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Remembrance Flame, State War Memorial, Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Swan River, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, myRTW,

Fotoeins Friday: State Memorial in Kings Park, Perth

15 September 2012.*

It’s a beautiful warm afternoon for the final week of winter, and my friends in the western Australian city of Perth have suggested we spend the afternoon in one of their city’s parks, the Kings Park and Botanical Garden.

We arrive at the State War Memorial with (this east) view of the Swan River and the Darling Scarp (Darling Range, Perth Hills) in the distance. The war memorial includes the Flame of Remembrance (foreground) and the State War Memorial proper with Cenotaph and Court of Contemplation, an important site for commemorative events.

* The recorded high temperature for this date in metropolitan Perth was 26 degrees Celsius (79F): not bad for the final week of winter.

During my year-long RTW, I made this photo on 15 September 2012 with the Canon 450D, 50-prime, and the following settings: 1/1250-sec, f/8, ISO200, and 50mm focal length (80mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at as

Perth (WA): shadow and substance

Sometimes it pays to be lucky to look up over and beyond the optical viewfinder or the viewfinder screen on a camera.

Waiting to meet with a friend for beer in Perth’s Central Business District, I was basking in afternoon sun in the park across from the Art Gallery of Western Australia. I turned around and I saw an odd shadow projected by a sculpture in the foreground. Sure enough, the shadow from the kite-like structure formed an arrow conveniently pointed downwards to people strolling by on their way to and from to Perth central station.

The fundamental question is this: at the moment each of these people came under the “arrow”, about what were they thinking?

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