Spring Outings – Pirianda Gardens

We only just discovered these gardens in the Dandenong Ranges late Autumn/Winter this year, we have visited so many gardens up in the Dandenongs, this was not often visited as the main road in is 4WD cars only, such a pity for many tourists. On our spur of the moment visit last year we did…

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Winter Weekend Wanderings – Woodend, Tooborac and Heathcote

After leaving Trentham Falls on a Winters day out, we stopped at Woodend for Fish and Chips for lunch and to look around the area, we spotted a few historic landmarks including the historic Woodend Bridge, sadly with graffiti! We then drove on to Tooborac via Lancefield, on the way to Heathcote, to visit a…

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Winter Weekend Wanderings – Trentham Falls

We visited the Trantham Waterfall recently with another photographer friend, who had not been before. The water was not flowing as freely as when we visited last time. But that was Spring, not Winter. Located about an hour from Melbourne, it is a lovely spot and a relatively easy walk. There were lots of people…

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Winter Weekend Wanderings – Organ Pipes National Park

We recently hit the road for another day trip adventure, we took another photographer friend, Lisa, with us this time. It was nice to have some company. We left early-ish in the morning, it was not too cold (for Winter in Melbourne, we had been freezing earlier in the week), and drove out to Country…

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Winter Outings – Cardinia Lake

To be honest, this isn’t much of an outing at all, but I did take a few photos. We were supposed to meet some other photography friends for a Tank Open Day (as in vintage war tanks), this place is only open once a year, and we got there late, the crowds this year were…

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Mondays Musings…

Last week was such a busy week, I did a Vampire inspired Couples Shoot with Jess and a new model Dragon Night – now there is an interesting character, I will fill you in on that soon. It was a mid-week evening shoot, which I normally don’t do, but with so many creatives and work…

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Winter Outings – Pirianda Gardens

Located on Hacketts Road, Olinda is the quiet and unassuming Pirianda Gardens. We have not visited this site before and had not even heard of it, even though we must have driven past this road 100s of times before. It is right near the RJ Hamer Arboretum, which is the easy way in on this dirt track.…

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Winter Outings – William Rickets Sancturay

We recently visited William Ricketts Sanctuary in Victoria’s Dandenong Ranges. We have not been for nearly three years, and it’s quite astounding how much my photography has improved since our last visit, check out my post from way back then. I seemed to capture fairly similar images, it is not an overly large place and…

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Friday Flowers – Magnolia “Star Wars”

It’s been a while since I did a Friday Flowers post,  so I thought I would fix that with something I spotted on a recent outing. It was the first weekend of Winter, and I came across this Magnolia tree, with a few tenacious buds sprouting, such a pretty colour and then I noticed the…

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Winter Outings – RJ Hamer Arborteum

We have not really been out exploring much since we got back from Tassie, a month ago. I guess we were going a bit stir crazy, it been a month of catching up with various jobs around the house, work, social engagements and then, of course, the Exhibition. The weather had not been so brilliant…

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