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bank of new south wales?

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 8 May 2009 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

I was strolling along Flinders Lane on the last night of my stay; this little "bank building", the orange van and that late night mood just captured me... only discovered during the post-processing of this shot that this was in fact a gallery, the Flinders Lane Gallery!:-)

Flinders lane, Melbourne

This is a series of holiday snaps when I was recently on vacation in Melbourne, an amazing city of wonderful heritage, beautiful gardens and countryside...

FUJIFILM FinePix F200EXR 1/8 second F/3.3 ISO 400 7 mm

I do not regard myself as a photographer. I'm an ordinary man but extraordinarily obsessed with capturing all the memorable scenes that I encounter in my everyday life. It's like an excited traveller craving to record his memorable journey in a memorable way, but in my case, it's the journey of my life ... If I can record my encounters in such a way that they leave an image on the mind of myself and other viewers, it's a tremendous joy and some accomplishment...
In terms of photography, I'm trying to preserve the moments as my eyes see "something" and my heart feels it too. As such, I seldom feel interested in planned, arranged or manipulated photographs...

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

Presumably it was a bank once. I love the architecture, and the Volkwagon Camper Van rocks! I always wanted one of those.

8 May 2009 6:01am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Good composition: the old beautiful van and the splendid architecture of the bank building, now a gallery.
As personal and beautiful as all your night images, Hugo.

8 May 2009 6:12am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Beautiful light Hugo! Looks more like a meticulously lit up shot from a movie! Wonderful composition. color, depth, detail......I could just go on:)

8 May 2009 6:31am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Great composition! Beautiful light! Excellent image! I like it!

8 May 2009 6:44am

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

I love the combination of the night street lighting and the red of the old VW camper van!

8 May 2009 7:22am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Morning Hugo, an excellent capture which sprung a surprise for you, I too like the van reminiscent of an old 60's peace wagon, nicely lit by the above street light

8 May 2009 7:27am

k@ from Paris, France

Love the big nose of this orange funny buddy ! :)) Is somebody preparing a hold-up by night ? Watcha, photographer !!! :))

8 May 2009 7:43am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

I thought the van looked something like a big piggie bank parked outside the museum/bank fascade.

8 May 2009 12:21pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Very nicely captured Hugo. The orange van gives it a real retro feel.

8 May 2009 1:04pm

Mariana from waterloo, Canada

Excellent image . Orange van is cool, and right side wall with light is beautiful !

8 May 2009 2:18pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Another of the awful vehicles I have owned. best...jerry

8 May 2009 3:44pm

Stu from Kyoto, Japan

I really envy your adeptness with the night shots Hugo. This is splendid and the orange VW makes it. I love how you included the street light top left - it really balances things out.

8 May 2009 3:54pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, USA, United States

ooh i love flinders lane!! there used to be this restaurant that i would always go to!! must have been somewhere very close by!!! a very surreal pic!! the light is unique -- and that orange VW van adds a very intriguing and mysterious element!!!

8 May 2009 9:17pm

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

I love the architecture of the bank and the orange volkswagen van is fantastic! Beautiful night capture!

8 May 2009 9:40pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Again, and always, such incredible light! I love the colour of the VW van, the feeling of being the only one on the road. Wow!

9 May 2009 12:28pm

1/8 second
ISO 400
7 mm