My daughter’s partner Nathan is a keen photographer as well and so the two of use set off to go down to Williamstown and shoot the city across the harbour. The day had been cloudy and by 5.15pm it was dark enough to clearly see all the lights in the city. Unfortunately the low cloud created an issue in that it was reflecting a lot of light from the city below so you could never get the really dark contrasts.

A tighter crop of the city enabled a stronger contrast in the colours.

A tighter crop of the city enabled a stronger contrast in the colours.

This is not pin sharp but I really liked the light coming through the trees.

This is not pin sharp but I really liked the light coming through the trees.

An expanded view of the city. There was too much light reflecting off the cloud to get a really dark image.

An expanded view of the city. There was too much light reflecting off the cloud to get a really dark image.

 

At the very left of the last image is the Melbourne Star which is a giant ferris wheel along the same lines as the London eye. During the day it is fairly ugly but at night it is lit up in light show. I tried to get a better image from it but from our vantage point it was just too fair away. As luck would happen the next night on our way to dinner my daughter showed us a place where we could stop and shoot the ferris wheel from a bridge in the city. Of course when she said this the cameras were in their bags back at the house.