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Recent photography

So, I find myself increasingly enjoying photography. It's funny, since I never really showed an interest in photography until last year, and didn't first use my camera until January. Since then, I have taken over 4,000 pictures without even trying. I just love using it, though I'm rather conscious that I know fuck-all about correct photographic techniques and my camera is just a cheapie unremarkable thing that isn't very powerful. In fact, its limitations are increasingly bothering me. I'm starting to think about looking into getting a better camera of some description, though that would require money. That said, as unspectacular as my current camera is, one thing I do really love is that whenever I get home and look through my photos, there are all kinds of interesting details that I didn't notice/couldn't see in person due to the whole low vision thing.

So, I'd like to share some of my favourite photos that I haven't posted already. If anybody would like to look through the whole collection, it's here. Most of them are of trains and trams, though I am trying to branch out more. I still have over a month's worth of photos to upload; I'm up to 8 April at the moment. This post in any case is pretty rail-centric.


D2 tram on bridge D2 tram on bridge
15/03/08, 3:15pm, with the Melbourne CBD in the background.



The General Post Office in Melbourne The General Post Office in Melbourne
The General Post Office on the intersection of Bourke and Elizabeth Streets, as seen from the Bourke Street tram stop on the southern side of Elizabeth Street.



Looking over North Melbourne station to the Melbourne CBD Looking over North Melbourne station to the Melbourne CBD
Seen at 6:42pm on 28 March 2008. The Melbourne CBD shimmers in the evening twilight behind the North Melbourne railway station precinct, with Comeng electric multiple units visible parked in the stabling sidings.



Looking over Dynon Yard to the Melbourne Eye Looking over Dynon Yard to the Observation Wheel
Seen at 6:40pm on 28 March 2008. An interesting contrast between the industrial railway yards and the gentrification of the Docklands redevelopment, including the under-construction Southern Star Observation Wheel.



All aboard All aboard
A Comeng electric multiple unit sits at platform six of Flinders Street Station at 9:48am on 8 March 2008.



W class pasisng the Telstra Dome W class pasisng the Telstra Dome
An SW5 class tram in City Circle livery passes the Telstra Dome on the LaTrobe Street bridge at 11:33am on 07/03/08.



Looking north from the LaTrobe Street bridge Looking north from the LaTrobe Street bridge
Looking north from the LaTrobe Street bridge over two stabled Comeng electric multiple units and the maze of catenary and railway tracks at 11:33am on 7 March 2008.



Looking down Flinders Street Station Looking down Flinders Street Station
Looking down Flinders Street Station from the concourse above platforms 1 and 2, with a Comeng electric multiple unit parked at platform 1. Seen at 1:45pm on 15 March 2008.



Y 156 outside Spencer Street Station Y 156 outside Spencer Street Station
To the north of Spencer Street Station, Y 156 sits in the yards and is seen from the LaTrobe Street bridge at 2:45pm on 15 March 2008.



Spencer Street Station and Melbourne city Spencer Street Station and Melbourne city
A broad shot of the northern side of Spencer Street Station from the LaTrobe Street bridge, with two coupled VLocity diesel multiple units heading out of the station and the central city visible in the background.



Y 156 heading into the EDI sheds Y 156 heading into the EDI sheds
At 3:19pm on 15 March 2008, Y 156 heads into EDI's sheds to collect an N class locomotive, with a collection of rolling stock visible in the Dudley Street sidings on the right.



Y 156 and N 461 Y 156 and N 461
Y 156, at right, uses its power to reposition N 461 from one siding to another in the EDI maintenance depot just north of Spencer Street Station.



Looking towards Docklands Looking towards Docklands
Looking from Spencer Street across the railway lines to the Docklands precinct at 3:35pm on 15 March 2008. An N class locomotive, a number of rakes of carriages, and VLocity diesel multiple units can be seen in the centre, Y class locomotives and the Southern Star Observation Wheel to the right, and the LaTrobe Street bridge from which a lot of photos were taken is on the left.



Close-up of P 11 Close-up of P 11
A close-up view of P 11 framed by a tree as it sits stabled in the Dudley Street sidings at 3:42pm on 15 March 2008.



Siemens EMU seen under a Comeng EMU Siemens EMU seen under a Comeng EMU
Looking from Railway Place south of North Melbourne station at 4:05pm on 15 March 2008, a Siemens electric multiple unit heading to Spencer Street station can be seen through the underneath of a Comeng electric multiple unit running on a track laid at a higher level.



Comeng at North Melbourne with Docklands in the background Comeng at North Melbourne with Docklands in the background
A Comeng electric multiple unit pulls up at North Melbourne station's platform 3 at 10:16am on 26 March 2008 with the Docklands precinct prominent in the background.



Siemens EMUs and the North Melbourne flyover Siemens EMUs and the North Melbourne flyover
At left, a Siemens electric multiple unit passes under the North Melbourne flyover and heads into the North Melbourne stabling sidings (home to more Siemens EMUs and Comeng EMUs) while at right another Siemens EMU leaves North Melbourne and is about to plunge into the City Loop. Seen at 10:56am on 26 March 2008.



Siemens and Comeng EMUs cruising up to Richmond Siemens and Comeng EMUs cruising up to Richmond
A Siemens electric multiple unit bound for Frankston, foreground, and a Comeng electric multiple unit, background, pace each other as they approach Richmond station from Flinders Street at 12:30pm on 26 March 2008.



Comeng EMU crossing flyover to Richmond's platform 10 Comeng EMU crossing flyover to Richmond's platform 10
A Comeng electric multiple unit descends from the flyover into Richmond station's platform ten at 4:20pm on 26 March 2008.



Points change at Stony Point Points change at Stony Point
One of A 70's two crew changes the points at Stony Point station so that A 70 - which had just detached from its two MTH carriages - can run around its train.



Z1s and a Z3 Z1s and a Z3
Looking north from Melbourne University's stop at 3:35pm on 11 March 2008, a stabled Z1 tram is framed by a Z1 at left moving away from the northbound platform and a Z3 at right pulling up at the southbound platform.



D1 and Z3 cross at Grattan Street D1 and Z3 cross at Grattan Street
At 12:45pm on 14 March 2008, a Z3 tram (left) and a D1 tram (right) on Swanston Street pass each other as they cross over Grattan Street.



Z3 in the twilight Z3 in the twilight
At 7:28pm on 12 March 2008, Z3 126 cruises along Dawson Street in Brunswick West as the twilight deepens.



Z3 on a wet evening Z3 on a wet evening
Z3 158 on William Street arrives at the LaTrobe Street stop on a wet 26 March 2008 evening at 6:26pm.



Z3s 190 and 192 at Union Square Z3s 190 and 192 at Union Square
Z3 190, distant, boards passengers at the Union Square stop on Grantham Street as Z3 192 pulls up with a service going the other way. 5:10pm, 04/04/08.



Trams along northern William Street Trams along northern William Street
Four trams on or near William Street. In the foreground is the side of Z1 #1 at the Dudley Street terminus. In the midground, a Z3 is pulling up at the Franklin Street intersection on a diverted route 64 run to the Dudley Street terminus. On the other line in the background, a B2 class is pulling up at the LaTrobe Street intersection. And furthest in the background, a W class tram in City Circle livery is trundling across William Street as it travels along LaTrobe Street.

Tags: melbourne, photography, trains, trams
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