Tag Archives: black and white photography

The Changing Seasons – October

I missed September in The Changing Seasons series as I was away in Fiji. Unfortunately it was a pretty important month to miss as so much changed in Melbourne in those few short weeks. Before I left the plane trees outside my window and throughout the city were bare. When I returned they were covered with […]

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The Changing Seasons – August

There was a hint of the Spring warmth to come last weekend when the temperature reached 17 degrees. Unfortunately today is back to being cold, damp and grey. This has been our chilliest winter for 17 years and I am definitely over it. Bring on Spring! Despite the bad weather, I’ve managed to get out […]

Melbourne streets

Today I went for a very long walk through Collingwood and Fitzroy and then into the city. These are some of the people I saw along the way.

Melbourne streets – Smoko

Bench Series: March

A wooden bench for Travel Words bench series. Taken in the gardens at Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, Australia.

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. […]

Weekly Photo Challenge – Rule of Thirds

This week’s challenge is to use the Rule of Thirds, a concept that puts the subject of the photograph off-centre. It’s worth trying when you are framing your shot as it can make it much more interesting. The photograph I’m using for this challenge puts my subject – the cow – in the top third of the […]

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.

Black and white challenge – day 3

This is the third photo of my five day black and white challenge.  Click here to see the Day 1 and Day 2 photos if you’ve missed them. Today I’m featuring a shot I took last week while down in Hobart for new year’s eve. The Hobart wharf area is the resting place for yachts once they have […]