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Stormy Melbourne

By ColleenA
Good day....
Thanks for your votes and comments and to Isabel (Chinga) for her UA...all much appreciated.
We caught a tram into the city yesterday and by the time we got there it had started raining...not what I had planned as I wanted to walk about with my camera along the Southbank. I managed a few in the soft rain before settling in for a long lunch. This looks across the Yarra to the right..the Flinders street station is the gold and brown building in the foreground.
V2 shows the Eureka towers...the tallest building in Australia. 88 floors high...the views from there are amazing.
Have a nice day, Melbourne has the coldest day of the year in 9 years ...3 deg to 8 deg...

Tags: Melbourne Landscape and travel

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SUE118 Plus
11 8 1 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2014 7:15AM
A very stormy day indeed but well captured.Smile

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LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 101 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2014 7:32AM
A good bad weather shot.
RonnieAG Plus
10 154 119 Scotland
1 Aug 2014 7:40AM
Very moody shots along the riverside, and so well captured in the relatively low light.
barbarahirst 11 27 12 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2014 7:46AM has grown up
1 Aug 2014 8:01AM
It might be stormy but what a shot V1 is my fav. Looks so dark and you handled the light so well

Patty GrinGrinGrin
10 10 10 England
1 Aug 2014 8:03AM
Excellent set Colleen.
1 Aug 2014 8:31AM
Love it...
netta1234 7 382 2 Wales
1 Aug 2014 8:41AM
brilliant set Colleen.
We've got some rain here todaySad
ddolfelin Plus
8 103 3 Wales
1 Aug 2014 9:34AM
Excellent weather shots.
You've just missed the competition!
1 Aug 2014 9:45AM
Rain or shine, it's still a beautiful city, Colleen!

fotobee Plus
6 4 3 South Africa
1 Aug 2014 9:52AM
Very good series, Colleen. Looked location up, and it has a very large bay, which should offer great boating facilities! The dark clouds remind me of Tulbagh, but the ceiling appears very much lower. Am very glad that photo opportunities abound! Good luck with the D5300, it sure looks like a great camera. Miss the articulated screen, I had a Chinese version of the 90 deg anglefinder for the D3200. This was invaluable for closeups, but to my dismay, a few days later I found that Nikon had very slightly broadened the mount, so it does not fit! This also means that the one made by Nikon also does not fit, unless they make a third mount. This means that the D7100 has its own special mount, and this feature is not compatable with either the amateur or the professional cameras.
Jenny-D 10 1 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2014 10:14AM
Terrific captures Colleen.

Jenny Smile
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2014 10:20AM
Greetings from sunny Hampshire. Not often can you say that to someone in Oz. Hope it brightens up soon Colleen, and thank you for sharing these scenes
from Down Under.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
Tish1 Plus
7 32 5 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2014 10:40AM
Definitely V3 Colleen!!!!

CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
1 Aug 2014 10:43AM
Wonderful images, Colleen, bet you wish you were back 'at home' now Smile Carol
ColleenA Plus
7 442 6 Australia
1 Aug 2014 10:56AM

Quote:Wonderful images, Colleen, bet you wish you were back 'at home' now Smile Carol

It's just as bad in Cape Town Carol...Sad... I am enjoying the cold though, makes a nice change as we always seem to miss the winters as we travel to the UK and Europe in July normally. It's a good excuse to buy snugly clothes
Irishkate Plus
9 41 116 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2014 11:03AM
So unusual for you to be in adverse weather conditions.
However is does make for dramatic images of your new city.
I know you were learning to use Photoshop on the cruise - so
a very useful tip learned from Willie (banehawi) for correcting verticals
is to use Distort under Images - Transform - Distort - then with the control key held down, pull
down or up or whatever it takes to straighten the distortion.This only affects the corner chosen
an dis very useful. It'll be in elements too - not sure if location is the same.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
ade123 Plus
7 285 1 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2014 11:38AM
Lovely images Colleen it just proves you do not have to have perfect conditions to produce great images

1 Aug 2014 11:40AM
3c to 8c in the winter would be sunbathing weather for us up here Colleen love your compositions in V1 and 3 the cloud formation add drama to the shots and lend themselves to be tone mapped so I'm off to play with those two images meantime have a wee UA to cheer you up in the cold

Nikonuser1 Plus
7 161 16 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2014 11:45AM
A great set of images Colleen, a very ominuose looking skySmile

ColleenA Plus
7 442 6 Australia
1 Aug 2014 12:14PM

Quote:3c to 8c in the winter would be sunbathing weather for us up here Colleen love your compositions in V1 and 3 the cloud formation add drama to the shots and lend themselves to be tone mapped so I'm off to play with those two images meantime have a wee UA to cheer you up in the cold


Oh wow thanks so much for the mods Graham...I am now determined to learn chuffed with your help
cantona43 Plus
14 928 4 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2014 12:30PM
a stunning trio Colleen, superb dramatic skies and very well captured in the low light conditions, these cameras are amazing as you said
mikbee 12 3 8 Scotland
1 Aug 2014 1:27PM
Sounds like Scotland Colleen,
with all the ''weird'' weather you are having !!
Good shots.
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
1 Aug 2014 2:22PM
Very atmospheric sky in V1 Collen.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
1 Aug 2014 2:54PM
A very autumnal looking city is Melbourne now. But soon it will be the opposite way ! - Very well realized weather conditions . Colleen ! SmileSmileSmile --- Jukka.
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 13 England
1 Aug 2014 3:26PM
Certainly does look stormy, Colleen! Sad An interesting set of images, we don't often see Melbourne...but trust you to land there when the weather's at its coldest Wink Look forward to seeing more from here, stormy or not! Smile
Trev Smile
1 Aug 2014 3:47PM
Oh dear, that sky does not look good, more like England. Great images anyway of the city Colleen, hope the weather improves for you.

Mary Grin
1 Aug 2014 4:26PM
Super atmospheric images Colleen.

JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2014 5:07PM
Terrific stormy shots and it has certainly changed since I was there!
All I can remember is the library had a permanent waterfall down over the huge window. Wonder if it is still there?
Drighlynne 8 125 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2014 6:49PM
V1 and V3 my favourites. Super set Colleen, think I'll pass on going up the tallest building to see the sights, I don't have a head for heights, which is a bit silly really when I think that I used to go abseiling in my younger days.
1 Aug 2014 7:54PM
Nice one well taken

1 Aug 2014 7:55PM
Superb captures from great points of view, Colleen!
1 Aug 2014 8:45PM
Wonderful atmospheric set ColleenGrinGrin

Irishkate Plus
9 41 116 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2014 9:44PM
Mod of V2 Colleen - it may not be perfect and your name is out of alignment.
I added to the canvas before distorting so as not to loose part of your image.
I did that by making sure white was b/g colour and taking crop tool outwith the image.
Other members who are better at this maybe can explain a bit more.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
1 Aug 2014 10:14PM
Great shots Colleen. Poor you with the weather. Hope it gets better soon. Cathy
1 Aug 2014 10:37PM
Great cityscape images of Melbourne, Colleen. Never imagined it would snow so near to Melbourne.GrinGrin

capto Plus
7 6.0k 14 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2014 10:44PM
Three good ones, love the brooding sky.Smile

Chinga Plus
9 3 1 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2014 12:44PM
Stunning architecture... and great heavy sky! Grin
Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
2 Aug 2014 5:26PM
The moody skies add drama to these superbly composed cityscapes, I'm glad to see that you are settling into life in Aus
brandish 6 3 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2014 11:05PM

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