The darkened pedestals of the refracting telescope stand empty against the sky. The result of the fire that went through the Mount Stromlo observatory, located on the outer edge of Canberra, in January 2003.

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John Robb is a photographer from Melbourne who likes to look an the other direction with a camera and find new and interesting perspectives on life and the world.

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  • adrian76
    adrian76over 6 years ago

    what a unique structure, makes for a great photo

  • Melinda Kerr
    Melinda Kerrover 6 years ago

    Fancy work JR

  • Robert O'Neill
    Robert O'Neillover 6 years ago

    Very unique. Great shot. Where is it? What was it?

  • Alf Caruana
    Alf Caruanaover 6 years ago

    the point of view is excellent, you’ve really brought out the feeling and mood of the place. I like it

  • Sarah Moore
    Sarah Mooreover 6 years ago

    this is fantastic!

  • transmute
    transmuteover 6 years ago

    Awesome shot John

  • Hien Nguyen
    Hien Nguyenover 6 years ago

    the sky is nicely exposed! looks like a great sunset there (can see it though the window) great pic!

  • ShaneBooth
    ShaneBoothover 6 years ago

    Not sure weather you used a fish eye or not, but like the curves in this, very interesting.

  • Ross Jardine
    Ross Jardineover 6 years ago

    very nice shot John!

  • emmmee
    emmmeeover 6 years ago

    This is a great shot John. Did the observatory burn in the bush fires? I didn’t know it had gone. The atmosphere in the observatory ruin is amplified by the sky. Wonderful!

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