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More from Melbourne on My Wanderings

Yesterday I posted a blog post on my other site showing some images from my venture in the city of Melbourne the other day. It is my intention to continue working on a few images for this post. Ones that I do a lot more processing too. It is nice to have this blog to show my fine art photos more.

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One of the really nice things about Federation Square is how it looks when it is wet. I love how the sandstone goes a beautiful golden and pink colour. It is such a textured and patterned place. These steps are around the back, sort of, near the river. I haven’t really taken many photos around there, but I must make sure I change that. When I processed this image I really wanted to emphasize the steps and the colours of them.  There was someone sitting up the top but I decided to get rid of them.

river-bridge-railway-sandridge-melbourneUnderneath the old railway bridge, the Sandridge Bridge, there are lots of patterns and shapes there as well. A strong steel structure. It has lots of arches and pylons. I think the long exposure of the water helps to highlight that steel. The water almost disappears. When I processed it I concentrated on the steel structure.

southbank-river-longexposure-clouds-nightI like the clouds in this one, but out of the three I think this is the weakest. There are too many things in it that I don’t really like. The clouds were moving very fast so it was easy to get the movement in a 30 second exposure. I think the whole image is too glitzy for what I usually look for. I really dislike the lights on the bridge as well. It is a scene I must go back to again, maybe after Christmas.

The trip into the city really was great and I still have a lot more photos to process, if I choose to. I am really enjoying exploring architecture again. I think I have missed it. I’m looking forward to seeing where my work goes in the future.

4 Responses

  1. Gorgeous shots, Leanne. Underneath the Old Railway sings!

  2. Nice work, Leanne.
    I spend a fair amount of time capturing photos in the Melbourne CBD. I think it is a endless resource, always changing as the light changes.
    I am particularly interested in your comment about removing people from a photo. That has been my practice also, but I am beginning to change my mind thinking people give a photo scale, perspective and relevance. I guess removing people from photos is justified when their presence doesn’t contribute in one of these ways.

    • Thank you Don.
      I think it is an endless source as well. There is still so much I haven’t seen yet.
      I think removing people is really up to what you want from your photos, I like an empty landscape and it works with my work, but it wouldn’t necessarily be important for others. I think we often focus too much on the people, so I either make it so they aren’t obvious or remove them. The story is the building not the people. but that’s me and how I work.

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