZAC march on ANZAC Day. If you into street photography this is the day that you have to take out your camera and documenting the events. Please use a camera smaller camera. It is disrespectful to point a big zoom lens in the ANZAC faces. Another great reason to go into mirror-less I reckon and why would you want to use a big telephoto zoom lens for street photography?

I have seen photos of the Memorial during the day and it is okay. You can still get the reflections from the Reflections Pool during daylight, however, if you want to have the lights of the city then blue hour is what you have to shoot the Memorial. So much more drama to the photo.

I didn't have a wide angle lens at the the time and I have to took to two shots to get everything in. Photoshop is so much easy to merge photos that I don't hesitate to merge photos later. Also I was using a table tripod, which mean my angle on the shot is very low. I wish I could capture the whole reflections but the tripod didn't let me. Yeah I used cheap Chinese made one, I don't any more. Table tripod is great and no more excuses to not having a tripod with you all the time.