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parliament of victoria

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 6 May 2009 in Architecture and Portfolio.

... my family were urging me to go, but I just wouldn't leave until I got a good exposure of this lamp.:-)
Hope you enjoy as much as I do; and you can find more shots here:

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 1/10 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...

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

You did it!! It's incredible how precise is the exposure here! And the shadow of the lamp on the wall is also very good, as is the detail of the Parliament building. Bravo!

6 May 2009 5:43am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

I am always amazed at how well you manage perfect exposure in light sources without underexposing other areas badly Hugo! This is almost a signature feature in all your lovely night shots with street lamps and lights within the frame! Simply love your work Hugo:)

6 May 2009 6:53am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Another shot with a super POV, excellent lighting to pull it from the night and the addition of the street light makes it a top image

6 May 2009 7:04am

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

Very mellow light which is enchanting! Well done Hugo....what a delightful photo!

6 May 2009 9:24am

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States

very nice

6 May 2009 1:19pm

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

a rather imposing shot -- as if this building might come to life and swallow you whole!! beautiful detail -- and the classic lamppost is just stunning!! gorgeous detail and light!!!

6 May 2009 1:45pm

Mariana from waterloo, Canada

AWESOME shot ! Bright lamp on that background works perfectly !

6 May 2009 2:22pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Very good photo.

6 May 2009 2:24pm

Stu from Kyoto, Japan

I'm so glad you risked family strife to get this. It's presence, position and angle in the frame add a "period drama" feel and a sense of gravitas to an already imposing scene. In fact it pretty much steals the show. Wonderful lighting as usual with your night shots too.

6 May 2009 3:36pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Très beau cadrage, belle composition!

6 May 2009 3:44pm

Rui from Leiria, Portugal

Simply magnificent! And I think we are all happy that you made your family wait! This is a well deserved effort. Superbly done!

6 May 2009 5:21pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

excellent angle and exposure ! happy your family waited for you ;-)

6 May 2009 6:02pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

The lamp is a beauty! best...jerry

6 May 2009 7:10pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Great night shot! So clear.

6 May 2009 8:08pm

k@ from Paris, France

No noise & so sharp by night, incredible ! You are the Prince of Nights worldwide !!!!

6 May 2009 10:50pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Wonderful image and point of view Hugo. I'm always amazed by your exposure and capture of city light. Excellent.

7 May 2009 3:43am

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece

Beautiful building!

7 May 2009 2:26pm

1/10 second
ISO 200
7 mm