Chairs, Fish Tanks and a New Lens
Well, that is what it is about today. Another photo from the Council Chambers at the Melbourne Town Hall, more on those chairs. They have turned out to be a lot harder than I thought they would be.
The dark interior has certainly been a challenge, and then the rich dark colours in the wood and the carpet have been hard to work with. I have had to be very careful not to over saturate and I have had to desaturate at certain stages. The other problem is getting you to look at what I want.
I don’t know if this is a great image, and getting those chair to stand out in this composition has been hard. I also realised that I needed you to look up for this image to be successful. First you look at the chairs and then your eye should wander up, I hope.
When they put a ceiling like that in a room, you know you are meant to look up.
I got one.
It has come to my attention that I really needed to get better quality lenses. I have some, but the wide angle I’ve been using for the last couple of years, just needs to be replaced. It has been good, but I can see the flaws in it. I decided I needed the Nikon 14-24mm 2.8 wide angle lens.
The people at Nikon were wonderful with advice, and I found out I could buy the lens directly from them. Here is a link to the page with the lens, click here. Doesn’t it look fantastic. Buying it directly from the company is not something I thought you could do. It was fantastic and the woman I dealt with wonderful and really helpful.
Check out the online store here, Nikon Store
I love the new lens, haven’t tried it out yet, but have planned a few trips in the next few days, so you will get to see some photos soon.
I put a photo up the other day of the first floor of the Manchester Unity Building and a number of you said the fish tank was too distracting. It is true, but I have to photograph the fish tank, it was part of my brief.
This image hasn’t worked out well, it seems really dark here as well. Putting the tank into context with its surroundings is a challenge. I have another image which I think might work better, but I will have to work on it a lot more. I had hoped to get it done for today, but I have run out of time, I will do some more images though. Look out for them.