Weekend Wanderings – Arcade Hopping
Most of you know that I am trying to get my One on One Photography Lessons/Tours off the ground, and get them more well known. Part of what I need is some great photos of the City of Melbourne. So you can expect that over the next few weeks there are going to be lots of photos of Melbourne. I am hoping to go into the city a lot more to see what else I can capture.
The other day my photography friend and I headed into the city with the idea of seeing what we could photograph between Flinders Street and the Bourke Street Mall. In the end we didn’t go any further than Little Collins Street, but we did see some lovely things in between.
I discovered new things, like the arcade that is below the Nicholas Building is actually called Cathedral Arcade. It makes so much sense, with St Paul’s Cathedral across the road, and then these lovely Cathedral ceilings. It is a shame it isn’t kept to look as grand though.
I photographed arcades and walkways that I hadn’t really bothered about before. The most unfortunate thing was that it was around lunchtime and there were far too many people around, and it was so hard to get great photos without people in them.
We also took some photos from the street. They weren’t nearly as nice, as look at the sky. It isn’t overcast though, well, maybe a little, but most of the white is actually smoke. Melbourne has been covered in a smoke haze for days. We have had far too many fires around the state.
I wanted to get this image of The Block Arcade. I tried to do a similar one before Christmas but there were decorations everywhere and a table for gift wrapping. This time there were too many people. I might have to work on finding a time to get this when there is no one around. I love how the full frame of the D800 and the 14-24mm can give you so much detail. I love that you can see the how the right angled arcade does actually look.
Another thing that I think about often when I see many of our buildings is how they could belong in a Harry Potter movie. The shape of building on the corner of another walkway. Beautiful lines. It is the same with the light fixtures in Centre Place, they are amazing, I have photos of those in the gallery for you.
I am hoping to start exploring the other end of the city a lot more too. There are so many places to go and visit, take photos of. Buildings hidden away that I know nothing about, but I want to know. I hope you don’t get sick of my exploring. I just want to be able to give people who want to do a One on One Photography Lessons/Tours with me a fantastic experience.
Here is the gallery for you.