Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge – Something starting with O or P

I have not posted in the challenge for awhile……but back with this week’s fun letters, for Cee’s B&W Photography Challenge. I didn’t seem to have anything with letter ‘O’ from our recent trip, but how about a Paddle Steamer (PS GEM) and some large Paintings of People?


Paddle Steamer – PS Gem, Swan Hill.


Silo Art, Sheep Hills, Vic

So that is it for today, short and sweet. Til next week, safe travels and happy snapping…

~ Julz



Black and White Photo Challenge – Perspective

Change of Perspective is the theme for this week’s B&W Challenge, so perhaps the perspective is not really so challenging for some, but for very much so. The building on a funny angle and not symmetrical, seeing the patterns on the floor caused by shadows from the front door…….I see them everyday,but barely notice them. Seeing my office through a book, looking up close and personal with boring mundane items in the bathroom, and shooting from the ground………..all a different perspective for me.


I hope you all have an amazing weekend…

~ Julz

Flinders Pier – Sunrise

So we were invited to go and photograph Flinders Pier at Sunrise, keeping in mind sunrise was 6:26am and approx one hour from here; we were looking at a 3:30am wake up…..OMG! Sure Julie says………….so drag my butt out of bed, and it’s actually chilly (remember, Australia, middle of Summer!) so we grab lots of fresh coffee and drive down the Flinders and meet the others at the car park, first thing we notice……….lots of cloud. That’s OK we can wait it out and hope it lifts.

And……………..nope grey on grey on grey, so I went B&W


ISO 100, F/20. 30 Seconds ND6 Filter

We then went and grabbed a coffee, Moth and I thought we would try down the ‘Sticks’ what is left of the old Jetty. I love being at the beach, even on grey days; the sounds the smells, the atmosphere. Gulls circling and squawking, the waves crush against the sand (OK so not many waves, but still) I feel connected and in touch, I can and did spend ages just standing there feeling it all wash over me, the peace the serenity.

Lots of people walking their dogs, but still very little colour, then the clouds really closed in and it started to rain………so we ended up going home for a nap!

~ Julz

Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge -Construction

Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge this week is on construction……personally I’m not big on standard type construction, either road or buildings, so I thought I would do some else……the stone stacks or Cairns are cool and this was quite the construction site, on Victorian Great Ocean Road, there are 100’s  if not 1000’s of them.


The construction of the new studio was also quite huge step for us, and very exciting, the kind of construction you spend weeks and months planning.

The last one is a place possibly in need of some constructions 🙂

~ Julz

Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge – Public Transport

Cee’s theme this week for her B&W Challenge is Public Transport. There are two things which I do not photograph often and one is public transport. Melbourne might have a lot going for it, but our public transportation is not one of them. I rarely use it, and quite frankly don’t have much call for the images. I do have a few I managed to scrounge up, the first is a shot from the walk over at Southern Cross Station, where you can see the trains coming and going, and the others are the iconic Melbourne Trams……..to be honest I know they are a tradition, but I don’t see what all the fuss is about personally.


Til next week, happy snapping…

~ Julz

Cee’s Black and White Challenge – Animals

Cee’s B&W Challenge this week is animals and I could easily have used my own animals……..I sure have enough, but I thought I would share some recent animals I shot at a Children’s Farm.



I just love some farm animals, true the emu is not a normal farm animal, but look at that face. Seriously though so many Australian animals are now being farmed and shipped overseas; kangaroo, emu, crocodile.


Weekly Photo Challenge – Chaos

This week’s WPC is Chaos, embracing chaos and delighting in it is something I do enjoy during a bit of Urban Exploration, just not my own house or studio; it just sometimes happens that there is more chaos here! I live with two adult children, two cats, two dogs and two turtles. Is it any wonder I like to get out and about and see the sights?


This is inside Pipeworks Living Museum, where they used to make water pipes, sewerage pipes and stuff for the city of Melbourne, now since abandoned for more 21st Century practices.  This is a surprisingly interesting place to visit. Some of the storage areas apparently just left and now a scattered chaos of pipes and concrete.

~ Julz