Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, Perth

By P Chong                                                             Wed. 24 March 2011

Friends & relatives talk about it

But I have never seen it

What can be so grand

That seems to make no sense?

On 4 Mar 2010 . . . Sculptures by the Sea took over the beautiful fine sand on Cottesloe Beach in Perth. Sunday March 22, being the last Sunday, I thought the crowd seeking out the pleasure would have dwindled, but the line of traffic & teeming crowd were even more so.

It was late in the afternoon when we finally parked & joined the bustling crowd. Armed with my new “toy”, a semi-professional Pentax K-r Digital SLR, my triggering finger never ceased to click for a moment. I was also experimenting with my old interchangeable lenses in the non-digital days gone by. I was happy & fortunate to be able to use those lenses all over again. Making the decision to buy this Pentax K-r DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) was about the quickest & easiest I ever had to make.

I used a very wide-angled lens to try as it were to capture it all with one single click! It’s the SMC Pentax 1:3.5 15 mm lens with various shades of colour settings such as skylight, yellow, red & orange. The effects were fantastic & the resulting shots wonderful. The sunset shots & silhouette shots just get to be more beautiful than the actual scene.

Have a look & share with me the joy of an amateur photographer:

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