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Weekend Wanderings – Revisiting Inverleigh and Lorne

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Back in February this year I took a trip to Inverleigh with a friend and we stayed with her cousin.  I showed you the images on the blog at the time, but it was also the same time that I was trying the self hosted blog.  The photos were posted on that blog, and when we were changing that to make a new website for me, well, all the images and posts had to be deleted.  I didn’t realise that images would then be basically deleted from this site as well.  So today I thought I would redo one of those posts, actually it might be a couple, and put the images up again.

sclorne-3hpm6348We went on the Saturday and stayed overnight, returning on Sunday.  We did go to Lorne for lunch, and we got some photos of some amazing skies I do remember that.  It was the wrong time of day to be taking photos, but the clouds were too amazing to ignore.

scinverleigh-3hpm6026We saw some fantastic ideas for what to do with tree stumps when trees are cut down. These were amazing.  I can’t remember which town they were in, sorry, they were on the way to Lorne from Inverleigh.

scinverleigh-3hpm6516There was lovely sunset to enjoy, before getting ready to get up early to take photos in the morning, then more photos at the Winery we went to for lunch.  There are so many beautiful spots around Inverleigh.  I was there again recently, just briefly, to photograph the Inverleigh Hotel, but I didn’t really get a chance to go out and take other photos.

I am going to put all the ones from that weekend in a gallery for you to enjoy now.  I hope you all have a great weekend.  I am off to teach some classes today, should be great and relaxing.

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  1. Those carvings are wonderful as are the photos! Any time you mess with a domain, things can and will get lost. I had a rotten time reloading lots of photos back into my site after porting back to the .com side of WP. Be well. :)

    October 19, 2013
    • Thank you John. Messing with stuff can be a real problem, my husband hates what WP have written all the code in, and he swears a lot when he has to do something for me using it. It was easier to just delete everything, I just didn’t realise the effect it would have on this blog, but thankfully, only like that for a couple of months. It is a rotten job, I am not sure exactly what I am going to do. You take care too.

      October 19, 2013
  2. Great series! Thanks for sharing. Cheers, harrie

    October 19, 2013
  3. I’m always happy to revisit places with you Leanne. I do remember some of these photos. Enjoy teaching and sharing your knowledge today.

    October 19, 2013
    • I thought some of you would remember some, I am glad you like revisiting Carol, thank you, yes, busy day, small class, but that is nice too.

      October 19, 2013
  4. Beautiful series.

    October 19, 2013
  5. Beautiful photos!

    October 19, 2013
  6. A gorgeous set of pictures.

    October 19, 2013
  7. How can you say “no” to skies like that? Wonderful help from nature. I really like 6261 – the low angle is great. Something I tell novice photographers: don’t take every shot at eye level! and 6679 speaks to my love of abandonment – either one works in this case…color or Sepia. Enjoyable!

    October 19, 2013
    • I know exactly what you mean, I couldn’t resist. That is so true, I am always telling people the same thing, look for different perspectives. Thank you Robert, I had to do some trespassing for that latter one. Shhh, don’t tell anyone.

      October 19, 2013
  8. Love them carvings.

    October 19, 2013
  9. Stunning shots Leanne. I hoe you had a good experience teaching your classes today.

    October 19, 2013
    • Thank you Colline. I did have a good experience, the first class was so relaxing, it was great.

      October 19, 2013
  10. Some great skies in these images Leanne

    October 19, 2013
  11. Wonderful set Leanne, but where are the pigs :)

    October 19, 2013
    • I saw this as I was walking out the door this morning, and I couldn’t stop laughing, no idea where the pigs are, haha. Thanks Ron.

      October 19, 2013
  12. Leanne, I enjoy your work, but I have to tell you, these are outstanding! (=

    October 19, 2013
  13. Stunning pictures Leanne.

    October 19, 2013
  14. Amazing images, Leanne!

    October 19, 2013
  15. The perspective in these pictures are breathtaking!!! good carvings as well. :D

    October 19, 2013
    • Thank you Patricia, it is nice to go back and check out old photos sometimes.

      October 19, 2013
  16. Wow, beautiful. :) Especially loved the first photo of the water hitting the rocks.

    October 19, 2013
    • I loved that photo too, one of my favourites, thank you Anneque. :)

      October 19, 2013
      • Are you in Victoria? I didn’t recognise the name, Inverleigh, but Google says it’s in Vic. It’s a wonderful place to sight-see. I lived in Albury for a year and never tired of crossing the border just to drive around.

        October 19, 2013
      • Yes, it is in Victoria, near Geelong, and only an hour from Lorne, very nice place. I have only ever driven through Albury. I did grow up on the Murray River, but closer to Swan Hill.

        October 19, 2013
      • Ah, another lovely place. Echuca (spelling?) was probably my favourite place along the Murray. Sometimes that drive out to Swan Hill seems like a drive to the end of the world.

        October 19, 2013
      • It is the end of the world, well it seemed like it, still does when I go back. Echuca is gorgeous, very quaint.

        October 19, 2013
      • :) Passing Hell’s End from the Hay side doesn’t hurt that impression.

        October 19, 2013
      • OMG I know exactly what you mean.

        October 19, 2013
      • :D Plague of locusts across there and all.
        What’s your favourite part of Vic?

        October 20, 2013
      • Oh wow, what a question, of course I haven’t seen all of it, most, but not all. I love lots of areas, I do love the Mallee, but it is terrible in the summer, I love the coast around Lorne and Apollo Bay. I also love it around Eildon. Then there are country towns, like Castlemaine which are gorgeous. I have to stop, or I never will.
        How about you.

        October 20, 2013
      • Good answer. :D
        If you go south from Bright towards Mt Beauty, onto the Yackandandah Plains, that’s probably my favourite spot. The rock formations juxtaposing with the openness of the plains are quite phenomenal.

        October 20, 2013
      • I haven’t been to that part of the state, I must see it one day day. I’ve been to Bright, and up Hotham and Buffalo, but that is as far as I’ve been.

        October 20, 2013
  17. Gorgeous photos! I love the carvings on the tree stumps, very creative and beautiful!

    October 19, 2013
    • The carvings are such a brilliant idea with what to do when you cut trees down, I love them too. Thank you.

      October 19, 2013
  18. gorgeous

    October 19, 2013
  19. stunning ;)

    October 19, 2013
  20. Wow. Amazing stuff.

    October 19, 2013
  21. Gorgeous Photos! HDR??

    October 19, 2013
    • Thank you, I think some were, but not sure about all of them, it was a while ago since I did them.

      October 19, 2013
      • I’m still trying to wrap my mind around how to do that. Do you just shoot 3 images at different f-stops with a tripod? How far apart? And what do you use to stitch them together? Or is there some Photoshop tool that just does it for you?

        October 19, 2013
      • I will shoot 3 images if I am hand holding, but if I am using a tripod I will shoot 5. My camera does them automatically, you can tell it how many bracketed shots you want to do. It is actually a good idea to do it all the time anyway, 3, that is, that way even if you don’t want to do a HDR, you might want to use a different exposure. My camera does 1 stop apart, f-stops. I use Photomatix Pro to put them altogether, that has been the best software I have found. You can do it in Photoshop, but I have found Photomatix better.

        October 19, 2013
      • Ok, so I just need to figure out how to find that setting on my camera. I shoot with a Canon 50D. Nothing fancy. So nice of you to reply back!! <3

        October 19, 2013
      • I don’t know if every camera does the bracketing, but yeah, you should see if the camera does, so much easier.

        October 19, 2013
  22. Such amazing photography! What kind of camera/lens set do you use?

    October 19, 2013
    • Thank you, I used a D300s and 18 to 105mm lens.

      October 19, 2013
  23. Paul #

    Great photos, Leanne.
    Personal favourites are 9098 and 9107—very ominous and intriguing… :-)

    October 19, 2013
    • Thank you Paul, that little cottage thing was in a paddock on a hill, I had to trespass to get it, but it was worth it I think.

      October 20, 2013
  24. The carving is just fantastic …. great way to use dead trees. Fantastic gallery … some in both color and B&W. My favorite here is the meadow the second bit photo, you have truly captured the tranquility, Don’t like the darker version, sorry.

    October 19, 2013
    • I think exactly the same Viveka, I think there is an artist somewhere around there that does them, as there are other places, so I have been told, where you can find them. That is great to hear, which ones you like, thank you Viveka.

      October 20, 2013
      • My grandfather was carving in wood … mostly in oak.
        Amazing pieces of art you captured. Hard work.

        October 20, 2013
      • That is amazing, I would love to be able to do something like that, but I know I don’t have the patience.
        They are amazing, I think it is a fantastic idea.

        October 20, 2013
  25. Lots of nice scenery & texture in the photos!

    October 20, 2013
    • Thank you RoSy, it was great going back and looking again.

      October 20, 2013
  26. Awesome photography!

    October 20, 2013
  27. Your pictures are so beautiful, thank you for sharing.

    October 20, 2013
  28. Thanks for the visit to my site and a “like” of a recent post….much appreciated. Your own site and photography is quite interesting!

    All the best,
    Chad
    http://www.westernsreboot.com

    October 20, 2013
    • No problem at all, it is one of the great things about WordPress, the community is wonderful. Thank you.

      October 20, 2013
  29. Reblogged this on deejayiwan.

    October 20, 2013
  30. Loved all of them… Especially the first one… :)

    October 20, 2013
    • Thank you, I love that first time, always been one of my favourites.

      October 20, 2013
      • Thank you so much :)
        Its a Sanskrit name… meaning ‘Destroyer of all Enemies’
        And I love your work… Someday when I will start earning, I would love to buy some of those photos :)

        October 20, 2013
      • What a really nice thing to say, thank you so much. :)

        October 20, 2013
  31. Reblogged this on Allison's Adventures in Wanderland and commented:
    I am so inspired by Leanne’s work. I take pictures, what she does is something else entirely!

    October 20, 2013
  32. Your photographs taken at the sea are always inviting, full of energy and solitude. I love them, you showcase the sea in the most beautiful ways.

    October 21, 2013
    • Thank you Mary, what a lovely thing to say, I don’t know why, but I love photographing water that is moving, and we have a fantastic coastline for doing that.

      October 21, 2013
  33. Nice to see these again, Leanne. I love the drama you bring to them.

    October 21, 2013
  34. Great shots. Love the black and whites. :)

    October 22, 2013
    • Thank you Pete, good to some every now and then.

      October 22, 2013
  35. These are incredible! One of my favorite posts

    October 22, 2013
    • Thank you Amanda, that is wonderful to hear, I forgot how lovely these shots were, it is nice to go back.

      October 22, 2013
  36. Love the windmill in black and white! Great pics. What is the one that reminds me of Stonehenge?

    October 24, 2013
    • Thanks Marsha, nice to see some in black and white every now and then. I am not sure which one you mean but I think it is an old cottage that was in the middle of a paddock, I had to trespass to get that shot, but don’t tell anyone. ;)

      October 24, 2013
      • Your secret is safe with me and the 495 other commenters on this post! :)

        October 24, 2013
      • Sshh, or people will hear you. :)

        October 24, 2013
      • :)

        October 25, 2013
  37. Reblogged this on Avial Blog.

    October 25, 2013
  38. Like!

    October 26, 2013
  39. Reblogged this on Margaret Puls and commented:
    I want your weekend wandering life! Reblogged on claudecrowe.com (writer)

    May 16, 2014

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