I love ambling around the pedestrian-only shopping precinct of Melbourne’s CBD people-watching.
I love the mundane and ordinary (as I’ve often said before)…expressions on people’s faces.
The fatigue and boredom of some.
The lively expression of others.
The chaotic scramble as shops and office buildings close down and melt into the low hum of cafe society – coffee shops, wine bars and restaurants – opening up for the evening trade.
The last bars of the Busker’s song and the frantic fumbling as I negotiate my new camera’s haphazard listing of settings. And a silent curse as I resort to Auto ISO, Auto white balance and Auto Auto. No, I don’t mean ‘full’ Auto. I thought I had ‘the cat in the bag‘ last week, but I seem to be struggling with the exposure this week. And the framing. And my memory (of manual read and repetitious sample shots at night).
Too many things to do this week, so my Photography will be limited.
I tried so hard to take the last image in this series without that plastic barrel lane divider behind the musician’s head, but all my efforts were to no avail. I could have left the image out of this post, but these amazing and very talented musicians deserved to have all 3 photos online. (I guess some of you experienced P/S editors could have removed the barrel from the background).
These photos were made as I waited for a tram to take me home and their music was just extraordinary – the perfect background for a long wait and a delight to the senses.
Once again, apologies to the long term followers that have seen these images before, but I thought new followers might like to see these candid images that sparked my interest in Street Photography.
As always, if you see yourself in one of my images and object to it’s public viewing, just drop me a line and I’ll remove it.
(But I really hope you don’t, as it’s these Candid Shots that record our Culture and Urban Environment for Future generations to come).
I have never seen the city of Melbourne so crowded as it was last Sunday. Seems like the whole of Melbourne converged on the main shopping precinct and inner city lane ways. Bright sun and dark shadows made for some great B & W photo opportunities. Shame I was in a hurry and had to make do with just a few quick shots.