A few years ago my husband and I flew down to Sydney for the day and we headed straight for Circular Quay, The Rocks – the oldest part of Sydney. I took a number of photos that day some of which I would turn into individual Sydney Harbour Postcardson Zazzle. One particular Sydney Harbour postcard would turn out to be my favorite and the reason why is because it looked really unique.
Here is the photo that I took of the Sydney Harbour Bridge –
Now this photo doesn’t look very special at all does it? Well the end result is totally different. This was a few years ago way before I invested in Photoshop, my computer came with a program called Picture It installed on it.
I randomly chose the above photo to try out a few of the filters and see how they looked. I couldn’t even tell you what filter I used now, but this is the result –
I tried the same filter on many other photos, but it just wasn’t the same. There was something about this end result that I thought presented the Sydney Harbour Bridge in a very unique way.
The postcard proved to be a popular product when it was first released and a few months into it’s ‘life’ it became the first product of mine to sell 100 of to one person. The popularity of this Sydney Harbour postcard has wained a little over the last few years, but I still love it especially because of the thrill I received when one person brought 100 of them!
Sydney Harbour boasts not just the Sydney Harbour Bridge, but also the Sydney Opera House, two famous Australian icons in close proximity to each other. Check out a few of the Sydney Harbour postcards I have available for purchase –
I have been on Zazzle for a number of years and after a while I decided I really should have separate shops for all of my varied interests. Two of these shops are based on my love of beach photography.
Beachcombing is a store based on photographs of just about anything I see at the beach from driftwood to shells. The name comes from beachcombers who ‘comb’ the beach for treasures to take home. In my case the ‘treasures’ are my photographs.
One of the images that seems to be very popular is this one that I snapped on Ohope Beach in New Zealand –
I love the blues I’ve captured in this photograph, it really was a lovely day out. The surfboard had just been left on the beach, but I’m sure the surfer wasn’t too far away as the car park is in sight of the beach.
I’ve got a few other beach photographs that have been turned into art work for this store, here’s a few –
The other store that has my beach photography in it is my Watching Seagulls store, which as the title suggests is based on seagulls.
I love bird photography as well so the combination of the beach and birds seemed to inevitably lead to seagulls. I will lax lyrical about seagulls on another post however as they really are very expressive birds.
This print was based on a photograph I took on Australia’s Sunshine Coast and when I cropped it I found I liked it much better as a long horizontal image than the ‘full’ original image. To me the image just puts me in a peaceful mood and is a perfect piece of art to compliment your beach decor.
Do you like beach photography? It certainly seems to be growing in popularity if my instagram feed is anything to go by!
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