All posts tagged: Architecture


Introductions: Peter Hill

When I went to Aireys Inlet on Friday I was discussing with my friend Chris how I didn’t have anyone to introduce to you today. She often gives me the names of people and she came up with another suggestion. She said why don’t you ask Peter Hill. She said his work was amazing, so I looked and she was right. So I asked Peter for permission to feature him here to you. I wasn’t at all surprised to find lots of black and white images, or waterfalls. If Chris recommended his work then there would have to be a lot of those types of images there. I certainly wasn’t disappointed, there were lots of images like that. Beautiful atmospheric images. I asked Peter where in the world he was. I am based in the Blue Mountains, in NSW, Australia. My wife and I have a 100-year old farmhouse on half an acre of gardens and fruit trees. We are surrounded by huge oak trees and clouds. I also spend a lot of time living in inner-city Melbourne. …

New York Stock Exchange

USA Wanderings: Walking Around the Financial District in New York

When I spent the day with Stacy and Robert we covered so much of New York. We walked so far. It was fantastic. I think it was the day I realized that New York really was huge. I had heard it was, but I think until you actually go there and try to get around you don’t really understand. I imagine London would be the same too. We walked over 8 miles that day, or 13 kilometres. It was a massive day, my feet were killing me at the end of it, but it was also worth it. I really enjoyed it and will always remember it as one of my favourites. I am just going to leave you with a gallery now. I will put captions under the photos so you know where they are, if I know. I did get a bit lost really, but I had people who knew where to go, so that was good. These photos are from when we got off the train at the new Fulton Station, and …


Weekend Wanderings: Parliament House Tours

In Melbourne there is a gorgeous building at the top of Bourke Street and in Spring Street. It is one of the best examples of Victorian Architecture here. If you love architecture it should be a must on your ‘to see’ list. They do regular tours every day, well all the days that Parliament don’t sit, but they also do some special architecture tours. Just over a week ago they had one so a friend and I decided to go. I’ve done it before, but it was when I had my old camera with the cropped sensor. Now that I have the Nikon D800 I knew the full frame would give really wide shots with the Nikon 14-28mm lens. I shot the whole building with that lens. You can’t take your bag with you, so you have to decide on one lens. The tour was amazing, and with only four of us on it, it meant I could get photos a lot easier. Actually I was the only one on the tour that was taking …


Quiet Thursday

For me this is a great post after a busy Wednesday. I won’t talk a lot, but I have some photos to show you. These were all done in the last week and put up on my Social Media sites. I’ve been trying to use Instagram more. Apparently one of the ones you should be involved in right now. I got some tips from an unexpected guest last week and I’ve been managing to grow my followers. I still don’t really know what I’m doing, but I get to look at some amazing photography, that can’t be a bad thing. The first three are from a trip to the coast last Thursday. We went in search of the famous Dragon’s Head at Number 16 beach. We weren’t sure we would find it, but we did.  The third image is from Shelly Beach near Sorrento. It has lots of piers. I had fun doing lots of long exposures that day. It is also where I was walking around in the water with my new Merrell shoes. …


USA Wanderings: Leaving San Francisco

Carrying on from yesterday, we did go and see the play Beach Blanket Babylon. It was fantastic, and if you get a chance to see it then I really recommend it. I didn’t get everything, but the costumes and such were so amazing. It was a visual treat as well as entertaining. We had planned on having dinner in the city but the car park where we parked the car was closing so we had to leave. We decided to head back home. As we were leaving we realized that all the sunshine was gone and the city was covered in fog or low clouds, not sure which. I suspect all the same thing really. So you can see we lost the top of the buildings. As we got on the freeway to head to San Jose a look back at the city revealed all white. The city had disappeared into a blanket of white. Very weird.  Not a great photo, I’m afraid, but I wanted to show you how it looked. Taking photos from …


USA Wanderings: An Afternoon in San Francisco

When I was staying with my sister in law she took me into the city of San Francisco. The plan was to see a play, Beach Blanket Babylon. We decided to go in early and explore around the piers on the side of the bay, see the play then maybe dinner afterwards. It is quite amusing that the play we were going to see also have a Boulevard named after it. From the carpark we walked down the street and headed to the bayside area. As we were walking there we could see the fog rolling in. So incredible to see fog rolling in in the middle of the afternoon. The sun was still shining, it wasn’t cold, but there was this fog. I’ve never seen anything like it before. The area around pier 41, Fisherman’s Wharf and another Aquatic area, can’t remember the name of it now. It had lots of things happening and going on. It was good fun to walk around and just watch the people. I had my first taste of …


Something for Friday

This morning I spent a lovely morning in the city doing a One on One Photography Session with a wonderful lady. We walked around doing lots of architecture, a subject I enjoy doing. I don’t want to show a lot, but I was trying some things in the State Library of Victoria and thought you might like to see them. These images were all taken in the LaTrobe Reading Room, or for those of us who have known it for years, the Domed Reading room.