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A Day Out in the City

Over to Flinders Street Station

It was my birthday today, but like so many other birthdays it is just a normal day.  I did get to go into the city for lunch and had one of my all time favourites, Yum Cha.  I love Yum Cha, it is the best sort of Chinese meal.

I also took my camera, so I have some photos that I took today, and will probably post more tomorrow as well.  Normally I wouldn’t bother to take photos in the middle of the day, but the sky was overcast and the sun was struggling to get through.  I decided to just have a go, and take some.

The ones today have been taken in similar places to the ones I took a few weeks ago when I went in to take photos of the lights.

Probably could be better, though I am finding a lot of photos of the city came out looking very gray.  It is a little disappointing, but I suppose that is the problem when gray is the predominate colour.

Again very gray, though there are some sparks of colour here and there.  I do like the sky in these images.  I find the different shapes and sizes of the buildings quite intriguing as well.

This one is probably one of my favourites for the day.  I like the angle the image is taken from and the cloudy sky.  I might have to try and go back sometime to see if I can the same image but with different skies.  I would like to spend more time in the city taking photos.  The pretty and the ugly.

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  1. SaptarshiC #

    Hey, Happy B’day 2 u! So when’s the treat?
    And I like the third photo too; I like the way the beam shoots out from one corner and lands on the ground further away.

    January 7, 2012
    • Thank you.
      That is an interesting way to describe it, I like it. I have seen some good shots of that bridge, am going to have to go back and do more.

      January 7, 2012
  2. Happy Birthday Leanne.
    I also like the third shot. The beam gives it a really interesting perspective.

    January 7, 2012
    • Thanks, I really like it too, might have to try the same perspective when the lights are turned on.

      January 7, 2012
  3. Happy Birthday Leanne.
    Your shots are so beautiful, my favorite is the third.
    Compliments you are a great photographer!!!
    Have a nice day!!!
    Bye bye =) =)

    January 8, 2012
    • Thank you, for the birthday wishes and the compliments, always nice to hear.

      January 8, 2012
      • You’re welcome!!! =) =) =) =)

        January 8, 2012
  4. I like everything about that third shot…the beam, the sky, and the way that the contrast pops out, all yellowish, on the building with the clock tower…
    Is it a train station?

    January 8, 2012
    • Oh! Forgot to say “Happy Birthday!” :)

      January 8, 2012
      • Thanks Marie, The third shot seems to be the most popular. I am glad, it isn’t very often that the shot I like is like by everyone else as well.
        Yes that is a train station, Flinders Street Station. It is a very iconic building here in melbourne. Will take some photos of it one day.

        January 8, 2012
  5. Happy Happy Day! And I concur, the third photo draws me in. It looks like a futuristic view of a cityscape once we’ve blotted out the sun!

    January 8, 2012
    • Thanks Bonnie. I like your description of the bridge. I really understand what you mean.

      January 8, 2012

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