A whole day with architectural photographer Nic Graneesh. I hope I learnt something. Well I know I learnt something on the way there – what a lot of stuff photographers need. Schlepping the camera bag with lenses, camera, charger, note book etc, plus bag with tripod (only opened for the first time just before I left home – managed to remove the labels), plus coat and jumper. Of course it was a cold morning and hot day, so the extra wardrobe was just an additional burden. I felt like Sherpa Tensing but looked like a total drongo
We were photographing the RMIT Design Hub on the corner Victoria St and Lygon, a Sean Godsell design with an external cladding of opaque discs . Not the best position, it’s such a busy corner with tram stop, tram hut, diagonally opposite the Melbourne City Baths. The best view is fronted baths in the early morning. I could have gone on a early shoot tomorrow morning at 6am but that didn’t fit with Sunday worship. Much of the day the sun is only on the rear side, so most of my photos were from that side as we didn’t go there until after lunch. We spent the morning discussing architectural photography.
It was a great day but quite tiring and losing an hour because of the end of daylight saving tonight will not help. Time for a rest.