Winter Outings – St Kilda Pier at Sunset

Recently we had a free afternoon, something I have not had for a while it seems and while the weather was brisk, it was not raining and clouds looked possible for a decent Winter Sunset, a few fellow photographers decided to meet at the Historic Cafe at the end of St Kilda Pier in Melbourne…

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Winter Weekend Wanderings – Pink Cliffs, Heathcote

We recently took a drive out to North Central Victoria, aiming to stop at the Pink Cliffs in Heathcote late afternoon for a Winter Sunset with some other photographers. We arrived about 1.5 hours before sunset, the light was very flat, as there was so much cloud. Amazing diffused light, almost no shadows, the pink…

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Winter Weekend Wanderings – Woodend, Tooborac and Heathcote

After leaving Trentham Falls on a Winters day out, we stopped at Woodend for Fish and Chips for lunch and to look around the area, we spotted a few historic landmarks including the historic Woodend Bridge, sadly with graffiti! We then drove on to Tooborac via Lancefield, on the way to Heathcote, to visit a…

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Winter Weekend Wanderings – Trentham Falls

We visited the Trantham Waterfall recently with another photographer friend, who had not been before. The water was not flowing as freely as when we visited last time. But that was Spring, not Winter. Located about an hour from Melbourne, it is a lovely spot and a relatively easy walk. There were lots of people…

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Winter Weekend Wanderings – Organ Pipes National Park

We recently hit the road for another day trip adventure, we took another photographer friend, Lisa, with us this time. It was nice to have some company. We left early-ish in the morning, it was not too cold (for Winter in Melbourne, we had been freezing earlier in the week), and drove out to Country…

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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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