We will be holding a club Sunday outing to South Melbourne on the 1st December 2013.
We will meet outside of Melbourne Camera Club at 10am, MCC is located on the corner of Dorcas and Ferrars Streets (see map) and there is street parking here. I have arranged permission with South Melbourne Market (see map) to access the market with the intentions of taking pictures and their only stipulation is that we ask the stall holders before taking pictures of any individual stalls. On the way to the market we will need to cross the tram tracks via the bridge at South Melbourne Light Rail Station, Yarra Trams have also given us the go ahead to photograph on the station and bridge (see map). Their only stipulation is that we stay behind the yellow lines at all times and that some drivers do not like their picture taken so be warned.
We will hopefully find enough to photograph at these two sites to be able to be there for lunch at 12.30 and then we will walk to the South Melbourne Town Hall (see map) via Ward Street (see map) and Dorcas Streets. Ward street has a lot of fine examples of older Melbourne Houses (see map) and Dorcas Street gives us access to the rear of the Town Hall building via Marshall and Daly Streets. I have requested access to the town hall but I suspect that it will be closed on Sunday but if on the off chance I can gain access to the building, I will let you know on the day.
Once we have finished photographing the Town Hall we can walk back along Park Street and turn right into Ferrars Street and back to the start point for about 3pm.
Apart from the market and the station, the majority of shots will probably be of an architectural nature, we might see how creative people can get with their shots. I’m not sure who is attending the outing but I will be there to help if anyone stuck or is struggling. If anyone has any further suggestions of where we can photograph in this vicinity then please let me know.