This just happens to be one of my favourite places….Sydney, Australia and the photo I took some time ago remains one of my personal favourites.
There is a feeling of calm, of peace and ‘zen’ in this even with all the bright colours that are being softly reflected. The soft edges through out, help to keep this easy on the eyes, not too jumpy or glaring.
It gives off more of a feeling of serenity. Whereas, if I’d had everything in focus and had all sharp hard crisp edges throughout – the image would be too “lively” & too jumpy for Zen.
I possibly, could paint this…. but, I haven’t wanted to. I just am happy with the photograph. If a person were to give this type of image a go I think oils, or pastels on on dark paper would be the best approach.
I love the colours and the reflections, the flash of cobalt blue in the right just gives it a bit of an accent that I like.
The tonal values are fine, the soft edges guiding the eye up towards the Opera House are working a treat.
But I think for me, its the content, mood and feeling behind the photograph that really makes it my favourite. Sydney is a lovely place.