Chelsea Bicycle Club circa 1950.
This is photo from the past , the members of my Bike Club are getting ready for the next race one Sunday morning. Note the absence of any protective gear, we were tough in those days :-)
The photo was taken at Edithvale Road now Springvale Road, Mordialloc, Victoria, Australia.

The camera an Agfa Billy Record
I processed all of my work in my own darkroom .


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I began my photographic hobby at the age of 12, developing and printing 120, 620 &35mm B&W, forever learning and refining the fascinating art of photography. Now at 78 I still continue with increased enjoyment using digital medium – and still learning.
My favourite places for photography are the Melbourne Zoos . These are the Melbourne Zoo , the Healesville Sanctuary and the Werribee Open Range Zoo.
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  • Karen Scrimes
    Karen Scrimesover 5 years ago

    Wow, great trip down memory lane Tom. Great pic!

  • Thanks Karen , I am lucky to have kept this old photo :-)

    – Tom Newman

  • PrairieRose
    PrairieRoseover 5 years ago

    Such a cool shot Tom!! Bet it brings back great memories…………….Cheers, Rose

  • Thanks Rose, hard to recognise the road as it is today, four lanes . I have ten photos of the Bike Club not one with myself on my bike unfortunately . But then I did not win a race ever, but I could ride long distance . I rode my bike from Chelsea to my workplace in South Yarra at the AJC Jam Factory regularly, see photo on RB. Certainly brings back good memories :-)

    – Tom Newman

  • the6tees
    the6teesover 5 years ago

    Now there’s a blast from the past Tom,
    They were the good old days, not much cars on the road
    Nice find!!

  • That’s very true Rose , life was a lot more comfortable then, even if we did not have fancy equipment :-)

    – Tom Newman

  • maka1967
    maka1967over 5 years ago

    Excellent work, and darkroom technique. The tones are so natural and rich. Love the composition.

  • Thanks Zhao, it was a long time ago , I have photo of my darkroom table at that time I think I might load it up for interest :-)

    – Tom Newman

  • martinilogic
    martinilogicover 5 years ago

    Tom this is so cool. love the dated photo…..very cool indeed… hey, we started a group a month ago that would be perfect for your images. it is the Pro Peloton Photographers A perfect fit for your fabulous images. Please join so others in the group can see your images

  • pat gamwell
    pat gamwellover 4 years ago


    Please add tag: aorbjanfeatures….thank you.

  • Thanks for the feature Pat very much appreciated :-)

    – Tom Newman

  • pat gamwell
    pat gamwellover 4 years ago

    You’re so welcome, Tom….great shot and memories!

  • martinilogic
    martinilogicabout 4 years ago

    Came back to this image in the bicycle challenge. This is such a cool image. and THe offer still stands for this to be in the Pro Peloton Photographers

  • Tom Newman
    Tom Newmanabout 4 years ago

    Thanks Rick , I shall join the group and enter as suggested , cheers

  • martinilogic
    martinilogicabout 4 years ago

    Thanks for submitting this wonderful work, and congratulations for being featured in the Pro Peloton Photographers


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