Weekend Wanderings – Teaching Around Heidelberg
This last week I had another opportunity to meet someone who I only knew through the blogging world. Julie is from New Zealand and while she was over here for a holiday she did a One on One Photography session with me. Normally I do these in the city, but she was more interested in doing landscapes and farming sort of things, so I suggested we do the session in the parks and gardens around Heidelberg, basically around where I live. One of the great things about these sessions can be that I also get to take photos as well.
We had the perfect day, almost, anyway. The sun came out the first time in a long time. I took her to many of the places that I showed you in photographs the week before, but this time, the sun was shining. It was a beautiful autumn/winter day.
I was showing her where my image for Monochrome Madness had been taken, and I decided to take another photo as it seemed different again with the blue sky and the sun creating shadows.
I love the way the sun comes through the bare trees in winter. It is so warm and inviting. The sun is always warm here. I lived through a Danish winter once, and while the grey days were a bit depressing after awhile, what I remember the most is the sun coming out and I looked for a wall so it could warm me, but it wasn’t warm. It was so strange.
We went to the waterfall that I have discovered and took some photos of it. We didn’t have tripods, so it was hard to get that soft look that you can get with running water, but there was a branch across the path so I rested my camera on that to see what I could get, and I have to say, I’m not unhappy with the shot.
This windmill is right around the back next to the Yarra River. I don’t know what it pumps water for, or if it still pumps water. This is part of the park that I don’t really like going into by myself. There have been reports of women being grabbed and such, so a place to be wary of. It is sad that such a beautiful place has become a place to fear.
You can see from the sky that the weather was changing. I had planned it so we would see if we could get a sunset over Banyule Flats, but unfortunately the clouds rolled in and there was no chance of it. I don’t think Julie minded. We got to see some beautiful birds, two black swans were hanging around us. Then, what we thought were a flock of cockies flying over, turned out to be a flock of Herons. We were serenaded all around by the Kookaburras. Still can’t believe they want to build a freeway through this area.
I did go out last night, I could see there was going to be a chance of a sunset, so I made my husband come out with me. It was almost over by the time we got there, but I did get this. So I am so sorry Julie, that you didn’t get an image like this. It was so wonderful meeting you the other day and hanging out with you. I hope you learned some new things with your camera.
I have more photos, don’t I always. Here is a gallery for you. I hope you have been getting out and taking some photos. I feel like my weekend is full of it. I have been taking so many and am looking forward to going somewhere new this morning for more photos.