Eureka Skydeck 88: Melbourne from on Top


The other night I was given an opportunity to go up to the Eureka Skydeck 88 and take photos from the 88th floor. It isn’t an easy place to do that. You are behind two sheets of glass and it is hard to stop reflections. I managed to do it, but you will have to wait until next year when I write an article on how.


It is lovely seeing Melbourne from this angle. Looking down on top of it. Though I wasn’t so sure when I started processing the images. There is a lot there and it was hard making sense of it. I played with this for a day, trying this and that. Still not sure about it, but it is time to move on. It did make me want to capture some different shots, so in terms of informing my work and giving me inspiration it has certainly done that.


We almost missed this. We were convinced that there wasn’t going to be any sort of sunset that we went elsewhere on the deck. Then when we moved we could see this. It was a great contrast, the colours of the sunset with the city lighting up. I was very pleased that we got up and moved around. I like the way the sunset is almost reflected in the city.

It is a great place to go and take photos, but also a great place to just sit and look. I like going up there and I am thinking of going again. Just be prepared, it does get busy, especially around sunset and if you want a good spot to watch it, then I suggest you get there early. You do have to take your photos through the glass, so pick clean areas and get your camera as close to the glass as you can. There is an outside area, but it can get very windy, and they have a wire mesh which makes it very hard to photograph through unless you have a small lens. I wish they had something like the barrier they had at the Empire State Building where you could still fit your camera through it.

One of the wonderful things about Melbourne is how flat it is, and you can really see for miles, so the Skydeck is a great way to see the city and surrounding areas. You really are overlooking the CBD as well. If you are in Melbourne I would recommend going up there. If you want more information here is the link.

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  1. And I’ll be waiting for that article, Leanne. I remember how difficult it was to take photographs at the aquarium last year. Everything was behind glass. Beautiful images.

    1. I am planning on writing it next year Elen, hopefully you won’t have to wait too long. Glass can be a real pain for photography.

  2. Hi, Leanne: great shots! I know how difficult it is to deal with glass, especially at night. So I am eagerly awaiting your post on the techniques that can help.

  3. Great photos! I like the streak of light above the city in the second photo. The first has a bit of an eerie look, nice!

  4. I love these night shots. They are so crisp and clear. I’ll be keen to learn how you avoided reflections Leanne.

  5. I love the sunset shot. It’s exceptional. I am certainly looking forward to reading about how you overcame the glass reflection issue, Leanne. Oh, I’ve purchased tickets to experience this live. Thanks for posting these wonderful photos.

    1. Thank you Don. I don’t know when I will be writing it, I have to do some more research yet, but it will be early next year. That’s great Don.

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