The Melbourne Shot Tower formed part of a factory in which shot gun pellets were made. The shot was formed into tiny spheres by dropping them (inside the tower) from a great height. They cooled and solidified as they fell.
The tower is in the central business district on prime real estate - so they built a shopping centre around it. The shot tower is now protected from the elements under a giant glass cone.
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Vagabond (5848) 2004-12-01 7:10
Very interesting picture and better informative notes. I enjoyed your notes about the formation of gun pellets by dropping them.
Nice graphic effect. Congratulations ..
nilolabrador (1469) 2004-12-01 7:13
Oh yes, this one is the kind of picture (and note) I love to see.
Apart the technical aspect (very good IMHO), it is extremely interesting and gives great (and surprising) info. Very well done!
cottalorda (140) 2004-12-01 7:56
A very nice web ! I like your composition !
vapours (8264) 2004-12-01 14:03
Its structures like this which make me love Melbourne. Good shot and good choice of perspective.
jiekuan (332) 2005-02-22 23:36
What a good composition, nice POV. you present a very unique architecture here.
rowanb (864) 2005-07-12 8:14
great POV, nice graphic image
batalay (38951) 2007-01-13 1:37
A sensational shot of the dome of the Melbourne Shot Tower, and an informative note accompanying it. Well done,
Greetings from Virginai, Bulent
- Copyright: Antoine Pace (antoinep) (167)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-11-28
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon PowerShot A70
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/400 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Slanted views [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-12-01 6:44