20 Mar About the photo – “Old Post Office – Toowoomba”
“Old Post Office – Toowoomba”
~ The story behind the photo ~
I like to make images of things that people see almost every day. I create an image that transform the subject form the mundane to something unique. My “Old Post Office – Toowoomba” photograph is just one example.
Walk down Toowoomba’s Margaret St in the CBD area and you’ll see just one example of a historic building that’s been repurposed.
I’d walked past this old building so many times and I always saw a black and white image being made.
I knew I wanted something other than clear skies to give some contrast to the straight lines.
With some cloud I picked my spot that gave some interest and some drama. I chose my spot close to the central tower. Some changes were made to my position as I started capturing images. I was looking for the right angles and the right amount of space under the arch.
While I’d like to have a longer exposure (to give the impression of movement in the clouds) a lack of filters meant that wasn’t going to happen.
I love a good black and white photo. Taking away the colour can let the viewer concentrate on the form of the subject without having colour as a distraction.
The angle and the straight lines gives part of this seemingly uninteresting building some sense of power.
If you’re in Toowoomba, have a quick look at the original and tell me if you agree.
I hope you like it.
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This print looks great as a fine art print on Canson’s Baryta paper. For something different, we can print it on brushed aluminium.
This is a dark photo. I chose a double mat using Artique’s white core Night. The white beveled edge creates additional framing and interest. A similar coloured frame that isn’t distracting and draws the eye to the image.
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