Bird Cages Couple, Martin Place Sydney Australia

Martin Place was in the news lately for the wrong reasons. Rest assure that is it still a great place to visit and has many area to photograph. One of these is the back lane with bird cages hanging up in the sky.

I have photograph the bird cage by itself before but with some a human element into the frame it adds uniqueness to the shot. This was taken on Valentine\’s Day so the couple was out in force. This couple didn\’t know I took this photo initially and they start to do their own things. However, after a few frames they start to noticed me. They though I was photographing the bird cages, but with a wide angle lens, I got them into the frame as a nice foreground to the photograph.

The bird cages has many wedding photographers excited as a unique background to the wedding photos and if you ever in Sydney have a look around for it. If you into urban exploration photography then this is a great spot in Sydney for that. Not many unique decorations like this one around I reckon.

As for the post processing of the photo, I used Capture One Pro 8 to processed the photos. A little split tone was used. I only moved the shadow sliders and moved the sliders to your taste. With split toning, is a matter of experiment and there\’s no formula really. Every photo is unique when you do split toning. Split tones gives a great look and can lead you to places that you don\’t expect your photo can go to. Try it out next time in your post processing.


Published by Travis Chau

I'm a freelance makeup artist from Sydney, Australia. If you hang around creative people long enough you well get the bug to create as well. So now I am into photography, timelapse photography and maybe video/film later.

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