Friday, June 30, 2023

Melbourne Candid Series #372 Touristy crowd

 


Market St, Melbourne


Panasonic G9

Leica 12-60mm f2.8-4


Check out Candid 223


Thursday, June 29, 2023

Melbourne Candid Series #371 Alma Rd, Winsdor

 


Winter vibe through and through 


Sony A7RIV

FE 24mm f1.4 GM


Check out Candid 222

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Melbourne Candid Series #370 Fast food truck

 


It is pretty cheap so the queue is long. 

Victoria parade 

Sony A7RIV

FE 135mm f1.8 GM


Check out Candid 221 and FACE OFF




Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Melbourne Candid Series #369 Swanston St, Melbourne

 


This is still a thing in our city


Sony A7RIV

FE 24mm f1.4 GM


Check out Candid 220



Monday, June 26, 2023

Melbourne Candid Series #368 Punt Road, Carlton

 


Walking along the winter walk path 


Sony A7RIV

FE 135mm f1.8 GM


Check out Candid 219



Sunday, June 25, 2023

Melbourne Candid Series #367 King St, Melbourne

 


Checking for traffic 


Sony A7RIV

FE 135mm f1.8 GM


Check out Candid 218





Saturday, June 24, 2023

Melbourne Candid Series #366 Queen St, Melbourne

 


The casting shadow of grid on their faces 


Sony A7RIV

FE 135mm f1.8 GM


Check out Candid 217




Friday, June 23, 2023

Melbourne Candid Series #365 Lygon Street Carlton

 


Lygon Street pub corner 

Rather bustling atmosphere in this dying part of town 


Sony A7RV

FE 14mm f1.8 GM


I come across this argument in a local street photography forum "Edit or no edit" 


"If you post process, it doesn't mean that you haven't learned the equipment or your style. In fact some who post process know their equipment intimately knowing very well the bounds of the tools available to them.

Also, post processing predates digital by a long way. Are those who dodged and burned in the darkroom not real photographers, or photographers with extra skill sets?

If you take what you can get out of in camera jpeg as a strict constraint, that means that you have accepted the choices your camera's engineers made for prioritising highlights, shadows, saturation etc. Even if you're a 100% manual shooter, you have accepted that you're going to let the camera make a lot of decisions on processing for you.

If you shoot raw and post process, you are no less of a photographer because of it. If you choose an in camera preset or film sim, again you have accepted someone else's choices for final processing.

If you have files from 2008 in low light, they look noisy because digital cameras sucked at low light in 2008. If you feed those old photos into software in 2023 that can recognise sensor noise and correct it with a high degree of accuracy, it doesn't mean that you didn't know how to use a camera in 2008. You may have just accepted noise as a trade-off for a reasonable exposure.

If you have a camera released this year and push iso in a difficult situation to get the shot rather than not, knowing that software in 2023 can correct sensor noise really well, it doesn't mean that you didn't learn your equipment. It could just mean that you know enough to get the shot rather than not."


Check out Candid 216 and FACE OFF




Thursday, June 22, 2023

Melbourne Candid Series #364 Birrarung Marr Market

 


The atmosphere of people 


Sony A7RIV

FE 135mm f1.8 GM


Check out Candid 125


Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Melbourne Candid Series #363 Food truck

 


Birrarung Marr 

A cropped frame. I like it like this 


Sony A7RV

FE 135mm f1.8 GM


Check out Candid 123


Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Melbourne Candid Series #362 Queen Vic Market

 


It is a good location for street snaps!

Directional lighting always helps with mood


Sony A7RV

FE 135mm f1.8 GM


Check out Candid 215


Monday, June 19, 2023

Melbourne Candid Series #361 Queen Vic Market Vendor

 


Not a place for vegetarian


Sony a7RV

FE 135mm f1.8 GM


Check out Candid 214








Sunday, June 18, 2023

Melbourne Candid Series #360 Elizebath St, Melbourne

 


I attempted 135mm fixed focal length to do a trial candid shoot in street. Quite a different perspective. The folks in camera club often told me not to use telephoto lenses in street photography.


Sony A7RV

FE 135mm f1.8 GM


Check out Candid 213



Saturday, June 17, 2023

Melbourne Candid Series #359 Fitzroy St, Melbourne

 


A peculiar expression


Fitzroy St, Fitzroy


Sony A7RIV

FE 14mm f1.8 GM


Check out Candid 214



Friday, June 16, 2023

Melbourne Candid Series #358 Fitzroy St Fitzroy

 


Who says men cannot multi-task?


Sony A7RIV

FE 14mm f1.8 GM


Check out Candid 213 and Face OFF



Thursday, June 15, 2023

Melbourne Candid Series #357 Brunswick St Brunswick

 


A little touch of post industrial feel 


Sony A7RV

FE 14mm f1.8 GM


Check out Candid 212



Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Melbourne Candid Series #356 Young man

 


Walking along Fitzroy St with empty shops


Sony A7RV

FE 14mm f1.8 GM


Check out Candid 211



Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Melbourne Candid Series #355 Mural and person

 


Along the Sunshine Ave walk, this place is dangerous to visit at night

Sony A7RV

FE 14mm f1.8 GM


Check out Candid 210


Monday, June 12, 2023

Melbourne Candid Series #354 Fitzroy Street, Melbourne

 


Another delivery driver in the dying business

Fitzroy Street, Melbourne


Sony A7RV

FE 14mm f1.8 GM


Check out Candid 209


Sunday, June 11, 2023

Melbourne Candid Series #353 Fitzroy Street

 


A cyclist on the road

I like the shadow


Sony A7RIV

FE 14mm f1.8 GM


Check out Candid 207


Saturday, June 10, 2023

Melbourne Candid Series #352 Fitzroy St

 


I used to love sharp images. As I grow older, I don't mind motion blur that much anymore. After all, I don't sell the photos anyway. 


Sony A7RIV

FE 24mm f1.4 GM


Check out Candid 206



Friday, June 9, 2023

Melbourne Candid Series #351Fitzroy St, Melbourne

 


It seems mother and daughter going on shopping. 

Fitzroy 


Sony A7RIV

FE 24mm f1.4 GM


Check out Candid 205

and FACE OFF


Thursday, June 8, 2023

Melbourne Candid Series #350 Sunshine Avenue, Fitzroy

 


I recalled this chap tried to ruin my shot of the mural on the day. Ha


Sony A7RVI

FE 24mm f1.4 GM


Check out Candid 205


Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Melbourne candid Series #349 Cool car

 


The light was such a spot on moment.

Brunswick St 


Sony A7RV

FE 14mm f1.8 GM


Check out Candid 204 and My corner of world



Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Melbourne Candid Series #348 Brunswick St

 


She is walking her dog. The dog is scouting though. 


Sony A7RV

FE 14mm f1.8 GM


Check out Candid 203


Monday, June 5, 2023

Melbourne Candid Series #347 Brunswick

 


She is walking next to an abandoned shop in Brunswick 

Sony A7RV

FE 14mm f1.8 GM


Check out Candid 203


Sunday, June 4, 2023

Melbourne Candid Series #346 Dockland

 


Another old photo from Dockland Wakeboarding event

Pentax K20D 

43mm f1.9 limited

Check out Candid 202



Saturday, June 3, 2023

Melbourne Candid Series #345 Pentridge Prison



Quite an old photo. Taken on Film C41. 

Outside Pentridge Prison, Melbourne


Check out Candid 201

 




Friday, June 2, 2023

Melbourne Candid Series #344 Birrarung Marr Party

 


A candid street shot when I joined the party in Birrarung Marr


Pentax K20D

FE 31mm f1.8 limited


Check out Candid 200

and Face OFF


Thursday, June 1, 2023

Melbourne Candid Series #343 Dockland Wakeboarding

 


An old photo from archive. I remembered the moment quite vividly.


Pentax K10D

FA 43mm f1.8 limited


Check out Candid 199