ReWorking the GPO Clock Tower
There are so many photos that I have done in the past and I often wonder what or how would I do them differently now. I think when you start taking photos you start out thinking you have to be clever and you take a heap of images that later on you look at and think to yourself, “what was I thinking”. With processing the same thing happens. When you begin you get carried away with all that you can do, then slowly you tone down what you do and start to really refine what it is you are trying to do.
So on that note, I have lots of photos that I am looking forward to reworking and seeing how I would do them now.
This image was taken on the same day as the image from last weeks ReWorked image. It was taken at the top of the City Myer Store. On the top floor there are windows looking out onto the city. It is quite a nice height and you can some great views of the buildings around the city.
There isn’t a lot wrong with it, but I thought it could have been done better.
So what did I do? Well I removed as many of the lights that were reflecting on the glass, that gave the buildings in the city some funny spots in the first one. I have also darkened much of the image to make the clock tower stand out more, so it is the star of the image, rather than just another building in amongst them all.
I like the reworked image, and I resisted working the image too much, well I hope I did. I tried to concentrate more on the lighting.
This is another image that I took that day, but I had never processed it before. It was interesting going back to the original photos and seeing which ones I would do this time. I like the colour of the tower here in contrast to the rest of the buildings around it.
When I put up a second image with the first one in the original post, I didn’t pick this one, instead, I chose one without the clock tower, I don’t know why. When I went back today, I saw this one, and thought this one was so much better, so I decided to put this one up.
I think this image, gives you an idea of what an eclectic collection of architecture Melbourne has, which really sums it up.
You know I have just noticed that it looks like the sun was shining, it wasn’t, I must getting better at controlling the light in images, haha. Okay, maybe I have no idea what I am doing. Though I have been looking at some workshops on Creative Live and picking up some tips, so they must be working.
I hope you didn’t mind the photos of my cat yesterday. I thought they would be some fun, and please rest assured, you won’t see him on here very often, but I thought I would tell you something else about him. Tiddles has his own facebook page and if you would like to see more photos of him, then click on Tiddles Cole. Hopefully it will work. He gets lots of funny photos taken of him from my daughter, yes, and from me.