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Old Feb 5, 2007, 4:32 PM   #1
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So all of my nice summer holidays shots are done and I am back toramblimg the city.

The Manchester Unity building for a bit of modern gothic (1932)


I'd love the apartment on the top floor coz you get the tower as well







It was pretty hot yesterday so I sought refuge in a cool place. St
Paul's cathedral. It was fairly dark and they do not allow tripods
so I had to improvise and used my camera bag on the ground to prop
the camera up. Worked OK I think.







Walking back to work up hill was hard work so I took another break
from the heat in Scot's church. Melbournes first Presbyterian
church is a little less ornate than the Anglican cathedral.



and even the captive greenery was feeling the heat


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Old Feb 5, 2007, 6:01 PM   #2
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Nice series! Donna
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Old Feb 5, 2007, 6:43 PM   #3
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Hi Rafin

Some fine shots - my favorite is no 6 - just something different about that shot - has energy to it.

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Rafael, a very nice series. And some beautiful photos.
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Old Feb 5, 2007, 8:43 PM   #5
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Donna and Bayourebel - Thanks for the kind words.

HarjTT, I think the thing about 6 is that because of the raked floor, which I have never before seen in a church, and the fact that the camera is on the floor, the shot seems to have a dynamism to it, almost like swooping down. It was certainly what appealed to me about that one. Thanks
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Good series, Rafael. The first three look like promotional photos for Pana's zoom capability! I liked the painted glass photo - it's just brilliant. Was the 'footwork' intentional or happenstance?
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A nice series Rafael. Thank you for sharing. Some scenic churches you have there. Not to mention that Unity building.
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Old Feb 6, 2007, 4:13 PM   #8
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Raghu, Thank you. The 'footwork' was a mixture of intentional and happenstance. I was taking a shot of the stained glass doorway and it was happening between people walking past. That gave me the idea.So I changed perspective and just do the lower portion and try catch people as they went past. I took about 5 and this one was the best timing. I was just worried in case people thought I was a bit of a pervert taking shots at ground level, but nobody seemed to mind.



Steve, Yes Melbourne has a rich history. A great deal of the magnificent architecture is from the gold rush in the 1850s where Melbourne was awash with money and new people.
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Great series. My favourite is #4 - interesting angle & composition - it worked very well imho.
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Thanks Robin, The angle was forced on me as they do not allow tripods so I set the camera on the floor, propped up by the bag.
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