Tag: night photography

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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.
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This week has seen some changes with how things are done here on the blog. I do hope you have liked what I’ve started doing. I do feel I neglected it for too long, so nice to be getting back into it.

Once again here are the photos that I have had up on Instagram this week. A bit of a variety, then again, I think there usually is. I usually put photography tips with each image and if you want to read those, then you might have to take a look at my Instagram account, or my Facebook page.

Here is a gallery with those images.

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It happens every year at this time, and for a long time there was even a public holiday so people could go. We lost that holiday years ago. We were told we had too many public holidays, then last year or the year before they decided perhaps we didn’t so they gave us a new one for the football grand final parade. Ridiculous really, as much as they, meaning the television, footfall teams and government, might not think there are a lot of us who really don’t like the football. OOh, I’m so unAustralian, Oh well.

So getting back to the show, rant over, the show was good fun and a great place to take photos. It was also fun to play around with some different lenses and see what I could get with them. I have been twice in the last week, and the first time I went I took the Lensbaby Velvet 56 with me.

One of the things that is good about the show is the ability to shoot heaps of close ups and I do think the Velvet 56 is fantastic for that.

Here is a gallery of the photos I took with that, then I will show other photos in a separate gallery.

I did take some shots with my phone, but I think I lost them. I wanted to do some night shots, but I needed a wider angle so I put my 24-70mm back on.

Without a doubt night shots at somewhere like the show or carnival are so much fun to do. The patterns that you just don’t see with your eyes are incredible. I was having so much fun, but then the rain started. That put a stop to it really. I was getting too much water on my lens and the last 10 or so images are really unusable.  It was time to leave.

I will have more photos from my second trip tomorrow. If you are in Melbourne the Royal Melbourne Show is on until Tuesday, so you still have time to get there.

Today reminds me that it has been twelve months to the day, pretty much that I met some amazing people in New York and had an incredible day looking around some of the sites. I wanted to remember that day, and thought I could do it with you.

I’m going to give you links to two previous posts and give you a collection of some of the photos.

USA Wanderings: Starting at Grand Central

USA Wanderings: Walking and Viewing the Brooklyn Bridge

I have a busy day ahead, so that is all I have for you, sorry, but I am sure you will love looking back on my trip as well.

The Book and Instagram

For you today I have photos that have been up on Instagram this week, I also have a new page for you to look at.

The Six Seasons of My Backyard

Most of you, i hope, know by now that my book has been published, but some have expressed a wish to see inside the book. Unfortunately I don’t know how to do that where you can purchase it, so I have put together a page where you can see a random selection of about 5 double pages from the book. It should give you an idea of what the book is like.

It is separated into the six season, with a description at the start of each one so you know how the Wurundjeri saw the seasons. Then throughout the pages are lines of poems written by Courtney Colclough a local girl who grew up in the area. Where we could, we have tried to match the images to go with the words. The poems are so beautiful.

There are also instructions on how you can order your copy.  To see the page click here.

Instagram

Five photos for you today from this last week on Instagram.