Weekend Wanderings – Williamstown
The last week has seen me at Williamstown twice to take photos. The first with some friends and the second time on a One on One session, or more accurately a One on Two. Both days had glorious weather, perfect weather for taking photos. Williamstown is like the fishing village of Melbourne, it is not far from the city, and you can see the tall buildings of the city over the bay. It is at the mouth of the Yarra River where it flows into the bay and there are ships and yachts everywhere. There is a real sense of the Nautical there, if that is a good way to put it.
You can see the city behind all the boats. There is a huge part of the foreshore that you can walk along. All along that foreshore are boats moored to docks, and in some places there are boats just anchored. If you love the nautical world, then Williamstown is a great place to go.
There is also an old Navy ship, the HMAS Castlemaine, that you can go on and look around. Though I think this may only be open on weekends and you have to pay to go on, not much about $6 I think it was. We didn’t go on it.
When I was there on Wednesday the Queen Mary 2 was docked. Apparently she has been on a trip around Australia. She was huge in the landscape and certainly drew your attention.
I was a bit disappointed with both trips, I so like photographing water, but it all seemed the same after a while. I am sure there is more to photograph there, but perhaps it is something that needs to be investigated more and I need to find out a lot more. For a place that is very old there would have to be some great architecture there. I did find some.
If you drive along the foreshore between the Westgate Bridge and the main part of Williamstown, then you will see these. I don’t know what they are use for, but they are at the back of Scienceworks. I loved them. and would like to go back another time, maybe not so early so I don’t get those shadows from the trees over the road.
We also saw this Church, and went into take a couple of photos. Churches are hard to do when you don’t have a tripod. You have to sacrifice your ISO too much. I took some other photos inside, but not many, I will put them in the gallery.
I have just re-installed Instagram on my phone and I took a shot on Wednesday of the water.
It can be fun to play around with the phone camera too. I like seeing what the filters in Instagram will do to an image. The biggest problem for me is that it is really a wide angle, and the zoom isn’t that great. The camera I had in the old phone took blurry photos, but I had to get the phone replaced and the camera in the new one is heaps better. I have a couple of other shots just taken with the phone which I will also include.
I am going to show the gallery now. The images are a bit all the same, sorry. I just thought if I went to Williamstown, a beautiful suburb or town, that finding things to photograph would be easy. I should have researched it more.