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Sun Sets on a Trip Away

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Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads is a memory now with only the photos left to say I was there.  I returned home and this afternoon I have been preparing some photos from my first night there, Friday night.

Barwon Heads 185We headed around the heads, so we were on the opposite side to Barwon Heads, and we realised we were in the right place for the sunset, though we didn’t expect a lot.

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This was one of the last images I took that evening.  It was quite nice.  I like the way the sunset reflected in the place where the water comes in and then goes out.  It was fun to see what we could get reflected in that area.

It was very cold and very windy, but it was good to be back there.  Here are some more images.

It was nice to be back in Barwon Heads to take photos, though I didn’t quite get what I thought I would over the weekend.  I am not going to go into the weekend now, sorry, but I want to rest first and gather my thoughts,  I will do a wrap up later on.  So, please, take a look and I will prepare more images for you to show another time.

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  1. This is one of my favourite holiday spots! I just love the river and its tide pools. Beautiful shots!

    April 21, 2013
    • You must have lots of shots like this then? I love Barwon Heads, I could spend a lot of time there. Thank you

      April 21, 2013
      • Sadly it’s usually just a day trip for us but we may linger longer next time to see these great sunsets.

        April 21, 2013
      • I imagine they would be gorgeous in summer, I will have to do that as well.

        April 21, 2013
  2. Beautiful shots! Looks like a wonderful place any time of year….

    April 21, 2013
    • It is beautiful John, great in summer, and freezing in winter, but I might try going down in winter to see what I can get. Thanks

      April 21, 2013
  3. Beautiful pictures Leanne! :-)

    April 21, 2013
  4. Beautiful sunset. Would you mind if I use one of the motives as practice for oil painting?

    April 21, 2013
    • I have never been asked for that before, which one are you thinking? What would you do with the painting when you finish with it?

      April 21, 2013
      • Most likely the first one with the brilliant light and reflection of the sunset. I’m currently looking for landscape motives for my upcoming study in oil painting at my art academy. I’m very much new in the oil painting medium and would require heaps of practice. Hope you wouldn’t mind.

        April 23, 2013
      • I don’t mind you using it for practice, but I would mind if you used it and then sold it and made money from it. So just for practice and to experiment then feel free.

        April 23, 2013
  5. Lovely sunsets Leanne. I too love love reflections, and how the colour illuminates the clouds. :)
    Just wanted ask when you’re doing sunrises or sunsets whether you use a GND/ND filter every time? I don’t tend to take off my polarising filter these days.

    April 21, 2013
    • Thank you Kerry, I do sometimes, but with these images I had my new 14-24mm lens on and I don’t have filters that fit it, so I didn’t use it for these. These images are HDR’s though.

      April 21, 2013
      • HDR’s? Really? I didn’t pick it. Thanks for that. Again, lovely shots. :)

        April 21, 2013
      • I try to make them look natural, sounds like I am succeeding. :)

        April 21, 2013
  6. wonderful sunsets! ..

    April 21, 2013
  7. Reblogged this on طبيب حر الى آخر العمر and commented:
    magical

    April 21, 2013
  8. the pics are truly inspiring. learn a lot from them. and the lifeguard ad is cute! cheers!

    April 21, 2013
    • Thank you, I don’t know what the ad is, sorry, it is different for each person looking at the blog.

      April 21, 2013
  9. Gobsmacking!

    April 21, 2013
  10. super cool shots :) Brilliant pictures!!! Love it!

    April 21, 2013
  11. This is Beyond Words…Awesome..!!!

    April 21, 2013
  12. Beautiful photographs, I love these!

    April 21, 2013
  13. Your photos have beautifully captured the sunset! Superb pics! :)

    April 21, 2013
  14. Really splendid !!!

    April 21, 2013
  15. I love how the reflections in the pictures look like watercolor painting…almost like the sand and sea were attempting to re-create the image above them…beautiful :)

    April 21, 2013
    • What a great description, I love it, thank you. :)

      April 21, 2013
      • You are most welcome! you have inspired me too pop my bush sunsets up…no reflections unless i an find the ones of the dam :) lol

        April 21, 2013
  16. Your sunset pics are spectacular!

    April 21, 2013
  17. My favorite two things: the shore and sunsets. Bravo!

    April 21, 2013
  18. gtonthenet #

    Really, really, lovely images there.

    April 21, 2013
  19. Liz #

    Really enjoyed your sunset shots Leanne. Very attractive. I must go back to Barwon Heads. I’ve been to Portarlington, Queenscliffe and Point Lonsdale recently but no further. It is a lovely place to visit.

    April 21, 2013
    • It is lovely around there, and there are some great places to eat. I will do a more detailed post on all that soon. Thanks Liz

      April 21, 2013
  20. Beautiful images! :D

    April 21, 2013
  21. Beautiful.

    April 21, 2013
  22. Beautiful!

    April 21, 2013
  23. Eydie #

    Your photos always give me the “Awe factor”. Love them!

    April 21, 2013
    • Thank is so lovely, I don’t quite know what to say, thank you.

      April 22, 2013
      • Eydie #

        That’s plenty. I love to open every email letting me know you posted a new post. Very inspiring.

        April 23, 2013
      • Thank you, that is so nice to hear.

        April 23, 2013
  24. Splendid sunset photos. This looks like a wonderful and relaxing place to visit.

    April 21, 2013
  25. Beautiful shots! A very inspiring post! Keep striving! :)

    April 21, 2013
  26. very beautiful, thanks for sharing these )

    April 21, 2013
    • Thank you, and thanks for taking the time to look at them.

      April 22, 2013
  27. interesting

    April 21, 2013
  28. Another gorgeous place, Leanne…and you did it great justice with all these marvelous captures! I never seem to tire of Nature, and all its possibilities offered to the lens!

    April 21, 2013
    • One of the women who came away with me said something about how much I love to photograph water. Well, it’s true, I’m finally starting to see that I do really love doing it, and what aspects of it I really like. This was fantastic. Thank you 1000

      April 22, 2013
      • Any water is very intriguing to me, Leanne, whether it is a river, lake, or ocean. Years ago in Florence, Italy, I was privileged to view much of da Vinci’s “Codex Hammer” (now “Codex Leicester”), which contained many of his sketches (and backward writing!) done while studying the movement of water…to portray it properly in his paintings and drawings, I would imagine. Of course, Florence (Firenze) is divided by the river Arno, a quick-flowing river, which I had photographed flowing at sunset…guess I’ll have to dig out that slide, eh?

        April 22, 2013
      • Wow that would have been amazing, would love to see the slide. Water is so calming.

        April 22, 2013
      • I’ll find that series and re-scan them (I lost all the Italy scans when my computer dumped in Sep 2011!), as the Arno was breathtakingly ‘rushing’ when I was there both times!

        April 22, 2013
      • If you can, that would be fantastic, I look forward to it.

        April 22, 2013
      • It’ll take some time…OK?

        April 23, 2013
      • Of course it is fine. :)

        April 23, 2013
  29. Jerry #

    Beautiful. HDR is my next hill to climb when I get a real camera. ;)

    April 21, 2013
    • Ahh, HDR and learning it, I’m still learning it. It is a tricky one. When to use, when not to use, I was using it all the time, but I am slowly starting to see that it isn’t always best. Thanks Jerry.

      April 22, 2013
  30. Beautiful sunsets…very tranquil. Doesn’t look windy at all!

    April 22, 2013
    • It was very windy, and cold. I didn’t wear enough clothes and the wind was blowing up my back, then in around my neck, it has been months since I was out in weather like that. Haha. I rugged up more the next day. The photos do look peaceful, and to a certain extent it really was.

      April 22, 2013
  31. gorgeous suset photos Leanne, definitly a place I would love to visit!

    April 22, 2013
    • It is a great place to visit, I don’t know about the photography, but the people were wonderful and the food was brilliant, well most of it. Thanks

      April 22, 2013
  32. Super photos of the sunsets. I love the sunset picture. They are great.

    April 22, 2013
    • I don’t think you can go very wrong with photos of a sunset, we were lucky, when we back the following night there was almost nothing. Thanks

      April 22, 2013
  33. Just stunning!! Love these :)

    April 22, 2013
  34. These photos are breath taking!

    April 22, 2013
  35. Ahhhh……

    April 22, 2013
  36. #1 and #2 are just gorgeous! They are all amazing, but those really stood out to me :) It sounds like it was a nice refreshing trip, and I’m glad you were able to go and enjoy yourself :) Can’t wait to hear more about it!

    April 22, 2013
    • Thanks Amanda, it was a relaxing weekend, especially after I got some sleep. We don’t do this enough. It is nice to get away and relax for a weekend. Be with friends. :)

      April 22, 2013
  37. as always some stunning shots, beautiful sunsets so amazing

    April 22, 2013
    • Thank you, I always seem to luck out with sunsets, but very happy with these.

      April 22, 2013
  38. Wow they are beautiful shots!

    April 22, 2013
  39. Oh, I love the beautiful sunset :-D

    April 22, 2013
  40. Proof of nature’s eye candy…Oh so beautiful!

    April 22, 2013
    • Oh yes, definitely some eye candy there, it was fantastic. Thanks RoSy.

      April 22, 2013
  41. Hi Leanne, amazing pics! Wish I could be there one day to see such a sunset. Beautiful colours too.

    April 22, 2013
    • Thank you, it was wonderful, maybe you can be there one day, it is a lovely spot of photos.

      April 22, 2013
  42. Beautiful shots. The double plus is getting the reflections on the water.

    April 22, 2013
    • It took me a while to realise that is what i was getting, but once I did, I went after it. Almost balances it out. Thanks David

      April 22, 2013
  43. Beautiful. I want to go all the places you photograph.

    I like the title of this post. The implied “sunsets” which is more typical, but you made it active, The sun sets on a trip away, very nice.

    April 22, 2013
    • Then you better book a ticket Nia,haha, I will take you to all of them.
      Thanks about the title, of course I probably should have put The in the front, oh well. I was told yesterday that my titles were too corny.

      April 22, 2013
  44. Eager to find out about a new place (to us) – never heard of Barwon Heads but if they are anything like my home area of Knysna Heads they will be spectacular.

    April 22, 2013
    • Barwon Heads became very popular after the tv show “Seachange” was filmed there, and the bridge in the photo was the bridge that supposebly was never working. I knew that I would get sunsets there, didn’t happen quite where I thought they would, but none the less, it was still a good spot for them.

      April 22, 2013
  45. Wow, what beautiful photos.. I love the skies and setting sun.. it looks like such an idyllic location..

    April 22, 2013
    • It is a very casual place, if I can call it that, it is wonderful, slow, easy. Thanks.

      April 22, 2013
  46. These are gorgeous. Sunlight and water are both beautiful, and they make a stunning combination.
    Aren’t we lucky to be able to see colours!

    April 22, 2013
    • Yes, the colours are amazing as well. I worked hard to make sure they would show. Thanks

      April 22, 2013
  47. gorgeous!

    April 22, 2013
  48. Absolutely gorgeous. Even though the sun sets every day – I am always amazed by the beauty – you really captured some great images.

    April 22, 2013
    • There is something about it, isn’t there. It changes all the time, is never the same. Thank you Nora.

      April 22, 2013
  49. This series is simply jaw-dropping!
    Love the first one the most. It has the magnificent look.

    April 22, 2013
    • Thank you bwbears, I was quite surprised at how well they turned out. Glad you liked them.

      April 22, 2013
  50. Outstanding photos Leanne! Summer typically is not kind to sunrises – but sunsets are a different story around here. Just gotta find that right spot like you did,,

    April 22, 2013
    • I think, I think, the trick to getting a good sunrise, is to be getting bad weather that day or the next. Sunsets, are best if the next day is going to be good weather wise, the hotter the better. Of course location is always good. Good luck with finding it.

      April 22, 2013
  51. G #

    brilliant. great efforts.

    April 22, 2013
  52. Barwons Head Gallery 2 …
    Leanne , you’ve made me feel I am stood right there on the edge of this frame with the last brightness of the sun on my face it’s truly wonderful .

    April 22, 2013
    • What a compliment poppytump, thank you, I feel quite chuffed. :)

      April 22, 2013
      • :-) you are so welcome …
        but oh Leanne I’ve just seen
        it looks like I am stuttering LOL can you edit my I I in my comment please ….

        April 22, 2013
      • done

        April 22, 2013
  53. Amazing shots. I don’t get to see the beach often in my part of the world, so thank you for sharing :)

    April 23, 2013
    • There will be more in the next few days, so I hope you enjoy those as well. Thank you :)

      April 23, 2013
  54. Sunsets are never gonna get slushy.
    Why didn’t you expect much? It looks so pretty!

    April 24, 2013
    • I thought I wouldn’t get much because looking at it it wasn’t much, but when I got back and put the HDR’s together I realised the camera picked up more than I saw, so that was so nice. I also thought with the time of year, and that it was going to be raining the next day, that we wouldn’t get much, but it all turned out great.

      April 24, 2013
  55. Lovely photographs.

    April 26, 2013
  56. Reblogged this on In My Mind It Makes Sense.

    April 26, 2013
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    August 1, 2013

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