The buttress of Princes Bridge frames an elegant woman emerging into the hard afternoon light of Southbank. In the background is the new facade of Hamer Hall. She will turn left, climb the new stairway to St Kilda Road and merge with the Saturday afternoon throng.

Candid Street Photography

Single RAW capture: Pentax K-5; FL=70mm; A = f9; T = 1/60sec; ISO = 160; Ev = -0.3
Post processing in Lightroom 3.6: cropping, exposure, contrast, white balance, desaturation, sharpening, no composites

To reveal art and conceal the artist,
is art’s aim.

Oscar Wilde – “The Picture of Dorian Gray”

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  • Rhoufi
    Rhoufiover 2 years ago


  • Berns
    Bernsover 2 years ago

    This is fabulous, love the contrasts and lines and shadows !

  • Sort of thoughtyou might like this Berns, thank you :-)
    And congratulations on your SOJIE 19 Nomination (I just posted below you :-)))

    – Rhoufi

  • Berns
    Bernsover 2 years ago

    Thank you sweetheart and congrats to you too ! I have to go lok at you!

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 2 years ago

    Oh, this is truly elegant, Rhoufi. The light and shadow in such an abstract arrangement, and with this lovely human figure added, is visually engaging. Love it.

  • Thank you Frannie, I was so fortunate that all the elements coincided in the split second of the shot.

    – Rhoufi

  • Cecily  Graham
    Cecily Grahamover 2 years ago

    Lovely lovely work Bernard i know this spot exactly and you have done the whole scene great justice . . . . fave Cecily

  • Thanks Cecily, this view has really only just become available with the completion of Hamer Hall and the new stairway. It could become a haunt in the afternoon.

    – Rhoufi

  • mmargot
    mmargotover 2 years ago

    Enchanting combination of shapes and shadows. How nice of her to swing her arm at just the right angle, and how quick of you to catch this humanizing movement. Wonderful BW!

  • Oh Margot you got it in one – “humanizing movement”. Perfect observation of how the human form creates its own unique grace with a simple characteristic movement. Thank you for putting the image into words :-)

    – Rhoufi

  • 1more photo
    1more photoover 2 years ago

    poetry in images……

  • Poetry for sure, Madame :-)
    Merci for your very welcome words, they made my day :-)

    – Rhoufi

  • Peter Denniston
    Peter Dennistonover 2 years ago

    Well balanced and composed :)

  • Thank you Peter

    – Rhoufi

  • photosbytony
    photosbytonyover 2 years ago

    Great timing and composition ! tony

  • Thank you Tony, she could have been taking instructions, I could not believe my luck.

    – Rhoufi

  • Mojca Savicki
    Mojca Savickiover 2 years ago

    Beautifully done Rhoufi! Really great!

  • Oh Mojca, great to see you again and thank you very much, I value your comment very much.

    – Rhoufi

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