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.
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.
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.