Thursday, June 30, 2022

Melbourne Candid Series #7


In the dark Alleys 


Pentax K20D

FA 43mm f1.9 limited

Pentax photos

Monday, June 27, 2022

Friday, June 24, 2022

Melbourne Candid Series #1


Zombie fest - I feel like that sometime 

Pentax K20D

FA 77mm f1.8 LTD

Pentax Shots

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel is turned off but it is still an urban classic

 As I spent 2/3rd of my entire life living in Melbourne, there are so many photos to share: young and old. Blogspot was such a friendly platform in the earlier days that I learnt a thing or two about social media. 

Not so long ago, I discovered a few photo blogs that I had deserted decades ago. These photos, though not taken with finesse, were very nostalgic for me!

I will endeavor my effort to make this blog work this time. At least, some insight from a old chook - not that young and not that old. Define old!

Melbourne Star is a landmark. When it first came to Melbourne, I recalled there was plenty of protest about it too. However, years gone by. I believe a lot of metropolitan Melbournians learn to love this facility. 

This was a photo taken by Pentax K20D and DA 15mm limited. (I used to feel embarrassed using this set up in Melbourne Camera Club). Most folks in the club used prestigious Nikon or Leica gear. 

Melbourne Star is 120 metre tall. It sits at the waterfront precinct at Dockland. It opened 2 years behind schedule in 2008. Later, the wheel shut down 40 days later due to structural issues. Kind of all over the news at the time.

I had numerous excursions to the nearby food courts every Saturday since high school. Kebabs were the fancy food at these times 😁😁

I had a shot taken from the opposite shore of Melbourne Star that I used the glorious Sony A7RIV and FE 70-200mm f2.8 GM. This was before the wheel was totally grounded...

Since the company went down, more urban photographers are shooting reflection images using the dark eye as a backdrop.