Sculpture in Colour

A couple of followers wanted to see this sculpture in colour, so here is the original straight out of the camera.

The sculpture is actually pure white (and the purple on the legs and arms is purely the reflection off the building and the light at the time of making the image).

The building is dark grey, not this bluish tone, so my camera settings didn’t even get that colour correct.

Made about 2.40pm on an overcast day with an ISO of 800 which is about the highest I can go without getting noise.   The shutter speed was 1/20 and since I can rarely hand-hold the camera steady below 1/40, I thought the focus turned out pretty good (in the absence of a tripod with the slow shutter speed).  I rarely take a tripod into the city centre as it’s too bulky on crowded public transport and on this particular day, I also met the protest rally up this northern end of the city and it was very crowded in the nearby main street.

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Located in an inner city lane, is this enormous, remarkable sculpture above a doorway.  I’ve seen it before and can’t help but be impressed by the building owner’s creative touch to an otherwise dark uninteresting bluestone cobbled lane near the northern end of Melbourne’s CBD.  Highly creative with beautiful flowing lines, it shines like a beacon outside a restored old warehouse style of building.  I don’t know whether the building is a residence or an office as there was no sign and the windows were made of mirrored glass so one couldn’t see inside.