Fan Tan Alley by Wendi Donaldson

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This is an alley, no more than 3’ wide that cuts through Chinatown.
There are neat shops at the far end.
In fact you never know WHO you might see here!

The movie Bird on a Wire was filmed in part here.



Canon 400D
Sigma 10-20mm


alley, bricks, chinatown, city, narrow, passageway, streetscape, victoria, wendi donaldson

Wendi is a fine art photographer currently living on the west coast of Canada. Her work has been published internationally in Australia, Canada and the United States.

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  • David Murphy
    David Murphyover 5 years ago

    Love this, Wendi……..fantastic perspective………
    well done!

  • Thank you so much David…much appreciated! Shelly was lurking here!

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • AndyGii
    AndyGiiover 5 years ago

    Great shot. Beautiful warmth in the brick. Great perpective and good use of the figure at the end of the alley as a focal point. Love it xox

  • Thanks Andy…. great to have fans!! xo…in Fan Tan Alley!

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • chijude
    chijudeover 5 years ago

    Great texture and colour. Quite an arresting eye drawing shot!

  • Thanks Jude….it’s an amazing alley!

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • Vikram Franklin
    Vikram Franklinover 5 years ago

    Lovin this no end Wendi! Just sucks you right through the alley and spits you out at the other end!
    HDR is so perfectly used here.

    1st week of March and I’m going to succumb to buying this lens!

  • Thanks Vikram….it’s quite the alley here in town! …and the fact that it leads to shops…well it’s a dream spot! The HDR certainly perked it up – thanks…getting my toes wet with this program.
    A new lens sounds fabulous…this one I don’t think you’ll regret…it’s amazing when you stand in front of something… Enjoy!!

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • BigD
    BigDover 5 years ago

    Excellent work, Wendi

  • Thanks D….much appreciated!

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • Matthew Jones
    Matthew Jonesover 5 years ago

    wow this shot is right up my alley (no pun intended) lol…this chinatown sydney? nice work!

  • LOL!!! true – you do this stuff so well!! No it’s in Victoria…Canada.

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • Jerame    *
    Jerame *over 5 years ago


  • Thanks, Jerame*.

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • Jennifer Craker
    Jennifer Crakerover 5 years ago

    looks great wendi

  • Thanks Jennifer.

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • Pete Costick
    Pete Costickover 5 years ago

    Great perspective and love the colours, patterns and textures of the brickwork, well done Wendi

  • Thanks Pete…. glad you like it.

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • DApixara
    DApixaraover 5 years ago


  • Many thanks!!!

    – Wendi Donaldson

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