All posts tagged: State Library of Victoria


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.


Weekend Wanderings – Taking the Colour Out of the Ordinary

Yesterday my daughter had to go into the city to pick up a text book for her first class on Monday at Uni.  She wanted me to come, which meant I would want to take photos.  I have taken photos in the city so many times over the last few years and I never get tired of it.  I thought that I would take them this time of nothing specific, but just the city doing what the city does, so to speak. I wandered around the streets, watching what was going on and took photos of it.  I knew before I went into the city that I was going to make all the photos B&W, so that was an interesting thing for me.  I had to think about what I thought would make great B&W images. It was interesting photographing the mundane, in some ways.  The things that we see every day as we walk around the city.  I did add some architecture as well, and tried some things. Initially I started with the 50mm …


Sometimes There are too Many Things

There is no post today for, seems they don’t want me to write for them anymore, I think, I don’t know really.  They have stopped responding to my emails so I assume that means that they don’t want my posts anymore.  I thought for today I could a post for you about some other things, photography related, but they are little things. How to tell someone to stop stealing images! When I did my post yesterday I received a comment from someone who thanked me for what I had said, but she had a small problem, she (D) knew someone that was taking her photos and then pretending that they were their own.  I think the person taking the photos was taking them from others as well, I’m not totally sure, but still, if you knew someone who was doing this, what would you do? D asked me, but I didn’t really know what to say, so I thought I would ask you and see what you would do.  Maybe give D some ideas …

In front of the clocks at Flinders Street Station

Weekend Wanderings – A Full Frame View of Melbourne

On Thursday I went into the city to take photos with the new camera, the Nikon D800.  I have shown some of the photos I got in the last couple of posts, and today I thought I would show the rest. Now, I have to explain, while I showed the images that I took with the 14-24mm, I also took some photos with the 50mm as well, though no where near as many.  I might put them into separate galleries, so first of all we can look at the 50mm photos.  I have to admit, I found it quite limiting and kept going to change the zoom. It was interesting using it, but I have to say, that I was having trouble with it, and changed back to the 14-24mm.  I think I like seeing a wider view of Melbourne.  My photography friend thinks we should have a day where both of us take our 50mm and no other lenses and have to use the 50.  Hopefully in a couple of weeks we will do …


Some Times it Just Happens in Front of You

Yesterday when I went into the city, the first stop was the State Library of Victoria, and I wanted to take some photos of the front of the building, you know to see how much I could fit in.  As I was doing that, all of a sudden this woman came from behind with a beautiful dress on.   I had to take photos, I did.  She was with other people and they were there for a photo shoot, I couldn’t believe my luck.  The dress was so stunning, though I did make some changes to it.  It didn’t go out the back that much, so I made it do that more.   The photo has been manipulated a lot.  I wanted to create something else.  I love the way she is walking towards it.  I would love to use the library a lot more for photos, and I am working on some plans for that.  I am planning a post on it next week.   I wish this kind of thing could happen a …


Playing With the New Toy

This morning I went into the city to take some photos with my new camera.  I couldn’t wait to start playing around with it.  I just haven’t had the chance before today.  I went into the city with my photography buddy and the first place we headed to was the library. My friend and I went to the library a couple of months ago and we took photos in the Domed Reading Room.  I used my 14-24mm lens, and got as much of the room as I could.  So I was dying to get back in there to see how much more I could get with the  D800’s full frame and my lens really being a 14-24mm. The images I took last time. These weren’t bad, but I had to wonder if I could get more in the frame.  So here are the images I took today. How much more of the room is there?  It is amazing.  I don’t know if they are great images, but I love how much detail you can get, …

State Library of Victoria

Weekend Wanderings – State Library and Over the Road

Last weekend I showed you some images of the National Gallery of Victoria and the Fed Square.  On the same rainy horrible day we also went to the State Library. I worked at the state library many years ago.  I worked here when the Museum was still in the same complex and none of the renovations had happened.  I haven’t really been there since all the work was done, but since the weather wasn’t good we decided to go in and take a look. It is a lot lighter than it used to be.  the glass never used to be in the ceiling, but they decided to put it in as the original designs had glass in it.  I am told it is based on the domed reading room of a library in London. A marble staircase that linked the front part of the library to the part that has the domed reading room.  The marble stairs had worn steps, you could see where people had been walking on them for a long time. The …