Posts Tagged ‘photography’

Hey – I recognise those houses!

I was checking up on the Age website the other day, and had a sense of deja vu when I saw a stock photo of suburban houses on a hillside. So where did I recognise it from?

Fairfax stock photo by Paul Rovere: houses in Waurn Ponds, Victoria

Photographing every railway station in Melbourne

Melbourne has around two hundred railway stations across the city, but for someone such as myself, taking a photo at each one should be easy enough to achieve. However I sat down the other week, and came to the realisation that after 10 years and over 35,000 photographs catalogued online, it is something I am yet to accomplish. So how many stations have I photographed so far?

EDI Comeng 346M leads a down Frankston service through Richmond Junction

Another copyright infringement story

The other week I was trawling the internet as I usually do when I stumbled upon a very familiar looking photo on Wikipedia. So what is the story behind it?

Tail end of a Hitachi at Richmond Station

Newspapers using the “wrong” train photos

If you are interested in trains like I am, then you probably spend a lot of time online discussing the latest rail related news stories with fellow railfans. Over the years I have discovered an extremely common thread of discussion – the “wrong photo” complaint.

Victoria Police media release involving the Craigieburn line, featuring an XTrapolis train

And I’m back!

So after a month long hiatus, I’m back from Europe. In that time I passed through six countries, ten cities, three rail gauges and 15 rail operators – but how many photos did I take?

One month: 8,898 kilometres of rail travel!