As we were sitting in the car for the light to go green (still in Sydney) I noticed the beautiful St Mary Cathedral sprawled right in front of us. We’ve passed it many times this afternoon trying (unsuccessfully) to find a free parking spot in the city, but this time our car was stoping right in front of it thanks to the red light, and we were facing the cathedral without any obstacle. The sun was in its perfect position. It was not as high and lighted the old church just right, highlighting it and made the old church really stood out.
We waited there awhile (the light took forever it seemed), but this once I had no problem with it. It took me two seconds to dig through the junk inside my bag for my iPhone. I quickly took the shot from the passenger seat inside the car, at the same time thinking, man, the wind screen is super dirty. Then the light turned green.
I looked at the photo after, and was quite surprised at how nice it turned out, despite me taking it through the dirty wind screen. I think sitting in the car was the best position for it. It was just the right angle for it. It would be almost impossible if I were on foot. It’s right in the middle of a very busy road! This brought me back to a couple of days back when I was driving through Kings Cross area going towards Darlinghurst. There was this stop light in Potts Point where the trees from both sides of the road were intertwined at the top. With their colors started to change, it would really make a great shot of the curving street. But impossible, of course, because one, I was driving at that time, and second, I have to stand right in the middle of the road to do it.
So, until I am game enough to risk my self being hit by a car (or by gunmen) taking photos right in the middle of Kings Cross, you’ll just have to put up with the ones taken from a safe(r) location.