10 APRIL 2004, CITY SQUARE, MELBOURNE
City Square, Melbourne- a name for an otherwise open patch of gravel in the heart of the city centre.
This is a strange plot of land; too small to build anything on, plagued by a lack of insight and imagination... twice. It's first incarnation was a concrete block job of stairs, pits and walls.
Now it's a flat open space with gravel for a surface and grass mounds where you can, like this chap, collapse into a slumber.
To give you your bearings- Melbourne Town Hall is to the left of this location, Flinders Street Station and Federation Square is to the right and the Manchester Building is behind me to the left.
50mm ; XP2 at ISO400
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torben (3098) 2004-04-24 13:31
Sounds rather sad, and your photo backs it up, something that looks like wasted space and somebody sleeping in a rather undignified way. The posterfilled wall alsp shows that is not a square but just some unused squaremeters.
Composition, exposure etc. are well handled. Interesting shot.
maciekda (19861) 2004-04-24 13:49
nice picture, i like the composition with all those lines, the frame is nicely divided into pieces... and the guydoes the picture, good stuff
omritoppol (826) 2004-04-24 15:24
Good shot, I really like the compo with all the straight lines (including the guy), The B&W is a good choice and you've achieved good contrast.
bgladman (1153) 2004-04-24 22:33
Nice shot Michael. Strong lines and tonal contrast are effective. The composition is good with the application of 1/3rds. The posters in the background add interest and a sense of place to the shot. Well done
cool_s15 (4050) 2004-05-01 23:29
First of all for B&W shot, I usually looking at the tone of it. This one got a very nice tone and great framing. I've been there many times, so of course I knew where is the place. However, for those who's been there only a few times may not recognise as a photograph could make a totally different image. Nice shot!
- Copyright: Mike King (MKING) (3054)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2004-04-10
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon FM2, Nikkor 50mm f/1.4, Ilford Super XP2 400
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Beautiful Black and White, Sieste / Nap, Marvellous Melbourne in Black & White, NAPS AROUND THE WOLRD [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-04-24 13:23