We all know that saying and really sometimes it is so true. That is how I felt on a trip into the city recently to take some photos.
It is one of those things when you go out to take photos, until you actually get out there you don’t know if it will be worth it.
Going into the Docklands
I’ve been going into the Docklands to take photos for so many years now. Though it is an area that is always being redeveloped so there are nearly always new buildings to photograph.
However, I think many of us have our favourites that we like to photograph over and over. The building I went in there to photograph is no different.
Corner of Collins Street and Bourke Street
There is a building there that is really popular with Melbourne photographers. I’ve photographed it a few times myself. On this morning it was the first place I headed.
Sadly it just wasn’t doing anything for me. I tried different angles, but I ended up giving up.
I did a video of it as well. I thought it would be good to show you where I was and what I was doing, as I usually do with my videos. So if you want to see more of that trip you can go to my YouTube channel, Leanne Cole – Photographer
Or you can click the following link which will take you to the latest one.
It was just after we had come out of a tough lockdown. There were still a lot of restrictions in place, but we were allowed to move within 25kms of our homes. Masks were mandatory in all places except our homes.
Coming out of Lockdown
While things aren’t completely back to normal they are fairly good. Though Sydney is now in lockdown because of the Delta variant and we have been patiently waiting here hoping it wouldn’t come to Melbourne. Unfortunately, we got the news yesterday I think, that people from Sydney have come down and infected others. So I imagine we will be back in lockdown soon. Though, our state Premier will do it faster and make sure it has more of an effect than the NSW leader. She doesn’t seem to get how to do them so they don’t carry on forever.
On a quick note, we have finally been able to book in to get the vaccination and we will be receiving our first dose tomorrow.
My photo from the trip
I looked and looked at the photos I took that morning and none of them were really doing anything for me. None stood out.
However, when I started looking at the images for the video I started playing around with one of them. The image below is what I ended up with.
A couple of years ago I did a similar image of the Flat Iron building in New York and I always wanted to replicate it with buildings from here. I think this is the closest I’ve ever got to it.
Here is a link to that image,
If you look at the image in the header you can see what the area is like. It is quite busy.
Anyway, I will finish here. Take a look at the video and you can see more there. Take care everyone and keep safe.