Sunday, 4 December 2011

Up with the toffs


How to make the Hilton Hotel appealing, I puzzled to myself as I negotiated the revolving door to the inner sanctum. Not my usual pasture, inner sanctums and toffs. But, here I was, at the request of Diane from Brissie. Lots of stairs and escalators in this building. You know those annoying sorts of escalators that make you walk right around to the other side to continue the 'up'. Going up four floors, I spied an outside balcony (perhaps for smokers?). Just perfect for shooting an unusual perspective of not only the Hilton but also the QVB. More tomorrow ...

16 comments:

J Bar said...

It works for me. The shot of the QVB dome is magnificent.

JM said...

Fantastic perspective on top and great compositions. Well seen, well done, Julie.

Steffe said...

I'm sure they designed the balcony for visiting photographers.

brattcat said...

excellent shots, julie.

Peter said...

Agree, you have nailed it.

darryl said...

Congratulations! Getting an appealing shot of any Hilton Hotel (at least the ones I've seen) is a struggle.

NixBlog said...

Very nice shots and interesting perspective in the first one!

Rae Walter said...

Great shots Julie. The first one makes me feel giddy just looking at it!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Love the dizzy perspective in the first photo! Admire the art of urban architecture, but for actual living, I'm on the fringe and beyond if possible!

Joan Elizabeth said...

Mmm the Hilton let me think. I rather like the vertical garden that you can see from inside. What else maybe I would be inspired to take a photo of the wall to the Glass restaurant. The exterior has some potential if there is a nice car in the driveway. For some reason I loathe the carpet in their function rooms ... in fact I 'm with you, not a place to inspire the photographer within.

Louis la Vache said...

A grand, dizzying perspective!

Joe said...

Very strong geometric shots Julie. The contrast of the dome is a welcome feature amongst so many straight lines.

Breathtaking said...

I echo everyhing that has been said.
You do have a professional eye for rare and unusual angles, and your
compositions are a work of art.
Love this shot!!

Vicki said...

Great capture. The top image makes me feel oh so small.

Julie said...

Friends, that you for your kind words. At this time, I am buoyed ...

diane b said...

Thank you Julie. Now I know where she works, I forget which floors she said but it is an architect company, which I cannot remember the name.
Great perspective and a different look at the dome.