Taking a very careful late night stroll into some of Melbournes back lanes whilst visiting this week, I came across this amazing place off Flinders Street where everything was covered in paint, including the bins!!!! Had to watch out for the rats that kept crossing the lane into the bins……..

I guess this always depends on your point of view, is it art – is it graffitti?

Shot with the Canon 400D – 17-85 lens on a tripod. Will try and work on some HDRs also taken that night and post them soon.


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  • Antanas
    Antanasabout 5 years ago

    great work, lovely done

  • grumpy
    grumpyabout 5 years ago

    Great Shot! There are some nice laneways with graffiti in Melbourne..

  • Oncemore
    Oncemoreabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful colors…and patterns

  • Caroline Gorka
    Caroline Gorkaabout 5 years ago

    Hosier Lane at it’s grungy, bright best :))

    Wish I’d known you were about !

  • Thanks Caroline. I spent three days over there with my wife who was at the gift fair. With other friends we went o Buddy Holly and spent a few nights down at Southbank. Last night there and I thought I’d head off on my own for a late night shoot. Probably not the safest idea but everyone seemed fine and just left me alone to get on with the photography.

    – Steve Chapple

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...about 5 years ago

    excellent work

  • Judy Will
    Judy Willabout 5 years ago

    What an interesting place Steve. Nice perspective.

  • Rodney Wratten
    Rodney Wrattenabout 5 years ago

    G’day Steve,
    Great shot, Brilliant colour and how did the artists get up so high and do so much painting, the light comming in from the back very nice photo,Not to say anything about the rats running around.
    Cheers Rod.

  • Thanks very much for your constant support. They either sneak in with ladders or are damn tall people…….maybe there are extension poles for spray cans…..Lol.

    – Steve Chapple

  • terugvanver
    terugvanverabout 5 years ago

    love the treatment

  • MJPhoto
    MJPhotoabout 5 years ago

    great shot Steve. love it

  • Matt Penfold
    Matt Penfoldabout 5 years ago

    That’s fabulous, the colours and the overall effect are amazing. I’d call it “art”

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