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Melbourne - Flinders Street Station by Mark Elshout

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The Flinder Street Clocks are a long standing icon of Melbourne. People have for years been meeting “beneath the clocks” and no doubt there are so many romantic stories to be told. As the facades of it’s surrounds have changed, such as the demolition of the Gas Company building and the construction of the contemporary structure known as Federation Square, the Flinders Street clocks have remained the same.
Photographed with Nikon D700 and 24-70mm VR Lense

Featured in “Communities (NO SUNSETS”

My interest in photography began back in high-school when I used my mother’s Olympus OM-1 to shoot sports events. I learnt to understand film, light meters and other technical issues. I bought my first SLR, a Nikon F70, when I finished uni and became more focussed on shooting portraiture, landscape and photojournalism. Since then I have not looked back opening my own business in 2009 specialising in portrait photography.

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  • TheSpaniard
    TheSpaniardover 5 years ago

    woww … i love this shot! great composition, light and processing!

  • Thanks Spaniard. This was a bit of fun to create. It is 7 images done on 2-4 sec time exposures then overlayed in Photoshop. They were not perfectly aligned so I had to do allot of fine adjustment. Then I simply adjusted the opactiy till I got the mix that I wanted. Particularly happy with the ghost taxi!

    – Mark Elshout

  • Stephen Thomas
    Stephen Thomasover 5 years ago

    Excellent night photo!

  • Mark Elshout
    Mark Elshoutover 5 years ago

    Thanks Stephen. I played in photoshop composing with many images to get it to look like this. There is an explanation I sent to the previous person who left a comment if you want the gory details. Thanks for your comment.

  • RonnieGinnever
    RonnieGinneverover 5 years ago


  • Thanks Ronnie. I am glad you liked it.

    – Mark Elshout

  • Lois Romer
    Lois Romerover 5 years ago

    wonderful capture of the icon.

  • Thanks Lois. Glad you liked it!

    – Mark Elshout

  • Svetlana Sewell
    Svetlana Sewellover 5 years ago

    WOW, Excellent! those mystic trace of cars are wonderful!!!!!!!!!

  • Thanks Svetlana. Must admit that I was slightly inspired by the shots of the really quick double-decker bus in Harry Potter!

    – Mark Elshout

  • Brendan Schoon
    Brendan Schoonabout 5 years ago

    Very cool work! Excellent!

  • Thanks Brendan. And thanks for taking the time to look through my shots.

    – Mark Elshout

  • RebeccaT
    RebeccaTabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful shot.. love the ghostly cabs and bright color. :)

  • Thanks Rebecca. I had plenty of fun creating this image.

    – Mark Elshout

  • spiderfingers
    spiderfingersabout 5 years ago

    excellent shot, love the ghosting effect!

  • Thanks spiderfingers and thanks for stopping by my photos and leaving a comment.

    – Mark Elshout

  • sbtpots
    sbtpotsabout 5 years ago

    Hi Mark! Your image has been FEATURED in Communities! Congratulations and thank you for sharing your work with our Group! This is beautiful and so deserving!

  • Thanks for the feature sbtpots. Appreciate it very much!

    – Mark Elshout

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