2006-12-18 - Whaling Wall
Lately, I've been making an effort to capture scenes that I normally take for granted. This is one such example - the so-called "Whaling Wall" in Bundaberg's CBD. I see this on a daily basis from my office but I've never managed to take a photo I've been very happy with. Often-photographed landmarks are some of the hardest subjects to make interesting photos out of because it has all been done before. This shot is far from unique or perfect but it's the best I've managed so far. The clouds are what prompted me to take the shot and I don't think it would have worked without them.
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Fred Yes, I do agree that the clouds certainly add to the gloriousness of this shot. I think you've divided the photo in to three sections nicely, though. In the foreground you have the car park, shops and the street... I think this is important because it puts the shot in perspective to where it is. If you'd just taking a shot of the building and the sky, it'd appear to be floating in the middle of nowhere. So moving up, and in the center you've got the Whaling Wall building and then of course the awesome clouds to finnish it all off and helping to make a good photograph. This is one of my favourite shots because of it's composition and the importance (in this instance) of the inclusion of the foreground.
*Note: Something I've just noticed is that the trees/shrubs in the foreground look like they've been rendered in the 3D imaging program. I know this isn't the case, but it's kinda funny.