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 up with a friend on the steps of Parliament House.
The plan had been to see if we could get a sunrise there, but the sunrise was a bit pitiful, so we had to be happy with just taking photos. It was nice to be able to take photos of this building with no one else around. Such a grand building, shame it is for politicians.
This was actually the first image I took. It is the top of Bourke Street and Parliament House is behind me. The city was starting to wake up.
My friend had to go to a meeting so I wondered around on my own.
This image was taken a couple of minutes after my MM image on Wednesday. It is a different spot but if you look closely you can see there were lots of people around. The Formatt Hitech filter I used really helped to get rid of all those people in the other image. I am going to have to do more.
I couldn’t pass up the cakes in the Hopetoun Tea Rooms window. Not too many, but again, one of the lovely things about early morning is that there are hordes of people around. Melbourne is becoming a very busy city. I think with our dollar doing so badly it is becoming a cheap place to visit.
I finished off at the Melbourne Town Hall. Another great building, oh and yes, another built for politicians, but at a lower level. It is rather stunning, and a great example of what Melbourne did during the gold rush.
It was nice to just wander around and I think the comments from the last couple of days have been enough to help me get out of the funk I’ve been in in the last couple of weeks. I’m getting excited about things again. I also went into the Digital Show yesterday and met many of the people that helped me with my gear for my trip. It was lovely to talk to them and see them face to face. I got to see lots of new products as well, which was really nice.
I have some more photos for you now, as I usually do. I hope your weekend is wonderful and you get lots of photography done. All the images were taken with the D800 and the 24-70mm lens.