All posts tagged: Melbourne Town Hall


Weekend Wanderings: Early Morning Around the City of Melbourne

Since my return a couple of things have happened, one is summer has come very early here and it looks like the snakes are awake, so I don’t want to be going anywhere where there might be any.  I have to work out what to do for the next 6 months basically. The other thing has been how surprised I’ve been to see what people have thought of my architecture shots from New York. I used to do it a lot, but have moved away from it in the last year or two and now I’m starting to wonder if I should be getting back to it. So the plan for this summer is to do more coastal work. Go to the beaches and such and see what I can do. The other plan is to explore more architecture around the city and maybe in some country towns as well. I love what some of those towns have. So with that in mind the other morning I caught the train into the city and met …


Tuesday’s Bits and Bobs: The Year Begins

Last Tuesday I did a big post on what I am hoping to do this year, and really so far, not a lot has happened and nothing much has changed.  I don’t really know what to tell you about this week. Newsletter Just a reminder that I am going to start a newsletter.  I am still trying to work out what I will put into the first one, but plans are afoot.  I am hoping to get it out next week.  I am trying to work out how to put a link in the side bar for people to sign up to it, but so far, I am stumped.  So if anyone has done it, please, would love some ideas.  For now I am going to put the contact form at the end of the post for you to fill out.  I know some of you have left messages, and I’m sorry I haven’t responded, but the way they came out was a bit weird. Monochrome Madness Just a quick reminder that Monochrome Madness is …


Tuesday’s Bits and Bobs

It is getting close to Christmas and I have been spending most of my time trying to get ready for that.  It is so busy right now and time is running out.  My mum is arriving later today to spend some time with us, which I know will be great and I am looking forward to it, but we have to get organised before she gets here. Blog I am going to continue blogging, maybe not everyday, will see how I go, over the next week, but they will be short posts or something else.  I don’t want to spend a lot of time here, especially while my mum is here.  We have lots of plans for things that we want do. Video I don’t know if I told you that when I was in the city recently for Social Snappers I got a better video of the lights on the Melbourne Town Hall, the Christmas Light Show.  I have put it up on YouTube if you are interested in watching it, and you can …


Weekend Wanderings: Christmas in Melbourne

The other night I had a Social Snappers Excursion in the city and part of the reason for it was to photograph the Christmas decorations and lights into the city. Everything is up now in the city of Melbourne, and it is almost the same as it was last year, and the year before.  It was a little disappointing.  Last year I was given the job of photographing the display for the City of Melbourne, and this year, they said they would contact me, but I never heard from them, and perhaps it is because nearly everything was the same. The Elves look the same in the City Square, but the tree doesn’t look quite as good, it was nice, but it wasn’t the same as it was in previous years.  We came back when it was dark and I got no inspiration at all, I didn’t even take a photo. There was no maze for the kids, and not even sure if they had activities for them.  Compared to previous years it was a …


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 …


Open House – Melbourne Town Hall

In Melbourne this weekend is Open House.  It can be an opportunity to see inside some famous buildings.  Unfortunately, you normally have to get in early and a ballot is run for people to see inside many of the buildings. One of my followers who also happens to be a guide at the Melbourne Town Hall has let me know that the Town Hall is open both days, so Saturday and Sunday and will be open from 10 to 4 and tour guides will be available to answer questions and tell you about the history of the building.  You are allowed to take photos as well. So if you are in Melbourne this weekend and would like to see inside the Melbourne Town Hall here is your chance. Great opportunity for people who work all week, as you can’t see it normally on the weekends.

Eyes to the Front

The Last Decision about Chambers Here

Actually it will be my last post that I am going to be doing on the Council Chambers of the City of Melbourne.  It seems like I have been doing these images for ages, but then again, it also seems ages since my last one.  It is always sad when you realise that there will be no more, which is probably why I have put off doing this one. I found this image quite hard to do.  It was easy to photograph, I just stood at the back and pointed the camera to the front of the room.  However, when I got it on the computer, I found it very confusing, I didn’t know where to look and I thought that people viewing it would find it the same. I am going to include the original image so you can see what I am talking about.  For me the challenge was to direct your eye to where I wanted it to be.  The original is a nice record shot of the room, but I think …