DIMMEY’S store in Richmond to close . . .

The end of an era . . . Dimmeys department store is finally closing it’s doors to become apartments, the frontage¬†and the ball and tower on top of the building are to be retained in the new design. I hope that the now famous street art on the Eastern side of the building is to be retained also. The history of Victorian ¬†and Australian culture is shown in 50 of my footsteps when I paced it out. It is well worth a visit to Swan Street, Richmond to check it out. The building was reconstructed in 1906 after the previous building burnt down.

This is the first time that I have used the Fuji X-E1 and was very pleased with the results. The 18-55 zoom that comes with the body is sharp and easy to use. I am not a fan of electronic viewfinders but an EVF enables a camera to be smaller in size and is a very accurate viewfinder. Unfortunately as cameras get smaller and lighter they are harder to hold still on slow exposures and need stabilisation to be built into either cameras or lenses.

Dimmey’s store frontage in Swan Street, Richmond

The ball and tower feature that is to be retained

 

 

About Roger

Roger Gould, Australian international sports and advertising photographer has worked on assignment for some of the worlds leading magazines. he emerged from photographing record covers of rock and roll musicians to start one of Australia's first specialist sport press agencies, photographing tennis, cricket, golf, football as well as the Olympic and Commonwealth Games. Roger is a past President of the International Tennis Photographer's Association and has conducted photography seminars for Kodak in many countries. He currently works in aerial and advertising photography.
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