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a couple of "out there" monos
« on: September 16, 2017, 05:41:35 AM »
A lone sculler on the Yarra River in the centre of Melbourne

The domed reading room at the Victorian State Library- opened in 1913 and preserved.
The general public cannot access it but you can shoot it from overhead vantage points around the upper dome.
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Re: a couple of "out there" monos
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2017, 10:47:54 AM »
Like them both, the reading room looks incredible - shame they won't let you in to wander and take interior shots, but I guess it woudl soon become a real problem for preservation if lots of visitors started going inside.
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Re: a couple of "out there" monos
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2017, 03:47:26 PM »
^^^I like the irony of the image.

A huge, beautifully designed, architecturally GRAND room from the early 20th century, FILLED with books.... and one of only 2 occupants in the image is sitting there looking at her hand-held device!

Monochrome works. Angle of view works. Framing and composition work. Rule of thirds with both humans at the intersection of the lower right 1/3 is perfect.

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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2017, 05:24:02 PM »
I especially like the sculler image.
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Re: a couple of "out there" monos
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2017, 11:27:27 PM »
Thanks guys.
The sculler of course was a grab shot  into the sun.  It would have been nice to have flat water but you take what you can get.
Genuine scholars (defined as post docs and some PhD students) can apply and be allowed into the domed reading room but the hoi polloi have to watch through the portals.
It is an amazing building and you can wander around the upper floors with cameras but not tripods.
It is a pity as there are some great articles on display and even with image stabilisation one cannot hold still long enough..john
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« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2017, 05:34:21 AM »
Great set John. My favorite is the first one
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« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2017, 01:53:44 PM »
I like the first although the second is also quite fascinating, especially the two occupants as CHOLLY points out.
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