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<p>  This first one was taken at the Taronga Zoo, which is the only place we saw live kangaroos during the trip. I get a kick out of the fact that they're all just chillin'. I've tried compensating for the apparent slight over-exposure using Picasa, but all of the adjustments I make just make the picture worse. I could also crop in on the guy on the right (he's the one that I think is more interesting), but I'm afraid if I do that he's all that's going to be in the picture.</p>
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<p><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.kickrunners.com/content/type/61/id/51588/width/1000/height/800/flags/" target="_blank"><img alt="Kangaroo Siesta KR.JPG" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="12991" data-type="61" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/content/type/61/id/12991/width/511/height/347" style="; width: 511px; height: 347px"></a></p>
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<p>This picture is also slightly over-exposed (like I said in my first thread, I think I had the film speed set too slow on the camera for the first part of the trip), and if I get the sky any darker it distorts the other colors (especially the opera house tiles). I also don't like the wooden structure at the bottom, but I might be able to edit it out. What I do like is how the guy looking so pensive in the picture mirrors the structure: he and the opera house both seem like they're looking to the left at something in the distance. I don't remember if I saw the guy when I took the shot - I was just trying to use the opera house to frame the downtown skyline.</p>
<p><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.kickrunners.com/content/type/61/id/51590/width/1000/height/800/flags/" target="_blank"><img alt="Pensive Opera KR.JPG" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="12992" data-type="61" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/content/type/61/id/12992/width/640/height/417" style="; width: 640px; height: 417px"></a></p>
 

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<p>There is a dark object in the lower right of the 'roo picture that would make cropping the shot difficult.  It also obscures the paw of the 'roo that is lying down.</p>
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<p>It's a good picture though.  What could have been done differently?  Dunno, wasn't there.  Perhaps a step or two back to get the whole of the animal on the left and a step or two up to gain a higher perspective.  The colours are wonderful, it "feels" warm and sultry.</p>
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<p>The second shot - you wanted the buildings and ended up with wood in the picture.  That happens.  What you did get was a bit of serendipity in the Sikh gentleman being in the shot, something you weren't expecting.  Again, not knowing the lay of the land it's hard to comment on whether you could have taken a few steps to the right to get more of an angle on the buildings and perhaps diminish the presence of the wood.</p>
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<p>The "accidental tourist" is another matter.  Gee that would have been fun to shoot him a lot closer and from an angle more to the left.  Still, his presence does make this an interesting comparison in shape and form.</p>
 

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<p>  About the Sikh gentleman ...</p>
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<p>  We were in Sydney at the same time it was hosting the Lions Club International's annual world-wide convention, so there were a lot of people wearing blue "Lions" jackets - like this guy.</p>
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<p>  Some time after this picture was taken we noticed a youth band in Lions regalia - from Michigan, as it turns out - setting up on the steps of the Opera House. We first thought they were going to play something, but all they did was take a group picture. We then noticed that there was a parade of bands lined up, most in colorful costumes from their homelands, waiting for their turn to get their picture taken.</p>
 
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