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'In the park near Martin Place, 'jockeys' provide light relief and capture the mood' posted by Doug Kirkpatrick


'A small patch of the hundreds of office workers, shoppers, tourists and curious on-lookers pausing to witness the Melbourne Cup on TV in Martin Place,' posted by Doug Kirkpatrick


'This man is not adjusting his hoodie.  He's just lost his money on horse he's probably cursing. (photo' posted by Doug Kirkpatrick


Taking a punt on the Melbourne Cup - Part 2 of 2

an experience of everyday life

The Melbourne Cup is many things to many people. Closet gamblers, fashionistas, socialites and regular folk cluster around TVs, radios and track railings for the race that literally stops a nation. Occasions like the Melbourne Cup provide wonderful opportunities for committed photographers to capture what's important to people in a uniting moment.
 
Here are three more shots from a bloke I met in Martin Place, Dey Manuel, who runs his own photograph business.
 

 
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