Lurking in Melbourne: Summer Dayze


As we begin Summer down here in Aussieland, I was checking out some photos I took at the beginning of the year and realised there was a bunch that I loved which I never put up.

I really don’t know why I kept forgetting about them but I loved the day I took them.

It was the end of March, still really warm though the heat of the real summer had worn off.  March really is my favourite month.  Sunny days and balmy nights at the best. I was wandering around in jeans and a t-shirt taking snaps around Melbourne, mostly along Swanston Street / St Kilda Road and the Southbank precinct.

So here they are now…

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I don’t know who this guy was but he was so cool and trendy-looking and he just seemed to pose naturally in front of me. Might have had something to do with the big camera bag I was lugging around and not so inconspicuously swapping lenses in and out of.

But maybe not.  Either way, he stood there reading the gig guide for a couple of minutes, unwitting letting me practice rim-lighting.

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Mr Trendy, again, and who I think was his other half.  Still perusing the gig guide.  Mrs Trendy also looked quite cool.  I love this picture. It’s just so… Melbourne.

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Princess Bridge from the Botanical Gardens side.

Lurking in Melbourne, Summer Days - Renlish.com

Dropping back to my voyeuristic tendendies again… Love the guys on their balconies.

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An artful shot of a seagull.

Lurking in Melbourne, Summer Days - Renlish.com

Obligatory shot of Eureka Tower. Biggest blight on the Melbourne cityscape.

Very pleased I made it look short in this photograph.

I’m vindictive like that.

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We have giant gold bees in Melbourne. Tourists be warned! Fortunately they only like Eureka Tower.

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Another giant bee.

I don’t know who thought of the bees but as much as I hate Eureka Tower, I kinda like the bees.

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This guy is/was very talented but he was also a real asshat and started giving me grief about giving him money for photos.

Sorry mate, this ain’t India. I snapped this and walked off.

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Two ladies. Park bench. Sunshine. Perfect.

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And where else but in Melbourne can you find a penguin on a bridge playing bagpipes?

Seriously.

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