Monday, March 12, 2012

Dunedin Train Station

Dunedin Train Station

We were told this is the most photographed building in New Zealand.  Dunedin, a beautiful city on the south island, is graced with many stately old buildings and impressive old cathedrals. 

 Part of the challenge of photographing buildings in a city is to find a composition that doesn't include distractions like wires, street signs, cars, etc.  I had to stand in the middle of a busy intersection to get this shot without including a bunch of street signs which were just out of the frame on the right.  Since there was no way I could get the shot without including the stop signal, I placed it so it would blend in with the solid gray bricks to be less noticeable.

5 comments:

diane b said...

Those pesky street signs are a bother and you did well to get the whole building without them and hid the traffic lights. (a good tip). It is a fabulous building and I hope they never get an earthquake there.

MTWaggin said...

Glad you didn't get run over in the intersection. I see why it is so photographed that is one heck of an amazing building!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Good move with the traffic signal as it worked. I had to look at the picture a second time to see it after reading what you had done.

Robin said...

Karen, great shot! What a wonderful building!

janc@mac.com said...

That is one amazing piece of architecture. The picture is awesome also.