Category Street Photography

Melbourne streets – Smoko

5 Photos/5 Stories challenge – day 3

I was sick and out-of-action yesterday so am putting up two photo/stories today. ‘The Vic’ is on Victoria Street, Abbotsford, not far from where I live. It’s a lively and colourful pub that is always full of people having a drink and a chat and maybe a meal at the end of each day. In […]

5 Photos/5 Stories challenge – day 2

This photo features two Melbourne trams travelling down Swanston Street in the city.  Trams have been operating in Melbourne since 1884. They were initially powered by horses and then cables, with the electric tram system commencing in 1906.  By 1940 all horse-drawn and cable trams had ceased operating. Our electric tram network is now the […]

5 Photos-5 Stories Challenge – day 1

I’ve been nominated by my blogger friend Lucile de Godoy from Amsterdam to participate in a Photo/Story Challenge.  Lucile is an amazing photographer who has inspired me to take more street shots and to experiment with black and white photography.  I recommend you check out her blog Bridging Lacunas to see just how talented she is. […]

Friday night

The Changing Seasons – February

You may remember this time last month I posted a series of photographs taken around the Federation Square/Southbank/Flinders Street Station precinct of Melbourne in response to a challenge set by fellow blogger Cardinal Guzman from Oslo to capture the changing seasons each month throughout the year. Melbourne is still in the midst of summer although we’ve not […]

The Changing Seasons – January

One of my fellow bloggers Cardinal Guzman from Oslo, has decided to set us all a new photo challenge.  On the same day each month for a year we are to post between 5 and 20 new photos of a particular area of our city or town. The idea is to see how the area changes […]

Black and white photo challenge – Day 5

This is my last entry for the five day black and white photo challenge. If you’ve missed the first four days, you can check them out by going to the home page of thismelbournelife.com Today I’ve selected a shot taken during a recent walk around the Melbourne CBD.  I spotted this fellow sitting on the […]

Black and white photo challenge – day 4

This is the fourth photo of my five day black and white challenge. This photo was taken during a walk around my neighbourhood.  I normally like shooting street art in colour but this one worked well in black and white, especially as it reveals the texture of the bricks.

Monochrome Melbourne

It’s been weeks since I posted a photograph so I decided to take advantage of the great weather and a day off work and wandered about central Melbourne taking some black and white shots. Normally I’d write about what I saw but today I’m going to let the photographs show you instead.