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Ted Szukalski

Gallery of fine art photography.

Metal door abstract


This photograph of a metal door was a bit of a find for me. I was returning from my walk and selected to take a short cut through a back alley near the office.

I placed my backpack on the ground to pack the camera away, when I noticed the light on the metal garage door gave a peculiar colour reflection. I could not be certain but it seems the colour came from the building on the opposite side of the alley.

Using the left edge as a focal point I positioned the lens in such way that it created a radial effect, going from strong and decisive shapes and textures of the metal elements into a light point with a tinge of reflected light. I reviewed the photograph – shutter speed 1/10th of a second. That is not an easy time to hand hold a shot but it worked just fine.

NASA cosmonaut in Sydney


Couple of photographers and a man dressed in a NASA cosmonaut suit were shooting near the town hall. They have created a lot of interest from all the people. After all it is not often you see a cosmonaut in the middle of pedestrian crossing.

The photographers took quite a number of takes on the theme. Last two I have observed were taken with what looked like Canon EF 70-200 lens. The cosmonaut crossing the road together with all the pedestrians, jumping up and down in an obvious attempt of creating low gravity illusion.

While the photographer was taking these shots from well over 20m I decided on close shot using wide angle and capturing not only his semi levitation but also the the people in the crowd watching his efforts.