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Cold summer day in the Adelaide CBD, South Australia. Featured in: Building Exteriors of the World + Skyscrapers
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Ben Loveday is a photographic artist based in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia, with a focus on landscape, urban and conceptual photography.Images are owned and © copyrighted by Benjamin Loveday. Use without permission is prohibited by law. All rights reserved. .
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Ironically, the one day I spent in Adelaide CBD, it was rainy and gloomy like this. The time before it was really hot and I went to the zoo instead of the city. I really did want to explore it a little more…. next time. Great work, by the way.
Thanks. Yes, its often overcast, or very hot in summer. The Botanic Gardens is a good place to go in hot weather especially if you have a macro lens.
Gloomy days were daunting in the early days of my photo jaunts, because the grey light was so unnattractive, but nowadays I just use a higher ISO, and choose my subjects for their ethereal qualities, rather than the “expected” contrast" such as urban reflections.
I think that the botanical gardens were mentioned this time but the rain was too heavy, so I was taken around Marion (where my family are) instead and went to look at some birds when the rain abated. I think the only thing I HAVEN’T done in Adelaide is look for long at the buildings… which needs to be addressed. This time I did not have long enough to feel like I could have a day to myself, bearing in mind I was there to visit people rather than the city. I am hoping to be back in 2018/19 though so let’s see how that goes :-)
Nice to know about the ISO/Contrast for your shots. It makes your black and white images a lot more interesting than some BW shots that you see… adds a little more something to them. ☺
The CBD is very easy to walk around because its flat, and there is a free circular bus route. It’s not what I would describe as spectacular like say Sydney, so its best to go with a focussed approach in mind, seeking something beyond the usual touristy shots. (eg my abstract street photography). On sunny days the light is intense, so this can produce some very interesting subjects. Beyond that you should try the grungy industrial Port Adelaide and the Adelaide Hills (eg Cleland- the scene of many of my fog shots on the Wine Shanty Track) and the adjacent Mt Lofty Botanic Gardens. It’s also pretty easy to google the many conservation parks along the length of the Heysen Trail, where I have shot many of my “Scary Trees” but these usually involve a 5-10km hike on rough trails, but these are well worth the effort. The southern coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula is also a favourite haunt, about a 80 minute drive south of Adelaide.