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parliament of victoria

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 5 May 2009 in Architecture and Portfolio.

This architecture appealed to me so much that I decided to come back at night...:-)

The Parliament House, Melbourne

This is a series of holiday snaps when I was recently on vacation in Melbourne, an amazing city of wonderful heritage, beautiful gardens and countryside...

FUJIFILM FinePix F200EXR 1/12 second F/3.3 ISO 200 7 mm

I do not regard myself as a photographer. I'm an ordinary man but extraordinarily obsessed with capturing all the memorable scenes that I encounter in my everyday life. It's like an excited traveller craving to record his memorable journey in a memorable way, but in my case, it's the journey of my life ... If I can record my encounters in such a way that they leave an image on the mind of myself and other viewers, it's a tremendous joy and some accomplishment...
In terms of photography, I'm trying to preserve the moments as my eyes see "something" and my heart feels it too. As such, I seldom feel interested in planned, arranged or manipulated photographs...

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent!!! Les teintes sont magnifiques, le cadrage est somptueux! Bravo, j'aime!!!!

5 May 2009 6:08am

dj.tigersprout from New York City, USA, United States

another powerful composition!!! beautiful lighting and detail. lovely work Hugo!!

5 May 2009 6:09am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

This is a stunning composition! Love the light with dark foreground pillars, absolutely without any distortion despite the acute perspective! Brilliant tone and detail right through even in the dark foreground! A masterly piece of work Hugo:)

5 May 2009 6:18am

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Of course -- night is your best friend. Here you show why. This reminds me of some of your night scenes at home only this is not quite so "blocky" and has a soaring feeling. But still there is expectation in the play of light and shadow ...

5 May 2009 6:29am

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

Fantastic shot Hugo. Lovely light and there's plenty of detail in the shadows.

5 May 2009 6:54am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Were you lying on your back to take this neck breaking image, super composition to purvey the importance of this magnificent building

5 May 2009 7:03am

@P J W Miller: Oh, this was handheld... and yes, really neck breaking!:-) So, the IS system of the little photo machine deserves much credit, I guess...

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

very imposing ! I love your angle of view, the tones and the light ! excellent shot !

5 May 2009 7:09am

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

great drama in the composition Hugo!

5 May 2009 7:30am

k@ from Paris, France

Wow, what an angle you found here ! Majestuous & impressive & luminous & creative !

5 May 2009 7:49am

Stu from Kyoto, Japan

Oh my. What a wonderful shot Hugo. Superb lighting control and composition.

5 May 2009 8:24am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Nice composition Hugo!

5 May 2009 9:09am

Mariana from waterloo, Canada

Excellent ! Great angle and composition . Light and details are superb !

5 May 2009 1:49pm

alex centrella from United States

what great perspective ...............

5 May 2009 2:10pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal


5 May 2009 3:16pm

Ken from Chicago, United States


5 May 2009 4:08pm

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Great perspective and light. Very impressive building.

5 May 2009 5:09pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Awesome perspective and lighting.

5 May 2009 11:26pm

observing from North West, United Kingdom

Simply amazing.... your F200 really does a good job Hugo, a fantastic image.

6 May 2009 12:55am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

This is just stunning! Strong lines through the frame, showing darkness and light. A truly brilliant composition.

7 May 2009 3:44am

1/12 second
ISO 200
7 mm