Clandestine by Andrew Paranavitana

Another one of Melbourne’s magical lane ways. This one runs between Bourke Street and Little Bourke Street. I love the industrial urban grunge this one has.

The graffiti on the bin in the foreground reads COOKIE, as the building at the end of the lane way is The Curtain House, a multi level building housing Cookie, The Toff In Town and the Rooftop Bar & Cinema (in summer).

This particular lane had a dark feeling to it. Although not overly dirty or strewn with rubbish, I could imagine the underbelly of Melbourne meeting here for some illegal operation. Do we have assassins in Melbourne? If we do, I’m8 sure this would be the perfect crime scene!

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Canon 50D
58mm, 18 – 55
f5.6, 1/25, ISO 1600

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Edited in Photshop CS4.


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  • Paul Louis Villani
    Paul Louis Vil...over 5 years ago

    Very cool! :D

  • Wow that was fast mate! Thank you very much!! :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • midzing
    midzingover 5 years ago

    fantastic urban shot,, love the grunge, you have created great mood and atmosphere,,, well done

  • Thanks so much Wendy! Was such an eye catching lane, couldn’t help myself with this one :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Virginia N. Fred
    Virginia N. Fredover 5 years ago

    FAntastic capture very intriguing

  • Thank you so much gina :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Anthony Mancuso
    Anthony Mancusoover 5 years ago

    great tone Andrew, very well done

  • Thanks a lot Anthony :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Dante21
    Dante21over 5 years ago

    j’aime bien ça ! the mood is just perfect !

  • Merci beaucoup Stephan! (thats about the extent of my basic french haha)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Donna Ingham
    Donna Inghamover 5 years ago

    Great shot!

  • Thanks very much Donna!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • wingedwon
    wingedwonover 5 years ago

    Great shot Andrew, this lane could tell some stories too.

  • Cheers mate, I’m sure this one could!!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Bevellee
    Bevelleeover 5 years ago

    nice work parmi…

  • Thank you very much Bev!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenover 5 years ago

    Looks great, such and awesome capture !

  • Thanks a lot Sean, very kind of you!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Aileen David
    Aileen Davidover 5 years ago

    oooh, very cloak and dagger stuff*;)* I like the coloration and the darker lower portion/lighter upper portion – it draws the viewer down the ally.

  • You see exactly what I did when creating this! Thanks so much Aileen :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

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