Light was fading fast as I left the riverside walking path late this afternoon.
I took a quick short-cut through my new backyard and made a few photos along the way.
One can’t help but admire the strong architectural lines and shapes that marked my path (after the natural landscape and silhouettes that ended a nature walk along the river). A pity it wasn’t earlier with more light, but the nature walk was unforgettable and my Living with Nature blog will show off the highlights over the coming weekend.
The Shrine of Remembrance commemorates those men and women who gave their lives in war and more can be read about it here. It underwent a major multi-million dollar upgrade with a new underground education facility recently.
I’ve made dozens of ‘picture post-card‘ colour images like every other tourist/visitor, so when I had an ‘hour to kill‘ before an appointment last week, I spent some time trying to think of how I really see it. There are so many stairs and not easy to walk up and down with heavy camera gear and shopping as I had last week and in the end, I just sat on the bottom of the eastern steps in the shade while eating my lunch and photographed the stairs beside me.
In one of the new sunken forecourts which lead to the visitor centre, the solemn stone structure and stark architecture is broken with a highly creative new ‘sculpture’ of red shade cloth and with my limited lenses, quite impossible to photograph, so I decided to just make an image of some of the flowing lines that greet you as you enter through an archway. While you can’t see the shapes in the image below, I thought they looked like the petals of a red poppy and wondered if that was the intention of the designer, (as we wear red poppies on Remembrance Day in Australia).
And some more images from my archives…
Personally, I think the building looks more majestic in the winter, especially with storm clouds in the background. The image above and below were shot in September 2010 with my little point and shoot Canon Powershot A3000 IS. This tiny camera may be small, but the image below is still my favourite image of the building.
I haven’t done any Street Photography on the last 3 visits to Melbourne’s CBD and am feeling totally uninspired in my attempts at Black and White Photography at the moment.
There seems to be no ‘light’ in my vision.
With the warmer weather of Spring, I have no real excuse for not getting outdoors and experimenting, but this new blog of mine seems to be lagging in the new image department. This morning I converted this relatively recent photo to B & W to keep the ball rolling. But I need to fossick around for some new material.
I know. Excuses, excuses.
I’m way behind in reviewing photos I’ve made recently, but decided these were worthy of my Black & White Blog (as opposed to my other blog Living With Nature).
After all, they ARE Black & White and that’s what this blog is all about (not necessarily Street Photography). The fact that I started with street photography doesn’t mean every post will be along those lines.