Does This Shot Remind You Of The Moon?
It might look like an invocation of Pink Floyd’s lyrics, but it ain’t really the dark side of the moon.
It’s a tight shot of the floodlit facade of Federation Square, here in the heart of Melbourne. There are different planes here, hence the gradation in light – but have a close look at the precision of those triangles.
Euclid himself would have been so proud of the precision shown by the architects and the builders!
The image above was shot on New Year's Eve 2008, just after the first of the evening's fireworks displays and literally a couple of hours before the clocks ticked over into 2009. As I located the image to upload for this post, I remembered shooting a similar frame a couple of years earlier.
In a neat display of synchronicity, the image below actually shows the same facade, from a slightly different viewpoint.
You can even see the silhouette of the single floodlamp that gives the building its beautiful glow. And even more synchronously, the second image was taken exactly two years earlier, on New Year's Eve 2006. Yup, just after the first fireworks display.
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