Spring Outings – Dandenong Ranges Botanic Gardens

Sundays are my days off to play or catch up on family stuff, occasionally when I am really busy, editing and client stuff too. But recently I have been finding a slightly better work/life balance (well so I keep telling myself). So last Sunday we headed off with one of our photography groups to the…

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Spring Outings – MacArthur Park

On a recent scouting trip, I was taken by a photographer friend to MacArthur Park near Mitchell Park, Ballarat. I immediately thought of the song, it was Spring indeed, but there was no cake melting in the rain, nor the dark! We did, however, come back here for a few photo shoots, as it was…

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Spring Outings – Sunset at Lake Wendouree

I recently went to visit a photographer friend in Ballarat for a few days, our first afternoon was actually spent scouting locations for various photo shoots we had planned, one such spot was Lake Wendouree, it was lovely to wander along the shore at sunset and view the ducks and swans, as well as some…

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Spring Outings – Australia Gardens

We’ve been there before, Australia Gardens, in Cranbourne (SE Victoria), this time we went with a different Photography group, as we have been many times we only went to a few selected areas. We visited the area where the birds dominate, in particular, a New England Honeyeater, which was very plentiful. We also visited the…

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Spring Outings – Mount Coot-tha, Brisbane

While visiting our daughter in Brisbane, one spot which has become a favourite is Mount Coot-tha, we love the Botanical Gardens and the Lookout and decided to drag our daughter along this time as well. I especially love the Japanese Gardens. Our last visit was so hot, but this time was much cooler and we…

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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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Spring Outings – Cloudehill Revisited

Those that have been following me for a while will notice reoccurring places I visit, one such place is Cloudehill Gardens and Nursery in Olinda every Spring, this year we are a little early, too early as it turned out, not much bloom or colour, apart from a few early Magnolia and the Daffodils. Still,…

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In The Studio – Still Life with Lisa

The first day of Spring was wet cold and quite horrible, I had invited a fellow photographer friend over to practice some photography skills in the studio, it had been far too long between Still Life shoots for me. I had borrowed a friends 50mm Macro lens to try on my Sony a7, as I…

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Spring Outings – Australian Gardens

I know I have been here with you before, almost as many times as Alowyn Gardens, becoming quite a Spring tradition. This year I took Moth, as he has not been in perhaps 10 years and never with a camera. Australian Gardens is part of the Melbourne Botanic Gardens, but not the lush, green tropical…

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Spring Outings – Alowyn Gardens

Its Spring and we got a small burst of warm weather and sunshine, already quite late in the season, but our yearly trek to Yarra Glen was overdue. We have been going for several years now, Alowyn Gardens is a wonderful garden and nursery in the Yarra Glen hills, amidst wineries and farmland. Our last few…

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