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Shrine of Remembrance • Melbourne by William Bullimore
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Details:
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
Exposure: 13 exposures (-2 to +2 EV in 1/3 increments)
Aperture: f/18
Focal Length: 35mm
ISO Speed: 200
Accessories: Manfrotto 190XB Tripod, Manfrotto 322RC2 Heavy Duty Grip Ball Head, Canon RC1 Wireless Remote
Date and Time: 14 July 2009 6.23am
Edited in Photomatix 4, Lightroom 3 and Photoshop CS5

From the Official Site:

The Shrine of Remembrance was built between July 1928 and November 1934 in remembrance of the 114,000 men and women of Victoria who served and those who died in the Great War of 1914-1918 – 89,100 of them served overseas and 19,000 did not return.

The people of Victoria felt that their debt to these volunteers, who had defended them at such great costs to themselves and their families, should be recognised by a worthy permanent monument of remembrance.

Although the country was faced with frightful unemployment and financial difficulty in the late 1920s and the 1930s, so great was the gratitude of the people that the huge amount required to build the Shrine was raised or promised within six months from the opening of the appeal in 1928.

The design for the Shrine of Remembrance was selected by competition among Australian artists and architects. Eighty-three designs were submitted and the winning design was by two Melbourne returned-soldier architects, Philip Hudson and James Wardrop.

The inspiration for the external outline came from one of the seven wonders of the ancient world – the mausoleum at Harlicarnassus to Mausolus, King of Caria in South West Asia Minor.

Prince Henry, the Duke of Gloucester and son of King George V, officially opened the Shrine before a crowd of 300,000 people in November 1934.

Since then, it has been a growing monument, with other memorials added to the site to mark the service of successive generations, such as the Second World War Forecourt and the Remembrance Garden Post 1945 Memorial.

Comments

  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsover 2 years ago

    Wonderful image!

  • Thank you.

    – William Bullimore

  • Terence Russell
    Terence Russellover 2 years ago

    Wonderful image. Wish I had a 5D! :)

  • Thanks Terence. Apparently the 5D Mk III is coming out soon.

    – William Bullimore

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 2 years ago


    FEBRUARY 28th,

    See your work in the Permanents Featured Gallery
    ►Please participate in the ongoing Challenges
    Mary

  • Thank you for the feature Mary.

    – William Bullimore

  • TonyCrehan
    TonyCrehanover 2 years ago

    Nice work William.

  • Thanks Tony.

    – William Bullimore

  • Tracie Louise
    Tracie Louiseover 2 years ago

    As a Melbourne girl, born and bred (now living in QLD), that image just brings back so many memories… wonderfully captured.

  • I’m so glad that it aroused some fond memories for you.

    – William Bullimore

  • Christine Smith
    Christine Smithover 2 years ago

    One of the nicest image I have seen of the Shrine William. Well done!!!

  • Thanks for your very kind words Christine.

    – William Bullimore

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 2 years ago

    magnificent capture

  • Thanks Kathy.

    – William Bullimore

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynover 2 years ago

    STUNNING !!!

  • Thank you Guendalyn.

    – William Bullimore

  • Lozzar Flowers & Art
    Lozzar Flowers...over 2 years ago

    Wonderfully captured with those lovely soft hues!!

  • Thanks so much Lorraine.

    – William Bullimore

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