Weekend Wanderings: Christmas in Melbourne
The other night I had a Social Snappers Excursion in the city and part of the reason for it was to photograph the Christmas decorations and lights into the city. Everything is up now in the city of Melbourne, and it is almost the same as it was last year, and the year before. It was a little disappointing. Last year I was given the job of photographing the display for the City of Melbourne, and this year, they said they would contact me, but I never heard from them, and perhaps it is because nearly everything was the same.
The Elves look the same in the City Square, but the tree doesn’t look quite as good, it was nice, but it wasn’t the same as it was in previous years. We came back when it was dark and I got no inspiration at all, I didn’t even take a photo. There was no maze for the kids, and not even sure if they had activities for them. Compared to previous years it was a bit boring.
We tried to get the sunset alone the river with the mistletoe bridge in the foreground, It wasn’t much of a sunset, but I’m okay with it. I did enhance the sunset quite a bit.
One of the things I do like is how I don’t have to worry about getting images for the council, so I can play, I like that. I’ve been trying to think of different ways of getting images of the Christmas lights and such.
The lights are on the Melbourne Town Hall again, but they are different lights from last year. I did really enjoy them this year. I just set my camera up to take a photo every few seconds, and then I could just watch. It was a great way of doing the shots.
I took a video with my phone, wasn’t so great, but if you want to see it, here is a link to it, Melbourne town hall Christmas 2014. As I said I did it with my phone, so it isn’t great, but it does give you an idea of that is there.
I have some images for you now, I will put them in a gallery for you. It was a great night for taking photos, I have to go again on Sunday night with another group of Social Snappers, so it was good that I have been there before, so now I can get a better idea of what we can do in there. Have Christmas arrived where you are? I hope you have a good weekend.