All posts tagged: Light Show

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15 Days and More from the Light Projections

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 …

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Weekend Wanderings – 17 Days to Go and the Town Hall is Lit Up

When I went into the city to get the photos of the lights on the tree being turned on, I also took some photos of the Town Hall before and after the event. This is what it looks like during the day, with a big red ribbon.  Looks like it has been wrapped for Christmas. When the sun goes down a light show is projected onto it.  They did this last year as well.  I thought it might be the same one, but they have got a new show for this year. This was taken just before they went on for the first time.  There were lots of people standing around waiting for it to happen.  Many of the people that were there for the tree lighting then came over to watch the light show. I got myself a new tripod, and didn’t take the advice from the guy at Vanbars, and got one that is a lot taller than me.  It was great for this because I could put it up so it was …

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Can You Hear the Bells Jingling?

Last in the month of December so many people were putting up images of Christmas from where they were in the world.  I loved it and it made it feel like Christmas really was everywhere.  I got into it as well and took some trips into the city to see what I could find.  I was so surprised at the wonderful job the City of Melbourne had done in decorating the city for Christmas that I ended up going in a few times.  Lots of people reading this blog also enjoyed the posts and I really enjoyed doing them. So this year, well I have news, I actually have been given the job by the City of Melbourne to photograph the Christmas Festival for them this year.  I am so excited. I know exactly what will be happening and can now plan where and when I am going to take photos of everything. I will also have my new lens, which I got earlier this year, the 14-24mm and the new camera, the Nikon D800. …

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Dancing Christmas Lights

The one event that many people seem to be talking about this Christmas in Melbourne are the lights on the Town Hall.  First I have a photo of it by day. By Day This is the Melbourne Town Hall.  I took this image on Sunday morning.  I thought at the time it was pretty cool with the big ribbon on it.  Then someone mentioned the lights, and I thought I should go and see what they were talking about. By Night At night a fantastic light display is shown.  Christmas music plays in the background.  It is very festive. They go through lots of changes as well. Sparkles all over. How cool is the clock tower? All wrapped up in brightness.  It is so wonderful to watch.  There were lights coming from all different directions.  How they managed to get them to match the building is amazing.  My husband was amazed. The photos are not great.  It was raining and I didn’t want to point my camera up too far.  You get an idea of …