Summer Outings – Harmers Haven

We were invited by another photography group for the first sunset shoot of the year at Harmer’s Haven in South Gippsland (far from the fires in East Gippsland). It was a glorious evening, high cloud, warm temps and light winds. It was a pretty sunset amongst the rocks, but not spectacular. Still, it was lovely…

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Summer Outings – Blue Lotus Water Gardens

A new year and some trips to old places not seen for a while, and some never before. We escaped the Melbourne heat and smoke (from all the bushfire blowing our way) and went to Yarra Junction in the Yarra Valley to visit the Blue Lotus Water Gardens , such a magical place to visit as…

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Summer Outings – Last of the Spring roses

I recently visited Mont De Lancey Historic Homestead, in Wandin for a private Christmas luncheon. Apart from the fun and frivolity of our affair, there was also time to wander the grounds with our cameras. I adore the Rose garden, so pretty. Sadly severe hot and windy weather the other week had taken its toll,…

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Summer Outings – Australia Gardens (again)

No this is not a duplicate, I did, in fact, go back to the Australia Gardens again this week, 4 days after the last visit. There was a rather large eucalypt seed pods about to burst into bloom and I wanted to go back and photograph it – I wrote a post in it last…

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Summer Outings – Australia Gardens

Another year, another visit, this time armed only with my 50mm macro lens, I really wanted to concentrate on the orchid house, sadly one tiny, lonely little orchid (about the size of your thumb). I was completely mesmerised by some Paper Daisies and a Eucalypt Pod…will give them their own post. These images are from…

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Summer Outings – Balloon Bursting

My first Official VPC outing for the year, we went balloon bursting, a whole gaggle of photographers (I am not sure what you call a large group of us?), about 50 or so. We met at Shwerkolt Cottage (where we had our Christmas Lunch) and split into two groups, for some hilarious Balloon Bursting fun, we…

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Summer Outings – Lal Lala Falls

The East Coast of Australia has been experiencing record rainfalls this past week, some areas more so than others, but we did not miss more than our fair share in Victoria, so on the way home from a studio shoot in Ballarat we decided on a little detour to Lal Lal Falls, about 20 mins…

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Summer Outings – Schwerkolt Cottage

Finally! I get to post some Summer outings, It’s not that we haven’t been out much, it’s just that Summer has only just started, I feel like it’s been ages since we went anywhere, but it’s not, not really. November, moving into December gets to be a really busy time of the year and this…

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In the studio with Icy Poles

I am not sure what they call them in your part of the world, frozen sugary treats from carbonated coloured and flavoured soft drinks. They are a fabulous Summer treat for kids, and a lot of fun to play with, I took a raspberry, lime and orange icy pole and placed them on a white…

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Summer Outings – Balloon Bursting Fun

I was recently invited to go shoot some high action balloon bursting photography, with some fellow Togs, I had not done it before, I guess I knew the principles behind it, just had never really attempted it. I have recently discovered the High-Speed Burst Mode on my camera as well, as opposed to normal fast…

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