It has been a while since I posted on this blog. However due to a careless driver going through a give-way sign and hitting the front of my car I have been walking a great deal and taking few photographs..
Enough of my complaints, yesterday I ventured out with a small group to grab a few shots of a new development area here in Melbourne. The area is nicely fronted with water so as the evening wears on one is presented with lights and reflections.
The results are these shots. I did try for a larger panorama using a 200mm telephoto, however I had packed a lightweight tripod so between shots was much greater in time than I really wanted. The result of course is different sky exposures which makes for a very poor panorama. Still I managed to get three really nice shots from the day. Hope you enjoy them.
I was watching this couple for a short while waiting for some interesting interaction. Luckily for me a pigeon decided to walk past much like an a person determined not to be engaged with the sellers of the praline nuts. It was too much of an opportunity to pass up. After all birds eat nuts and seeds and other offerings from the casual passer-by. To find a pigeon acting out a human role was a delight. The pigeon is even ignoring the offering dropped by others on the ground around the vendors cart.
Hope you like it and if you want a copy on your wall drop me a line.
Sometime the colours of an evening work beautifully. On this occasion I was looking for some long exposure shots of Melbourne to then work up into a fine art black and white. However on this time the clouds that I like for that type of shot were not present. What was present was a beautiful soft bronze/gold reflection of the last remnants of the sunset in the buildings against a darkening sky, resulting in this shot.
I hope you like it and if you want a print on your wall drop me a line.
My wife and I went for a stroll around parts of Melbourne the other night before going to a concert featuring the complete Handel Messiah, (not exactly to my taste but one has to try before rejecting). Obviously whilst walking around I was looking for street shots that I could add to my slowly growing collection.
The one I am showing you today was meant to be mostly about the cyclist, as that is what first attracted me. However on reviewing at home I was extremely pleased that a greater story unfolded with the characters in the background. In the one shot I had three phone users all doing a different thing with the phone. Talk about luck.
I do hope you enjoy it and if you would like it on your wall drop me a line.
There are few vantage point where one can get a decent panorama over water of Melbourne. This is one such spot, taken from North Wharf near the old Harbour control tower. In this shot one is looking at the western end of the CBD, the dockland development area. This is a large panorama and if printed full size is several metres on the long side. So it would make an impressive wall feature if one had the space.
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On Tuesday I took a quick shot from the 35th floor of the Sofitel hotel. Not a brilliant sunset, just some nice soft evening tones and city lights starting to show. Hope you enjoy it.
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Flinders Street Station, perhaps the most photographed building in Melbourne always makes for a great photo. This was taken before dawn on an obviously wet morning. Think I had trouble sleeping and had to be in the city anyway so I left early to get a few shots before sunrise.
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