Monochrome Madness – Around the Exhibition Centre

This week for Monochrome Madness I thought I would hit the archive and find some photos that I have used before, but not for a long time.

These images were taken early in 2015 one evening when I went in the Royal Exhibition Building and Melbourne Museum with a friend. I have to admit I don’t remember much about the trip. I certainly don’t remember the reason for the first two photos, but I do remember the last one.

Can I tell you a story?

I know some of you have probably heard it before, but you may have forgotten.

So we were taking photos of the fountain and looking at what we could do. As we were taking photos this guy came past and immediately I was on alert as the guy looked like bit roughI always am, he seemed like he was drunk or on something.  I have to admit I am always a bit scared of people who drink, probably from having an abusive alcoholic father. I held back, but he talked a little and then started walking off.

He got a few steps then turned around to tell us how he got a really good shot there one night with his phone. So he got out his phone and showed us the photo. It was a good shot and he said he took it with the light behind the fountain. I knew I had to get that shot, so I went for it.

He was so right, it was a good place to take a photo. What do you think? Did he give us some good advice?

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  1. Black and white photo like this is always great. Moody and vibey. Unfortunately, you met unpleasant personalities

  2. Great shot indeed. Makes my hands itch to do more night photography and paint with light again. Good to hear the scruffy guy wasn’t trying to rob you, instead giving away his photographic pearls of wisdom.

    1. Thank you, sounds like you might need to get out and see what you can do. I know what you mean about the guy, not at all what I expected.

  3. I like the effect with the fountain. Did you shoot in B/W or did it during post processing? Either way, it looks nice.

    1. Thank you Ziggy, it was a cool effect. I shoot in RAW, so it would have been a colour photo and then I convert it in post.

  4. Wow. I love the lighting on the fountain coupled with the building and domes light and shadows that sends you down the building of lights with a hint of shrubbery as a reward 🙂

  5. I think it’s a great shot. Has a very Kremliish vibe to it. I also think, nope, I know that lessons learned in childhood can come in handy even as an adult.

    1. I get what you mean Brian, interesting building, built for the great exhibitions in the mid 1800’s and apparently the only one left that is still used for exhibitions. Lessons can be good, though fears, maybe not. Thank you Brian.

  6. Wow. First time I’ve seen this wonderful historic building in black and white where the photo wasn’t taken many years ago in history books. It’s great to do something creative like this and change it up. 😊

    1. Thank you Helen, I’m surprised this is the first time you have seen in black and white, it is a great building, we are lucky we still have it.

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