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Federation Triangles by Marguerite Foxon


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This is one of the very modern buildings in Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia. The Square is controversial due to its striking, but unusual, design using large panels and claddings of sandstone, zinc and glass.The sandstone ‘walls’ are all triangular tiles with windows stuck in at odd places, and the lower edges of the walls ‘jagged’ rather than straight as they come down towards the ground. The buildings were opened in 2002 amid much controversy but in the years since they have become accepted and the Square is a place of much activity and exciting events. It is one of the most visited spots in the State of Victoria. Photo shot with Nikon D80, 18-200 VR Zoom f14, 1/200 ISO800 handheld


nikon, d80, federation, sandstone, triangle, blue, melbourne, australia, building, texture, material, lines, architecture, square, brown, tiles

I love macro abstract work of rejected and neglected items in our society, especially rusty old dumpsters (skips) around the back of buildings, battered boats up on dry dock, rotting wood, bark of trees, and so on. Im fascinated by the color and texture that appears with a macro lens. I do almost no post-processing after taking the shot.

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  • Sharon Johnstone
    Sharon Johnstonealmost 6 years ago

    Makes a stunning abstract Marguerite!!!!

  • Marguerite Foxon
    Marguerite Foxonalmost 6 years ago

    Thanks Sharon. Ive had two cracks at shooting these buildings and managed this one today. May upload another one as well.

  • ChubbyGungan
    ChubbyGunganalmost 6 years ago

    fantastic detail of a building, I for one, love :D

  • Marguerite Foxon
    Marguerite Foxonalmost 6 years ago

    Thanks Eden. I find it a very attractive building, striking in fact … the more I photographed it the more I liked it!

  • Geoff  Coleman - Landscapes
    Geoff Coleman...almost 6 years ago

    Ahh yes – I can definitely see the source of inspiration for this – superb shot Marguerite – just brilliantly composed with an exquisite sense of balance.

  • Marguerite Foxon
    Marguerite Foxonalmost 6 years ago

    Thanks Geoff. I got to really like these crazy patterned buildings in Fed Square!

  • Julian Escardo
    Julian Escardoalmost 6 years ago

    The last frame on the right shows the abstract piece beautifully – I concur with Geoff about the sense of balance Marguerite – great find and well framed!

  • Thanks for your input Julian – greatly valued. You would love Melbourne with its wonderfully modern architecture! Your photos would really do it justice!!

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • Rosina  Lamberti
    Rosina Lambertialmost 6 years ago

    wow this is a wonderful shot!
    my favourite building in town

  • thanks for your comment. Yes, I grew to really like it while back in Melbourne.

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • Ursula Rodgers
    Ursula Rodgersalmost 6 years ago

    Wonderful lines!

  • thansk Ursula for your comment!

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • Robyn Carter
    Robyn Carterover 5 years ago

    I lvoe abstracts like these and you’ve captured it well :)

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