Our internet has been down most of the day, actually it hasn’t been good for the last couple of days. Hopefully it is working a lot better now. Though, I still struggled with an image for you today. I need to go out and get more images. What a day. On top of all that it is freezing, well, it is the coldest day we have had for a long time.
I love this building. I have no idea when it was built, oh I have the internet back, I can check it out, hang on a minute. Okay, I’m back, it was built in 1888. It is such a distinctive building. Though I don’t think the City of Melbourne Building Society have anything to do with it any more, actually I’m not sure they even exist anymore. It sits on the corner of Elizabeth Street and Little Collins Street. It’s quite a landmark and most people who live in Melbourne would be aware of this building.
To process it, I did a HDR image with Photomatix Pro, and then it went through Camera Raw in Photoshop. There were a few people walking on the street so I removed them. I also removed the signs on the awning that covers the street. I didn’t want the signage to take over the image. I also replaced the sky. I have done some blurring, but not a lot. I just tried to bring out some of the details in the building.
I am not really happy with how the image came out. I think part of the problem is that I snapped it early one morning, and it was, possibly, the wrong time. I took some images of it another time, but they were in the afternoon, and were with Black and White film. They were a lot better, the sun was shining on the building and gave it more definition.
There is something about the building sitting on the corner with the For Lease sign, the city of Melbourne is for Lease, interesting idea.
As today’s post is a short one, I am going to put up some nominations I’ve received for various awards.
So I have been nominated for the following awards by the following people.
The Versatile Blogger Award
Epically Awesome Award of Epic Awesomeness Nomination!
WordPress Family Blog Award
The Sunshine Award
Super Sweet Blogging Award
The Best Moment Award
The Very Inspiring Blogger Award
The Bouquet of Three Award
I know people may think that I get too many or I don’t appreciate them, but I still feel really honoured when people think of giving me one. So thank you to everyone above.
Please, everyone, check out their blogs and what they have been up to.