Exploring the Goulburn, Mallee and Wimmera Regions of Victoria – Part 1

We managed to sneak in another long weekend, so we decided to go away for a few days, just the two of us. We have been wanting to see more of the Silo Art trail around Victoria, there have been so many new ones painted in 2019. So we decided to just go for it.…

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Our S.A. coastal adventure – day 2

Day 2 We drove back to Little Desert, but this time did another track (Ponderoo Hill – I think) and Stringybark Track and then went back and did the River Track again. It was again cold, wet and drizzly and not as many animals to be seen and still very few wildflowers. A few kangaroos…

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Our New Zealand Adventure – Day 10

This time we were off to visit another Geo Thermal area, also near Rotorua (the area is full of them), this time it was Wai Mangu, it is more expensive and not quite the drawcard tourist wise as Wai-O-Tapu for a few very obvious reasons; the cost (triple the price, plus the optional boat cruise),…

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Our New Zealand Adventure – Day 4

We woke super early for the 4-hour drive to Cape Reinga, stopped for a coffee and a quick bite to eat in Kawakawa, and then drove straight through to the lighthouse. The funny thing about Kawakawa, is we knew next to nothing about its history and charm, it was only after we left we were…

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Regular Random – A little Droning

I showed some footage and photos from our little drone, Defiant#1 the other week. We can’t always be out flying it, A/ There a lot of places you cannot fly it, B/ I think it needs to be something interesting C/ the conditions have to be favourable. So on a recent exploration of the local…

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Monday Musings

Another weekend over, Saturday was such horrible weather I really did play chicken and stayed home, some of my fellow TOGS braved the weather for the annual Zombie Walk, but alas this year I did not attend, again. One day I will get there. So Saturday was spent doing some useful things (I hope), I…

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Cee’s Compose Yourself Challenge – Week 21, Landscapes

Has it really been 21 weeks?  Wow time does fly and I know we are only posting twice a month so I guess it has actually been longer. This week Cee asks us to concentrate on Landscapes and compositional rules. Essay Keep your horizon level.  We talked about this during our composition classes, but unless…

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30 Day Photographic Challenge – Day 19, Panorama Shots

Day 19 – Beautoful Panoramas

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30 Day Photographic Challenge – Day 11, Landscapes

Day 11 is focusing on Landscapes, I shoot a lot of landscapes, some good, some not so good. I also love to add some drama with Long Exposures, Lens Flare, storm clouds or stormy seas. Sometimes it’s great to cover foreground, middle and back grounds in a single shot, other times it is not always…

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How to Create the Orton Effect

Tutorial on how to create the Orton effect – my way

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