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Hidden Away

Canon EOS 6D | EF 24-105 f/4L IS @ 40mm | 1/15s | f/4 | ISO 800

After having spent a week in Papua New Guinea for work, I took a short two day vacation in Brisbane, Australia to unwind and see a part of the world I had never seen before. After suffering through poor food options in PNG, I went out in search of a good normal meal.

After walking a short distance from the hotel, my boss found a small coffee shop and stopped to get a drink. While waiting, I began to wander, and found this alleyway attached to the coffee shop. At first glance it was a very interesting space, but the more I looked at it, the more it jumped out to me and I knew I needed to get a photo of this spot.

Post processing includes color correction and a bit of a soft focus/glow effect to create the atmosphere I wanted for this particular image. This alley, and the seating for the coffee shop have stories, and I wanted to tell my own with this image.
Image details
Image size
900x555px 564.02 KB
Canon EOS 6D
Shutter Speed
1/15 second
Focal Length
40 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
May 20, 2013, 6:16:35 PM
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This looks like a beautiful place to stop and rest.  Fantastic photograph! 
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Thanks! It was one of those little hidden treasures that I just had to stop and snap off a few shots of.
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You're welcome!  I know what you mean, I just wish that the shots I take in situations like that
could actually capture what it feels like to be there.  It doesn't always work out like that for me.  

I love your entire gallery!  
Pinedrop's avatar
You've made this look so inviting!
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Thanks! Although even without my photographic touch, it was still quite an inviting little nook!
Pinedrop's avatar
I'm sure it was, but your photographic touch made it exquisite.
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Thanks for the feature!
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<33 my pleasure!
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This beautiful artwork has been featured here [link]
Have a lovely day!
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Thanks for the feature!
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What a charming escape from the noise and distractions of a city. Diffused lighting filtering down over the gently curving tile walkway and mulched earth; the ornate metal table and simple chairs with earthy woven chairs; and the rustic red brick walls and dark green plants all create a feeling of calm and comfort. It is a wonderful place to relax and ponder your adventures in Papua New Guinea. I am envious!
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Thanks for the comment! I was unfortunately not presented with many opportunities for photography on this business trip, so I took what I could, and this little coffee shop was just a gem hiding in an alley. Glad you like it!
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