Friday, December 17, 2010
I’ve been learning about, while creatively playing around with, a recently acquired software program, Photoshop Elements 6, that came with equipment I recently purchased.
This is my first video slideshow 2010 Dec.01 – Stormy Skylines, Art Deco – Innisfail with ‘untouched’ photos taken on dusk in the town where I work. I’ve captured several of the Art-Deco buildings in Rankin St., set against some dramatic and distinct stormy weather pattern changes, being experienced in this year’s tropical wet seaon in Far North Queensland. Photo shoot time was between 6.32pm - 7.06 pm.
The town finally does look beautiful ‘now’. It is because it’s taken four hard long years of building renovation and restoration work that’s been going on since we got ‘Larried’, ie. Cyclone Larry, a category 5/4, blew in back in early am. of 20th March 2006! Prior to that there was little pride or recognition being taken of the enormous amount of actual Art Deco architecture in the town which originally came about after the town’s literal destruction back in 1918 by another devastating Cyclone.
Thanks to a few amazing perservering ladies in this town who formed the Art Deco in the Tropics, Innisfail Inc. society back in 2002, the scenario has completely changed and given the town ‘a new focus’!