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Archive for April, 2009


Windows on the World

Posted by Pete under Film, One Shot a Roll


Windows on the World

Circular Quay, Sydney. Leica M6 TTL with 90/2 ‘cron on Ilford HP5 Plus @ 1600 in Microphen.

I was invited to submit some photos to the local Festival of the Arts exhibition this year and scored another highly commended for this one which I found surprising. In a sea of photoshopped ‘illustrations’ it’s good to see an old school film shot nearly get up, and street photography to boot! Then again, maybe they thought it was photoshopped because of the nasty vignette (not as pronounced in the original)!


I was told the judges took their time deliberating because of the slight angle I shot it at. Others would spend three minutes to ‘correct’ it in photoshop but that’s not how I captured it and besides, Aperture already does too much!

Of course, a photoshopped shot I did submit barely rated a second glance. All the HDR’s won. It’s a funny old world!


Street Portrait of a Street Portrait

Posted by Pete under Film

Portrait of a Street Portrait

There was some nicely convenient fill light on this corner reflecting off an adjacent building and I wasn’t the only one taking advantage of it. Shortly after taking the shot in my last post I noticed this bloke approach a young couple, tired from a long hot summer’s day, show some examples of his past work, and request a quick portrait.

He was gone as quickly as he came and I have no idea who they were but they live on in a 1/125th second capture of a brief encounter by strangers in a slice of life.


Flinders Street

Posted by Pete under One Shot a Roll

Flinders Street

Rush hour in Melbourne… as the traffic comes to a standstill and the throngs of commuters cross the intersection from every angle.