This morning when I was trying to work out what I was going to put up today, I decided that I would try some other negatives. Colour photos that I had taken about 10 years ago. I thought these might be appropriate as I have been doing lots of photos recently of the city and the Yarra River.
I went out on this morning very early with Sandra, I think it was a Saturday morning. I was using Kodak film, and according to the negatives is 160vc, which apparently was Portra film, if any of you remember about film. I had no idea what I was going to get, but I do remember being very pleased when I went to pick up the photos. They don’t look as good here, but I do suspect there is more of them somewhere.
This is quite a famous bridge and is one of the main ways into the city. It is the Princes Bridge and has been there forever. I think you can tell it is probably at least 100 years old. It is a beautiful old bridge, I will get some more images of it one day.
You can see some of the detail of the bridge here. The white arch is that walk bridge that I have photographed a lot recently. The orange lights on the right are part of Flinders Street Station. I have always liked this photo, but I really wish it hadn’t been an overcast day with no real sunlight.
Conditions on the day can really make or break an image, and sometimes when the weather is bad or not ideal you can either just push on and see what you can get, or your can just try out some compositions and if they work try doing them another day when the weather is more ideal. You can try other types of photos, like indoors, or closed landscapes, where you don’t need the sky. I guess it all depends on what you feel like on the day.
This is part of a building that was built quite a few years ago. A new development went up around the this shot tower and the planners said that they couldn’t destroy it, but had to preserve it, so they built a glass dome over the top of it. I haven’t really looked in there lately. The whole place has been redeveloped, so I should go in there and take photos, provided I don’t get told that can’t.
A little story. When I was studying photography we were coming into the city to do some drawing and we were meant to be meeting our teacher under the clocks. There was chaos with the trains, so she was very late. We decided to leave her note. We stuck a note to that metal support that comes down from the clocks. We put her name on it, and inside said we were going to Degraves Street for a coffee. We didn’t think she would find it, or that someone else would take it down. So we waited in a coffee shop and not too much longer in she walked, she had found the note. We were all so impressed.
I would really love to do more photos of the station, I think it is such a beautiful building and so different from almost all other buildings in Melbourne. There will be more on it, I promise.