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Arnott's advertisement, Museum station, Sydney, Australia, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Arnott’s in the Museum (Sydney)

This post is the fourth of five Fotoeins Fridays in June, all from Australia’s most populous city, Sydney.

When I was working as an astronomer in Chile, I discovered from Australian colleagues the delectable Tim Tam biscuit by Arnott’s; the ‘classic’ caramel is my downfall. I questioned how I had gone so long without having had the beaut of a Tim Tam. For a company with long traditions in region and country, it’s fitting the advertisement shown here is mounted on the wall of a historical urban rail station in Sydney’s CBD/downtown.

I made the photo above on 2 April 2013 with the Canon 450D, 18-55 kit-glass, and the following settings: 1/6-sec, f/3.5, ISO400, and 18mm focal length (29mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie on fotoeins.com at https://wp.me/p1BIdT-bGb.

Australia Square, Curtin Place, Sydney CBD, Sydney, Australia, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: metro dash, afternoon rush in Sydney’s CBD

This post is the first of five Fotoeins Fridays in June, all from Australia’s most populous city, Sydney.

On my second visit to Sydney, I’ve been slowly walking the streets of the city’s CBD (central business district or downtown area). It’s been warm here with temperatures in the low +20s C (70s F) during the first week of spring. I’ve just departed the Museum of Sydney and when I’ve reached Australia Square, the sun is setting directly in front of me at Curtin Place. With manual settings to the smallest aperture and long exposures, I raise my camera as a city bus races down the street.

I made the photo above on 29 September 2010 with the Canon 450D, 18-55 kit-glass, and the following settings: 3-sec, f/29, ISO800, and 49mm focal length (78mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins.com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-5qZ.

The Spheres, Amazon Spheres, 6th and Lenora, Amazon, Denny Regrade, Denny Triangle, Seattle, Washington, fotoeins.com

My Seattle: curious glowing Amazon Spheres

Above: (A) The Spheres, northeast from 6th Avenue and Lenora Street (HL).

Glowing glass forms appear around the corner as if they’ve risen suddenly from the ground, eliciting odd looks and interested inquiries from passersby.

On Amazon’s urban campus at the feet of towers Day One and Doppler, The Spheres are located in downtown Seattle on Lenora Street between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue. The futuristic structures provide a highly visible centre of attention for the electronic-commerce and -computing company. Three intersecting glass and steel half-spheres will contain a botanic garden to include exotic plants, waterfalls, and treehouses, and workspaces to further cultivate creativity by and collaboration among Amazon employees. The grand opening is scheduled for 18 January 2018.

The construction development projects are part of the joint efforts by NBBJ and Amazon to regenerate the Denny Regrade area with ample office space for the world headquarters of Amazon, and additional space for retail and public facilities.

The Spheres, Amazon Spheres, 7th and Lenora, Amazon, Denny Regrade, Denny Triangle, Seattle, Washington, fotoeins.com

(B) The Spheres, northwest from 7th and Lenora (HL).

Seattle Municipal Archives, item no. 4011

(C) Seattle Municipal Archives, item no. 4011.

Denny Hill was regraded and removed in multiple phases between 1898 and 1931. In the 1930 picture above (C), the 2017 Spheres in image (B) would be located to the right of the utility pole between the two cars in the foreground and the digging excavator in the background.


I made photos (A) and (B) above on 10 December 2017. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins.com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-aVe.

Restless, Hebrú Brantley, street art, downtown Seattle, Seattle, USA, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: “I C U” (Seattle)

It’s about a matter of preparation, vision, and patience. If you’re lucky, maybe all three will converge into something that amounts to something like a special pluck out of the continuous time-stream of things that happen all around us at every single moment of the day.

Created and painted by Hebrú Brantley, this wonderfully dynamic and engaging art piece is called “Restless,” located in downtown Seattle on James Street between 3rd and 4th Avenue.

I made the photo above on 6 January 2017 with the Canon EOS6D, 50mm-prime, and the following settings: 1/400s, f/10, and ISO500. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-9uQ.

Cinerama, movie theater, Star Wars, Seattle, WA, USA, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Seattle Cinerama, “star wars”

The Cinerama movie theatre in downtown Seattle is owned by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. After a fourth round of renovations in the theatre’s history, Cinerama reopened with big upgrades. The single-screen theatre features 4k laser projectors, a booming sound system, and large comfortable seats with leg room. The theatre can screen films in 3-D, 70-mm, and three-panel Cinerama formats.

The exterior wall painted with science-fiction movie themes is a good match with the debut of Star Wars’ Rogue One at the time I made this shot. And of course, there’s that tower again, which is also a great match …


I made the photo above on 6 January 2017 with the Canon EOS6D, 50mm-prime, and the following settings: 1/4-sec, f/22, and ISO10000. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-9nF.

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