A fond farewell to summer days. Melbourne city.

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by Livnius, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
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    Knowing that you northern folk will shortly be stealing our summer I went into the city last week to try catch the last of the remaining glow before its gone...soon enough Melbourne will assume a more sombre tone. Glad I took the time to do so as since then temperatures have dropped off, winds have picked up and just the other day I turned the heater on for the first time this year.

    All shot with the E-M5 and the usual suspects, the PanaLeica 25 and the O75...mostly though I used the new Oly17 for kicks. There's even a Pana7-14mm in there somewhere.

    Southbank B+W by Livnius, on Flickr

    Southbank B+W by Livnius, on Flickr

    Southbank B+W by Livnius, on Flickr

    2 Riders. by Livnius, on Flickr

    Southbank B+W by Livnius, on Flickr

    Tattoos & Cigarettes. Degraves. by Livnius, on Flickr

    Southbank B+W by Livnius, on Flickr

    Southbank B+W by Livnius, on Flickr

    By the Yarra. Southbank. by Livnius, on Flickr
  2. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    What an excellent set!!! I love the PP on the color shots.
  3. Rob917

    Rob917 Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 18, 2011
    jacksonville, florida usa
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    Nice work, it certainly emotes "summer daze":smile:. It has a strong nostalgic feel. Now hurry up and send it north you have had it long enough.
  4. phl0wtography

    phl0wtography Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 15, 2011
    Excellent PP! Very film-like, except that those look better than film!
    Are those presets or did you tinker with curves and tone yourself? If the latter is true, hats off to your skill and taste.

    The more quality work like yours I see from the new Oly 17mm, the more I think about getting rid of my 20mm in favor of that little gem. Do you happen to have experience with the 20?
  5. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
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    Bike shorts are one thing. But sandles! Seriously. Someone call the fasion police. :)

    Great shots Joe. Love the beams coming through the trees.

  6. hazwing

    hazwing Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 25, 2012
    great shots, I like your use of lines and shadows
  7. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
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    Great set. As this morning was below freezing, it also looks like you'll be hanging on to summer a bit longer.
  8. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
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    Hey we did our time with winter, now it's your turn. lol. Fantastic work as always Joe. For a while I was wondering if you still do photography. :tongue: I kid I kid.

    #4, 5, and 6 are my faves. Especially 4. I just love the position of the girls on bikes and how the shadows radiate outward and that wonderful light bathing everything in that scene. Good stuff man.
  9. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 26, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
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    awesome stuff as usual Joe...number 8 is my favorite
  10. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
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    Beautiful set! Numbers 4 & 5 really got my attention. Very nice. :thumbup:
  11. thelaxong

    thelaxong Mu-43 user

    Jan 13, 2011
    Melbourne - Australia
    Excellent. Lovely play with the sun lights and shadows.
  12. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
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    Thanks for spreading the love guys, appreciate the input. :thumbup:

    Thanks mate. I used some VSCO presets here but tinkered quite a bit manually adjusting various setting. I also used some of the NiK plugins as well.
    FYI....#2#4#5#6 and #7 were taken with the 17/1.8.
    #1 was with the Pana7-14.....#3 was with the PL25....#8 & #9 were with the O75mm.

    Thanks Vin.
    Oh man, I daydream about quitting work and travelling and taking photos. Ahhh....not enough hours in the day !
  13. flippic

    flippic Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 10, 2012
    They're all equally wonderful. I can't even pick a favorite.