Weekend Wanderings – The Other End of Melbourne
On another One on One a few weeks ago we went into the city very early on a Sunday morning and took photos around parts of the city I’ve never really explored before. I knew that lots of the buildings were there, but I hadn’t bothered to take photos of them, or hadn’t been there with my camera before. It wasn’t the best day for taking photos, but as I heard Moose Peterson saying recently on a KelbyOne video, if the weather is bad, think of it as a scouting trip, and see what you get, so you can plan further shots. I like that, and while I don’t think these shots are necessarily fantastic, I did get to take some photos somewhere I hadn’t before, I realised that Sunday morning is a great to get shots at these places and maybe I will plan a trip back sometime.
This is a view of Collins Street you don’t see very often, meaning the footpaths are normally full of people. This is like the gateway to the business district, and during the week there would be no way you would be able to get a photo like this. I liked this view, and thought perhaps I would make more of the empty footpath at some stage. Actually many of the photos in this post I had always thought I would do that with.
This is the old Stock Exchange Building, I believe. It is such an incredible building, very gothic. I had to move some things that were obstructing the view of the building. I did a video of how I do that over on my other blog, if you are interesting, here is the link, The Before, then the After, and some of the Inbetween.
The amount of detail that was put into these buildings just astounds me, and when I look at the modern counterparts, there really is no comparison. It is a shame that modern buildings don’t have the same level of detail.
I had photographed this lane once before, but it was over 10 years ago and I wanted to go back and see if it had changed a lot. It hadn’t. I did this image in monochrome because I was going to use it for MM one week, but in the end went with something else.
This the back of a shop in a lane, and I liked that bit of wood sticking out the top. I think it would have been a lot longer and would have been used to pull things up to get them onto the first floor, it definitely looks like there were doors there at some point.
I have a gallery for you, and sorry for the short post, the “I think I am getting a cold” has turned to, “I definitely have a cold” and it is in my head right now and I have a massive headache. So I am just leaving you with all these photos today. A lovely part of the city. I think I have to go back, and think I will make it a Social Snappers Excursion next term. I hope you are having a better weekend than me, take some great photos.