Today I thought looking at the ANZ Building on a Quiet Thursday seemed like a good idea. This building is one that anyone who loves Melbourne will know and love. For a relatively modern building the architecture is really outstanding and I wish more buildings could be built here that considered where they are and how they influence their environment.
This is an image I took from the top of the Myer building through a glass window. It is a fairly typical view of the Melbourne skyline, well one from here. The ANZ building is the second tallest in this image. The gothic looking one and it is brown. I love the shapes and lines in it. It is a very distinctive building and one I’ve been chasing and trying to get an image of for a while now.
Recently when I was in the city for a Social Snappers Photography Excursion we were near this building, so I took a little detour. It wasn’t where I thought it would be, and I can’t believe I have walked past it a couple of times and not realised. I didn’t miss it this time, and I took some photos of it and the other day decided to play with it. I was really glad that I had taken my 14-24mm lens with me, it was perfect for this shot with the Nikon D800. I was going to do it for the post on the city in Weekend Wanderings, but I knew I wanted to do more with this one.
So the other day I started playing. I haven’t down a brilliant job with it, but I am happy with how it is has come out. Of course I replaced the sky and played with the lighting in the image. I did have the whole building, from the road all the way up to the top, but in the end cropped it a bit, got rid of the road at the bottom with the parked cars, and other buildings at the side and behind. I think it seems to be standing tall now and is quite dominant. I am quite happy with it.
I hope you having an easy day. The weather here has been more rain, but the sun is starting to peek out, so hopefully off to the coast to try out the filters more this afternoon. Have a peaceful day.