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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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge – Water

I completely forgot to post this the other week, so I am posting it now This week’s challenge from Cee was B&W water, how could I resist, I often feel that seawater must run through my veins, it is where I feel solace, and peaceΒ and tranquility, a special sort of calm washes over me when…

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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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Tuesday’s Textures

My take on Shakespeare’s Ophelia, certainly not an original idea or story, but hopefully an original take on the image and this small part of the story. I went for something a little softer and perhaps a bit dreamy. It is a sad, dark tale with an unhappy ending, but I still think that sometimes…

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WPC – Serene

This week’s WPC theme is Serene, I have had moments of serenity this year mixedΒ amongst the chaos of regular life. So many highlights this year, I do not even know where to start. But for now, I will call on a few moments of complete serenity I savored this year. I have noticed that in…

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Reflecting

This week’s WPC is Reflecting, I often seem to miss the great reflections found in puddles after a storm (probably because I am still hiding inside where it’s nice and warm and cozy!), but great reflections can be found elsewhere…..or if you have a crystal ball handy, make your own! This sunrise made me catch…

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Winter and Water

So Cee’s Fun Foto theme this week is Winter or Water.…..water I have plenty of, but I had to hunt down the few Winter photos (well that look like Winter). We don’t get much snow in these parts, just grey skies and drizzle mostly…….but last year we went to the snow regions of Victoria and…

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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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Water Lilly…

I woke on Saturday morning to a wonderful surprise in the front pond………..my water Lilly is in flower………just one little one, but oh it is glorious! Hopefully I will get a few more before the season is over. ~ Julz

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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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