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A Night at Docklands

A friend asked me if I wanted to go in and do some photos around Docklands last week. She loves night photography, and while I don’t mind it, I wouldn’t say I love it. Still it was a lovely night and not too cold. It is an interesting place to take photos. The most interesting architecture being built in Melbourne is mostly down there. It is a good place to look if you like architecture.

We had hoped to get a sunset, but there were too many clouds, so we just got clouds.

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This was taken just after the sun went down. I liked how the clouds were moving. It was quite windy, so it was good to get that movement. It is a popular scene to photograph in Melbourne, and those of you who have been following me for some time, would have seen it before.

Most of the photos got that movement. I like overcast skies for night photography. There is something about the way the light bounces off the clouds that almost gives the city a ceiling. It is really interesting, and you get the bonus of the clouds moving as well.

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This was taken further around. You can just about stop anywhere along there, around Victoria Harbour and you will get a good image. It is great in that respect.

I also did a video the other day where I went through my raw images from the night and talked about what I liked and what I didn’t. I thought it might help people to see what I try to see when I’m taking photos and before I process my images. I hope you enjoy it, it is a bit rough. I need to get better at doing these. I working on the notion that the more I do of them, the better I will get. Let’s hope so.

12 Responses

  1. Wonderful images Leanne … looking forward to watching the video 🙂

  2. Leanne Marshall

    Your photos are fantastic Leanne and I love the video – thanks for sharing!!

  3. Inspiring – I keep putting off taking low light shots!

  4. Thanks, Leanne, nice shots. I really appreciate your foray into posting videos. Keep it up!

  5. Very nice shot of the harbor skyline.

Talk to me, it is too quiet.