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One of the lovely things we found while wondering the city, was that at the top of Myer are some very large windows and you could look out over the city.  You can some great views, and it is nice because they are often things that only workers in the big city skyscrapers get to see.  I love rooftops and it is really nice to be able to photograph them.

I have always liked the different sizes, different shapes and the colours.  It is like looking at a puzzle.  There is a mixture of the old and the new.  Small buildings in amongst the large tall ones.

This image is a HDR, processed with Photomatix using three images. A little post editing in Photoshop CS5.  It was hard to get a clear image as the window glass was fairly dirty and if you look closely there are marks everywhere on it.  I don’t mind, I think this image is more about what you see rather than it being a fantastic photo.

The clock tower from, what was the GPO building, stands tall, trying to imitate all the other buildings around it.  I have never really nocticed the clock tower before.  It is rather overshadowed by many of the buildings around it.

Again, this image has marks and if you look closely you can see all the reflections of the lights that were on in the store behind me, that were reflecting in the windows. Probably just as well I wasn’t trying to get an amazing image.  Again, this image was processed the same way as the first.

As an aside.

Today I went into the city for a friends birthday.  We went out for lunch, had some very good Yum Cha, seems to be becoming a tradition.  Before we went I had to think of a present to get her for her birthday.  I didn’t know what to get her, then I remembered that she loved my photography, and I had some photos that I had had framed for an exhibition.  So I thought I would give her one for her birthday.

Afternoon Glow on the Lighthouse

This is the image that I gave her.  Though the one I gave her was more yellow than this. I love this image.  I could look at it all day.

So I gave her the framed print and she was so happy.  She insisted on me helping her work out where she was going to hang it, then she got a hook and hung it straight away.  It was such a lovely thing.  I loved that I could give her something that she really liked.

It is something I used to do quite a bit, give my work as presents, but I haven’t done it much recently.  It is often a great thing to do.  It doesn’t cost me much to do, but they feel like they are getting something that is worth much more.

Another thing that I wanted to say as well, is that getting images printed can be one of the best things to do.  I don’t know, but I always find the photos turn out so much better when you get them printed.  They look so much better than they do on the computer.  You should try doing it if you haven’t already.

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