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15 Days and More from the Light Projections

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First of all, I want to thank all of you for the wonderful thoughts about my back, I know that doesn’t sound right, sorry.  I wanted to let you know that it is getting better and I am able to do more and more.  I can sit now, not for long, but I can sit, which is far better than how I was last week.  I can walk around a lot, so I have been going and taking lots of photos of the city, which has been wonderful.

Speaking of which, I went into the city on Sunday night to get some shots of the city at night.  I also wanted to do more of the light projections on the Town Hall from a better angle.  The first time I did them, I was over on the side and I didn’t like how the images turned out.  So on Sunday night I waited for the show to stop and people to leave, then I went and got a spot right in the middle ready for the next one.  I used the new tripod, but I didn’t need to put it up so far because we were right at the front.

I am just going to put them into a gallery for you.

I also did a video and if it ever finishes uploading to YouTube I will add it here as well. Now the video isn’t great, I did take it with the D800 and was impressed with that, but there is a bit of noise from the crowds, then it rained, so you can see my umbrella a bit as I tried to protect the end of the lens from the rain.  I do think it will give you an idea of what it was like, hopefully it will work.

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  1. What fantastic colors! Thanks for sharing this display today and I’m happy to hear you are feeling some relief. Lisa

    December 10, 2013
  2. Well they’ve certainly blinged up the Town Hall for the festive season! The colours are pretty mesmerising.

    December 10, 2013
  3. Glad your better!

    December 10, 2013
    • Yes, John, definitely on the mend, thank goodness.

      December 10, 2013
  4. Enjoyed this so much have shared it on my blog! Absolutely delightful! Thanks, Leeanne!

    December 10, 2013
  5. glad to hear good news about your back

    December 10, 2013
    • Thank you Andrew, it is getting better and better all the time.

      December 10, 2013
  6. Spellbinding! I was totally enthralled! Bless you for both doing this and sharing this!

    December 10, 2013
    • That is so good to hear Amy, it is a great show.

      December 10, 2013
  7. pretty!

    December 10, 2013
  8. facesintheclouds #

    very nice photography! As soon as it stops raining here, I am hitting the Christmas light circuit!!

    December 10, 2013
  9. Margy Rydzynski #

    Nice!

    December 10, 2013
  10. i love the muted sky with the colorful buildings, it really creates a mood

    December 10, 2013
    • Thank you, I think I love overcast skies in night photos.

      December 10, 2013
  11. Fabulous!

    December 10, 2013
  12. Wow…………. :)

    December 10, 2013
  13. so beautiful dear Leanne Cole, fascinated me. Thanks and Love, nia

    December 10, 2013
    • Thank you Nia, glad you found them fascinating.

      December 10, 2013
  14. So far to be quite honest Leanne where I live NOTHING has been very inspiring and looks very half hearted compared to Melbourne’s Festive display !
    Gorgeous pictures .
    I’m hoping you are going to be overwhelmed – in a good way – Lol by next weeks Monday Round The World Christmas pictures from others . What an opportunity to Show and Tell !
    Keep up the good work looking after your back .. we all appreciate here your efforts to keep on the move ;-)

    December 10, 2013
    • I am so glad you tried Poppytump, I know what you mean, my local council has done almost nothing, hard to tell Christmas is close around here. The city has done a great job, I am happy about that.
      I am hoping the same, I should do more to get people to email me, but I suspect I will hardly have anyone, I did get two emails yesterday, so I do have some.
      Thank you, the back is improving a lot, which is fantastic.

      December 10, 2013
  15. I like the up angle on these – it shouldn’t work, but it does. Perhaps the colors, but in any event nice series. Not sure if I like the total darkness or the ones with a hint of clouds – each is good on their own. Glad to hear the back is better – we never realize how much we are required to sit until we can’t do it comfortably.

    December 10, 2013
    • I think the thing with these is that you don’t get a lot choice, you can only photograph it on the ground in front of it. It would be great to get a bit higher, but that isn’t possible. Same with the darkness or clouds, the most important part was the lights, so I wasn’t concerned about anything else. Thank you Robert. Yes, back is definitely getting much better. Had a physio appointment yesterday and she has worked out exactly what was wrong and now we can go about fixing it. My posture and position at my desk are not good. think I knew it would be that. You are so right about sitting, the worse part is eating and drinking.

      December 11, 2013
  16. Glad you are starting to feel better! Beautiful pics….I love Christmas! I’ll be taking some pics end of this week. I hope some come out as I really haven’t done much in the way of night shots, but I practiced last night, haha.

    December 11, 2013
    • I am sure they will be great, just remember to use a tripod, or put it somewhere solid, and let it take as long as it needs. How exciting for you. I can’t wait to see what you get, you will be emailing me a link I hope? Thank you Laura.

      December 11, 2013
  17. Maggie Beck #

    Leanne, these are delightful! Thank you for posting this bit of Christmas cheer from your hometown. Snowing here today, so every window I look through makes me feel a bit like I am revisiting a Bing Crosby song.

    December 11, 2013
    • I would love to experience that, it seems winter has come early to the northern hemisphere, and summer has forgotten us. It has been so grey and horrible around here, really depressing. Lots of colour in the city though. Maybe I should come for the Bing Crosby song. Thank you Maggie.

      December 11, 2013
  18. Wonder who gets to unwrap it ;-)

    Here’s a post on photographer Ellen Kooi, you might be interested in.

    December 11, 2013
    • LOL I have no idea who gets to do the unwrapping, would be nice to get a building like that for Christmas. ;)
      Thank you for the link, I am definitely interested in it.

      December 11, 2013
  19. Very colorful, to be sure. I’m wondering, as I look at these photos, if there is a tall building opposite the town hall where you could climb up inside and get a more straight-on shot. Just curious. That’s got to be the most colorful public building I’ve ever seen. They did a nice job of holiday’zing it.

    December 11, 2013
    • There is a tall building, but the building is full of privately owned offices, and I don’t think it would be possible. Also there are trees in front of the building, so you would have to get above them, so then you would get the same problems but in the opposite direction.

      December 11, 2013
      • Ah, that does present a challenge. Are there any offices at about the right height that don’t have any trees in front of them? From the way you described it, it doesn’t sound like there are, but it never hurts to ask. :)

        December 11, 2013
      • As far as I know, no there aren’t, the trees go right and down the street, I also wouldn’t know how to go about finding out who you ask, or anything.

        December 11, 2013
      • Reaching back from my old newspaper days, you figure out what floor you imagine would make the best vantage point, and then you go up there and, since they’re office buildings, walk right in. Ask the secretary if she’d check and see if it were possible to take a photo of whatever from the outside window? All they can do is tell you, No. If so, you just move on.

        It’s kind of scary/nerve-wracking at first, but the more you do it, the easier it becomes. Just never take No as a personal thing. It’s not about you. Whatever they answer is about them.

        Maybe not this particular building, but maybe somewhere else. Good luck. :)

        December 11, 2013
      • I could do all that, but then I would have to get permission at night, etc, to tell you the truth, I don’t mind these photos, I don’t have a problem with them. I can fix up a fair bit in photoshop, and change that, but I didn’t quote for that sort of thing in the price, :)

        December 11, 2013
      • Gotcha. :) I should try and see if Elements 11 can straighten out vertical lines. That would, I think, make my barn and old farm house pictures look just a little bit better.

        December 11, 2013
      • It can take a bit of mucking around, I find free transform can be great for doing it.

        December 11, 2013
      • I’ll dig around and see what I can come up with. I’m still new to Elements 11. Thanks.

        December 11, 2013
      • I thought I would find out too, I have PSE11,, but it won’t open. Good luck.

        December 11, 2013
      • You Elements 11 won’t open? Has it ever worked? What does it say? PC or Mac? Can’t help you with Mac, maybe with PC.

        December 11, 2013
      • Nope, all good, Photoshop wouldn’t open as well, so I rebooted and then it all opened. PSE11 has free transform, but I haven’t been able to work it out. There must be a way, will have to keep trying.

        December 11, 2013
      • Oh, good, next time I have an architectural shot, I’ll dive in there as well. Thanks.

        December 11, 2013
      • Yes, give it a go and see how you go. I know the wide angle, when taken from below can make it look like the building is lying down.

        December 11, 2013
  20. Wow! Gorgeous!!

    December 11, 2013
  21. I like the way they have lit up the building.

    December 12, 2013
    • It is pretty cool, I can’t get my head around how they work it out. Thanks Colline.

      December 13, 2013
  22. Gr8 work

    December 13, 2013
  23. Very pretty. Glad your back is improving.

    December 17, 2013
    • Yes, definitely improving, I have changed a few things, so hopefully it won’t happen again. Thanks Chris.

      December 17, 2013
  24. So beautiful. I love the light show video.

    December 17, 2013
    • Thanks Nia, it an impressive show, thanks for watching the video, it is a bit rough, but you get the idea.

      December 17, 2013

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