Gritty / Pretty

I took these two photos in the same street, just a few meters apart, in Sydney, not far from the base of the Sydney Harbour Bridge which I photographed recently. Such a contrast between the dark and the light, the gritty and the pretty.

We often see what we want to see. 

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Dark and Gritty.
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Light and Pretty.
Shot with my Olympus OMD EM5, with 17mm (35mm equivalent) lens – a great street lens.

x desleyjane

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21 Comments Add yours

  1. B.M. Bailey says:

    I love shots like this. Awesome.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks so much. The gritty is good fun. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  2. RuthsArc says:

    Love your dark and gritty photo ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Ruth ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  3. loisajay says:

    The gritty is a very cool shot.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Lois. I was walking along the street to get to the bridge and was happily surprised to see this little alcove.

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  4. The drama of black and white photographs is awesome. Your pictures are an example of the beauty of this genre of shots. Excellent photograph. Congrats!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you so much Omar, I am so glad you like it.

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  5. Heyjude says:

    Love the gritty (and the pretty) but the black and white steals the show for me.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Jude. It was such a great spot.

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  6. A great pairing. The gritty is spectacular, that lovely centred staircase, the arch, the brickwork: immaculately gritty!!!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks so much Meg. It seems everyone loves the gritty ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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  7. pommepal says:

    Great contrast

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  8. Paula says:

    I think I saw this same staircase once on Lignum’s blog. What a capture!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Oh really?! I should go find it. Thank you.

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  9. rubyr8 says:

    The gritty photography is a beautiful example of Black & White. You have a good eye Desleyjane ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      1. rubyr8 says:

        You are welcome ๐Ÿ˜€

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  10. Definitely a city of contrasts! What is not to love. Great photos

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you Lisa. Looking forward to seeing your Darwin shots.

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