Winter Outings – Mount Tamborine

Back in September last year, I was speaking at a conference in Surfers Paradise for the Australian Photographic Society, Moth came along and he went out and about while I was working and networking. I sent him to Mount Tamborine to see the waterfalls and have a look around. Due to the limited time, I…

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Mid-Winter Escape – Brisbane

I have not seen my daughter and son-in-law in quite a while and sure we talk online and on the phone, but ask any Mum whose baby lives well away from home, it’s just not the same. I needed some facetime. Her birthday was coming up and we decided it might be fun to surprise…

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Winter Outings – Vintage shopping spree

I know there are some who would cringe at the mere thought of this (my Hubby lol) and others I know are green with jealously that they could not join us. This is something I had been planning for a while, a real get together and vintage shopping spree with friends and students alike. Sadly…

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Winter Outings – Melbourne Zoo

Last week we visited both Healesville and Melbourne Zoos, after not having been to any zoo in a while. Healesville is all about Australian Native animals and such, Melbourne is a little more eclectic, sure there are some Australian species (which we did not get around to), there are elephants, lions and tigers (saw none).…

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Winter Outings – Healesville Sanctuary

Last week we had a brief respite from the horrid Winter weather we have been experiencing, we had a few days of blissful conditions; blue skies, sunshine, calm gentle winds and warmer temperatures…heaven. So hubby and I packed up our camera gear and headed to Healesville Sanctuary for a day communing with nature and animals.…

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Winter Outings – St Kilda Pier at Sunset

Recently we had a free afternoon, something I have not had for a while it seems and while the weather was brisk, it was not raining and clouds looked possible for a decent Winter Sunset, a few fellow photographers decided to meet at the Historic Cafe at the end of St Kilda Pier in Melbourne…

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Winter Weekend Wanderings – Pink Cliffs, Heathcote

We recently took a drive out to North Central Victoria, aiming to stop at the Pink Cliffs in Heathcote late afternoon for a Winter Sunset with some other photographers. We arrived about 1.5 hours before sunset, the light was very flat, as there was so much cloud. Amazing diffused light, almost no shadows, the pink…

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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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