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Ted Szukalski

Gallery of fine art photography.

Point of view


Usually when I take photographs I pay a lot of attention to vertical and horizontal alignment as I tend to take the photos slightly skewed in one direction. If I am not careful I need to correct the verticals in post processing, which takes time. At times, however, like in this photograph having a tilted horizon emphasises the point of view. The man in the centre of the photograph was reclining against one of these small metal poles, which are everywhere in Sydney. Taking the photo on an angle in this case was deliberate to show this, otherwise the lens tends to flatten out scenes like that.

Predawn at Terrigal


I went to the beach really early today. It was a beautiful, clear morning. Actually to clear for a interesting landscape. My usual spot around the base of Skillion looked frankly dull. I packed up my tripod and moved to the top of the hill leading to the sport oval. This vantage point spans entire Terrigal beach.

There was a thin crescent of the Moon and last star visible on a beautifully blue sky, while at the horizon the yet to rise sun provided for a hazy strawberry cream colour layer.

The scene for this landscape photograph looked very serene. Cold morning provided for good, crystal clear visibility.

One of the fishing boats started its trip out to the ocean. This is the point in time I have selected to capture this view. Everything quite beautiful and dreamy and at the same time there is this little human elements of fishermen going after their catch.