Melbourne's Laneways & Alleys 2 by Trish Woodford

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Melbourne’s Laneways and Alleys 2

Taken in Centre Place near Degraves St in Melbourne. As these two sat here with their friends I asked if it was ok to take a shot and they said ‘sure’. Glad that they didn’t pose (not that I think they would have, wouldn’t have been cool)!
Saw them a couple of days in a row hanging out in that alley so I presume it is a regular haunt for them.

I thought that b/w-sepia was the only way to go here – too much colour going on otherwise.

Camera – Nikon D90
Lens – Sigma 18-250mm

Converted to b/w-sepia using gradient maps.

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2nd Place in the June 2011 Pollux Awards – People Section. Non-Professional.


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  • hereforfun
    hereforfunalmost 4 years ago

    Looks like a photo shoot of London youth in the 70’s 80’s ! good to see that hairstyle never went out of fashion ,they probably just have a few more peircings than back then ! Fabulous as always Trish

  • Thanks Trudi – couldn’t resist getting a shot of these guys, especially in the setting. Certain fashions/movements never seem to die out entirely. Thanks again :)

    – Trish Woodford

  • Kylie  Sheahen
    Kylie Sheahenalmost 4 years ago

    Love their expressions, the BW-sepia tones are perfect here, excellent image Trish! :)

  • Really appreciate your thoughts on this Kylie :)

    – Trish Woodford

  • Marion  Cullen
    Marion Cullenalmost 4 years ago

    Fabulousd image Trish, love the mood and the gritty tones! It rocks!

  • Thanks a million Marion :)

    – Trish Woodford

  • jammingene
    jammingenealmost 4 years ago

    Great shot Trish…it looks better without color.

  • Thanks so much gene – I agree, there was too much going on with all the colour. They were a pretty cool pair :)

    – Trish Woodford

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonalmost 4 years ago

    Something has there attention. Great work.

  • Thanks Joy, I was really glad they didn’t look directly at the camera, much more semi-candid this way :)

    – Trish Woodford

  • Christine  Wilson Photography
    Christine Wil...almost 4 years ago

    I think the mono isolates there style more, another of my fav lanes – great work

  • Thanks so much Christine, I only wish I had have had more time to spend wandering thru all the lanes, that one in particular. Melbourne has a certain ambience that other Aussie cities just don’t, love spending time there :)

    – Trish Woodford

  • Purplecactus
    Purplecactusalmost 4 years ago

    Oh wow this is just brilliant. Candid street photography at its best in my opinion. An instant fave for me

  • What a wonderful comment, thanks a million :)

    – Trish Woodford

  • Angie Muccillo
    Angie Muccilloalmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic shot! Sepia definitely suits :-)

  • Thanks so very much Angie :)

    – Trish Woodford

  • Andrew Paranavitana
    Andrew Paranav...almost 4 years ago

    Ha, I’ve seen these guys too! I think they make their way around the city’s lanes :)
    This is perfectly processed Trish, the sepia tones enhance the grunge and funk of their appearance. Great work!

  • I would have liked to have taken alot more shots of them on the other day I saw them, but didn’t think I should approach them again – they seemed fine, but I might have annoyed them by asking again lol :) Glad to have gotten at least one ‘ok’ shot. Thanks so much for your thoughts here andrew, always really appreciated :)

    – Trish Woodford

  • hologram
    hologramalmost 4 years ago

    superb stuff Trish, loved the whole punk vibe, processing totally top notch :-)

  • Thanks h, what a great comment :)

    – Trish Woodford

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