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Weekend Wanderings – Take a Look Up

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This week I have edited over 500 photos from Europe, not mine, but for a friend who went and wants to put her images in a photobook.  I got the job because I can do it so much faster than her, so I have been stuck at home all week and haven’t really had a chance to get out to do a Weekend Wandering shoot, so I thought I would do something a little different.  I am just going to show photos that you have seen before, but I am going to put them together in a different way.

I was saying to my photography friend how I always used to walk with my head down, but since getting into photography I walk with my head up.  I am constantly trying to see what is above me and over me.  So today’s post is all about Melbourne Architecture and what you see when you look up.

The images are all in a gallery for you, and I will put what the building is.

So how often do you look up?

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  1. . . . I hope you charged her . . .

    November 23, 2013
    • Haha, no, she is a very good friend, it evens out in the end.

      November 23, 2013
  2. Melbournecertainly has impressive architecture. You are right about looking up . . . and, all around. I always anticipate a surprise.

    November 23, 2013
    • It is one of the best things about Melbourne, our architecture is spectacular. I love getting that wow moment. Thank you.

      November 23, 2013
  3. Bob #

    I find up is especially great for the wide angle lens use. Nice set.

    November 23, 2013
    • Oh yes, Bob it is great for the wide angle lens. Thank you.

      November 23, 2013
  4. very elegant place

    November 23, 2013
  5. Gorgeous!

    November 23, 2013
  6. Wow! Love all these!

    November 23, 2013
  7. I have been practicing looking up too, Leanne. I even have a couple of photos in my collection that resemble yours! Thanks for the reminder, lovely shots!

    November 23, 2013
    • Thank you, it is a good thing to do I think, when I walk into a place I look all around, up and down. Sometimes you only get one opportunity to photograph a place, so you have to make sure you get everything.

      November 23, 2013
  8. I really enjoyed your collection. Very beautiful! Now I will be thinking about how I am doing on looking up :-)

    November 23, 2013
    • Thank you, it is a good thing to do, and I hope you are getting great shots of ceilings. :)

      November 23, 2013
  9. We miss so much when we don’t look up. These views are stunning.

    November 23, 2013
  10. Exquisite!

    November 23, 2013
  11. An object lesson in using your eyes.

    November 23, 2013
  12. I have a photo of that exact same Macaron tree! lol

    November 23, 2013
  13. Tricia SweetRascalPhotos #

    Oh my, I love all of these! Keeping looking up! ~Tricia

    November 23, 2013
  14. leecleland #

    Wow, love the variety of images ‘looking up’, the Block Arcade in particular looks amazing.

    November 23, 2013
    • Thank you Lee, the Block Arcade is a beautiful building.

      November 23, 2013
  15. I love these “eyes lifted” images.

    November 23, 2013
  16. Great skylights!

    November 23, 2013
  17. Love them!!

    November 23, 2013
  18. Yes I’ve always been an up looker – even more since I got interested in photography!

    November 23, 2013
    • It is so important with photography, I do crash into people in the street sometimes, but they get over it.

      November 23, 2013
  19. Ok I think its time for a trip to the city! : ) Trees thanks

    November 23, 2013
    • Sounds like it must be, from what I can gather there will be a lot going on.

      November 23, 2013
  20. Such beautiful buildings Leanne and of course the photography. Architects are really artists aren’t they… :D

    November 23, 2013
    • Thank you Amanda, and I think you are right about architects. :)

      November 23, 2013
  21. Thanks for the advice to look up Leanne …. will try to do that, hopefully I get something different …

    November 23, 2013
    • Oh yes, Iksa, see what can find, some ceilings are so amazing. Good luck.

      November 23, 2013
  22. 500 was a tall order!
    You are so good with these shots of buildings.

    November 23, 2013
    • Yes, lucky I am very quick at it these days, didn’t take too long, most of them just need straightening and a little lighting adjustments, camera raw was perfect for them.
      Thank you so much, what a great compliment. I do love doing them.

      November 23, 2013
  23. Stunning pictures and objects!

    November 23, 2013
  24. I probably spend too much time looking up ….. :D

    November 23, 2013
    • I know what you mean, I run into people all the time. :)

      November 23, 2013
  25. It’s been years since I visited Melbourne Central. Thank you for a great reminder of how beautiful it is :)

    November 23, 2013
    • You are welcome, I need to go back with my new camera and the wide angle and see how much more I can get in, though the last time I was there the clock was all covered up. Thank you.

      November 24, 2013
  26. Nice perspective on things Leanne – I find my self looking down a lot – due in no small part to the locations I go to – I need to be mindful of where I am stepping.

    November 24, 2013
    • I can totally understand why you would be looking down, makes sense, I do that what I am on rocks near the ocean. Thank you Robert.

      November 24, 2013
  27. I love looking UP these shots are wonderful.

    November 24, 2013
  28. MemoriesValued #

    Reblogged this on Memories Valued and commented:
    Looking up when you see trying to capture that perfectly intriguing photo. Here are some great samples. Enjoy!

    November 24, 2013
  29. LB #

    Great idea! This could be a challenge: Look Up!!

    November 24, 2013
    • Yes, it could be, I was doing more of it this morning.

      November 24, 2013
  30. Leanne, your photography moves me. Wow. Tremendous beauty I do see. I LOVE looking up, especially in the sky. I’ve gotten some truly remarkable photos.
    (Thank you for BEing at Petals Unfolding!)

    From what I have seen, your pictures speak of you. Elegant. Unique. Perfectionist. Adverturer. Passionate. And beautiful!

    HUGS,
    Amy

    November 24, 2013
    • Thank you Amy, that is really nice of you to say. Looking up can be so amazing.
      Thanks again Amy. :)

      November 24, 2013
  31. Gorgeous framing, lighting and crisp contrast. What photo program/s do you use?

    November 25, 2013
  32. Very nicely done Leanne. I often have to remind myself to always look behind me when I’m taking landscapes, you never know what you might be missing. Clearly, never forget to look up, holds true for architectural photography. These are smashing!

    November 25, 2013
    • Oh yes, I have to do that as well, though I don’t do landscape photography nearly as much as you do, but it is still so true. Thank you Chillbrook.

      November 25, 2013
  33. Fabulous sequence of photos, Leanne. That’s some GPO and national library, not to mention the Exhibition building! :)

    November 26, 2013
    • Thank you, that is one thing Melbourne is fantastic for, the architecture.

      November 26, 2013
  34. wow.. nice building design.

    November 28, 2013
  35. Absolutely great images, Leanne…it DOES pay to look up at the marvels above us, doesn’t it?

    December 4, 2013

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