Weekend Wanderings – Snaps Around the Docklands
Last Sunday I had to go into the city for another Social Snappers excursion. There are so many aspects of these that I love, one is that a trip is organised and I know I will be able to get some photos. The other thing, which really stood out for me last week, was that I can get ideas from watching the others. We can all feed off each other. I’m sure if I had gone there alone many of these images wouldn’t have happened.
It is good to take photos of an area, and just photograph what’s happening and what you see. I love Melbourne trams and I love the old ones that they are running for the City Circle. Trams are a big part of who Melbourne is, and the extensive public transport system for trams is amazing.
The night before and that morning it had been raining, but by the time we got to the city all the rain was gone. The sky was still overcast and there were still puddles on the footpaths with reflections. I love reflections in puddles.
We found a heap of statues, they are great, but this one, well, we thought it was Kylie Minogue, but it isn’t very flattering and I think if I was Miss Kylie I wouldn’t be too happy with it.
I love photographing the Melbourne Star. I’ve never noticed these letters on the poles before. One of the ladies in the group pointed them out so we went over to take a look. I had the wide angle lens on and when I stood right in front so you could see all the letters, but then the actual wheel looked straight up and down, not good. I used the wide angle to do it slightly from the side. I think this worked much better. It is one of the things that I teach my students all the time, walk around and try things from different sides.
There was also a little amusement park there that had up their decorations for Christmas already and I took this shot and thought it would be a good one to demonstate the Christmas theme for Monochrome Madness, well what we could do for it, or you.
The sun came out a couple of times, but the light was really nice, especially when it was raining all morning and I thought the weather was going to be dark and horrible. It was great walking around just taking photos and seeing what we could see. I have a gallery for you now of more images and things you can see when you wander around the Docklands. I hope you have all been doing your own Weekend Wandering.