Afternoon everyone. Hope that you are all well and making the most of your day / night – no matter where in the world you are. Getting back into photography after a considerable creative funk can be a challenge for even the most gifted of photographers. Some of my idols when it comes to photography talk to me often about being in a downer creatively. Often this comes after a photographic trip where you are spoilt for choice and opportunity for great images. Today I managed to get myself into the city for a couple of hours and the effort was well worth it.
I have spoken in my past blogs about my love of Melbourne and that it is a wonderful city to photograph at any time of year. Melbourne is such a culturally rich and diverse city with a great focus on the arts and outdoor spaces. You can check out some of my past blogs to get a better idea of this as often words don’t do it justice.
I purposely packed my camera bag first thing this morning whilst getting my boy ready for school – always a challenging experiment in time management. I packed my usual kit – which I will go into in a later blog about what I am choosing to carry around these days. I arrived in town around 11:00am and set out on foot to some of my favourite locations. I felt that perhaps familiarity will be a good starting point when it comes to locations.
Keep in mind that I have not been in town with a camera since late last year from memory. Federation Square, Hosier Lane and China Town all crossed my path today. Lots of interesting scenery and at that time of the day the sunlight was creating wonderful light and angles in the shadows.
I didn’t put too much pressure on myself. I just walked and took some shots of scenes that caught my eye. Some I came across and others I waited for the right subject to cross my field of view. I was really happy with the images that I captured today. I only stayed in town for around two hours if that. Just enough to grab some shots and of course to stop for a hearty bowl of ramen from my favourite ramen restaurant in Melbourne. Oh what a day! All images were taken on my Fujifilm X-T2 with the XF23mmF2 lens. Happy shooting.