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By Rhoufi    
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

Tags: Street photography Photo journalism Melbourne Candid Portraits and people Back lanes Centreway

Voters: carmenfuchs, Snappypappy, maggietear and 12 more


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3 Jan 2014 12:29PM
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 Plus
6 198 1 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2014 12:40PM
The title fits the image very well Bernard. Another of those moments when the camera takes over.
Rhoufi 6 Australia
3 Jan 2014 12:49PM

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
Rhoufi 6 Australia
3 Jan 2014 12:51PM

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
mrswoolybill Plus
9 877 1429 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2014 1:31PM
Nice compression at 70mm, squeezing everyone into the frame.
Moira
Rhoufi 6 Australia
3 Jan 2014 1:59PM

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
NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2014 3:48PM
Candid photography can often produce great results, this is just another point in question. "Superb"

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Rhoufi 6 Australia
4 Jan 2014 12:04AM

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
LynneJoyce Plus
7 20 99 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2014 7:10AM
Super shot, lively and entirely uncontrived.
Rhoufi 6 Australia
10 Jan 2014 6:51AM

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
Potra 3 Venezuela
26 Jan 2014 2:55PM
Princess Highway!
M
Rhoufi 6 Australia
27 Jan 2014 5:45AM

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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