The year that was……..2016

2016 was a turbulent year, on a personal note I had many highs and some fabulous adventures, but globally there was so much sadness. 2016 was a terrible year for singers, writers and actors; Jon English, Prince, David Bowie, Glen Frey, we lost Alan Rickman and Gene Wilder and now George Michael and Carrie Fischer;…

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Spring Outings – Mont de Lancey Homestead

Built in 1867 Mont de Lancey by Henry Sabire the estate had humble beginnings and was one of the early settlers in the are of Wandin in the Yarra Valley, about one hour from Melbourne. More history can be read here. We visited on this occasion for the Draught Horse & Vintage Machinery Weekend  A fun…

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52 Week Challenge – Week 48

Week 48 is Black, so I have a shot of the Blacksmith at Mont de Lancey Estate from this weekend’s Draughhorse and Farm Machinery show. ISO1000, 80mm, F/6.3, 1/100 second

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Spring Outings – Olinda Falls

Not too far from where I live is the fabulous Dandenong Ranges, I have written many posts about our various adventures up there. I was recently asked to do a Private Client shoot at Olinda Falls…..I have never been. Funny isn’t we sometimes don’t know about treasures in our own backyard? We drove out there…

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Spring Outings – Tenby Point

On Sunday we met a group of Tog Friends for some fun at Tenby Point…….where on Earth is that I hear you ask? About 45 minutes from our place, 1.5 hours from Melbourne CDB. It’s just off the Bass Hwy on the way to Phillip Island, there really isn’t anything there apart from the ‘Tree’…

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Monday’s Musings…

What a truly stunning weekend, good friends, and magnificent weather…….summer is finally on it’s way! I am yet to go through so many photos from the weekend, I did a day long shoot with the ever wonderful Rachelle James, we did five mini shoots in one day……..so much fun. This so far is my favourite……..love…

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Spring Outings – Myuna Farm

I recently visited the Myuna Children’s Farm in Doveton, it was for my Great Nephew’s 1st Birthday. I have not been there since my own girls were little and it has actually changed quite a bit. I wandered around taking a few photos here and there. It was a lovely, warm Spring day and I…

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Super Moon……….Super Clouds!

The Moon is coming the Moon is coming……..sounds a little like Chicken Little and The Sky is falling, The Sky is falling; doesn’t it. There was a lot of hype over this particular Super Moon, but it really was not all that spectacular. If you read this post by Gary Hart, he explains it all quite…

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Spring Outings – Yarra Glen

On the Saturday we had torrential downpours, hail and in some places even snow -(OK, Melbourne you’ve had your joke, only 5 weeks til Summer, get your act together!), so we thought visiting Alowyn Gardens on the Sunday was a brilliant idea. I completely missed out a few weeks back as I was ill and…

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52 Week Challenge – Week 44

Running a bit late. Week 44 of my original 52 week challenge and it is – Priority on Aperture – ISO1250, 105mm, F/5.6, 1/2000 second, rose at Pipe Works Garden. True the aperture is only F/5.6, but that is about it on my 18-300mm. Didn’t have the macro with me this day. Til next time,…

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