Due to a heavy schedule of family and work commitments, along with some medical issues, I haven’t managed to get out and about with the camera much recently. However, while visiting my ill mother at St Vincent’s Private Hospital yesterday, I couldn’t help but admire the view of Melbourne she had from her room. A quick snap with my iPhone, apply an Instagram filter, and voilà – a nice soft image of the Melbourne skyline, looking across Victoria Parade towards Macarthur Street.
There’s a few things I like about this photo. Firstly, I somehow managed to fluke a big gap in traffic from all directions, it actually looks like a quiet Sunday morning, rather than a busy Saturday afternoon. Secondly, the old fire station and tower looks amazing in the foreground. It’s a building you hardly notice from the road, but from five stories up it looks amazing. Finally, if you look close enough, Melbourne’s tallest building, the Eureka Tower, actually looks rather small, but appears closer than it actually is.