Melbourne Rectangular Stadium • Melbourne • Victoria

William Bullimore

Brisbane, Australia

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From Austadiums

Melbourne’s new 31,500-seat state-of-the-art Rectangular Stadium at Olympic Park is nearing completion, with the Government recently announcing that an International Rugby League test match on ANZAC Day between Australia and New Zealand will officially open the stadium on 7th May 2010…

The stadium has been designed with a unique and dynamic form that is innovative and memorable, a first for Melbourne and the world. It will be built utilising and showcasing the wealth of skills and expertise in Australia. At the heart of the design is the Bioframe, a lightweight steel design based on the inherent structural efficiencies of the dome. This uses 50% less steel than a typical cantilever roof structure. This structure is then skinned in a triangular panelised façade that can be made up with a combination of glass, metal and louvers, as well as potential for photovoltaic cells. Together, the Bioframe and the skin form a highly sculptural, non industrial object. A new image for a stadium that moves away from industrial aesthetic to sculptural design…

The official name of the new stadium is currently unknown with a naming rights sponsor likely to be found before the opening. In the meantime, it’s commonly referred to simply as the Melbourne Rectangular Stadium.

Details:
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Exposure: 3 exposures (-2,0,+2 EV)
Aperture: f/11
Focal Length: 24mm
ISO Speed: 100
Accessories: Manfrotto 190XB Tripod, Manfrotto 322RC2 Heavy Duty Grip Ball Head, Canon RC1 Wireless Remote
Date and Time: 29 January 2010 9.00pm

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

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