1957 Evening Collins Street Melbourne by Fred Mitchell

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Featured Which Way Group 20110628
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Exhibited SITHOM 2012

In January the evening doesn’t start until well after most shoppers have left the city area. The transport to move inhabitants around was ‘Trams’, a fixed rail system in the middle of the city roads. To protect travelers there are raised guide barrier alongside the waiting area in the middle of the road for the tram passengers. This makes it a ‘Safety Zone’ for passengers. This system is still in 2009 the basis of passenger protection. You have to cross to it from the safety of the footpath, when traffic light block the movement of traffic between the footpath and the safety zone. The original slide image had an area of ‘reticulation’ in it which has been only partly removed by digital correction, so in a large image it does not appear so good.

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evening light, contre jour, safety_zone, tram tracks

Spend most of my time with images of yesterday (or before), but enjoy use of the Pentax K5 when possible.

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  • ptollemy
    ptollemyabout 5 years ago

    Gorgeous. :)

  • Amy Lowe
    Amy Loweabout 5 years ago

    This is so awesome..the smoothness and clarity are amazing.

  • Fred Mitchell
    Fred Mitchellabout 5 years ago

    Thank you both for your encouragement for the first images I put up.

  • Mark  Coward
    Mark Cowardabout 5 years ago

    This is a fantastic shot. It has an atmosphere and quality of light which somehow eludes digital.

  • Christine  Wilson Photography
    Christine Wil...almost 5 years ago

    I was going to say this looks like collins st lovely 50’s shot just fantastic light

  • Thank you.

    – Fred Mitchell

  • Mark  Coward
    Mark Cowardalmost 5 years ago

    I’m just showing the Mrs this shot. It is fantastic.

  • Thank you.

    – Fred Mitchell

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

    Great Capture!!!
    Please consider putting this into the Which Way – walkways, pathways, stairways, roadways and railways group.
    Your cohosts Cee and Chris

  • Thanks. It is done.

    – Fred Mitchell

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

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