It is always nice to have something in the foreground of your photos. The pilings in the Docklands are perfect for this!
Also in the Docklands, are a marina and Webb Bridge, an artistic walking bridge across the Yarra River.
If you tire of walking, trains are going in, out, and around the city at all times. In this image taken from a bridge over the tracks at Flinders Station, some trains are moving fast enough to become mere streaks in my exposure while in others you can see the people.
The outback of Australia’s Northern Territory is consistently red in color and rather wild to traverse.
Rocks shaped like mushrooms are red and the climate can be the extreme of hot and cold in the course of one day.
Nowhere is there anything but wild vegetation, although “wild” sometimes includes unwanted invasive species.
The best part of “wild” means minimal (almost nonexistent) light pollution and a visible array of stars from the moment night descends on this straight, red dirt road.
The dazzle of lights is even more enticing when a shimmering river flows through the city.
Melbourne, Australia and Yarra River viewed from the Eureka Tower
Brisbane River through Brisbane, Australia
When the city lights come on a night, one can forget about everything but the sparkle.
Harbor and Opera House, Sydney, Australia
City Skyline, Brisbane, Australia
Downtown Long Beach, California is bright and bustling at night and has benefited from urban renewal projects over many years. I find the city and its adjacent harbor a fascinating area for photography, although it is always a challenge finding my way around. On this evening, I found a spot near the berth of the Queen Mary and took my best shot looking across the harbor at the city.