Shot but not dead yet by Maree Cardinale

This scene has been photographed, oh I dunno, a million times.
Do an RB search for ‘shot tower’ and 284 images appear. :)
It’s been done to death BUT when I saw it I just had to have it for myself :)
So here is my version.

Coop’s Shot Tower is a shot tower located in the heart of the Melbourne CBD, Australia. It was completed in 1888 and is 50 metres high. The historic building was saved from demolition in 1973 and was incorporated into Melbourne Central complex in 1991 underneath an 84 m-high conical glass roof. ~ Wiki

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM @ 35mm
1/125 sec; f/7.1; ISO 100

Coop's Shot Tower
by Maree Cardinale

Obsessed with riding the learning curve.
Having a blast.
Thanks for stopping by.
Maree xx

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  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynover 2 years ago

    stunning work !!!!

  • Thanks G xx

    – Maree Cardinale

  • Stuart Mcguire
    Stuart Mcguireover 2 years ago

    first time i have seen it maree so new to me and you make it look cool

  • Great. Thanks a lot Stu :)

    – Maree Cardinale

  • Berns
    Bernsover 2 years ago

    Well I’ve never seen it before! Love it!

  • lol, thanks xox
    I took this the day we went and saw The Hobbit and were all sick as dogs. I only had a chance to get a couple of quick shots because my husband and son were moaning and tutting and sooking in the background lol.

    – Maree Cardinale

  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeonover 2 years ago

    Lovely capture, Maree!

  • Thanks Lynn xx

    – Maree Cardinale

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 2 years ago

    Awesome dramatic image, works well as a B&W. Shot tower? I know we had some here back in the 1800s that were used to make round lead shot for rifles. They melted the lead on top of the tower and then poured it through a screen out into the air. by the time it hit the water trough at the bottom the led balls were solid enough to keep their round shape.

  • How fascinating. It wouldn’t want to be windy would it! :)

    – Maree Cardinale

  • jainiemac
    jainiemacover 2 years ago

    wonderful take on this Maree love the black and white
    Jane xx

  • Thanks Jane xx

    – Maree Cardinale

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisover 2 years ago


  • aww thanks darling xx

    – Maree Cardinale

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindover 2 years ago

    Fabulous capture Maree and love it b&w!!!! xoxoxoxxoxo

  • Thanks Shar… almost afraid to put my colour one up now :D

    – Maree Cardinale

  • George Petrovsky
    George Petrovskyover 2 years ago

    Your version is undoubtedly the best, Maree! Good on them for saving this historic tower. :)george

  • lolol, you old charmer :) Thanks, don’t stop xox

    – Maree Cardinale

  • Roger Sampson
    Roger Sampsonover 2 years ago

    Hi Maree – I sure am glad you wrote what this interesting stucture is… both of them. Being in the USA, I had nerver heard of it. It certainly is unigue. The B&W gives it such a dynamic presence. A very impressive work for sure.


  • Thanks Rog. I remember the first time I saw a photo of this place, I was entranced. I love beautiful shapes and patterns in our environment. I’m glad I finally got to see it.

    – Maree Cardinale

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