The Army Signals Museum in Macleod Victoria is well worth a visit, especially because you can often have the whole place to yourself. It’s located at an army base in Macleod and is staffed by volunteers. Click here to see photos of the museum. To get there you go to the guard post at the entrance then get escorted to the museum. Military security! Displays go back to World War I but the majority of displays are Vietnam era. Enjoy the photos.
Hidden Melbourne brings you the view from the tower at Auburn Uniting Church. Starting with a high resolution 260Mpx panoramic view, head down the steep ladders of the tower into the church. http://www.hiddenmelbourne.com.au/AuburnUnitingChurch The Facebook panorama is low resolution, the full resolution panorama can be printed very wide, they plan to print the four faces on wallpaper and stick them to the inside of the tower.😅
I drove past the old VR Way & Works — Workshops recently. Previously it was an attractive, heavily graffiti covered building. Home to the amazing and slightly disturbing head-shot graffiti. Unfortunately the workshop is now done up tighter than Fort Knox. All the windows are boarded over and its days for a photography destination are finished. Enjoy these photos taken before the building was boarded over: Click here to see album. Sadly, I think the building will soon be gone forever. At least we have the photos to look back on.
As the wave of housing redevelopment sweeps over former industrial areas this building will soon be swallowed up. It’s an old pump house that serviced a paper mill in Alphington, Victoria. Great old building and latterly used as a crack den by some ingenious inhabitants who transported some furniture up the stairs. Click here to check out the tour. This is not the sort of place you want to venture into on your own. Enjoy the tour!
OK, I admit it. Barney and I especially like the old, grotty, grafitti-covered, derelict buildings. Buildings like this have a character that is hard to describe. You imagine that you’re an explorer and you never know what you might find. Box Hill Brickworks has the character we love. Check out the tour here. We also love the thought that we are preserving a record of these buildings for posterity. One day the bulldozers will rumble through the brickworks and it will be gone forever. Enjoy the tour!
Hidden Melbourne set out to take viewers to the hidden places in Melbourne. Town Hall clocktowers are amongst the most visible but also most hidden places in our city. In the past, citizens of Melbourne relied on the clocks to tell time and usually would be able to see a tower from wherever they were in the city. That’s why we thought it a great idea to show viewers what lurks inside the clocktowers (ancient mechanisms lovingly cared for, rickety ladders and stairs). Nowadays, many modern high-rise buildings intervene, that’s why we are extending our range of view with high resolution aerial panoramas, so thatRead More →
Our City Tour has been under construction for some time, expanding as we add new locations and features. TIME TRAVEL from present to the past and vice versa is a great feature that we are building in. Historic panoramic images from the 1800’s have been added and soon we will be able to show you what the city looked like in the past. Click on this image to see the new menu structure. Check out the amazing “Barrel Panorama” sketched by architect Samuel Jackson in 1841 under the menu “Scots Church”. He sat inside a barrel and sketched the surroundings very accurately, which meant thatRead More →
High dynamic range photography is one of the coolest things to happen to photography. The problem is that not all HDR software is created equal. Recently I took the same set of photos and processed them using four different HDR softwares. The results were strikingly different. This old shed was captured with a 5 photo bracket. The sky was very bright behind the shed so it was a great challenge. Bottom line was this: Best: Photomatix — 9/10, striking but relatively natural result. Good: HDR Efex Pro 2 — 7/10, natural but not as striking. [Sadly this software was bought by Google is no longer beingRead More →
This week, I’m back in one of my favourite cities — Hobart. The view from my hotel is nothing short of spectacular. I couldn’t help but make this panorama. Grand Chancellor Hotel Hobart The Hobart waterfront is one of the most picturesque location in Australia.
Added two 260Mpx drone panoramas as entry points for my tour of a derelict cotton mill. Great views of the city and a nice way to guide the viewer through the buildings. http://www.hiddenmelbourne.com.au/virtual-tour/bradmill/ I’m liking these drone panos!