A month ago I found myself in Adelaide at the same time as another photographer and workmate. We arranged to meet up one afternoon in the city and just have a general wander about. Using google maps as a guide I devised a rough plan, Rundle St Mall then North Terrace and through the university but we would really just wander any way we fancied.
Rundle St Mall is well travelled from a photographic perspective so we didn’t stay long. After paying homage to the ‘balls’ (Google them!) and getting a selfie in their reflection I found this classic side-mall. It only took a couple of minutes to decide that the empty table provide a distraction free foreground to the complex lines of the floor, lights and ceiling of the background. I took maybe 3 shots in this place before I was satisfied with the placement of the shoppers in the shot and we moved on. I normally work in colour and only convert to B&W with a specific reason, this time I did it to accentuate the lines and remove the chance for colour to draw the eye elsewhere.
As the school day was drawing to a close the staff had begun cleaning up the cafeteria area of the university and in doing so had created some great patterns with the different coloured tables and chairs in the outdoor area. I didn’t need to do anything other than find a location to shoot them from, everything had been expertly arranged for me 🙂
It was around the Art Gallery that I started to work with the old and new elements of the buildings there. These stairs caught my eye, the tiles below the stones have so much effort put into them yet they are never seen up close.
After walking through modern buildings bustling with life you come across the Old Police Barracks secluded within the university grounds. It feels like it should be busier, beautiful colonial era buildings in the middle of a major city – why isn’t there anyone here? I didn’t complain though, the light started to improve and there wasn’t anybody around to spoil my shot.