Near where the photos were taken under the railway overpass are a series of shops, that I think, I imagine have been there since the over pass was built. They are in the same style. You can see what you think.
I don’t know about other countries, but here in Australia our retail industry is suffering. We, the consumers want to help, but how can we help when we know that we can buy goods overseas for half the price, and in many cases by far more. It seems to be a concept that someone or some people don’t get. Our suppliers think we are stupid. Anyway, that idea is what has inspired today’s image.
This image was taken because it is like the lights are going out slowly in our stores, and for this image, there is only one left. These shops are old, I am pretty sure they are around 100 years old. I have never been inside, so I have no idea what they look like. I wanted this shot because there were no people around, and none of the shops had things outside. It really suited what I was trying to convey.
The processing, has been done the same as the other images like this. There is the original on the left. I have added detail, blurred some, but the thing I do, that most people seem to ask about is that I layer stuff over the top, the same image, at times, and then I blend them using multiply, which has a tendency to cause it to go dark.
The original image is a HDR, and the post processing is done with Photoshope CS6 and Topaz Adjust 5.
I see some people are looking at the field trips and I just wanted to let you know that I will be adding more this week. I need to find out what cycling events I am going to be doing. Once I know that, then dates will be set. At this stage, I will be doing more trips down lane ways and arcades. More night shoots along the Yarra River. I would like to take a group to St Kilda, maybe early in the morning, before the town wakes up. There will be a number of them over the next few months. I hope you find something you would like to do.
I would also like to take this opportunity for all the support I got after yesterdays post. I feel so much better today and I really wanted everyone to know that it was really appreciated and loved. Thank you.