Image inspired by my favourite artists, the Heidleberg School of Australian Impressionists.
Although not quite the same pov, this shot is a tribute to Arthur Streeton (1867-1943),
“From McMahon’s Point – fare one penny”, 1890, oil on canvas. Image courtesy of the National Gallery of Australia: NGA 72.126.
Some of Australia’s most iconic and evocative paintings were produced by a group of impressionist painters often referred to as ‘the Heidelberg School’. These painters, amongst them Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton, Frederick McCubbin and Charles Conder, were known by this name because of the artists’ camps they shared in areas around Melbourne, including Heidelberg.
However, many of these artists captured scenes further afield and painted in locations overseas as well as in outback Australia and Sydney. And it was around this city that some of their most memorable works were created.
Taken with Pentax k-r on 2 November 2011 at Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Lens Pentax-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6
Minor adjustments to shadows and highlights and paint brush filter added in PSE9 and image converted to JPEG for uploading.