Friday, 19 February 2010

Skywatch - Centrepoint


Centrepoint dominates the skyline of the city. Being such an obvious symbol of the city, it is a challenge to showcase it in a different light, so to speak. The lead image depicts the nightly migration of the Botanic Garden bat colony, thousands of them!


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34 comments:

jabblog said...

Indeed you have showcased it in a different light. Wonderful photographs but I particularly like the first with the birds flying about it. The view from the top must be stunning.

brattcat said...

Each of these images has its own distinct voice and together they tell a complex story about this tower.

Dina said...

You sure found some new angles here.

Are some of those birds bats?

lizziviggi said...

You've done a great job, though! I like the first one the best, but I'm a sucker for silhouettes. This tower reminds me a lot of our Space Needle.

Regina said...

Great skies and nice skyscrapers.
Well captured Julie.
Have a lovely weekend.
"SkyWatch"

Lois said...

It is amazing! I like all the birds in the first shot and the sky looks very dramatic.

Mary Ann said...

I'm also very fond of the first picture--I love all the colors in the clouds. You captured it so well.

Spiderdama said...

Just wonderful skies and skyscrapers!:-)

Gill - That British Woman said...

those are super shots, you can feel the height in those buildings

Gill in Canada

Julie said...

Dina (and others) all of those birds are bats. I have adjusted the text to indicate that this swarm is but just a small part of the nightly swarm which occurs just on sunset, currently 630 to about 830. The sky is awash with circling bats.

Riet said...

What great pictures and so interesting to know and see different parts of your world. I like your new picture.

J Bar said...

Terrific shots, especially the silhouettes. The one with the bats i sgreat but I really like the one with the Brett Whiteley matchsticks.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

fantastic shots...the first one is great.

Eaglesbrother said...

Great Captures.
I like the different points of view.

TheChieftess said...

my fav is the last one...

overtiredmum said...

Ace photos - not sure I would want to see the bats in real life. Love the last shot - am very envious of that fab blue sky xo

Pat and Bruce Caspersonn said...

Everyone likes the last one, me too. I think you must have a "fancy" camera.
Bruce.

Carolyn Ford said...

These are all soooo good! You have, indeed, captured various moods and light. The flight of the bats is awesome! One must feel small standing below those buildings while looking up with a camera!

ρομπερτ said...

Looks as if the birds where cleaning the sky.

Please have a nice Friday.

Unknown Mami said...

Wow!!! That's all I got...wow!

VioletSky said...

I love the sky in the first one, but the view of the tower int he second one is great. And the lines in the last one, reminds me a little of string art!

Vicki said...

Without a doubt, the top photo is the stand out one here. Everything about it is brilliant. Colour, art factor, composition, everything. Love it!

Ann said...

Really imaginative compositions, especially the one with the matchsticks. I walk past two of these locations all the time and those shots have never occurred to me.

Japa said...

Much effort invested on this impressive shots. Presented different perspective worthy of accolade.

Janet said...

I do like the cloudy sky filled with bats! My word, I would have thought they were birds, that's quite something! I love the contrast in colours in this one! And thanks for popping past my blog today! Glad to have met you and I will certainly visit yours again!

Joan Elizabeth said...

No matter how much an icon is photographed there is still a challenge for the next photographer ... I think you have captured something quite different with the first shot ... very nice indeed.

Ben said...

The first photograph is breathtaking mate! :) Seeing your interest in 'not the obvious' stuff, here is a competition you may be interested to participate in document through photographs - check out the Cabbie-oke karaoke going on in the streets of Sydney and Melbourne this weekend :)

Bill said...

Amazing to see a bat colony right in the middle of a big city. What's there to eat I wonder? As usual great photography, Julie.

diane said...

Its an interesting icon of Sydney. Great views from the top. You have a nice collection of shots with beaut skies.

marianne said...

lovely photos!

Serendipity said...

Those are great, I especially like the first one :)

JOE TODD said...

Fantastic skywatch and love the reflections in your next post

Mona Sweden http://fotoentusiastenfotoblogg.blogg.se said...

Great shots! I like the way you've photographed the Centerpoint in different angels and light. The first one is super. I've never seen bats flying about. That must be quite an experience.
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Kcalpesh said...

Marvelous structure. Beautifully captured! I find the structure very unique!