Lens Artists Challenge #277 – Empty Spaces

When I saw the title of this one, I thought, this is a no-brainer and I can definitely do this one. I knew I wouldn’t have to look too hard for images either.

One of my favourite things to do is to get images of the city as though it is empty. It isn’t always easy, but I always try for it. There is something very quiet about seeing a place that is usually full of people and noise with none of that.

This week’s challenge is hosted by Patti from P.A. Moed. You can find her instructions or ideas in her blog post, click here for it.

It is a great one and I think we can all find images we have that show Empty Spaces.

Here is a gallery of some of the ones I found that I have taken in the city of Melbourne.

Thank you Patti for being a great host and coming up with the challenge this week. Love it.

If you would like to participate weekly in our Lens-Artists Challenge, click here for more info.

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  1. These are all wonderful, Leanne. Hard to pick favourites, but the docklands stopped me, and they all made me go back and see them again and again. The Seafarer’s bridge with reflections, well, Melbourne is a city I would love to visit. I too saw in your comments that you often take these photos in daylight and then change them. They fooled me! I can imagine the pleasure when you are working with them – do you always know what you want to do or do you let them surprise you too?

    1. Melbourne is a beautiful city Leya. Good to hear they fooled you, I love doing that. NO, I try not to have any ideas, I guess I let the image talk to me.
      Thank you Leya.

  2. Leanne, you are a master of lighting and mood. I love the docks and the freeway arch. I read one of your comments that you try to take the photos in the day…and then work your magic. Whoa… love that. A great series of photos showcasing how “empty” is quite full to the soul…

    1. How amazing is it Sofia. Sunday mornings here can be a bit hit and miss, often there are lots of drunk people hanging around who haven’t gone home yet. Thank you.

  3. I’m commenting again because my first comment didn’t publish. 🙁 But…this is a fabulous collection, Leanne. Stunning images, perfect for the challenge. It’s impossible to pick a favorite. I love the other-worldly feel to them, the sense of isolation, and their stark beauty.

    1. Hey Patti, your first comment did come through, I moderate so they never come through straight away. Thank you so much, glad you like my collection for the challenge. I love that sense of isolation too, they often say you can be very lonely in a city.

  4. As always Leanne, a marvelous response. They are all terrific, and great examples of what can happen when one truly understands night photography. I loved them all but my favorites are the Seafarer’s Bridge and the Westgate Freeway images.

    1. Thank you so much Tina, can I let you in on a secret, most of them were taken during the day, I love taking an image that was taken during the day and then making it look like night.

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