Palm bark

Detail of the bark of a huge palm tree in Petersham Park. 

The following words spring to mind when I gaze upon this image: riven; rough; fissured; cracked; and craggy. 

Casino 2

The above is a view of Barangaroo from Ballaarat Park, this view of the Harbour Bridge will disappear once Sydney’s second casino rises up from behind the white hoarding. 

Crown Sydney is a six-star casino and hotel resort that has been approved for construction in Barangaroo, Sydney, Australia. When it opens in 2020, it will be the second legal casino in Sydney (the other being The Star). However, unlike The Star, Crown Sydney’s casino will only operate with VIP membership restrictions. With 75 floors (including mezzanines) and a height of 271.3 m (890 ft), it will become the city’s tallest habitable building, surpassing Chifley Tower.

Telephoto macro

Yesterday I was reading about macro extension tubes and close-up photography. I thought to myself, surely a telephoto lens could achieve a similar result. A few searches of the Internet later and scrambling around to find the lens resulted in the above. 

The morning sun streaming in through the kitchen window was too bright so I moved the flower to the table. The lily took on an otherworldly luminance.