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Daydream by Andrew Paranavitana

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Another one of the shots from the day at Port Melbourne beach.

This depicts the scene I would picture in my head whenever I was in a place I didn’t want to be. More often than not, school. More specifically, maths class. I wasn’t built for a classroom, being force fed instructions and problematic things that needed solving. It was always about the freedom of creation to me.

So I would sit in class and think about anywhere other than where I was. It’s such a vivid memory, despite being 15 years ago.

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Crop of original shot, level tweaking to adjust tone. No other processing on this one.

See here for instructions on how to create this image.

Canon 50D
18 – 55, 58mm
Macro filter
f8, 1/200, ISO 100
Ansco Rediflex
Home Made Dark Box


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Andrew is a Melbourne born, independent photographic artist who has exhibited and sold works globally.

Recreating the world as we forgot it..

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  • Anthony Mancuso
    Anthony Mancusoabout 5 years ago

    great work Andrew, excellent comp. Thanks for the instructions, gotta get me one of those

  • Thanks buddy, I think you should get one!! With your eye for a good shot, you would take over the world with it! :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Dinni H
    Dinni Habout 5 years ago

    Magic! straight from the memory!I felt like I am in a physics experiment class and working on a optics experiment! I can see out of the window but i cannot go there!

  • Exactly what I wanted to convey! Thanks so much for the brilliant comment and fav my friend :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • AlteredLens
    AlteredLensabout 5 years ago

    Awesome shot mate. Love the way the photos come out with your contraption.

  • Thanks very much mate! It’s one of the best investments I’ve ever made :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • scottimages
    scottimagesabout 5 years ago

    Fantastic! You’ve got so much lovely grime on that viewfinder…..

  • Thanks heaps mate! Seem to be discovering more and more grime as I go on with this one! :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • micheleirene
    micheleireneabout 5 years ago

    I just love your mind Andrew…..I love your description and pairing it with this image….I really GET it! Awesome work as always and thank you soooo much for the link on how you did this….I think I may be cruising ebay tomorrow :D

  • Thank you very much Shell!! I really like to take my viewers on a bit of a mental journey with me with my work. I love that you appreciate it! I was chatting with ebay just before, it said it’s waiting for you to swing by and get one! :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • midzing
    midzingabout 5 years ago

    fantastic work Andrew,,, love those Palm trees,,,, I think your lens needs a bit of a clean though!! :))

  • Thanks heaps Wendy! Haha, 50 years worth of dirt to clean off here :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Ursula Rodgers
    Ursula Rodgersabout 5 years ago

    Very cool work Andrew! Great mood to this, and I just took a peek at your instructions…your box looks a hell of a lot easier to make than anything else I’ve seen!

  • Oh I’m so glad you think so Ursula! It wasn’t too hard to make, took a bit of time to complete, but is totally worth it. I hope it’s maybe inspired you a little to get one??? Thanks for the great comment my friend :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • micheleirene
    micheleireneabout 5 years ago


  • I hope the viewfinders being delivered soon :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • gobucki
    gobuckiabout 5 years ago

    Love the description. I was the exact same day. I can remember sitting in Spanish class and staring out the windows day dreaming.

  • Thanks mate! I don’t think I took too much in during those classes! Good to see life can go on normally without them though :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • gobucki
    gobuckiabout 5 years ago

    How many times did you have to use any of those long algebra equations in life after high school? Let me guess…

  • Haha.. exactly mate! We made good use of that time instead of paying attention to useless lessons!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

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