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For Lease

City of Melbourne For Lease

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 …

Stairway Clock

Entering

As I said last week, I’ve been trying to find a different way and more interesting way of photographing the Deaf Children Australia‘s Bluestone building.  Now that other stuff has finished, I have more time to think about what I want to do there.  I need to plan more posts though.  I just don’t know what happens to the time. When you walk into the front door, you look up and see the staircase, and as you walk up you see the clock. The building isn’t a really ornate building, not when you compare it with somewhere like the Melbourne Town Hall or Parliament House, and for the time it was built, I can see it was probably considered a boring building.  In todays terms it is ornate and there are little things every where.  I am probably not saying this well.  What I mean is that it wasn’t luxurious and wasn’t built to impress, so I can’t focus on really beautiful parts of the building as I have with other buildings, like the Manchester Unity …

24mm, 1.3 secs, f25, ISO100

Singular Images

More from the rocks at Lorne today.  I didn’t get up early again, but have some of the images from yesterday mornings session.  I thought I would show some images that aren’t HDR images.  They are single images that have been processed in Photoshop.  I also got quite a few requests to share how I did the images. You should recognise this from yesterday, though this is just one image, the second image in the bracketed shots. I have put the exif information under the image, so you can see what it was shot at.  I use aperture priority when I shoot most of the time.  I also had the camera on a tripod and I was using a Neutral Density Filter.  I knew I would have to use whatever I could to slow down the shutter speed. I mentioned yesterday that I did some with waves, you can’t see them that well, but they are there in the distance.  The processing with HDR lost the waves, so it made sense to do it as …

Is there Ever Enough Praise

Blogging has become part of my life.  It is a part that I thoroughly enjoy and it really helps me to keep focused.  I love hearing from people and, like other people, enjoy getting as many likes as I possibly can.  It is a very humbling experience and one I am so glad my friend Kate gave me the idea of doing.  However, one of the things that I think is fantastic, is the way people really show their appreciation, and that is often done in the way of awards. There are many awards that do the rounds, and whilst we all know that they don’t mean anything to the world outside the blogging community, I find them really nice and always feel a real sense of pride when I am nominated for one.  I have been very lucky recently and have received nominations for 5 awards and I have been feeling bad for not reciprocating.  It isn’t a hard thing to do, but I decided today was a good day to do them all.  My laptop …

Dead Sunflower 2

Dead Flowers Can Be Inspiring

Remember the sunflowers, well, they have well and truly died.  The petals are falling all over the table, but I refused to get rid of them until I had photographed them.  I hope you can tell that they are dead. Colline over at Colline’s Blog has very kindly nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.  It is so wonderful when people think your blog is worth being nominated.  So to Colline, “thank you, and I accept, sorry it has taken me so long to accept”. So according the rules associated with this blog I have tell you seven random things about me.  I always find this part really hard.  Well here goes, 1/ I love corn cooked in its husk in the microwave and then covered in gravy.  2/ I love windy days, as a kid I loved to run in the wind.  3/ The weather and its destructive nature fascinate the hell out of me.  4/ I love to be able to have nanna naps in the afternoon.  5/ The first book I ever …

Thank You

My Awards and Something New

There are lots of awards out there that you can nominate people for.  They are a great way to thank people, or support blogs that you like.  I have four awards that I need to accept and reciprocate, but then I got thinking, always dangerous, what about the people who support me.  I have some people who always take the time to make a comment or let me know that they have liked a post that I have written. I really appreciate the support that I get from these people, and so I decided, that there needs to be A Thank You Award.  I have never seen one, so I am starting it.  The rules are, you just acknowledge all the people who support you, but please start by acknowledging the person who gave it to you.  For your supporters, there isn’t a magic number, it might be two blogs, or it might be 100, it is up to you. All the awards have images and this is the image for this award.  Sunflowers, a …

Sunflower at the End

Giving the Sunshine

There hasn’t been a lot of time for anything much in the last week.  I seem to have spent the week going from one thing to another.  When I was trying to work out what to do today, I decided that it was time to do something about an award I was nominated for some time again. Xandré Verkes nominated me for the Sunshine Award. I decided to give my own sunshine with the sunflowers.  More on those later. Thank you Xandré for the award and thinking of me.  I know have to do some things. one of those is to answer 10 questions. Favourite colour:  Purple, and black Favourite animal:  That’s a hard one, my cat, Tiddles Favourite number:  7, the date I was born on, though I like the number 3 as well. Favourite non-alcoholic drink:  Water, I love water, and drink lots of it. Facebook or Twitter?  Facebook My passion:  Funny question for a photography blog, would you be surprised if I said photography? Getting or giving presents?  Giving presents.  Getting presents reminds me of …