I have always thought that night photography would be an interesting thing to immerse myself into, provided I have the time, patience, and the right "mood" to perform it. Nope, I have had not much experience in night pictures, but there is just something about taking photos at night that you do not get in other kinds of photography categories. The bright lights against the black/dark background... the majesty of the landscape...
I am lucky to be in Perth, and there are plenty of places to go for taking pictures at night. The city itself spans a magnificent, yet humble skyline which I have blogged like so many times before, and those of you who have been following me for some time must have gotten bored of my Perth City Night pictures. Nevertheless, I have chosen a different spot this time, and it is at the one place that many Aussies would frequent to waste their time away.... The Burswood Entertainment Center !!
THE GARDEN OUTSIDE
So what's there at Burswood? A boring golf course (Ok, Marcus is gonna kill me for this) A few very prestigious world class hotels, a few really fancy restaurants with magnificent landscape window views, some great pubs and nightclus, and of course, the first, one and only casino in the entire Western Australia... Burswood Casino !!! Though there is nothing to shout about this casino, it is definitely a popular spot for the locals.
I have not been to Burswood for that many times, mainly because it is not that convenient to take buses and trains, and I am trying my best to resist throwing money pointlessly to the casino. I tell you, there is something in the casino that tempts you to play. There could be something mysteriously evil working there, but yeah, the best thing is try not to enter it. I am not a gambling kind of person anyway.
CASINO MAIN ENTRANCE
From the first time I stepped foot in Burswood, until now, I am still quite amazed with the whole architectural and design value of the main hotel. I am talking about the exterior, and the interior as well. From the lobby area, you can view all the way to the top floor of the building, and with ceiling that high, they sure managed to make a hell of a display !!! Just check out the decorations on the ceiling...
THE COLOR CHANGES !!!
On the whole, I am generally satisfied with the turnout of the night pictures from this trip. Nevertheless, there is much I need to learn, and much to improve on in terms of skills and compositions. As you may have noticed, some of the pictures got a little bit disoriented, some even senget at one side. I was a little rushed since it was getting late, and the night was very cold !!!! Not to mention my camera also has a number of undesirable limitations. No worries, i just need to dive in more, and familiarize myself with night time shooting.
THE HOTEL FROM A DISTANCE
It was a rewarding night for me. Taking photos have always been rewarding, though my pictures are no where near what you would call professional. Heck, I believe I do not have to be a professional to take good pictures, and I do not need DSLR which would not be possible for me to bring where ever I want to go to. Mobility and compactness are two very essential qualities in camera that I strongly seek, which I have mentioned in my previous photography based entries.
Thats all for now folks, hope you guys enjoy the glimpse of Burswood at night in Perth, through my camera lens !!