Gee, that was a long walk, I spent almost an afternoon in this library. I just love it. I am thinking to dedicate the full next week to interior photos of the library. So many nice corners. This is one of them, around the main reading room.
This bridge has quite a bit of history. It is now a busy and essential bridge which connects the north to the south of Melbourne. There used to be a punt in the early stage of the city, but the bridge technology took over
I love this fountain in the night, it gets such a nice blue colour. If you are in Melbourne, have a short on St.Kilda Road from the CBD, just few hundred metres, opposite the NGV.
There is a nice lake, just outside the Melbourne centre, with quite a number of swans. They are so used to the people that once I started making pictures they all paddled towards me to have a photo ahahhaah
I am pretty excited to tell you that some of the photos I made in Rome in a very short in November 2011 will be part of the resident exhibition at the Melbourne Wine Lane bar. The official opening night is the 1st of June. One of the unusual things of these photo is the size, which I wanted as →
Last weekend I posted a nice photo of another couple in love in the outback, in front of a fantastic sunset. Here different background, however you could feel in the air the same love around these two people.
On my trip to the outback/desert in the north, around 500km from Melbourne there was this salty lake, almost empty and in the background a sand storm approaching. It was my first time I experienced something like that. Somehow scaring, but on the other side just a great opportunity to take a shot!!
In one of my city walk I found these three guys that grabbed my attention. They almost looked like son, father and grand father. Three generations discussing the daily happening, maybe with the help of a bottle of wine (in the foreground).
I liked this statue facing all these shapes and colours on his right side, almost wondering what is happening. Lots of things to wonder about, squares, triangles, signs, circles, blue, green, white, red....my eye could not stop investigating this photo
Another walk along my beloved pier, another fantastic sunset.....how much the Australian Government does pay for these shows? free of charge, thanks to mother nature ...I wonder when these shows will be taxed? Never? I hope so, otherwise I will get poor very soon ahahah
This is another sunset shot at Princes Pier. I was there one night to make some photos and I could feel the history in this place. Gee, how many people arrived from from overseas to start a new life, what a challenge must have been!! Congratulation to all these people that arrived here by boat.
During my exploration walk in the State Library I came through this interesting gallery. What I noticed was that many people walk through but a real small number actually stops here. But, hei, this is a library and I guess many people walk through this room every day, and it is quite typical to forget about your closest piece of →
This place is around 900Km north of Melbourne and over 1100Km west of Sydney, far away from everything, in the real desert/outback. But somehow, every couple, everywhere in world, want to have the sunset together, with the orange light creating the love connection.
I was in Mildura few weeks ago, which is around 500Km north of Melbourne. I visited this billabong/lake as I wanted to compared it with my last visit 3 years ago, when drought was on.....well, water is back, at a nice and comfortable level.
I was back in Melbourne Streets and, of course, one of the most interesting subjects is the people around. My attention was grabbed by this guy which was going back and forward with the skateboard and the hoodie. It seemed he did not mix at all with the crowd around.
What an evening I had few days ago. I thought about riding my bike along the Yarra, the main Melbourne river, to look for possible nice venues to take a shot. I had my camera but not the tripod. Well, the light was so amazing that I could not stop myself here and there to make some photos. I am →
I have used the highest zoom I had to have the sun and the cargo in this photo. The colours were just screaming. They wanted to be in a photo. Another lovely sunset
At the end the sun came out between the clouds, the perfect time for a photo facing the light. Whenever I need a break I go down to the St.Kilda harbour to breath the sea breeze, smell the sea, watch the sailing boats....suddenly it all takes another dimension.
I just love this building so much. I really want to visit the inside, but more I check more it seems impossible. Any Melburnians out there with connections? ....it was built in 1902, of course a huge success, with other expansions, but unfortunately in 1968, the sluggish economy pushed this big store to close the doors
Driving in the Australian desert I found this old petrol pump in a service station. It was all falling apart, but somehow the meter numbers were still there, ready for next life.......or for modelling in a photo....
I am not sure why but the front of this almost antique car reminds me the face of an old little man, with tired eyes, a small nose and still smiling. Can you see that as well, or am I drinking too much?
Well, this is an astonishing place in Melbourne. I do not usually make photos of interiors, but clearly I should start. This is a jewel of Melbourne. If you live here and you have never visited it, organise a trip for next weekend. Some amazing rooms as the one in the photo. There is a nice cafe' on the side →
After a bit of research I found out the name, Seafarers, and the architects, Grimshaw based in London. I really find the bridge design perfect for this location, a real great work of architecture. I was lucky with the cloudy night, it gave actually a touch of London to it.......I posted few weeks ago a black and white version....which one →
This is a fantastic location for sunset photos....gee, I am not sure how many photos I made here...at the end I was very please with few of them, but this one was just what I wanted to make. When I take a photo I usually do a bit of pre-production scouting the place, checking where the sunset is, verifying the →