Summer Outings – Lal Lala Falls

The East Coast of Australia has been experiencing record rainfalls this past week, some areas more so than others, but we did not miss more than our fair share in Victoria, so on the way home from a studio shoot in Ballarat we decided on a little detour to Lal Lal Falls, about 20 mins…

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Summer Outings – Schwerkolt Cottage

Finally! I get to post some Summer outings, It’s not that we haven’t been out much, it’s just that Summer has only just started, I feel like it’s been ages since we went anywhere, but it’s not, not really. November, moving into December gets to be a really busy time of the year and this…

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Summer Outings – Balloon Bursting Fun

I was recently invited to go shoot some high action balloon bursting photography, with some fellow Togs, I had not done it before, I guess I knew the principles behind it, just had never really attempted it. I have recently discovered the High-Speed Burst Mode on my camera as well, as opposed to normal fast…

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Summer Outings – Summer Nights, City Lights

The first outing with our Photography group we have been able to attend in 2018, I think there were one or two while we were in Brisbane, and they also now run a few during the week, that we cannot get to, due to work. So on a balmy, but much cooler Saturday night we…

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Summer Outings – Getting a little culture

I recently had a chance to visit Melbourne’s Pop-up Globe, the world’s first full-scale temporary working replica of one of the greatest theatres in history, the (Second) Globe. Not wanting to miss the immersive experience of Shakespeare performed in the space for which it was written, I dragged my friend Sue along, she has never…

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Summer Outings – Grants Picnic Ground

Another Summer tradition, I seem to have so many, but when you live so close to so many gorgeous spots to visit, why not? Grants Picnic Ground, is a lovely spot in the Dandenong Ranges (Near Olinda) for a picnic, they have lovely bush walks, a small cafe and gift shop, but the big draw…

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Summer Outings – Warratina Lavender Farm

Just 1 hour from Melbourne (40 minutes from us), nestled on the gentle slopes of Yarra Valley is Warratina Lavender Farm. Another wonderful piece of the Yarra Valley I have been meaning to visit, but perhaps earlier in the flowering season would have been better, but there were still plenty of blooms. According to their…

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Regular Random – 5 minutes at Silvan Dam

I know I usually do an object, but this week, I thought I would share something from my virtual backyard (I live at the foot of the Dandenongs Ranges). This is Silvan Reservoir, or Silvan Dam, as I always knew it. I have not been up here for a very long time, I have dim…

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Star Wars – The Last Jedi

OK, so I am a little behind in my movie viewing, but this movie was released 11 days before Christmas, crazy, crazy times and then Hubby had been on-call for work, there was no way I was going to see this without him, divorce, as simple as that I am sure. Or possibly an unmarked…

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Summer Outings – Jack’s Magazine

Moth and I are members of a few different photographic groups, and on a recent field trip, we were allowed two-hour access to the historic Jacks Magazine site, which is only opened to the public for arranged guided tours. This was arranged by one of our members, as a pre-Christmas Lunch outing, something just a…

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