On Friday night I had a chance to go up to the Eureka Skydeck 88 to see the city. The Eureka Tower is the tallest building in Melbourne and they turned floor 88 into an observation deck. It is a great place to see the city from above and it seems like you are the tallest thing there. My first reaction when I walked out onto the observation deck and saw the view was “wow”, it was incredible.
We got there just before sunset, just in case there was a nice one. There is always a sunset, but whether it looks good or not is another thing. We had high expectations. Though we did get rather distracted by trying to get photos that we probably didn’t take in the views as much as we should have. The observation deck is double glazed, so while you can stop reflections on the first pane of glass it was a lot harder to stop them on the one on the outside.
I do like this one of the city with the afternoon sun shining on it. I live out in that direction, way behind the high rises.
Can you see that strange thing on the cloud. It was the weirdest thing. It isn’t the sun, as the sun was further over on the right. It was like a cloud rainbow, or something. So if anyone has any idea what it is and how it happens would love to hear.
I loved the view at night, it was stunning. Though, they were the hardest images to get and I had to spend time on nearly all of them getting rid of reflections. I took some black cloth with me to help with the reflections, but it didn’t stop them all. I think if I went back I would try something a little different. Might have to see if I can try it again.
After we left we down to the Flinders Street and tried getting car light trails in front of Flinders Street Station. It was quite busy and there were lots of cars around. I have tried doing some stacking with these, gave me lots more lights, something I might have to do some more of.
The Eureka Skydeck 88 is a great place to see Melbourne from above, you get 360 degree views all around the city and out to the bay. The floor is shaped oddly so you can see different things in different places. I would like to go back sometime and try some different things, as I said, maybe plan what I want to take more. Really on Friday night I was just seeing what I could do.
I have a gallery for you today. I have a Social Snappers Excursion planned for this afternoon for the Melbourne Zoo. The forecast isn’t looking good, so I don’t know how how we will go. Could be fun. Have a great Sunday.