Federation Square in Melbourne has been photographed before for Trek Earth, but it's a good subject so I thought I would submit my version. The buildings in the complex, sited on the Yarra River, are full of peculiarities. Most are not quite square, with very few exactly vertical walls, and random patterns on them. Like most contemporary architecture, it is divisive: people either hate it or like it. I like it. The odd angles of the building compete with the distortion of perspective because of the wide angle lens, so it's difficult to tell which lines are truly vertical. This view looks down Flinders Street, with the old Flinders Street railway station in the background for contrast.
Scanned from a slide. Polariser used to intensify the blue of the sky. Levels adjusted in photoshop.
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mzmehr (918) 2006-08-14 23:33
A very nice photo from Melbourne buildings, although there is some PS, great color and composition is created. specialy blue colors which is my favirite :)
thanks for sharing it
Janice (4403) 2006-08-15 1:07
Hi Vincent, I have been posting photos from here lately and I do like your angle. What a fun place to visit. I wish I could have spent more time there and taken more photos. Amazing place.
I like this POV showing Flinders Street Railway Station in the BG. And I like your title - as you say, nothing is square or even!! Well captured, TFS
Propofol (1790) 2006-08-15 7:45
It's a great subject, isn't it, for abstract architectural shots! Yours has good sharpness and a deep blue sky. The more Victorian, anachronistic Flinders Street Station is a cunning inclusion at the edge of the frame.