Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Southbank photo walk : 26 July '09

Since its been one week since I've returned from my holidays in Malaysia, I reckon it is appropriate for me to post some pictures of Melbourne from my photo walk last Sunday.

In such a vibrant city, there are many photographic opportunities. It all depends on your eye to look out for them and wait for the right moment to take the shot.

Wikipedia aptly defines photo walking as the "act of walking with a camera for the main purpose of taking pictures of things that the photographer may find interesting."

"While not exclusive to digital photography, in practice digital photography makes photowalking more realistic as a hobby due to its experimental nature, the number of pictures typically taken in the process, and the possibility of post processing afterward."

"While related to street photography, photowalking is differentiated by the main impetus being to photograph things of interest rather than people specifically."

An interesting fact here: "Photowalking is also a form of exercise as it can take the photographer over the course of several miles as they wander a particular site or neighborhood." Now that's a real excuse to get out of bed ~~

Watching a busker entertaining the crowd at Federation Square.

A view towards the boat houses across the Yarra River.

Cycling is quite a popular sport in Melbourne.

The new grass seem to be growing in preparation for spring.

Princess Bridge.

I love the way how light makes the texture of the blue stone become alive.

Beware of sea gulls: They can do their bombing runs anytime, anywhere while you're out in the open.

During winter, it is quite rare to find good sunlight, but its an opportunity not to be missed whenever it occurs.

A busy underpass at Crown Casino.

Melbourne's blue skies are exceptionally stunning when photographed at the right time.

Want some principles and guidelines for photo walking? Thomas Hawk has heaps to say here.

Anyone in Melbourne up for a photo walk some time? ^^


Anonymous said...

Very nice captures Brandon, as always... Wish that I could join you there for street walk.. asfan

brandon said...

thanks asfan. you're always welcome to come around; then i can be your tour guide! XD



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