It was overcast, very dark and with the threat of heavy rain, I took 6-7 quick photos before my 12.30 free Meditation Session in The Atrium at Federation Square in Melbourne’s CBD today.
I can’t profess to be an experienced architectural photographer, but each time I see the ornate towers and clock face of the Old Forum Theatre, I’m astonished at how well it blends in with Melbourne’s wide variety of architectural details. So while a little dull for Black & White images due to the weather, I liked these 4 images enough to share them with you. When I started this new blog, I wasn’t going to do any writing, just share photos, but I feel the ‘dullness’ and flat exposure needed a little explanation. For those new to my blog, I must add that I dislike photo editing, so try hard to take a reasonably exposed shot ‘in camera’ these days. I daresay an experienced photo editor would have improved these somewhat. (I was also going to only post once a week, or less, but there you go, a few posts to start this new blog in quick succession gives you more than a glance at the city I love to call home).
A few weeks ago, I overhead a British tourist express astonishment at the remarkable array of architectural styles in Melbourne’s main shopping precinct and central business district (CBD). This tourist was right. I zoomed out as far as I could with my 18-200mm ‘walk about’ lens and tried to capture a line of the some of the styles.
The 5th image, (below), was shot just over a year ago, late one afternoon as the sun dropped below the skyline and only lit up one tower of the theatre. At least there was a cloud in the sky and one shaft of bright light to add some interest to this composition.