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Reflecting on the Weekend Wanderings – Part 1

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When I first started doing the Weekend Wandering posts earlier this year part of the reason for doing them was to show off where I live, but it was also to show others that Melbourne was a great place to come and photograph.  I had these visions of being the site that people who loved photography would come to to find out how they could photograph Melbourne and Victoria on their visit here.  Well, it didn’t turn out that way, and I suspect part of it was my fault.  Tomorrow I will discuss more where I would like this to go.

For today’s post I decided look back at some of the places I’ve been.  Since I have called this Part 1 we can look at the country areas, and tomorrow, I will show you the photos from the city and suburbs.

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I have done some traveling, of course not as much as I would like to, but there are so many great places to go and take photos within a couple of hours of Melbourne, like the one above of Cape Schanck.  As you can see from that image we can’t always control the weather when we go, and this was a very cold windy day.

I am not going to show you each one, I will just add a gallery with the name of each place underneath.

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  1. Still in love with your pictures. I wish I could have the opportunity to see places like those in real life.

    December 28, 2013
    • Thank you Mia, I hope you do get to one day, there is some spectacular stuff around.

      December 28, 2013
  2. Great collection of images.

    December 28, 2013
  3. When I come here to your site, it’s like I have walked into Wonderland. Leanne, if I can ever get my photography even close to yours, I will be in heaven. Your work is exceptional! Wow!

    Bless you!!!

    December 28, 2013
    • Oh Amy, you are wonderful, thank you. Practice that is what it takes, and looking at what everyone is doing. If you want it, go for it.

      December 28, 2013
  4. I’ve been to many of these places. Sadly my photos look nothing like yours :(

    December 28, 2013
    • It is in the processing I think Suzjones. I don’t know, and many years of practice. They are amazing many of these places. Thank you.

      December 28, 2013
  5. I’d love to wander around with you, Leanne! What a gorgeous presentation!
    I hope you had marvelous holidays full of joy and lots of laughter.
    All the best for the coming year. I look forward to seeing more of your excellent work.
    Warmly, Dina

    December 28, 2013
    • Perhaps you should come for a visit and I can show you around. Thank you.
      I did have a nice Christmas, quiet and very relaxing. I hope you had a good one too.
      All the best for 2014 as well, thanks you so much.

      December 28, 2013
  6. Love these images and your work. Just amazing!
    Lots of reading to catch up on for me.
    Hope you’re enjoying a holiday break. :)

    December 28, 2013
    • Thank you Robyn. I know the feeling, I have so many blogs to catch up with as well.
      I am enjoying the time with family, my mum went home yesterday, but I really enjoyed just sitting around with her.
      I hope you are enjoying your break as well.

      December 28, 2013
  7. Beautiful shots!!

    December 28, 2013
  8. Love the pictures!! It’s cool seeing so many familiar places so beautifully captured! Cape Schanck is an especially beautiful part of Victoria, if you get it on the right days. =D

    December 28, 2013
    • Thank you Jemimah, it was great for me too, I had forgotten many of them, so it was great to go back. I agree about Cape Schanck, such a shame about the massive climb down.

      December 28, 2013
      • Haha, yes, it’s not a short way down!! But on a nice day it’s well worth it!! When I buy a DSLR, I want to go back there and take some photos, it really is amazing!!

        December 28, 2013
      • Maybe we can go together then?

        December 28, 2013
      • That’s a fantastic idea!! I’ll let you know if I make it up! It would be lovely to have an ‘experienced’ person to go along with! =D

        December 28, 2013
      • Oh yes, do, that would be fantastic.

        December 28, 2013
  9. Reblogged this on peter singhatey and commented:
    Great Pictures

    December 28, 2013
  10. Real natural beauty – wonderfully captured. Yes, it does make me want to travel!

    December 28, 2013
    • Thank you Robert, you will have to do some now, come here. :)

      December 28, 2013
      • Love to, but if I have another $1200 vet visit for one of my cats, my wife will sell ME for scrap before I am allowed to travel ‘:-)

        December 28, 2013
      • Woo, that is a lot, let’s hope the cats stay healthy.

        December 28, 2013
  11. Awesome pics! I love the waterside. Wishing you a happy New Year with more beautiful photos:)

    December 28, 2013
    • Thank you so much, I love photographing water. I hope you have a great 2014 as well, good luck.

      December 28, 2013
  12. Amazing collection of images. Thanks for sharing!

    December 28, 2013
  13. Reblogged this on bannon06.

    December 28, 2013
  14. Some absolutely beautiful images…..we live in such a diverse and magnificent country …. : ))

    December 28, 2013
  15. I think you have made great pictures, stories and a lot of us wanted to see the Melbourne you showed us …

    December 28, 2013
    • Thank you, what a beautiful thing to say, I really appreciate this.

      December 28, 2013
  16. These are all beautiful! Fantastic lighting. Obviously a place worth visiting! :)

    December 28, 2013
    • Thank you so much Jess, they are beautiful places.

      December 28, 2013
  17. We spent too short a time in Melbourne. We’ll just have to come back. Great photoessay. Thanks Leanne.

    December 28, 2013
    • Yes, you will have to come back, there is so much to see, I’m always discovering new places. Thank you Andrew.

      December 28, 2013
  18. Fabulous

    December 28, 2013
  19. Splendid shots and what a variety!!!

    You are drawing people to Australia :)

    December 28, 2013
    • Thank you so much, I hope I am, I hope I am showing a photographic side to Melbourne and Victoria that other people don’t normally see.

      December 28, 2013
  20. Reblogged this on MadeleineMaya.

    December 28, 2013
  21. LB #

    All I know after viewing this post is this:
    I want to visit Melbourne (I just need to figure out how to avoid the long flight to get there :-) )
    Your photography is amazing (well, I already knew that, but seeing these photos in a collection reinforce what I already knew).

    December 28, 2013
    • You could island hop to get here, go to Asia, and then take different flights along the way. It is possible, haha, would be great to ride a motorbike around Australia.
      Thank you so much, it was nice to revisit many of these, I had forgotten about some of them. :)

      December 28, 2013
  22. Fabulous collections!!! Mind-blowing shots!!!

    December 28, 2013
  23. Well done!

    December 28, 2013
  24. They’re all wonderful (though I’m partial to the seascapes!) :D

    December 28, 2013
    • I have to admit I am too, love photographing the sea. Thanks Marie :)

      December 28, 2013
  25. Lovely picture gallery Leanne . I remember many of these images and they’ve not lost their impact seeing them again, from dramatic skies and swooshy waters to your Australian landscapes ..
    Inspiration can be a much over used word but you do make me feel I want to get going with it all .. as you say practice practice, seeing what others are doing, and improving skills with editing .. sounds like I have just sorted NY resolutions :-)
    So glad you had a quiet relaxing Christmas especially after your back trouble, and in the midst of it all no doubt your mind has been very busy engaging with ideas and plans for the coming year ;-)

    December 28, 2013
    • Thank you Poppytump, I have to admit I really enjoyed going through them all again.
      Oh yes, practice, practice, practice, I am glad I helped you with your new year resolutions. I have worked out some of mine too.
      You know me too well, lots of things planned for next year, I am very excited about it all, looking forward to it. It is going to be a great year I think. :)

      December 28, 2013
  26. Awesome !!!

    December 28, 2013
  27. Thank you Leanne for continuing to call past my photo blog. I was in Melbourne one evening just before Christmas and got some lovely (IMHO!) images from the Southbank area during the twilight period as the full moon was rising. On going back to my hotel room, I caught up on followed blogs and quite coincidentally read the article you posted about taking night time images, which featured the same location. I’ll make my Melbourne images my second next post – one more from Yorke Peninsula first.

    You have some lovely images here, particularly like the long exposure of Cape Wilson.

    December 28, 2013
    • Sorry, meant Clifton Springs. Where I I get Cape Wilson from???

      December 28, 2013
      • You must have been there, haha, that’s okay, I was a little confused, all good now.

        December 29, 2013
    • You’re welcome and thank you for coming by mine as well. Southbank is a great place to take photos, I have been there so many times to do that. I love it, especially at night. I look forward to seeing the images you took.
      Thank you so much.

      December 29, 2013
  28. I was going to mention a few I liked but then i couldn’t narrow it down. They’re all beautiful Leanne and I’m so happy I found your blog and made a new friend. :D

    December 29, 2013
    • What a great compliment Laura, thank you. I am happy you found me too, I love the friends I’ve made through here.

      December 29, 2013
  29. fantastic land and seascapes!

    December 29, 2013
  30. Absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing these places with us. Inspiring. :-)

    December 30, 2013
    • Thank you Jillian, as long as people like seeing them I am more than happy to continue sharing.

      December 30, 2013
  31. Amazing photos!

    December 30, 2013
  32. I really enjoyed these and would appreciate photographing information.

    December 30, 2013
    • I am not very good at doing the aperture or what my ISO was, but I am happy to share to information like how I found photographing it, what equipment, lens, etc that I used. I can do that in the future. Thank you.

      December 30, 2013
  33. Beautiful! All of them!

    January 4, 2014
  34. What an amazing year you’ve had :) Look at these gorgeous places! Thanks to you’re blog and photography, I now want to visit Australia :) Never really thought there were so many things to see there for some reason, and there is obviously tons and tons to see! Thank you for sharing your world with us :)

    January 12, 2014
    • It was a pretty amazing year, hopefully this one will be too. That is great to hear Amanda, I like comments like this. There is a great deal to see. Many people from overseas think we are a nation of deserts and beaches, but there is so much more here. You are very welcome, thanks for liking it. :)

      January 12, 2014

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