Photo Friday – Angles


Photo Friday – Angles []

Angles. This is a photo of Federation Square
[], a relatively new structure filled with
angles located in the center of Melbourne (Australia) city. The picture
only shows a very small portion of the whole construct. The
construction of this large project was received with mixed responses
[]. It was officially opened on the 26th of October 2002,
but some features were not fully in place at that time. The most
memorable comment I heard about it was this taxi driver who said “Look at this ugly building. I don’t know what the fuck the government is thinking. It’s ruining the city.” One of my friends replied “Well, it does have a certain artistic quality to it…” and the driver made a “pfft” sound and said “I still think it’s terrible.
πŸ™‚ Personally, I like Federation Square, it’s unique and nicely built.
This has the potential of becoming an “icon” of Melbourne like Sydney’s
Opera House. There’s quite a bit of interesting features about it, the
official site is a good read if you’re interested. I took this photo
four days ago in an attempt to document Melbourne in photos before I
leave for good in two days. The weather was not optimal (drizzling +
misty) but the focus seems unaffected.

The shooting data:

Focal Length: 8mm
Exposure Mode: Programmed Auto
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern 1/372.5 sec – f/2.8
Exposure Compensation: 0 EV
Sensitivity: Auto
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-C
Saturation Compensation: 0

The post-production work was done in Photoshop 7.0 and involves:

Gamma correction: Gamma increased to improve visibility
Image Size: Size reduced from 2048×1536 to 500×375

Shooting in the rain


I went to the city this morning to update my plane ticket. Just
three more days till I leave Melbourne for good. I went on a photo
shoot around the CBD area and got most of the landmarks. Memories.
Unfortunately, today’s weather was bad for photography. It was cloudy
and drizzling constantly. I had to keep on wiping the lens to avoid
droplets of water getting into the frame but the foggy weather still
made photos blurry at the horizon. Surprisingly, I saw another person
taking photos at Federation Square (the relatively new weird looking
building opposite Flinders Street Station). She saw me before I saw her
though, and grinned. It is funny, quite coincidental to have two people
taking photos while it’s drizzling at Federation Square. Dedication. πŸ˜‰


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