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One Lens, One Hour, One Location – 1 Bligh – Part I…

by on Apr.01, 2014, under Life, Photography

Continuing with my project with one lens, one focal length for one hour in one location, on a nice overcast day – this time I’m visiting a very futuristic office building at 1 Bligh Street.

Unfortunately I ended up having to shoot this building across two separate half hour sessions.

When I first arrived at the building I walked (with just my D-SLR with the tiny 15mm fisheye lens in hand) towards the concierge desk in the centre of the public foyer inside the building and asked security if it would be OK for me to take a couple shots inside (specifically mentioning the classic straight up shot in the centre of the building). The building is a pretty amazing piece of architecture – it’s like a round cylinder on the outside but inside it has this large central hole right up the core of the building almost in the shape of a heart

Unfortunately the answer was a polite but confusing “you’re welcome to take shots with your smartphone but not with a ‘real’ camera”. I must say I was somewhat puzzled – I had no tripod or camera bags, etc and was wondering what practical difference it was going to make to them if I handheld my iPhone or my D-SLR. So on this first visit I ended up only able to shoot on the outside

Note: These images (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger – so click any of the images below to see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer.

Only Circles

Only Circles

NIKON D600 + 15.0 mm f/2.8 @ 15 mm, 1/80 sec at f/4, ISO 100

1 Bligh

1 Bligh

NIKON D600 + 15.0 mm f/2.8 @ 15 mm, 1/250 sec at f/4, ISO 100



NIKON D600 + 15.0 mm f/2.8 @ 15 mm, 1/30 sec at f/4, ISO 100

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