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Field Trip – Looking at Lorne

Crashing Waves

On Saturday afternoon we headed to Lorne.  I wanted to see if the wharf there would be any good to take photos of.  Wharfs can be really interesting to photograph, but sadly this one was not.  It has been upgraded quite recently and looks very new, spick and span.  I decided to not worry about it and head to the rocks beside it.

Once I got down beside the wharf, I realised there were possibilities.

The pylons were interesting, and I like the way it went off into the distance.  I put the tripod down as low as it would go and put the camera on it.  I wanted the image to be looking up at the wharf as much as possible.  You can see Lorne through the pylons here.

Again, I put the tripod down as low as it would go and took more photos of the wharf.  I had tried to get it so that you could see Aireys Inlet in the distance, but couldn’t quite get it.  I was only going to use one of these, but they are both different, so you get to see them both.  Which one do you like best?

This section of the rocks, was like a driveway through the middle of the rest.  It was so weird, they were very directional, all in the one.  I liked the way the water caught the reflections in this one.

I went further out on the rocks and took images of the waves crashing.  In the image above the sun came out.  I liked the way the sun was hitting the white tips of the waves.

The sun disappeared again, so this one doesn’t quite have the bright tips of the previous one.  I like this one a lot.  There is a lot of swirl from the tide, it was coming in.  I think making the images black and white was also a great idea.

It was disappointing, and I didn’t want to spend a lot of time there.  I think if the wharf had been better it might have been a lot more fun.  I go out with an idea of what I want to do, it doesn’t always work out and I know I should work out what to do, but it isn’t always that easy.

Afterwards we went and sat down at a place near the wharf and had a glass of wine.  While we were enjoying the wine we saw this cloud.

It looked so good.  I wish there had been more like this.  After this we went for a walk along the main street to find somewhere to eat.  We went up and down and settled on a place called the Oven House.  If you are in Lorne and looking for somewhere to eat, you couldn’t go wrong going there.  I had the most amazing meal I have ever eaten.  We all enjoyed our meal.  The staff were lovely and the price, the same as everywhere else.

More on WordPress

I had another email from AJ at WordPress today, and apparently you can turn off the option on your blog, here is what they said to me.

Additionally, if you do not want your blog to display the “Notify me of follow-up comments via email” option, you can disable it from your Dashboard under Settings >> Discussion
Scroll down to where it says “Follow Comments”, uncheck “Show a follow comments option in the comment form”.

So if you want to stop it from happening to other people, you can do this.  I will go and do it now.

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  1. ☆ MagicAperture #

    I like the contrasty black and white and the one with the colourful reflection in the water.
    Also thank you for the message from AJ, I noticed the changes and was wondering what was going on, I’ll go and do what you’ve done!
    Keep up the good work :D

    May 8, 2012
    • It was fun doing the black and white ones. I should think about doing them more.
      Glad the notice on my blog can help you. All the emails have been driving me nuts. I still forget to uncheck some blogs when I comment.

      May 9, 2012
  2. Love our b/w’s!!!! They are very deep shades & it very much appeals to me!! – Thanks for the advise – This new change has left me feeling like I’m being bombarded with emails (& I am not liking it one bit!!!) Will go and remove mine as well!! Thanks Leanne!!! :) **

    May 8, 2012
    • I forgot how much black and white can look so good. I saw some images on the weekend in black and white and it reminded me that I should try it again.
      Oh yes, all the emails, if you don’t uncheck your own you can also end up with twice the number of emails for your own blog, bloody nightmare. :)

      May 9, 2012
  3. Great series. Love the lines and reflections.

    May 8, 2012
    • Thanks Dan, I quite like that one as well, though I’m not sure the photo really does justice the real thing. It was really strange.

      May 9, 2012
  4. Amazing shots, all of them. The 3rd on is my favorite – at least right now!

    I’m facinated by the enormous ribbons of seaweed in the forground of the first shot…they’d make an interesting subject, too.

    May 8, 2012
    • I agree about the third one, I quite like it as well.
      The seaweed is funny, I did consider taking some photos of it and thought I might be being daft, so I didn’t. I wish now I had at least tried. :)

      May 9, 2012
  5. Liz #

    I love the colour of the kelp in the top photo – really beautiful.

    May 8, 2012
    • Now I am starting to think I should have paid more attention to it, second comment in a row talking about it. :)

      May 9, 2012
  6. ”I was only going to use one of these, but they are both different, so you get to see them both. Which one do you like best?”

    I like the reflections in the third image but overall I prever the composition of the second. Looks like a lovely windy day on the beach!

    May 8, 2012
    • It was a very windy day, but not really nice, very icy and cold. Well cold for here. It was fun taking the photos, always fun doing that.

      May 9, 2012
  7. My favourite are the black and white photos of the water breaking on the beach and rocks. Stunning Leanne.

    May 8, 2012
    • I was trying for something specific but didn’t quite succeed, but maybe next time I will. I have to keep trying. I do love photographing the ocean.

      May 9, 2012
  8. Shutterbug Sage #

    Leanne, such gorgeous photos, every one!

    Also, thanks for the update on the WP issue. I linked back to your site here:

    http://ayearofpics.wordpress.com/2012/05/08/important-update-you-can-remove-the-notify-me-of-follow-up-comments-via-email-option-from-your-wordpress-blog/

    May 8, 2012
    • Thanks, and you are welcome about the update, hope it helps you and your followers.

      May 9, 2012
  9. Tricia's Journals #

    Thanks for the info on how to remove the notification of follow up comments from our email. There are times when I may want to follow the comments, so I wish WordPress would just not make that the default, but rather an option, instead of having to remove it all together. Great pics!

    May 9, 2012
    • I know what you mean. You could comment on someone’s blog and end up with a hundred emails. I really don’t want my inbox to be inundated with that. Thanks.

      May 9, 2012
  10. These are amazing! your beaches are so clean looking there! How do you make your photos look so good they don’t look real?? lol

    May 9, 2012
    • What do you mean they are clean, don’t all beaches look like this? They certainly do in Australia. We have sandy beaches everywhere. I don’t know about them looking that good, I had someone tell me that my photos look flat. I didn’t really get that. I do quite a bit of editing though. I try a bit of this, and a bit of that. There are so many places on the net that have tutorials. What do you use? What camera do you have?

      May 9, 2012
      • HAHA The beaches in Southern California are just very crowded and because of that they aren’t very clean, sadly. The beaches that you took pictures of just look so nice :) No I haven’t used that, what is it? I have a Canon EOS 60D :)

        May 9, 2012
  11. I was thinking of you this past weekend. Went to a picturesque town called Jim Thorpe. While there we passed a young man leading a photography group as well as sharing the history of the town! Love this group of photos!

    May 9, 2012
    • I am still trying to get a group together myself. Did the people look like they were having a lovely time? Thanks Bonnie.

      May 9, 2012
  12. These are all such very beautiful shots Leanne!!!! VERY difficult to choose. If I really had to make a choice, I’d go for 1 and 3. :)

    May 9, 2012
    • Thank you :), I think I have trouble choosing too, that is why I post a few. Haha. I like the 3rd one though. It was weird. :)

      May 13, 2012
  13. Thanks again for the WP tip. I unchecked mine :-)

    May 10, 2012
    • You are welcome. Seems many of WP’s choices might lose them customers.

      May 13, 2012

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