After finishing a real estate photography shoot last weekend i was driving home looking at the Perth skyline and clouds and made a last second decision to pull off the freeway and head to kings park to try and capture a decent Sunset and cliche Perth skyline photograph. I hadn't been up to photograph Perth's iconic skyline from the much visited viewing platforms at Kings park since the start of the Eliabeth Quay project began. Thinking it would be a good opportunity to update my Perth Stock Photography collection of standard landmarks, the sunset didn't turn out to be an award winning one. I'll post the final photo of the skyline in coming days.
However half an hour before sunset, the sun broke through the clouds while i was walking from the Kings Park car park. This photo of the Perth War Memorial and eternal flame was a result of fortunate timing. I've shot this same scene several times but particularly like the cloud reflection in the water on this one.
This was shot on my Canon 5D MK III, with the 24-105 Lens and with a Hoya Polariser filter to bring out the contrast in the sky. Shot on my Manfrotto Tripod the several second exposure has helped to hide people moving about in the distance.
The resulting RAW File was processed in Photoshop CS5 and had shadow detail brought out using the now Google owned Nik - Color Efex Pro filter.
Chris Bishop professional commercial, landscape & travel photographer based in Perth, Western Australia.