Tuesday, May 08, 2018

A worker's shelter and a camera contest

I only just heard about this old and modest building. While it was moved to its present location in Yarra Park, I believe it is original. You may have heard of hansom cabs, which operated in a similar manner to our present motor car taxis. They were pulled by a horse with a driver in control of the horse and the customer rode inside the carriage. Maybe you have read the rather good book set in Melbourne called The Mystery of a Hansom Cab, or seen the awfully disappointing  tv show of the same name. I remember Jayne has read it. Here is a picture of a nice looking London hansom cab.


I assume the fare was an agreed price before the journey began, or maybe based on time. This is a hansom cab driver's shelter, a place where they could rest. It later days it had a telephone connection within.

Now, I am not telling you which photos were taken with what, that is my phone, or my camera. Which do you prefer and which do you think was taken with which? They were both taken on auto and not zoomed. I won't really know how they will appear until posted but they are quite different in the original. Both the camera and the phone can improve and enhance the photos.






32 comments:

  1. Interesting to see how similar they are to the London ones. I expect they were built for the same reason as the ones here - to keep the cab drivers out of drinking hostelries.

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    1. Ah Marie, I never thought of that.

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  2. I prefer the first. Slightly crisper?

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    1. EC, 1,4 and 5 are camera. 2 and 3 are phone. I agree with crisper.

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  3. The first and fourth photos seem brighter and more clear.
    Loved the book, the tv flick was so-so.

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    1. Jayne, I agree with you and both are camera pics.

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  4. To me 3 and 4 are sharper; look at the leaves on the trees...

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    1. Jan, you are quite correct. I know I have the centre focus set on the camera but I am not sure about the phone. To me the buildings look better with the camera and as you say, the phone picked up the leaves much much better.

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  5. That looks very similar to the London Cabbies Cabins. They were often placed in the middle of the road. I wonder if any still function?

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    1. I wouldn't imagine so, Cro. I expect one more must be preserved as Marie above knows about them.

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  6. Lovely yellow building

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    1. Gosia, just a nice modest hut.

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  7. I can see the photos are different, but I have no way of knowing which are phone and which are camera, since I only ever use my camera. My phone does take pictures, but I'm unable to transfer them to the computer, even following K's instructions.

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    1. River, I made a discovery with the phone. I used to drag and drop onto the desktop computer, whereas with the camera, a programme loads and imports them into folders with dates, which is my preference. I plugged the phone into the desktop and decided to click on the pop up box that says something like Click here to decide what to do with your phone, and there was the option to import photos the same way as I do with the camera. It is just programme that comes with Windows 10, but I think Windows 7 had something similar.

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  8. I'm guessing here, 2 and 3 are camera? and 5.

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    1. 1,4 and 5 were camera, 2 and 3 were phone.

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  9. A very handsome Hansom cab.

    I have no idea what camera was used. It was probably that one or the other one.

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    1. Lee, I am sure not all cabs were so attractive. You are quite correct about the camera, and the other camera.

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  10. Not a bad scene in the first photo of the horse etc.
    Photos - hard to tell.
    I've chosen of that little building photo 2 and 3 as the ones from your phone - they are more vivid.

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    1. Margaret, spot on, but in a way a bit falsely vivid, I feel. Thanks.

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  11. I was going to say house photos 2 and 3 were phone photos, but I see from your reply above that I would be right. Not much of a difference apart from the colour.

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    1. Sami, if not for the colour of the phone camera photos, I suggest the phone photos are perhaps better. R tells me to click on auto adjust on my phone, except I don't seem to have that setting.

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  12. 2 and 3 with phone but I prefer the tone in one and four! I'm definitely a camera girl, although I've just upgraded to a S8 so will have to experiment ☺

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    1. Grace, considering cameras are an add on to a phone, they are pretty amazing.

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  13. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab was a great read.

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  14. I'm going with 4 and 5 on the phone.

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    1. Sandra, no prize. They were camera photos.

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  15. What a cool little moment in time. Also, I love the Sunday Selections shots. Well Done!!

    Cheers

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  16. I like all pictures the little shelter looks cute !

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    1. Gattina, it is a pity I never knew about the shelter until recently.

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