Autumn Outings – Hanging Rock, Macedon Ranges

About 70km NW from Melbourne in Central Victoria, not far from Mount Macedon (a former Volcano) is Hanging Rock, a 105m goliath and distinct rock formation. Hanging Rock is a mamelon, created approx 6.25 million years ago by stiff magma pouring from a vent and congealing in place. Hanging Rock contains numerous distinctive rock formations, including…

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Autumn Outings – Tieve Tara Gardens, Mount Macedon

On a lovely sunny Autumn weekend, possibly the last for awhile,  we decided to head to up Mount Macedon. We had tried to visit here on our Outback Adventure, but random events meant driving on through, with a promise to return soon. The Gardens “Tieve Tara”, nestled in the Macedon Ranges truly is a jewel…

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Evanescent

ev·a·nes·cent [evəˈnes(ə)nt] adjective 1. Soon passing out of sight, memory, or existence; quickly fading or disappearing. This week’s WPC theme is evanescent.  So many things can be thought of as fleeting; even life if you think about it. But today I am using a seasonal sort of fleeting, the quickly fading colour of Autumn leaves as…

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Regular Random – Last of the Hydrangeas

On a recent trip looking for awesome Autumn colour I came across this almost spent Hydrangea bush, refusing to give up on the last fragments of blooms, almost devoid of colour. I spent at least five minutes and took way too many photos of this stunning plant, for it truly was with it’s subtle blues,…

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Our Coastal Adventure – Inverloch, Day 3

After such a big day the day before we allowed ourselves a small sleep in and a leisurely breakfast. We again headed out to Eagles Nest and Cape Paterson, to see how they differed at High Tide. Eagles Nest was still quite visible, but much more treacherous to get to. I stayed up top and…

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Our Coastal Adventure – Inverloch, Day 2

My Post title probably should read Walkverille, we spent so much time here; such a beautiful place. So we rose at 5am and drove back to Warratah Bay, I was so taken with this spot, I knew I wanted to shoot a sunrise there and this day may be my only chance on this trip.…

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Tuesday’s Texture…Little Red Riding Hood

I have mostly been featuring some of my art on Tuesday’s Textures, as opposed to actual textures. In saying that most of my images have textures applied or at least interesting texture in the actual image. So recently I wrote a post about our Awake Aust & NZ get together, on Day Four I ran…

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Awake Australian and New Zealand Get Together, 2017 Pt 2

Day 3 – St. Kilda Another cool and cloudy morning had us all meeting in St Kilda near the Esplanade, the Sea Baths (really just a fancy gym), the Pier, the Markets, Acland Street and Luna Park. We all ambled around the beach and walked the pier, grabbed breakfast and coffee at the end of…

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Awake Australian and New Zealand Get Together, 2017 Pt 1

As you know I am in a group of Digital Artists from all over of the world, we all met via a Photoshop Artistry course run by Sebastian Michaels . When I started this course I, possibly like many others, did not realize the friendships I would forge and just how many people were relatively local;…

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Our Coastal Adventure – Inverloch, Day 1

It felt like we had barely been home from our Outback Adventure and we are off again. We left Melbourne in pleasant sunshine as we headed off down toward Gippsland and the Surf Coast; not so far to travel this time, only about one hour from home. Once we arrived in Inverloch we headed into…

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