The day got off to a relatively slow start.
Other than yesterday’s blog, nothing of photographic relevance, other than the compilation of yesterday’s blog, was achieved in the morning. I had a very pleasant lunch with a very dear friend in St Kilda. She was delayed so I wandered around the village for a while and did a daytime reprise of the classic front entrance of Luna Park.
Easy and cheap access to trains was the main factor in the afternoon’s activities. Southern Cross Station’s extraordinary roofline continues to intrigue me, and this view from the Spencer Street entrance shows a row of trains ready to disperse across the state to places like Ballarat, Bendigo, Warnambool, Traralgon, or beyond.
I wanted to be back in St Kilda in the early evening and after that long lunch, decided to confine myself to the metropolitan journeys. I chose to travel towards Frankston, and got as far as Moorabbin before I decided this was an unproductive trip. I jumped off and got the next train back to the city. I found it hard to get excited about views of Melbourne’s backyards, so did some experimenting with motion-capture.
Back in the city I passed by Federation Square where there was a large crowd of mainly young people watching the filming of the popular Korean TV show, “Running Man” (apparently similar to “the Amazing Race“) .
After dinner in the evening, I noticed that the sun was nearing the horizon and the light was very interesting. The container ship, Cosco Santos threaded its way up the harbour bypassing other ships at anchor.
Out at the end of St Kilda Pier, I compiled a six shot stitched panorama of the city in the warm evening light. Note the bright orange kite of someone surfing at the beach.
And then, there was the sunset. The nearest land on the right is at Williamstown. The map suggests to me that the distant hills could be the Brisbane Ranges National Park. I was careful not to look at the sun through the view finder. The stick like object to the left of the sun is some sort of navigational aid or channel marker related to the port. I contemplated removing it and decided against it.
Today is my last full day here, so I had better make the most of it.