Thursday, April 20, 2006

Burnett Lane

Another photograph from the "lane" series. Burnett Lane runs parallel to and between Queen and Adelaide Streets, and is bounded east and west by Albert and George Streets respectively. Favourite parking place for police vehicles as well as delivery vans. I was particularly attracted to the waste paper sacks which add an interesting foreground subject. Posted by Picasa

Friday, April 14, 2006

Esk Lane

Much to my colleague’s amusement, I have developed a strange fascination for lanes and alleyways located in the CBD, and have started poring over a street directory, looking for likely candidates to photograph. I blame this unhealthy curiosity on the digestion of one too many (US) crime shows, in which dastardly deeds occur most typically in (you guessed it) a dirty, dimly lit alleyway strewn with the detritus of the human condition. I had falsely believed that the Brisbane CBD had very few of these places, however I have since located a number of examples of which I have photographed two to date. I’ll leave it to you, the viewer, to determine whether the alleyways and byways our fair city would qualify as possible crime scene movie locations.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Morning shadows
Ok, I have been feeling indulgent these past two weeks and can't decide which photo to post, so it must be both. Have continued my experimentations with development times and techniques and have focused on early morning shots with shadows as the subject. I thought that the lantern on City Hall provided some interesting shapes and I really liked the diffused effect created through the glass. The fire escape steps at the back of Perry House provides what I think is an interesting subject with strong repetition on the textured brick surface. Both were taken on the same morning at about 7.30 (OM4, 135mm f3.5 zuiko prime, f8, Ilford HP5, handheld). I would love someone to tell me which, if any, I should have selected ...