06 February 2012

The Rocks around the clock

As I walked around the oldest part of Sydney in the historic Rocks area, this tower certainly took my eye.  It just seemed to have the many elements that took to a little digital tweaking, and makes for my Creative Exchange entry this week.  



The Tower is just as charming in its olde-worlde state too.








amazing isn't it how those palm trees can prosper buried in concrete

and in Lower Fort Street, outside the pub, a guy and his two loves; maybe his other love rode one of them!


looking just a tad weary


 Playfair St

And now it's "light's out" to my Australia Day adventure series; it was so nice to have you tag along with me.






20 comments:

Jeanne said...

What an amazing area this is. Yes, so interesting how the palms have grown in to the concrete. And love your inversion on this first photo! Have a wonderful day!

Pat said...

Your tower photo is really intriguing. How did you do that?

TexWisGirl said...

loved your clever title! and that tower is beautiful!

Karen said...

Terrific shots. Love the colours in the first one.

heyBJK said...

I really like the clock tower! And the horses, of course!

Ida said...

What a gorgeous building. The processing made it look very magical. I also enjoyed your last shot of the lamp post.

Filip Demuinck said...

Looks like a nice clock tower. Sidney is very attractive.

Greetings,
Filip

lisa said...

These are wonderful Carole, but the first one here is just gorgeous! So creative, and it looks like a beautiful painting.

Thank you so very much for sharing with us at The Creative Exchange today.

Have a wonderful evening!

lisa.

Carole M. said...

Pat it's a really easy digital adjustment in whatever photo-programme you're using, look for INVERT. The result does depend on your original photograph/colourings though. This was what evolved when I did that for this one, and then I slid the brightness/contrasts about to suit. If you're not happy with the colour changes you can go into HUE/SATURATION and make alterations there also.

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful photos, love all of them, but the first one is awesome!!
Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day.
Mette

Nadege, said...

Very creative with your editing of the tower in the first image. Looks great.
Lovely post.

Jan Castle said...

Lovely wok of art here Carole!!!
Jan

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Very effective tweaking. An interesting series of photos. Going to the pub on horseback seems like a very wise precaution!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful work.

Regards and best wishes

marit´s,,, said...

Hello,,
So, nice pictures, it's a really great light on the first.
I love looking at pictures from around the world, so thank you for showing me some of your place.

Good Tuesday and hug from Marit, Norway.

hannah said...

I want your camera :-)
Such clear and sharp images.
I know, it isn't the camera, it is the photographer.
Love the horse.

Karin M. said...

I like your pictures very well.
it's amazing how the palms can prosper .
The first photo is brilliant.
Greeting Karin

Minoru said...

Beautiful photos! Is Circular Quay near Rocks area?

Carole M. said...

Minoru; yes it is ..within easy walking

bailey-road.com said...

The clock tower is beautiful. I love your colorful version of it.
Pretty horses!