TAKE 2 – Elizabeth Street, Melbourne

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27 thoughts on “TAKE 2 – Elizabeth Street, Melbourne

    1. It was right time, right place. I was hurrying up to catch the bus in Queen Street to go home (and luckily had one of 2 cameras in my hand) and saw this shaft of light (from in between a couple of office buildings?) hit the previous shopper and with no time to think, I raised my Sony ‘mirrorless’ and pressed the shutter button. Twice. This was the second shot.

      And then the light changed.

      Luckily I still had the camera on the Intelligent Auto setting (from a previous street shot) and it pretty much captured the light striking her head and shopping bag. The reflection on the left was a shop window and I must have been at just the right angle to get a replica of the light around her head & bag.

      There was no time to change the camera settings, or line up another shot. No time to think. Just shoot.

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    1. Thank you, Terry. Kind of you to say so.

      Taking my shopping trolley everywhere means I can stop and bring the Sony a6000 up to my eye pretty quickly when I see a potential good shot. The Canon DSLR and short 17-50mm lens is always in my shopping trolley for other types of images when I have time to change settings or use manual mode.

      I have been going through the city to my doctor, specialists & imaging place a lot in recent months, so it’s alway worth allowing an extra hour or so in the city before or after an appointment, except when its raining. I can’t do the aimless walking around for several hours like I used to though. Photography seems to be second on my priority list these days. For the previous 5-6 years it was top of my list when outdoors.

      Also now, I’m taking 5-50 photos in an afternoon. Years ago I used to take 400-500 in an afternoon.

      I even walked to the hardware store WITHOUT a camera today πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks Peggy. Right time, right place with the shaft of sunlight on each shopper as they walked through the ‘spotlight’, The ‘spotlight’ was only about 2 foot square (if that). The reflection in the shop window was a bonus.

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  1. This is a fantastic shot Vicki ~ I could see myself sitting down at this corner playing with the reflections for quite some time πŸ™‚ Although the lighting here is what makes this shot. Perfect timing of the sun and subject, beautiful.

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    1. Thanks Randall. Not sure you’d get a lot of reflection unless the light was right as its a very narrow one-way laneway. I have to say this was a really lucky shot as I had my camera in my hand and the settings just right for the lighting conditions. The Sony a6000 does extremes of contrast/light really well on Intelligent Auto.

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