SPOTLIGHT ON ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS

This image I made in Flinders Lane in Melbourne yesterday deserves an explanation (apart from the fact it looked terrible in black and white, hence the colour version).

I was hurriedly walking to the other side of Melbourne’s CBD for an appointment at Olympic Park Sports Medicine and went partway via Flinders Lane.  Yesterday was a perfect Autumn day in Melbourne with flawless blue sky and a gentle breeze.  The narrow Flinders lane falls into deep shadows in various sections from the newer high-rise office blocks that line this narrow thoroughfare.

I walked past a row of motorbikes parked on the footpath and was suddenly struck by this amazing ‘spotlight’ on a motorbike side mirror.  After stepping back a pace or two, I lined up the shot which reflected the architectural detail of an old restored building on the other side of the street catching a beam of bright sunlight (which reflected the clear blue sky in its windows).

lt was like a blue spotlight in a semi-dark room and reminded me of the most amazing details in our cities if we walk slowly and have an observant eye.  None of the other motorbike side mirrors had the same effect.  They were all dark.

It must have been one of those ‘right time, right place’ moments.  I guess you’d have to actually be there to appreciate this unique well-lit snapshot 🙂

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14 thoughts on “SPOTLIGHT ON ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS

    1. The bright blue on the motorbike side mirror was the only light in a relatively dark lane, Heidi. It was a case of right time, right place (and walking slowly and looking around of course).
      Keep your eyes open while walking down dark lanes. I have 2 other photos which have a similar effect, but without a zoomed out shot showing the rest of the dark lane, its hard to write the story behind the shot(s).

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