On the day I bought my new Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II lens, I had planned a shoot for that evening.
Just before Christmas, we were around the King Street and Barangaroo area, and it was the first time I had seen the new skyscrapers since development concluded.
Looking up, I spotted some interestiong compositions, looking towards the sky, with the sleek and sharp lines of the skyscrapers forming the contrasting subject. I captured some quick reference shots with my phone’s camera. It was a place to which I wanted to return at twilight, for a proper photoshoot.
On the evening of 12 January, 2017, I achieved what I set out to achieve.
This ultra-wide view of the new skyscrapers at Barangaroo is my first serious image captured with my new Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM lens.
Barangaroo Towers at Twilight
I had purchased the lens merely a few hours before I shot this scene, and after a nice dinner, we headed to Barangaroo, where I had planned to shoot some quirky architectural images during tblue hour.
I am pleased with both the lens, and the images I captured during this summer twilight at Sydney‘s newest entertainment precinct.
After shooting this image, I re-composed.
Here is a view along Mercantile Walk in Barangaroo, west of the Sydney CBD, showing the towering skycrapers which are now the tallest in Sydney.
This image was captured with the ultra-wide 14mm focal length, which depicts an expansive view from the ground to the sky.
As the night wore on, I captured my final view a little further north of my original location.
To the Sky
This series of images signals for me new photographic study, which I had wanted to commence quite some time ago, but never got around to doing due to life being, well, life.
A new lens purchase and a recent visit to an excellent photographic location was what it took to finally inspire me to embark upon a series of striking architectural images of Sydney‘s skyscrapers, using an ultra-wide lens and extremely quirky, distortion-laden angles.
I am looking forward to exploring this style of photography more, and my new lens has certainly provided some much-needed inspiration.