Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Evening at the Tram Stop

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This is photographic opportunism. I was walking through Adelaide on a warm evening at the beginning of February, 2008, and the redevelopment of the city tramway had just been completed, eliminating the old final stop in the middle of Victoria Square and moving it over to the east side, opposite the foyer of the Adelaide Hilton, as a stop on the extended route to the western end of North Terrace. The barricades on the right are left over from the Tour Down Under cycle race, whose headquarters is always opposite the Hilton. I just had to wander over and frame up an approaching tram. The sun was low, the tall buildings are in direct light but their shadow plunges the square into cool tones. The exposure was obviously lengthy, the sky has burned out to correctly expose the foreground. But the soft light gives a smooth texture overall, which suggests the evening's relief from the heat of the day. The usual round of enhancements were done, nothing major. Fuji FinePix S5600, automatic. Image by Mike.

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