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Ted Szukalski

Gallery of fine art photography.

Sun rays


A little bit of sunshine just for good measure.

This sunrise photograph was taken at Terrigal at the weekend. While there I have met an interesting photographer from Victoria who had his large format camera on the ready to capture whatever the nature would throw at us. I have learnt from him that a single exposure costs him over $50 developed (not printed) and thus he takes a lot of care and preparations, not to mention he is very choosy with the scenes. He did not take a single photograph that morning.

I am not sure if such cost restrictions in the age of digital photography are warranted. In the end he missed out on this spectacular ray display just because it was too expensive. What good is owning such advanced/sophisticated camera if it limits your photography?

Sun always shines on me


Anyone who has been in Sydney or in most coastal areas of NSW would know how average the weather has been. Storms, followed by rains, risk of a cyclone and clouds dominated the environment. On days like that little rays of sunshine seem to be all to distant and quite precious. In a setting like this I’ve noticed this woman across the street. She had sun on her face. Nobody else but her.