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In Melbourne, the narrowest lanes are the most popular. The old back lanes where the Melbourne ragtrade used to flourish have now become the frenzied centre for the cafe set, the best barrista hunters and the street photographers.

One face always looms out of any crowd making its owner the primary subject of any candid street photo.

You'll be pleased to know that a split second after I took this, that face erupted into a brilliant smile as a result of something her friend said. But this is the frame that I prefer.

Candid Street Photography
Corner, Flinders Lane and Centreway, Melbourne

Brand:Pentax
Camera:Pentax K-5 Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:smc PENTAX-DA 70mm F2.4 Limited
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:3 Aug 2013 - 1:23 PM
Focal Length:70mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/40sec
Exposure Comp:-0.7
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Make my day
Username:Rhoufi Rhoufi
Uploaded:3 Jan 2014 - 12:14 PM
Tags:Back lanes, Candid, Centreway, Melbourne, Photo journalism, Portraits / people, Street photography
Votes:15

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maggietear
3 Jan 2014 - 12:29 PM

I like the chaos of urban street life we see here; especially, of course, that attractive girl on the right. A striking image!

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2014 - 12:40 PM

The title fits the image very well Bernard. Another of those moments when the camera takes over.

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Rhoufi
Rhoufi e2 Member 4Rhoufi vcard Australia
3 Jan 2014 - 12:49 PM


Quote: The title fits the image very well Bernard. Another of those moments when the camera takes over.

Indeed, Ann Grin
I'm going into the city tomorrow for the first time for a while. I'll see which blind person is leading which - me or my camera Smile
~ Bernard

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Rhoufi
Rhoufi e2 Member 4Rhoufi vcard Australia
3 Jan 2014 - 12:51 PM


Quote: I like the chaos of urban street life we see here; especially, of course, that attractive girl on the right. A striking image!

It's always the chaos that draws me to those places; that's where real life is humming along, flowing past Smile Thanks Maggie.
~ Bernard

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mrswoolybill
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3 Jan 2014 - 1:31 PM

Nice compression at 70mm, squeezing everyone into the frame.
Moira

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Rhoufi
Rhoufi e2 Member 4Rhoufi vcard Australia
3 Jan 2014 - 1:59 PM


Quote: Nice compression at 70mm, squeezing everyone into the frame. Moira

It's not hard to compress a lot of people into any frame in Centreway on a Saturday, Moira Wink
But the 70mm LTD prime really is my favourite street lens; it's so compact and yet gives just a little more reach than a traditional 50mm. Thank you again Smile
~ Bernard

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3 Jan 2014 - 3:48 PM

Candid photography can often produce great results, this is just another point in question. "Superb"

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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Rhoufi e2 Member 4Rhoufi vcard Australia
4 Jan 2014 - 12:04 AM


Quote: Candid photography can often produce great results, this is just another point in question. "Superb". Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

Yes, it really is my favourite form of portraiture. This one reminds me of the bustle on the wharf for a European emigre ship in the 50's (don't know why!) - thank you Nathan.
~ Bernard

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LynneJoyce
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9 Jan 2014 - 7:10 AM

Super shot, lively and entirely uncontrived.

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Rhoufi
Rhoufi e2 Member 4Rhoufi vcard Australia
10 Jan 2014 - 6:51 AM


Quote: Super shot, lively and entirely uncontrived.

Thank you Lynne. "Uncontrived" is certainly what I strive for. I spend days searching for images of natural people doing graceful things... for me they the most worthwhile subjects to capture.
~ Bernard

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Potra
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26 Jan 2014 - 2:55 PM

Princess Highway!
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Rhoufi e2 Member 4Rhoufi vcard Australia
27 Jan 2014 - 5:45 AM


Quote: Princess Highway! M

Oh yes! I should rename the photo Smile
How apt for the princess in this photo. Well seen Marian Smile
~ Bernard

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