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Ted Szukalski

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Eureka Tower reflecting morning sunlight


Here is one of more unusual photographs I have taken in a long time. We all know sun reflects of shining surfaces, but to actually see such reflected light in “thin air” is something else.

I was at Federation Square and I got blinded by the reflection of the quite remote Eureka Tower. I moved into shade and looked back at the tower again only to see beams of light reflected all around it. It was spectacular. There must have been significant amount of moisture in the air for the reflected sun rays to be seen like that. So here it is: sunlight captured at 300m on a beautiful Melbourne morning.



Melbourne Cup day – a horse race that stops the nation. That how it is often referred to. naturally in Sydney Melbourne Cup is also celebrated. No, we do not have a public holiday but you see a lot of girls in their pretty summery dresses with fancy hats around town glowing with glamour.

It would surprise no one that I planned to capture some of this euphoria over a horse race. I set up on a little walk to the Domain, where every year there is a big party organised. I hoped to capture few smiles and the quirky hats. The Melbourne Cup is one big fashion show. It add millions of dollars to the economy. This year alone the punters put over 100 million dollars betting on their favourite horse.

So, I enter the Domain and the very first sight that greets me is asleep homeless man with one shoe. Suddenly I did not feel like photographing the glamorous people any more. I took this one photograph and went back to the office.