Framing a View
On Thursday I had an opportunity to take the new 14-24mm lens out for a bit of test drive. A friend and I went out to TarraWarra Museum of Art near Healesville. She wanted to see the Jeffrey Smart Exhibition and I wanted to see it all. I had never been there before, so it was lovely to finally get there.
The image above is a long corridor that runs down the side of the building and is parallel to the gallery.
This is taken inside the gallery part. I was allowed to take this, but I was not allowed to take any images of the art work, so I had to be careful that you couldn’t see any paintings. I was more interested in the building, so that suited me fine.
Whenever I see a window with a lovely view, I can’t help thinking of Elizabeth Bennett in Pride and Prejudice when she is checking out Mr Darcy’s home.
Those cement square poles are there purely for decoration, but they add a new aspect to the courtyard and give it something of interest.
You can see more of that framing here. The squares are all along the restaurant and courtyard and you can see out onto the pond and winery. It was such a beautiful day on Thursday that it seemed perfect for these shots.
The pond looked so lovely and cool. There were lots of birds swimming in it, and there a lot ducks in there with this photo, but they are on the other side and hard to see. The water lilies were stunning.
This was taken behind the pond and you can see the gallery in the distance. The gallery looks a bit blockish from this view, but it also provides quite a contrast to its surroundings. You can see all the little windows in the side where the corridor is that looks out onto the pond.
I just wanted to keep taking photos, and I took a lot. It would be great to go back sometime with my tripod and closer to sunset. I imagine you would be able to get some spectacular sunset shots there. The golden glow of the evening golden hour would make the sandstone building almost glow. I will have to try that. I wonder if I will need to ask.
The new lens was brilliant. The photos are so crisp and clear as well. I was a bit concerned about it only being 14 to 24, but it didn’t seem to matter. The shots were still great. I can’t wait to try it out on some other situations.
It was a good trip out there. The Jeffrey Smart exhibition was good and my friend enjoyed it a lot. I’m not a massive fan of his, but I admire his work. It is a bit too bright for me. I see his work and think I should love it, but it just doesn’t do it for me. That’s fine as well.
If you are going to visit TarraWarra Museum of Art you should take your camera, believe me, you will want to take photos.