When I arrived at the Queen Victoria Market in North Melbourne last Saturday, I found the Market area (600 stalls – both indoor & outdoor) packing up for the day.

Apparently on Saturdays, the market closes at 3.00pm (not 4.00pm as I thought – Sunday is 4.00pm).  I had hoped to make some images of the crowded market stalls, which include fruit/veggies, a marble Art Deco Food Hall, fishmongers & meat refrigerated areas (as well as the clothing, footwear and all manner of other goods in the vast expanse of covered and uncovered market space).

So the best I could do was make a few images of the mostly deserted market, much of which looked a little dull on such an overcast day, and even more dull by the lack of bustling crowds.  There were the occasional bursts of sunshine, but the image below was made when the sun disappeared behind the cloud cover.

(I always take photos when out & about, even when the activity & location is disappointing, as in my mind, photography is all about practice, practice & more practice).  No photography means wasted opportunities.  Especially now that I’m getting into B & W photography which requires some extra work in learning to see in a different way.

At least it didn’t rain.