Winter Outings – Werribee Open Range Zoo

Even with restrictions, some things are beginning to open up to the public, one such place is Zoos Victoria, only to members and only 1,000 people per day, all tickets must be pre-booked and sell out fast. We booked tickets for Werribee Zoo (my favourite) weeks ahead and then had to cross our fingers the…

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Winter Outings – Fungi Hunt

So I mentioned in a post the other day that Hubby and I went on a fungi hunt with some photographer friends recently. It had rained the previous night, so the ground was extra muddy, but the clouds had stopped it from getting really cold. We had several days recently of 0C, but it was…

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Winter Outings – Australia Gardens

I felt like I have not left the house for months, I had left a few times for essential things like food and work, but apart from that, we have been self-isolating as much as possible. Parks and various tourist spot were opening to the public (and then being shut again due to high visitor…

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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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