Weekend Wanderings – Getting Dark in the City
Yesterday I was in the city doing some photos with someone. We started in the late afternoon and took photos until just after 9pm, it was really getting dark in the city then, so I thought I would do some of those photos as my Weekend Wandering post today.
Melbourne Town Hall, it is looking rather ordinary at the moment, but in a month or two I’m sure it will be decorated for Christmas. I like photographing the same buildings over, they are always different, whether it is the light, or what they have on them. I would like do a great fine art architectural shot of this building. I realised yesterday that I will need to use my wide angle, otherwise I can’t fit in the tower.
Stopping at the Hopetoun Tea Rooms in the Block Arcade is almost something I can’t stop doing. I didn’t get many photos as by the time we got there they were clearing the window. I might have to try getting a shot of that one day. I did ask some questions about the window, so will try some more photos soon.
Can you see the bright lights in the water, something reflecting off the bridge. It was really strange, but we had fund trying to get photos of it.
These two photos look the same, well they are really. except one has a blue sky and the other one is browner. Maxwell International Australia has let me keep the filters a little longer so I could experiment a little more. The sunset we got in the city was terrible, really, not much colour, so I thought it would be interesting to try the tobacco graduated filter. It really warms the image up. I have been playing around more and on Tuesday will show more photos and talk about the kit a little more.
We saw the gas going off outside the Casino. We got there hoping it would happen at 8pm, but then some other people who were there looked it up and said that it wouldn’t be on until 9. We thought, oh well, and just kept taking photos of other things, and then all of a sudden, on they came. I hope the people who thought it came on later still saw them. Unfortunately for us, we didn’t think it was going to happen, and so weren’t really prepared, still we got some shots, I just wish I had got a little more of the reflection.
Then it was time to do some night photos of the city. I love photographing the city at night. I love seeing how it looks. So I love it when people say they want to do it. I especially love doing One on One Photography Lessons for people who want to learn night photography. I don’t know that I will ever tire of it, there are always different places along the river to go.
I am going to leave you with a gallery now, I need to start planning a driving trip today for my daughter to get in some more driving hours, but also so I can go somewhere to try out the filters again. Have a couple of ideas, but you will have to wait and see. I hope you have somethings planned for the weekend. I am back into the city tomorrow for Social Snappers, we are doing architecture along Collins Street, should be great.