Parking houses as hunting grounds

TassieFig

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I have found that multi-storey car parks are great hunting grounds when you're looking for a different perspective of a city. There are lots of odd things you would never see from street level. I park at the top and then walk down looking for unexpected subjects. Here is a bunch from a couple of parking houses in Hobart I've done so far. Anyone else got some? Feel free to comment/critique and share your own if you wish :smile:

All shot with EM-5 and Oly 40-150

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_EM52866.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr


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_EM52870.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr


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_EM53629.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr


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Sun Baking by Tassie Fig, on Flickr


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St David's Cathedral by Tassie Fig, on Flickr


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_EM53632.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr


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_EM53634.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr


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_EM53636.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr


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_EM53643.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr


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_EM53644.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr


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_EM53652.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr


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_EM53639.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr


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_EM53653.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr


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_EM53646.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr


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_EM53654.jpg by Tassie Fig, on Flickr


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Unaware by Tassie Fig, on Flickr
 

alex66

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Do you mean multi-storey car parks by parking houses or is it a car park on top of a building? Great photographs though
 

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whoops you got me there :redface:
I'm not a native English speaker but should know better...I mean car parks. Multi-storey.

How can I change the thread title?
 

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We call them parking garages which is kind of silly since one naturally parks in a garage. Except for my garage with is chocked full of stuff with no room for a car.

I like parking houses much better!
 

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Its a good idea and I suggest changing the time of day that you shoot. Try dawn, late afternoon, or dusk to avoid flat lighting and add more drama.
You are right, the light is quite flat here. All of them, except #1 & #2, were shot in the late afternoon (during a single session) albeit on a dull overcast day. I agree that some of them would improve with more dramatic light but I do like the soft light on some of them (eg #16).

Unfortunately I don't always have the time to shoot when the light is ideal. Most of my shots are in-between-other-errands when I happen to have the camera with me.

I have recently "discovered" that I don't pay enough attention to Light. I'm usually more attracted to shapes, patterns, colours, juxtapositions etc. I'm trying to focus more on light to add to my arsenal.
 

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Personally, I think the idea and the lighting is good, and eminently suited for what you're shooting, especially the candids that look like they are in laneways and the like (which would be ruined or not even usable in early or late parts of the day).
 

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Personally, I think the idea and the lighting is good, and eminently suited for what you're shooting...
Thanks for the kind comment.
And yes, there are some narrow alleys behind where any other light would be tricky.
 

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You are right, the light is quite flat here. All of them, except #1 & #2, were shot in the late afternoon (during a single session) albeit on a dull overcast day. I agree that some of them would improve with more dramatic light but I do like the soft light on some of them (eg #16).

Unfortunately I don't always have the time to shoot when the light is ideal. Most of my shots are in-between-other-errands when I happen to have the camera with me.

I have recently "discovered" that I don't pay enough attention to Light. I'm usually more attracted to shapes, patterns, colours, juxtapositions etc. I'm trying to focus more on light to add to my arsenal.
I think #10 in particular shows a good eye for shapes and patterns. My particular favourite.
Parking in a multi-storey tomorrow and weirdly will have to take a conference call in the car before I board a train (sensitive topic, I can't be in a coffee shop). I will see what I can find!
 

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Thanks. I hope you get some good ones! Please share.

On #10, I just wish I had been a little bit quicker to get the camera up as while I was contemplating the lines and framing up, a woman on a bicycle rode down the road with a really nice large yellow shawl matching the yellow line. But, I was too slow. The lines still work I think.
 

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Ha! Cool to see my home town on here! The internet seems to be getting smaller and smaller, I feel old saying this but I remember when it was cool to use a forum and find just one other Aussie on there..
 

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If I'm not wrong there are a couple of other Taswegians on here (not sure about Hobartians). It's up to us to showcase this awesome place. I'll do my best.
I'm here too! Must have missed all the action while on holidays in NZ for the last month.

I have a few photos from atop the Argyle street carpark. Will find and share them as soon as possible.
 
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