This photograph of the State War Memorial Cenotaph in Kings Park was taken in late December 2014. I headed out very early one morning to try and capture a sunrise, which meant getting up before 5 am!
What I love most about this image is the light on the Cenotaph. I couldn’t have asked for better natural lighting.
Kings Park is such a beautiful park. It’s very popular amongst locals and tourists alike. Which means it’s always busy. Although not at 5 am! Sure, you may get the odd photographer or two, but you’ve got more chance of photographing the war memorial without crowds of people. And that’s never a bad thing!
Incidentally, construction of the Cenotaph began in 1928, with its official unveiling on 24 November 1929. Sitting overlooking Perth and the Swan and River, the State War Memorial Cenotaph is the focal point for ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day.