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Skipping Girl Vinegar • Melbourne • Victoria by William Bullimore

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From Wikipedia:

The Skipping Girl Sign or Skipping Girl Vinegar Sign, originally known as Little Audrey, is possibly the first animated neon sign in Australia, located in Victoria Street in the inner Melbourne suburb of Abbotsford.

The sign is a painted metal structure depicting a little girl skipping rope. At night it is outlined in neon, and the rope lights up in four positions in sequence giving the appearance of skipping.

It was erected at the Nycander factory on 627 Victoria Street in 1936 to advertise their “Skipping Girl” brand of vinegar, and was immediately popular, and became a well loved landmark. The sign was removed in 1968 when the factory was demolished, and following a public outcry, a smaller version was built in 1970 and placed on the roof of the 1930s Crusader Plate factory nearby at 651 Victoria Street.

The 1970 version was listed by the National Trust (Victoria) in 2000, about the same time the sign ceased operating.

In May 2008, an appeal was launched for public donations to restore the sign by AGL, the National Trust (Victoria), the Heritage Council of Victoria, the Melbourne Restoration Fund, ‘Friends of Audrey’, the public and the Skipping Girl owners representative, Spring & Parks Pty Ltd.

Details:
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Exposure: 3 exposures (-2,0,+2 EV)
Aperture: f/18
Focal Length: 190mm
ISO Speed: 100
Accessories: Manfrotto 190XB Tripod, Manfrotto 322RC2 Heavy Duty Grip Ball Head, Canon RC1 Wireless Remote
Date and Time: 16 January 2010 8.57pm

Post Processing:
Imported into Lightroom
Exported 3 exposures to Photomatix
Tonemap generated HDR using detail enhancer option
Opened HDR in CS3
Contrast adjustment
Unsharp mask filter
Imported into Lightroom
Cropped in Lightroom
Added keyword metadata
Exported as JPEG

Tags

australia, girl, victoria, abbotsford, vinegar, neon, neon sign, skipping girl vinegar, skipping girl, little audrey

Comments

  • Fred Mitchell
    Fred Mitchellover 4 years ago

    Excellent

  • John  Kowalski
    John Kowalskiover 4 years ago

    Top shot of this iconic neon sign William, excellent capture!!

  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartover 4 years ago

    Beautiful lively image William, the colours look great.

  • leealanjudy
    leealanjudyover 4 years ago

    Amazing! Great color!

  • BCImages
    BCImagesover 4 years ago

    excellent

  • Rod Wilkinson
    Rod Wilkinsonover 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture and processing. Well done

  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesenover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous and interesting!!

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago


    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTover 4 years ago

    nice shot

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 4 years ago

    congratulations on being featured in the 5D mark ll group

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