Winter Outings – Cardinia Lake

To be honest, this isn’t much of an outing at all, but I did take a few photos. We were supposed to meet some other photography friends for a Tank Open Day (as in vintage war tanks), this place is only open once a year, and we got there late, the crowds this year were…

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Winter Outings – Pirianda Gardens

Located on Hacketts Road, Olinda is the quiet and unassuming Pirianda Gardens. We have not visited this site before and had not even heard of it, even though we must have driven past this road 100s of times before. It is right near the RJ Hamer Arboretum, which is the easy way in on this dirt track.…

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Winter Outings – William Rickets Sancturay

We recently visited William Ricketts Sanctuary in Victoria’s Dandenong Ranges. We have not been for nearly three years, and it’s quite astounding how much my photography has improved since our last visit, check out my post from way back then. I seemed to capture fairly similar images, it is not an overly large place and…

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Winter Outings – RJ Hamer Arborteum

We have not really been out exploring much since we got back from Tassie, a month ago. I guess we were going a bit stir crazy, it been a month of catching up with various jobs around the house, work, social engagements and then, of course, the Exhibition. The weather had not been so brilliant…

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Winter Outings – Bird Encounter Part 2

Last week I featured some images from our Bird Encounter with Leigh Valley Hawk and Owl Sanctuary, such a wonderful day. After our 90 minutes free flight demonstration (where I did not do so well photographically) we moved inside for lunch and then a Posed Portrait Session with Martin, Talia, Eggy the Barn Owl and…

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Winter Outings – Light Painting

Winter means one thing, shorter days and time for light painting with our favourite people Melbourne Light Painting; honestly Dee and Bill Holmer are SO Much fun. This time we met at a new secret location on the outskirts of the inner city in an abandoned building. Bill and Dee had already arranged permission and…

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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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Another 52 Week Challenge – Week 14

The Girls who Dreams Awake is celebrating Winter this week in this 52 week challenge. I’ve just escaped Winter here in the South and in no hurry to see it back again. Maybe if we got some pretty snow, it might be worth the trouble, but all we get is cold, wind and rain; not…

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Winter Outings – Bruno’s Art & Sculpture Gardens

A few weeks back we went on an adventure in the Yarra Valley, in particular to Marysville, one of our stops was to Bruno’s Sculpture Garden, I have never been here before and until recently I had never heard of it…….it truly is a gem and a must visit location. In February 2009 bushfires decimated…

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Winter Outings – Steavenson Falls, Marysville

After what seems like ages, Moth and I headed out for some adventure, heading towards Marysville in country Victoria to shoot at Steavenson Falls, amongst other things. It was a beautiful drive up, in the eerie fog and sunshine that eventually broke through. The mountain range surrounding this area is still suffering from the devastating…

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