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A River Runs Through It

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Continuing on from the post yesterday, again I am looking at images that I can use for my One on One photography sessions.  Today we are going to look at the water around the city.  For me that includes all the river and to the Docklands.  There is the other end of the river, but I have to admit I haven’t explored it much, perhaps I should.  It is more parks.

sccity-hpm0298-2cepFor many of my followers you will have seen many of these images before.  They have all been on the blog in the last couple of years, some of them multiple times.

Another thing I have been wondering about is if I called them the right thing.  I call them one on one, but should they be called something more personal, like Individual Photography Tours/Lessons?  Should I give them a more snappier name 12One, so they are One to One?  Or perhaps One on One is better.  Maybe I could come up with a logo or something.  It is just that they aren’t always just one on one, they could be two on one, or three on one.  I just don’t want to miss out on clients because they didn’t understand what I was offering.

Then I wonder if the website I have is good enough, will people understand what I want to sell them. Have I talked to much, is the layout crap?  My website is a WordPress blog that I have made into a website, so I don’t have a lot of control on layout.  I can’t work out how they do the CSS, so that hasn’t helped.

I have another gallery for you, and like yesterday would really love to hear which ones you like the best.  It was fantastic the response I got yesterday, thank you to everyone.  The one of Flinders Street Station would have won if there had been a competition.  So here are the photos from the waterways.

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  1. It’s too difficult to choose just one today. My favourites are the city at night and the reflections of the city on the river photos. What a gorgeous collection. You inspire me Leanne.

    February 21, 2014
    • I must admit, they ones around water are always so appealing. Thank you for picking some, I love hearing which ones people like the most. Thanks again Carol, what a lovely compliment, always nice to hear.

      February 21, 2014
  2. Reblogged this on Aw Laugh Think and commented:
    Very nice.

    February 21, 2014
  3. How about Photography One on One: Melbourne…that way you can customize for different locations online or tours.
    I really love all the photos, nice variety of techniques and style.

    Thank you for following my blog and the likes, it keeps me inspired to capture quality images.

    February 21, 2014
    • You, know I really like that Sally, then it is about photography, whether I am teaching or not. Sounds great, I am definitely going to give this one some thought. Thank you so much, and you are very welcome, and that is fantastic to hear.

      February 21, 2014
  4. Reblogged this on ronfeir.

    February 21, 2014
  5. These photographs are absolutely fantastic, brilliant job on your part

    February 21, 2014
  6. thatnavaword #

    the sky looks amazing!

    February 21, 2014
  7. Wow Leanne … just beautiful.

    February 21, 2014
  8. I enjoyed all of those water scenes, especially # 5 with the reflections and the 5th from the last with the rowers in the foreground.

    February 21, 2014
    • Thank you, I love the reflections in the water, it is nice when you can get those.

      February 21, 2014
  9. sccity-hpm0298-2cep for me

    February 21, 2014
  10. These are even more awesome then yesterday’s, but then again, I am partial to water. I again will leave a comment, and I will try harder NOT to like so many. I cannot help it, though. You are just that good!

    One-2-One That is what came to mind. 1-To-1 … That doesn’t look as good. I like the first one I said.

    OK. Must get something in my stomach and I will be back. I’m really glad you are in my life, too, Leanne. Love, Amy

    February 21, 2014
    • Thank you Amy, I don’t think you are alone in your partiality to water, I know I am too.
      Thanks for the suggestions, it is good to hear what people think.
      I must go and have some breakfast, thanks again Amy, I feel the same.

      February 21, 2014
  11. They are so stunning!!!

    February 21, 2014
  12. I commented on some, liked some. My favorites are 8640 – the reflection, and 5795 – gorgeous cityscape.
    The website looks a little bare – a header photo would be nice. Should I ever get to Melbourne I will happily engage Leanne for a “Photography Mentorship” session.

    February 21, 2014
    • Thank you, I think, you didn’t seem to like many Ludwig, and then you criticised and told me what I should do to the images, not a great thing to do, it really upset me.
      The website is the website, it should be bare, it should be easy for people to find things. No option for a header photo in the theme. Also, I don’t want it to look like a blog, so I purposely looked for something that would look like a website and not a blog.

      February 21, 2014
      • Very sorry, Leanne. I misunderstood. Please remove my comments. I did not find a way to do so myself. I apologize for my comments. I did not mean to upset you.

        February 21, 2014
      • Okay, now that I know you weren’t trying to be rude, I do feel better, it is something we have to be careful about. I never tell people what is wrong with their photos, I hate doing it, it is such a personal thing. I will go back through and delete the ones that I found hard. Thank you so much for getting back to me, I do really appreciate that.

        February 21, 2014
      • Thank you for your understanding. I had just come from a critique session – guess I was still engaged in that. So sorry for my fauz pas. I very much admire your work.

        February 21, 2014
      • I am just glad that it was a misunderstanding, you get some people who do this sort of thing, and they are just being nasty, so for my part, I am so very happy that it was resolved and we are still friends.

        February 21, 2014
  13. Really wonderful shots! I especially like the bridges, spectacular!

    February 21, 2014
    • Thank you, we have so many bridges over the river in a short space, and they are all different.

      February 21, 2014
  14. The first image has all the elements to make me return and return to it/ Most of all, the clarity of the reflections are cast with an illusion that focuses on nature and human nature. It’s a stellar capture.

    February 21, 2014
    • Thank you so much Sally, always good to hear when an image does that.

      February 21, 2014
  15. Hello, my favorite is the photograph scdocklands-3hpm5774-3/. I love the way that bridge seems to be in a gentle movement.

    February 21, 2014
    • That is such an unusual bridge, and really should be photographed more. Thank you, love your description of it.

      February 21, 2014
  16. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez #

    These images positively glisten! :D

    February 21, 2014
  17. I think you could call your offering what you want, you can put more info in a subtitle, sort of like:

    One on One*
    Photography tours (placename?) and lessons with Leanne Cole.

    Doing the parks and waterway would seem to be a good idea, as that would appeal to some potential customers. You could do a static front page?

    February 21, 2014
    • I like that idea of the byline, is that what they call them, good point.
      I think many people would love to do them along the river, both evening and morning. Get very different shots then. The website has a static front page, I have the website and the blog. Thanks Robert.

      February 21, 2014
  18. I can only echo what others have said ….this series of images are just incredibly beautiful, not to mention im just a sucker for reflections…I just love them ….really magnificent !!

    February 21, 2014
    • Thank you so much Trees, I think you aren’t alone here, there is something about water and reflections.

      February 21, 2014
  19. Those are great images Leanne

    February 21, 2014
  20. The first is my fave. And then the buoy.

    February 21, 2014
  21. leecleland #

    Today I like the city reflections in the glassy river, so crisp and clean and the abstract river reflection, sort of like a lattice is the only way I can describe it. All show Melbourne along the Yarra at its best, great images. I like One on One, if their troubled by having more than one person they can always contact you.

    February 21, 2014
    • Thank you Lee, I like those reflections too, especially the ones where the water looks like glass. I do offer up to 3, if that makes sense, I will do a either 1, 2, or 3, but no more, otherwise it gets too hard, hopefully most of them will be one or two. Thanks Lee.

      February 21, 2014
  22. I like the Southern Cross bridge one, the one where with reflections in the water, the sunset one and the night time Docklands one. Another great set of photos.

    Sorry to hear that you’re in a bit of a dilemma over your Photography Lessons. It sounds like a lot of work. So it’s not just one on one, but you’re planning on offering tours in groups? I like the website, it’s easy to read. I’ve tinkled around with basic CSS on my blog – it’s hard but I am lucky I got my blog to work the way I want it.

    Speaking of the up-and-coming Emporium, it’s going to become a retail hub. Victoria Secret’s and Uniqlo are just some of the brands coming there. It should be an interesting sight once it’s up.

    February 21, 2014
    • Thank you so much Mabel, the response has been tremendous.

      They shouldn’t be a lot of work, not once I get customers, it is getting the people to take them that will be the hard part. I am not good at marketing. I am a good teacher though, and I have to remember that. I don’t want to do groups, I like it to be more personal than that, the most I would do is 3. I’ve played with CSS on other sites, but with WordPress it seems so much harder, I should learn it one day, but then I think, maybe it isn’t necessary.

      Thanks for letting me know about the Emporium, it should be interesting, though one has to wonder how many more stores do we actually need.

      February 21, 2014
  23. I love the reflection photos. The Yarra provides us with so many opportunities for great reflections.

    My suggestion for your tours could be Small Group photography tours.

    February 21, 2014
    • The reflection photos have been very popular which is great, I love the Yarra for that reason too, I love it when it is very still. I must go and take more photos of it.
      Thanks for the suggestion, it is something else to think about. Thank you Leanne

      February 22, 2014
  24. These are beautiful images. The portrait orientation with glassy water is spectacular. Has an icy coldness to it which I respond to. I also love the loose reflections of the steel sculptures which make a wonderful abstract image. On the title for your instructional visual tours, my thoughts are a bit different: 1, 2 or 3. Photograph Melbourne with me. Philippa

    February 21, 2014
    • Thank you Philippa, I love that photo, and I have never seen the water that still again, I always hope it will be, but it never is. I must keep trying. Thank you for the suggestions for the tours too, I like it, I will have to think about it and add it to the list.

      February 22, 2014
  25. isidorocgomez #

    Reblogged this on ISIDORO C. GOMEZ SOCIAL MEDIA AND PHOTOGRAPHER.

    February 21, 2014
  26. Another good photographic tour – I have indicated my favorites from the gallery. In this case I went with a lot that used the reflections of the water. I’m behind on viewing, so sorry for the delay. Good luck with the name – branding is very difficult as you have to cove all your bases in a single slogan or name…”Lens Lessons with Leanne” ? I like alliteration in a name as you can see…

    February 21, 2014
    • Thank you Robert, I think the images with reflections have been very popular. No problems at Robert, you don’t need to apologise for that. Branding is difficult, I want something that people will remember too, thank you for your suggestion, I will have to add to me list and maybe something will come out of all of them.

      February 22, 2014
  27. The reflections are beautiful. Looks like the water was nice and still for you

    February 21, 2014
    • That morning the water was so amazing, not long after that it started raining, but it was great while it lasted. Thank you Nora.

      February 22, 2014
  28. Always fantastic photos. The ones with reflections are amazing!

    February 22, 2014
  29. excelent photos..

    February 22, 2014
  30. There are too many excellent images to pick one but I like the images with the cityscapes reflected in the water and the night shots with water reflections. Hope that’s helpful.

    February 22, 2014
    • That is very helpful Beth, thank you so much for letting me know.

      February 22, 2014
  31. Beautiful images, Leanne.

    February 22, 2014
  32. Gorgeous!

    February 22, 2014
  33. so talented!!

    February 22, 2014
  34. Thought I’d share this with you. Not related to your post here at all, but the image made me think of some of yours ;)

    http://hannetfisker.wordpress.com/2014/02/20/mists-of-myths/

    February 22, 2014
    • Thank you, I hadn’t seen it before, so it is nice to see something new, thanks for the link. :)

      February 22, 2014
  35. Hello Leanne,
    A fabulous collection of images and perspectives showcasing Melbourne. Beautiful, thank you,
    BW,
    Julian

    February 22, 2014
    • Thank you Julian, I have been quite surprised by the response, it has been wonderful.

      February 22, 2014
  36. Oh wow Leanne, what a great photographer you are ! I’m always impressed when I see your beautiful photos. I wish I had more time to visit your blog more often.
    Have a wonderful week-end :)

    February 23, 2014
    • Don’t feel bad about that Jocelyne, we all do what we can. Thank you so much, these, I think, are some of my best and nice to see them together like this.

      February 23, 2014
  37. Great photo shots.

    February 23, 2014
  38. That soft touch really makes it into a totally different shot doesn’t it? I love these :)

    February 23, 2014
  39. My finger got tired of hitting the like button, Leanne. What a wonderful gallery! :)

    February 26, 2014
    • Oh no, I hope your finger recovers, ;) Thank you, glad you enjoyed it.

      February 26, 2014
  40. I really love these pics of Melbourne and all the different views of the river and reflections. Some great photos.

    February 28, 2014
    • Thank you Penny, the river provides lots of great photographic opportunities.

      February 28, 2014
  41. This is just magic …. I would like to know the size of the photos do you use for your galleries, because I need to make mine smaller – because I used you half my space allowance now.
    That top photo with the city, water and bridge – just stunning, Leanne. My pick has tot be the evening shot of the entrance to the walking tunnel, at least I think it’s.
    I would love to have you as mentor. *smile

    February 28, 2014
    • Thank you Viveka, I did a post on the resizing, let me see if I can find you the link,

      http://leannecolephotography.com/2014/02/04/what-size-is-that-image/

      This is exactly what you need Viveka, I resize my images so the longest side is 800 pixels. I also make the quality of the image is very small, about 8, so that the only thing the image is useful for is to use on the web.
      What a lovely thing to say Viveka, it is a strange thing being a mentor, I am about to start doing it for someone who lives in Canberra as he works on a project.

      March 1, 2014
      • Here is your answer to my question … had missed, so sorry. I read you post about size matters, but I must have missed that bit.
        Today I started to down-size and keep a full size on file of the photo I have edit. I think I have to go back and resize earlier posts, because it works with smaller photos.
        Sorry, that I didn’t see your replay. You’re a star. I think you would do a great job as a mentor – and take good money of it.
        Great that you have more customers lined up … but you have so many that follows you, so I’m sure there will be more job of this kind for you.

        March 2, 2014
      • It is definitely worth doing Viveka, you just never know, and it does save on your space in WordPress.
        Thank you, it is funny, but it doesn’t seem to happen with the blog, hopefully I can find that in social media.

        March 2, 2014
      • I wish you good luck with … whatever path you dicide to take. You are truly worth it.

        March 3, 2014
      • What a beautiful thing to say Viveka, thank you very much.

        March 3, 2014

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