Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Hidden Entrance

This is my first official photo taken with my first ever DSLR camera, the Nikon D90! When I bought this baby a week ago, I couldn't wait for an opportunity to put it through its paces. So I got up early last weekend to go on a photowalk around Melbourne. I decided to pay a visit to the old bank building at 333 Collins Street. Its a really beautiful old building reminiscent of 1920s New York skyscrapers.

There are a lot of features of this building that remind me of some of the Masonic inspired buildings in Washington DC. For example, the copper dome reminds me of the rotunda in Washington's Capitol Hill building. The foyers extravagant marble interior has also been described as a 'temple of commerce' in the days when the bank owned the building. I did wonder if this building had any such roots in Masonry history. a quick search yielded nothing.

The hidden entrance you see here is tucked away just beyond the main entrance and is often used by workers late at night as a safe place to wait for a taxi home - So my wife tells me, who used to work there years ago.

This three exposure HDR -/+2 was also texture treated and think it really adds to image. Click to check out the Texture's Tutorial. I used my new Nikkor 18-200 VRII lens, which is a brilliant lens!

More exposure camera settings here.

The Hidden Entrance

1 comment:

  1. wow...those lamps are amazing...
    Natz :0)


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