Melbourne, Australia 2014

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Luckypenguin, Dec 28, 2014.

  1. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Back in October I travelled down to the city of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia to spend a few days wandering the city. This is the second time that I have been there but the first time was to attend the 2007 Australian Formula One GP and didn't see much outside of the racetrack.

    This time my visit was during the springtime and despite the city's reputation for variable weather we didn't do too badly with just a few overcast skies and the odd bit of drizzle.The following are a selection of the images that I came home with.

    Melbourne's famous graffiti laneways:

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    1. OEM1-PA040238-PR Olympus OM-D E-M1 Melbourne Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



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    2. SNX300-10050433-PR Samsung NX300 Melbourne Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



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    3. SNX300-10050436-PR Samsung NX300 Melbourne Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



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    4. SNX300-10070490-PR Samsung NX300 Melbourne Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



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    5. SNX300-10070491-PR Samsung NX300 Melbourne Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



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    6. SNX300-10070493-PR Samsung NX300 Melbourne Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



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    7. SNX300-10050432-PR Samsung NX300 Melbourne Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



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    8. SNX300-10070499-PR Samsung NX300 Melbourne Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



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    9. SNX300-10070498-PR Samsung NX300 Melbourne Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



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    10. OEM1-PA050361-PR Olympus OM-D E-M1 Melbourne Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



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    11. OEM1-PA040285-PR Olympus OM-D E-M1 Melbourne Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



    Down by the Yarra River:

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    12. OEM1-PA040280-PR Olympus OM-D E-M1 Melbourne Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



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    13. SNX300-10060447-PR Samsung NX300 Melbourne Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



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    14. SNX300-10060454-PR Samsung NX300 Melbourne Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



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    15. SNX300-10060461-PR Samsung NX300 Melbourne Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



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    16. SNX300-10060464-PR Samsung NX300 Melbourne Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



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    17. OEM1-PA040270-PR Olympus OM-D E-M1 Melbourne Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



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    18. SNX300-10060458-PR Samsung NX300 Melbourne Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



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    19. OEM1-PA050299-PR Olympus OM-D E-M1 Melbourne Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



    The Arcades:

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    20. OEM1-PA040259-PR Olympus OM-D E-M1 Melbourne Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



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    21. SNX300-10050425-PR Samsung NX300 Melbourne Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



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    22. SNX300-10070508-PR Samsung NX300 Melbourne Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



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    23. OEM1-PA040249-PR Olympus OM-D E-M1 Melbourne Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



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    24. OEM1-PA040253-PR Olympus OM-D E-M1 Melbourne Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



    Melbourne's war memorial, the Shrine of Remembrance:

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    25. SNX300-10060471-PR Samsung NX300 Melbourne Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



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    26. OEM1-PA060385-PR Olympus OM-D E-M1 Melbourne Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



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    27. OEM1-PA060386-PR Olympus OM-D E-M1 Melbourne Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



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    28. SNX300-10060477-PR Samsung NX300 Melbourne Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



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    29. OEM1-PA060397-PR Olympus OM-D E-M1 Melbourne Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



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    30. OEM1-PA060400-PR Olympus OM-D E-M1 Melbourne Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



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    31. SNX300-10060484-PR Samsung NX300 Melbourne Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



    St Kilda:

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    32. SNX300-10060466-PR Samsung NX300 Melbourne Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



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    33. OEM1-PA060373-PR Olympus OM-D E-M1 Melbourne Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



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    34. OEM1-PA060375-PR Olympus OM-D E-M1 Melbourne Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



    And some more random images around the city:

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    35. SNX300-10050429-PR Samsung NX300 Melbourne Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



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    36. SNX300-10050438-PR Samsung NX300 Melbourne Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



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    37. SNX300-10060452-PR Samsung NX300 Melbourne Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



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    38. SNX300-10070487-PR Samsung NX300 Melbourne Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



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    39. OEM1-PA040262-PR Olympus OM-D E-M1 Melbourne Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr
     
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  2. Some impressive shots, well done.
     
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  3. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    nice work Nic, inspires me to want to visit again....never good for the credit card though as Melbourne has the best boutique stores this side of the Pacific....and my tastes are expensive and will is weak.
     
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  4. Klamcake

    Klamcake SC Rookie

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    Mar 10, 2012
    Tom
    nice series...a lot of variety in subject and compositions....demonstrates a good "eye"...well done
     
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  5. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Nice work Nic. I've seen most (and commented on a few) of the non-graffiti shots on Flickr. I always feel funny about shooting graffiti (other people's art and all), but seeing these I realize I shouldn't - I'm really glad you shot these and are sharing them. Otherwise, they'd only be seen in Melbourne and I really enjoyed seeing them from the States...

    -Ray
     
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  6. tonyturley

    tonyturley SC Veteran

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    Nov 24, 2014
    Scott Depot, WV, USA
    Tony
    The outdoor shots in #11-19 are stunning. Well done.

    Tony
     
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  7. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Thanks Dave and Tom for your comments.

    Thanks Mark. What does one buy in a boutique store? :smile: I made it out of Melbourne with just a hemp satchel-come-camera-bag from the Queen Victoria Markets

    Thanks Tony. While some of them might look nice enough in the photos, I dubbed Melbourne to be the City of Ugly Bridges :smile:. When you see them all together they just don't compliment each other at all.

    Cheers Ray. Like you say, shooting graffiti doesn't require a whole lot of input from the photographer to photograph what is someone's else's creation but from a pure documentary point-of-view I don't have a problem with it.
     
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  8. RT Panther

    RT Panther SC All-Pro

    Dec 25, 2012
    Great book here!...er, I mean series...:biggrin:
     
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  9. Phoenix

    Phoenix SC Top Veteran

    508
    Dec 28, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Phoenix Gonzales
    Really nice set, It is really nice and refreshing to see the familiar paces through another person's perspective.
     
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  10. Covey22

    Covey22 SC Top Veteran

    704
    Feb 3, 2012
    Brings back memories of my one visit to Australia and that city. Great stuff!
     
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