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Looking down this graffiti filled alley way toward Federation Square in Melbourne Australia.

Looking down this graffiti filled alley way toward Federation Square in Melbourne Australia.
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Mark7D
 
Mark7D December 02, 2012
wow i love this!!
ericrincones
 
ericrincones December 02, 2012
Fantastic
rachmonte
 
rachmonte December 13, 2012
Very nicely done. Great work.
mariewheeler
 
mariewheeler December 13, 2012
wow amazing shot love it
meralkazmi
 
meralkazmi February 04, 2013
Great shot!
akhtarkhan
 
akhtarkhan February 04, 2013
Magnificent colours and street art, nice work. Congrats on the feature.
PhotoAlaska
 
PhotoAlaska February 04, 2013
nice
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon February 04, 2013
Superb and dramatic with great depth and colour. Good perspective. Congratulations on your well deserved feature
senka
 
senka February 04, 2013
love this... fantastic colour so vibrant, congrats on the feature
Nicole-Hawaii
 
Nicole-Hawaii February 04, 2013
So cool!
FlipNImages
 
FlipNImages February 04, 2013
Excellent loving this
Inmar
 
Inmar February 04, 2013
Excellent work. Congrats.!!!!
R3DZ
 
R3DZ February 04, 2013
I did a shoot in the same lane way but you have a great edit of it ! Congrats !
JeffreyA
 
JeffreyA February 04, 2013
Congrats... Great color
zeozwolf
 
zeozwolf February 04, 2013
This is so freaking awesome !! Love the colours
catini
 
catini February 04, 2013
Great perspective and treatment, congrats on your feature!
photomomma
 
photomomma February 04, 2013
This is a fantastic shot. the pov, the colors, everything is on point. congrats
AndreaE
 
AndreaE February 04, 2013
Absolutely love this..Congrats!
rkperry215
 
rkperry215 February 04, 2013
Great shot....nice editing!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots February 04, 2013
Awesome capture! Congrats.
Ricardo_Henrique
 
Ricardo_Henrique February 04, 2013
Just Great!
cilla8 PRO
 
cilla8 February 04, 2013
Amazing capture, congrats on feature!!
korinna PRO
 
korinna February 04, 2013
It reminds me of a street in Dublin. Where was it taken?
liamschulze
liamschulze February 04, 2013
This was taken in Melbourne Australia
bobbynall
 
bobbynall February 04, 2013
nice work congrats
rachmonte
 
rachmonte February 04, 2013
Congrats on a much worthy feature!
F8user PRO+
 
F8user February 04, 2013
Very impressive! Well done!
TonyPillariPhotography
 
TonyPillariPhotography February 04, 2013
Excellent shot! Well done and congrats!
MarianneAlyce
 
MarianneAlyce February 04, 2013
amazing!
liamschulze
 
liamschulze February 04, 2013
Thanks Everyone!!
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 February 04, 2013
This is very cool! Congrats!
mailsmc PRO+
 
mailsmc February 04, 2013
Very cool shot, love the color and the cobblestone! Congrats on your feature!
chipbhi
 
chipbhi February 04, 2013
Beautiful picture!
tetvet PRO+
 
tetvet February 04, 2013
brilliant congrats
photosbyboes
 
photosbyboes February 04, 2013
Love this!!!
Coomanator
 
Coomanator February 04, 2013
This is an amazing shot. In this photo you have truly made Graffiti become art. Congratulations on the "Feature".
iceman2
 
iceman2 February 04, 2013
Very nicely done.Congrats!
nilloc223
 
nilloc223 February 04, 2013
Very nice! The colors are great!
Redjule PRO
 
Redjule February 04, 2013
Wow! This is fantastic! Congrats :)
martinpiskula
 
martinpiskula February 04, 2013
Very nice
rturnbow PRO+
 
rturnbow February 04, 2013
Wow, what a great find and so well captured and processed, bravo! Fave...peer award
TBurks
 
TBurks February 04, 2013
wow the colors just pop right out at you
markEmark
 
markEmark February 04, 2013
Nice one..
joebaxter
 
joebaxter February 04, 2013
This is a very cool Shot. Congratulations.
nhdphoto PRO+
 
nhdphoto February 04, 2013
Very nicely done HDR... The vibrant colors really pop against the dark hues of the surrounds. The light down the cobble stones really draws your eye through the corridor...
VeniceBeach
 
VeniceBeach February 04, 2013
Wonderful shot, and exceptional edit
beckywheller
 
beckywheller February 04, 2013
Amazing,so Creative :-)
Amiqdadi
 
Amiqdadi February 04, 2013
very nice shot...
safirahishami
 
safirahishami February 04, 2013
great work! congrats :)
JimDavis143
 
JimDavis143 February 04, 2013
Well deserved!!! Great job in edits, angles, exposure, and location... A shot to be proud of!!!
sarahthomas
 
sarahthomas February 04, 2013
Very cool! Congrats
sarahthomas
 
sarahthomas February 04, 2013
Very cool! Congrats
beetlestone
 
beetlestone February 04, 2013
Congrats! Very cool and colorful shot!
GJUNIORPHOTOGRAPHY PRO+
 
GJUNIORPHOTOGRAPHY February 04, 2013
congrats
ljgreen
 
ljgreen February 04, 2013
WOW, this is amazing
djensen PRO
 
djensen February 04, 2013
Very cool image, congrats on the feature!
brandygardner
 
brandygardner February 04, 2013
Fantastic capture - congrats!!!
sirrahlore
 
sirrahlore February 04, 2013
Extremely cool shot!
aprilrena
 
aprilrena February 04, 2013
Wow, what a vibrant alley! Great find and capture! Congrats on your Feature!
mcm13
 
mcm13 February 04, 2013
Freaking amazing. Love the "treasures" of Melbourne.
jleiweke
 
jleiweke February 04, 2013
Congrats!
SarahKeates PRO
 
SarahKeates February 04, 2013
Brilliant! Congrats!
GoodmanPhotog
 
GoodmanPhotog February 04, 2013
great shot
lethie
 
lethie February 04, 2013
Neat shot
chipbhi
 
chipbhi February 04, 2013
I can't tell you how many times I've come back to look at this picture. Beautiful work!
riciriv
 
riciriv February 04, 2013
wow !
AmberJPhotography PRO+
 
AmberJPhotography February 04, 2013
Very cool shot.
liamschulze
 
liamschulze February 04, 2013
Wow! Thanks Everyone, such a great community here! All the comment are greatly appreciated.
shaunapalmquist
 
shaunapalmquist February 04, 2013
WOW! this is an amazing image. Mere words cannot do it justice. Thanks you for the inspiration.
melissa3339
 
melissa3339 February 04, 2013
Wow! Gorgeous! Congrats!
fotogalmexican PRO
 
fotogalmexican February 04, 2013
Superb
debbiehamilton
 
debbiehamilton February 04, 2013
Great photo, nice use of enhancements
nitti
 
nitti February 04, 2013
Congrats
giraffe0523@yahoo.com
 
giraffe0523@yahoo.com February 04, 2013
ABSOLUTELY love this
sunsetnurveins
 
sunsetnurveins February 04, 2013
incredible work!
R3DZ
 
R3DZ February 04, 2013
Hey I have a project called the world of street art and have many shots from this lane way would love for you to add this shot to my project it's a must to visit if your in Melbourne ! You have an amazing talent keep up the good work !!
sweet-dee
 
sweet-dee February 04, 2013
Nice!! the colors are so vibrant!!
Maddhatter
 
Maddhatter February 04, 2013
Great shot!
Robby
 
Robby February 04, 2013
This is amazing, one of my favourites!
Photopaul PRO+
 
Photopaul February 04, 2013
Congrads on the well deserved Feature! Love it!
DonHoekPhoto PRO+
 
DonHoekPhoto February 04, 2013
Very cool. Nice job and congrats.
ShaneM
 
ShaneM February 04, 2013
it doesnt look real :) but i love it :)
DigitalDawn
 
DigitalDawn February 04, 2013
Great shot and equally great processing, a feature well deseved, congrats!
tsambaproductions
 
tsambaproductions February 04, 2013
congrats
pixellimagery
 
pixellimagery February 05, 2013
This lane way is the WORLD famous > Hosier Lane, Liam :-))
It's little sister lane is right behind it, Rutledge Lane, just to the right of your image here, where more often than not, one is able to find artists at work :-) Many congrats on the feature! :-)) Ell
avguzzi Premium
 
avguzzi February 05, 2013
WOW amazing!!!
V_Rosen
 
V_Rosen February 05, 2013
Great job! Congrats on the feature.
amytychx
 
amytychx February 05, 2013
very very cool. almost looks like a painting. wow.
kgrafix PRO+
 
kgrafix February 05, 2013
Love it! Had it just rained? Did it just rain? Did you use a black light? The colors are so vivid . . .
liamschulze
liamschulze February 05, 2013
Thanks! yes it just rained. No I didn't use a black light but good idea - colours are mainly result of the HDR.
rebecamello
 
rebecamello February 05, 2013
Amazing work !!!
karenwood
 
karenwood February 05, 2013
Wow. Looks like a video game.
maks39
 
maks39 February 06, 2013
stong work,decorative and expressive
udayandas
 
udayandas February 06, 2013
perfection!
Carli
 
Carli February 06, 2013
great shot, congrats :D
jesusfreak3520
 
jesusfreak3520 February 06, 2013
Fabulous image! Love it! Congrats on the feature!
BLSPhotography PRO+
 
BLSPhotography February 06, 2013
Nicely done......congrats
LeighAnnC
 
LeighAnnC February 06, 2013
Congrats on the feature!
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter February 06, 2013
Beautiful work. Congrats on your feature. - Jake
celticcharm PRO
 
celticcharm February 07, 2013
this is awesome, great HDR, I love it
SFalagario_photos
 
SFalagario_photos February 07, 2013
This is amazing!
Musikque1
 
Musikque1 February 07, 2013
THE COLOR IN THIS IS SO EXCITING!
aishwaryajain9817
 
aishwaryajain9817 February 08, 2013
is this for real??? :D
Wayne_Sr PRO+
 
Wayne_Sr February 09, 2013
Incredible shot!! Congratulations on Feature photo..:~)
DAPhotography
 
DAPhotography February 10, 2013
Excellent contrast and lighting.
starfish
 
starfish February 10, 2013
wow. just wow. absolutely amazing!
Gilbert PRO+
 
Gilbert February 11, 2013
As many many have said before me... "FANTASTIC SHOT!"... Steve :~)
dpgoldphotos PRO
 
dpgoldphotos February 11, 2013
cool shot!
Jewel
 
Jewel February 11, 2013
Awesome shot! Congratulations on your feature!
jemoore76
 
jemoore76 February 12, 2013
Excellent work here, well deserved!!!
EmoniS
 
EmoniS February 25, 2013
I love how the colors take you right to the center back.
Timtomtoo PRO
 
Timtomtoo February 27, 2013
Love this
saralamb
 
saralamb March 03, 2013
wow.
Hari_Subagio
 
Hari_Subagio April 04, 2013
WOW amazing picture great colour , contrast ,Great work , Congratulations
erin_k
 
erin_k April 04, 2013
Awesome!
MediSa
 
MediSa May 05, 2013
Amazing job!
chris_barnes_726 PRO+
 
chris_barnes_726 May 15, 2013
Outstanding colors!
Angelo
 
Angelo June 25, 2013
You really nailed that one! AWESOME Shot!
Farah
 
Farah July 01, 2013
so cool!
noshoes88
 
noshoes88 July 22, 2013
Very cool!
CodyD345
 
CodyD345 August 06, 2014
Awesome!!!
Canonfire PRO
 
Canonfire December 05, 2014
Nice composition!
abijur PRO+
 
abijur June 11, 2015
Great stuff
Karsun-Designs
 
Karsun-Designs July 27, 2015
Absolutely stunning!
davidheller PRO+
 
davidheller July 28, 2015
I knew this scene immediately I saw the photo. And I was jealous that I hadn't seen the photo when I saw the street. Congrats on a great phototure.
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots July 30, 2015
Congrats!
adavies PRO
 
adavies January 24, 2016
Yowza! Awesome image! Nicely done!
Eyeconic
 
Eyeconic March 15, 2016
This I would frame and hang on a wall. Excellent
Eyeconic
 
Eyeconic March 15, 2016
This I would frame and hang on a wall. Excellent
john_arsenault
 
john_arsenault July 17, 2016
great shot.
Farozookeeper PRO
 
Farozookeeper August 02, 2017
Check out my graffiti challenge. You may want to enter. :-)

Behind The Lens

Location
This was taken in a alleyway in Melbourne, Australia, looking toward Fed Square.
Time
This was taken around midday on a rainy afternoon.
Lighting
It was very overcast.
Equipment
I used my Canon 7D. Sigma 8-16mm f4.5-5.6 dc hsm. Manfrotto lightweight tripod. Sutter release.
Inspiration
I spent a few days in Melbourne walking the city and taking photos. I love HDR and as soon as I found this ally I knew the fluorescent colours would look great, contrasting against the dark sky and the rain slicked cobbled ally.
Editing
This image has been quite "cooked". I took 5 bracketed photos ranging from -2 to +2 and processed it in a few different ways in Photomatix. One High contrast desaturated method for the cobbled street, one super saturated method for the fluorescent graffiti, one for the sky and one for the building at the end of the street. I then combined the four resulting images from Photomatix in Photoshop and blended them into the shot you see.
In my camera bag
I don't have a lot go gear... - Canon 7D - Sigma 8-16mm - Canon 50mm f1.8 - Manfrotto tripod - shutter release, and of course I never go anywhere without my light painting tools.
Feedback
Finding the right location is a good start, however I feel this image gets its impact from the processing so... Less is more, When is comes to HDR don't over do it and try to keep the image almost realistic. When using post processing programs such as Photomatix there is no reason why you can't process multiple times for certain parts of the image. After you finish processing an image take a break for a few hours and then revisit the shot. I find the eye can become fatigued, especially dealing with bright colours. You might find that when you return to the image the intensity or sharpness needs to be toned down a little before you print or post. And most importantly, relax and have fun!!

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