Canns Entrance Flinders Street station 1957 by Fred Mitchell

Canns Entrance Flinders Street station 1957 by 

It was possible to exit Flinders Street station in 1957 by several routes. This was one of them which lead out onto St Kilda Road footpath by going under signage for “Canns” a very important general store of the time, long since gone. The problem for the photographer in the early morning was that you were looking due East into the lately risen sun. This was taken on Kodachrome 8 ASA film on an Exacta camera

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Spend most of my time with images of yesterday (or before), but enjoy use of the Pentax K3 when possible.

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  • benthebrown
    benthebrownalmost 6 years ago

    I think this is my favourite photo of yours. The contrast, shadows and composition is beautiful art.

  • It is one of mine too. Thanks

    – Fred Mitchell

  • Elizaday
    Elizadayalmost 6 years ago

    Simply beautiful.

  • Glad you like it. Thanks

    – Fred Mitchell

  • Tiffany Dryburgh
    Tiffany Dryburghalmost 6 years ago


  • It has pleased me very much to get your comment. Thanks

    – Fred Mitchell

  • joolz
    joolzalmost 6 years ago


  • Thank you for liking it

    – Fred Mitchell

  • nkodd
    nkoddalmost 6 years ago


  • Glad you liked it. Thanks

    – Fred Mitchell

  • Sarah Davies
    Sarah Daviesalmost 6 years ago

    Action, emotion and drama you think you have seen it all untill you see the small details the lass in the booth, the reflections in the doors…hhmmm now you see this is something special.

  • Something I took so long ago, but it pleases me that people like it. Thanks

    – Fred Mitchell

  • SylviaHardy
    SylviaHardyalmost 6 years ago

    This is what photography is all about and there is so much skill and control that can be taken for granted with digital today!

  • I do not think digital outside the top Nikon, Canon, Sony, Pentax can equal the quality of film Thanks

    – Fred Mitchell

  • Glenn Stephenson
    Glenn Stephensonover 5 years ago

    These shots are truly priceless. The sun beaming through that exit/enterance is stunning.

  • Thank you. I think so too, whicj is why it is up on Redbubble

    – Fred Mitchell

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

    missed one :)) stunning work

  • Thank you.

    – Fred Mitchell

  • tamanna
    tamannaover 5 years ago

    Dear Failing memory, I am a pup, I was born in 1957! Your older shots are exquisite, I have tried to understand light and shadow and all that sort of stuff, but now I believe I have found the master! Thoroughly enjoying working through your collection, only typing cramp precludes me from making more comments :)

  • Thank you for your comments. They encourage me to keep going.

    – Fred Mitchell

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