Monday, 23 March 2015

CBD - Bringing laneways to life

Interesting results from a meander down York Street on Saturday, from Town Hall to Carrington Street at Wynyard, to catch my bus.

Waiting for pedestrians to walk across my stage does not always improve the shot, but does provide information on what to look for next time.

The three guys in Mullins Street added nothing to the image. They just stood there. One person walking ar gesticulating is better. They took f.o.r.e.v.e.r.

I quite like the empty driveway in the pair below. One bloke would've been better than two, but caught at the right-hand drain-gutter. I was back an appropriate distance to allow the figures to provide perspective on the size of the built landscape.

The final pair of shots did not work at all. I had taken these on a previous meander down towards the Quay. Too many directions: Person 1 coming toward me; Person 2 cutting across me. Person 2 is way too big, meaning I should have been on t'other side of road. The splash of red is nice but the bollard cuts across the perspective down the lane.

Lots to teach myself.
Mullins Street between York and Clarence Streets

This is not a named lane, just the back entrance to the "Clarence Street Cyclery"

Although I am standing on Tank Stream Way to take the shots, the passage is Abercrombie Lane.

5 comments:

William Kendall said...

The passage seems inviting... perhaps it's the sense of going up hill.

Jim said...

I like the contrast of old and new in the first shot.

Luis Gomez said...

These are interesting Julie.

Tahiti Daily Photo said...

According to me, it's inviting

Joan Elizabeth said...

Interesting angles in the top shot.