Sydney\’s Government House

This was my first ever shot of the Government House even though it was one of the famous house in Sydney and so prominently on Sydney\’s landscape. I was passing it so many times when I was in the Royal Botanical Garden but somehow it just missed me until now.

I have to come back another time to have a look inside the house. With this shot here there was a big lens flair and that meant to happen. I was shooting at a lower f-stop to get the star burst effect from the lens element. The flair was really prominent on the Panasonic Lumix 12-35mm f2.8. and if you don\’t want lens flair then this lens when shooting directly into the sun then you going to get lens flair. For me personally I don\’t mind the lens flair, it adds character and drama to the shots. Something to experiment with as well.¬†

With modern days lens, the manufacturer purpose was try to reduce it. I have to blame the \”uncreative\” photographer for such a plan. If you don\’t want lens flair then hide the sun or don\’t shoot straight into it. Problem solved. The colour cast on the lens flair which I don\’t like then just simple converted to black and white.

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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