Summer Outings – Night time Beach Bliss

I am sure you are all aware now of my affection for the ocean, I always feel a sense of calm and release when I can see, hear and smell the ocean; apparently I’m not alone. I guess Seafarers for centuries have spoke of the desire to be near the ocean. The is a way…

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Summer Outings – Werribee Zoo

Werribee Open Range Zoo is located 35 kilometres west of Melbourne’s city centre, on the Princes Freeway. It is a short 30-minute drive from the city over the Westgate Bridge or via the Geelong Road. I was in need of a little bit of fun and frivolity, and we both needed to get out of…

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Summer Outings – Montsalvat

Nestled in the pretty bushland of Eltham lies the stunning estate of Montsalvat, which was built decades ago (1934) as an artist collective and still is today. I have been there briefly a few months ago, but too late to venture inside, but I have been keen to visit ever since and it was on…

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Peacock Stalking…

On  recent trip to Montsalvat, I took up stalking these peacocks, I think there are at least two, but it might be three different ones; I hate to say it, but they all look the same to me :-p……this week is all about Montsalvat, the gardens, the buildings, the flowers and more, I hope you…

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Summer Outings – Exhibition Buildings

I feel like it’s been forever since we just went out with photography friends and shot, chatted and just hung out. I know it’s really only been a few weeks, but still it’s good to relax and have a few laughs. This is the old Royal Exhibition Buildings in Melbourne, not the new Exhibition Centre…

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Flinders Pier – Sunrise

So we were invited to go and photograph Flinders Pier at Sunrise, keeping in mind sunrise was 6:26am and approx one hour from here; we were looking at a 3:30am wake up…..OMG! Sure Julie says………….so drag my butt out of bed, and it’s actually chilly (remember, Australia, middle of Summer!) so we grab lots of…

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Summer Outings – Flinders

We recently went on a day trip to Balnarring / Flinders (Victoria) to visit the opening of a friends Art Exhibit and thought while we were down there to have a look around. The area has long since been a Summer holiday resort area and nothing has changed. We went to a few beaches but…

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Summer Sunsets…

January 1st, 2017, let’s go to the iconic Melbourne Bay Princes Pier and shoot sunset, shall we? Asked a guy in one of our Photography groups…….sure we said. Not much of a sunset, skies turned stormy and it drizzled on and off while we waited for the sky to clear. This is as good as…

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Summer Outings – Melbourne Zoo, Butterfly House

Melbourne has three main Zoos; Healesville Sanctuary we visited earlier in the year (you can read about it here and here), Werribee Open Range Zoo (which we hope to get to over the Summer) and Royal Melbourne Zoo; the eldest. The Melbourne Zoo, has gone through quite a change, as most modern zoos have in…

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Summer Outings – Meerkat Manor at Melbourne Zoo

OK, so I have posted the main Zoo images and the Elephant enclosure at the Royal Melbourne Zoo……here is a crowd pleaser; Meerkats These guys are such fun, so curious and cute and sweet, I love their little family groups and the pups (young)…. I’ll leave you with this and be back with the Butterfly…

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