Saturday, 14 April 2012

I don't have a dog, so I took my camera for an early morning walk

F6.3, 1/250, ISO 1000, 55mm, Spot
Same viaduct as yesterday, first one way and then the other.

An older chap simply bounced onto my stage, and I thought 'here's a go'! So I stripped the 'No Entry' sign out of the viewer and zoomed in a bit more, ensuring that I spot-metered the colonade along the Eddy Avenue edge of Central Station.

Then I hobbled with my stick down t'other end of the tunnel, and tried again and again to get a silhoutte of a person in just the right position with regard to the tunnel AND the traffic flow on Elizbeth Street. Patience. It's all about patience. And perseverance.

By then, the stench of overdone chip-oil from the Express Diner was making me woozey, and I went home for breakfast.

F6.3, 1/400, ISO 1000, 105mm, Spot

This is my contribution to the Weekend in Black and White community.

20 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

Bravo, Julie. I especially like the first photo, but could imagine you sticking to your plan despite unimaginable adversity like the smell of chip oil before breakfast. How grim. I'd have never managed to stay for the second shot.
K

Steffe said...

No one ever said that it should be easy to take cool photos. Nice work here Julie.

GW Bill Miller said...

Your patience paid off.

biebkriebels said...

The B&W makes it better I think, you made a lot of effort to get the right picture. But the result is worth it.

Jim said...

Terrific tunnel shots.

Ann said...

This area works so well in b&w. Your patience was worth it. I always forget about spot metering. That's a decent walk before breakfast.

Joan Elizabeth said...
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Joan Elizabeth said...

The comparison of colour and B&W is rewarding. The B&W works a treat with tunnels.

Patience, I need more of that. Makes the difference between snapshots and art.

Joe said...

Great black and whites. Thanks for publishing the photo specs. Still trying to remove the odour of overdone chip oil from my nostrils.

Carola said...

Nice ones. Perfect in b&w. It's good to walk with the camera.

Monica said...

I really like these tunnel shots. Works very well in b&w!
:)

Lachezar said...

Love the top photograph, captures it all!

diane b said...

You do have lots of patience and thus produce great shots of real life. The tunnels look a bit spooky like some of the scenes in Whitechappel TV show.

Julie said...

Diane, that entire few blocks of Sydney is a very unique and 'jack-the-ripper' area.I will visit it more regularly now.

Dragonstar said...

I like the first, as you probably know by now - it's the magic of tunnels with their light and dark. Then I scrolled down. The second photo is so well-composed, and has so much going on. A triumph for patience!

Julie said...

Yes, I have seen the ones on the Wall, DS, and wanted to challenge myself to see if I could do anything remotely similar. It really is not as easy as it might seem. I have more ideas to try out, but need more tunnels now!

Alan said...

The patience paid off, Julie. A lovely pair of images.

NixBlog said...

Nice shots! Blast those taggers @#$%^&*(!

CaT said...

nice!
and yes, awful tag... i dont get why they would do that. it looks pathetic... dont they realize they are pathetic?!

Ali - Scituate Daily Photo said...

Oh, lovely.