Flinders Street Station is one of those iconic buildings in Melbourne. It is over 100 years old and, thankfully, it hasn’t been tampered with too much. It stands out and is one of the major train stations in Melbourne. I love it, and it has been a part of my life for many years. My train goes to platform one, apparently the longest platform in the southern hemisphere, apparently.
Most photographers have the type of image that I am going to show you today. I am surprised I’ve never done it before.
I am going to put them up now and talk about them after.
When I first started processing these images, I hadn’t intended to show so many, I thought why would I show them all, but after I had processed a few, I realised that there were subtle differences in them. The light on the station changed as it slowly got darker. I hope you can see those differences.
I wasn’t in an ideal position to be taking these images. It would have been better to be down on the corner, but with some many people there I didn’t want to get in the way. I think if I was to go back, I would go back very early in the morning, maybe get the sun coming up on it.
All the images were taken with my camera on a tripod and I used my new remote shutter release to take them. I love the Nikon MC-36, I especially like the lock button, you can set the camera to take 5 bracketed shots and lock the button and not touch the camera again until the images are done. Brilliant. All the images have been processed the same way, using Photomatix for the HDR conversion, and then Photoshop for further editing.
It was great experience and I can’t believe I have finally done it. I will certainly go back to do it again. I would really like to do the photos from another viewpoint.
The Australian Junior Track Championships start tomorrow. Whether they are a waste of time photographing will be determined soon. I hope not, I hope I don’t spend 4 days there and make no money from it. I have been stock piling images for the blog, so I should have enough until Sunday. Fingers crossed.