Melbourne is an awesome city. Easy to walk around, with great food, coffee, bars and vibes. I was down there again recently for a work conference and as much as I had hoped to have some time to wander, there was precious little opportunity. Pretty much all of the shots in this post were taken in a lunch break on my last day down there. Enough to whet my appetite and dream of the next visit sometime soon.
Canon 5DM3 | EF 24-70mm f2.8L & EF 50mm f1.2L | Handheld | Post: Lightroom 5
I confess to being a bit of a ‘sniper’ when I’ve tried my hand at street photography and that’s largely because I’m really quite shy. I’ve also read a lot of blog posts from street photographers who advocate for just asking people upfront if you could take their photo. Well, the shot below is an example of just that. I saw this lass just walking the laneway with her girlfriend and laden with 3 boxes of donuts. She was a bit surprised when I asked if I could take her portrait but thankfully she just giggled and agreed. It’s one of my favourite shots of the outing and I wish I had asked for her email so I could send it to her. Live, learn and do better next time, huh!
Full Screen Gallery
Again, for anyone who would prefer to see these images in the full screen gallery viewer along with the camera exif data, just select an image below and scroll through.