Author: Leanne Cole

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Weekend Wanderings: Foggy Country Roads

Fog is a great thing to see in winter. It is cold, but it is also very atmospheric and when you see it it’s like you’re separated from the rest of the world. If you are out there on your own it can feel very isolating. When I was driving back from the Mallee just after I left Woomelang I couldn’t resist the fog anymore and had to pull over. I didn’t want to stop too many times because I had to get to Bev’s house, but I thought it wouldn’t hurt to stop a few times. I do love fog, so it wasn’t a hard call to stop. I hope you like the images as well. Can I just say, 2 days to go?

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Weekend Wanderings: Top of Mount Alexander

Sometimes when you go to places you just have to look, and this is one of those places that is all about looking. You can walk around all over the place and just take in the views. Again it was Bev from FOZZIE.M that showed me around. I had a lot of fun on top of this mountain and I laughed a lot. She was good fun to go out with. Thanks Bev. I’m not going to talk much, but I have written small descriptions with each image to help explain what they were or were of. Here is a gallery for you. I hope your weekend goes well.

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UfD: Making Changes

While I am away next month the blog is going to be different. I am taking a break from the usual blogging that I do, but that also leaves me with the question, do I continue doing exactly what I’ve been doing when I come back? One thing I’m thinking of doing is ditching the Up for Discussion Posts, (UfD). I had hoped when I started them that I would get lots of people wanting to guest post, but it never really happened. I had some people say they wanted to do it, but then nothing came of it. It is very hard trying to come up with a topic each week. I thought I could do tutorials, but they are very time consuming to do properly and one tutorial could take me a day to do. At this stage I think it is best to stop them. I will probably still do some posts discussing something, but not every week. I have thought of not posting on a Friday, or perhaps looking at an …

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Quiet Thursdays

Quiet Thursday or Frantic Thursday, I wasn’t really sure what to call this post. I have five days left to get things organized for my trip so I’m busy trying to some things finished. While I haven’t had a lot of time to go and take photos there has been a couple of opportunities. I’ve also done some work on some other photos taken at different times. I’m trying to build up my Flickr profile so I’ve been trying to get more photos up there. I like the way my page is starting to look and how it showcases me. So I thought I would show you some of the photos that I’ve had up there this week. A lot of the photos I put up there I have already had on this blog. I also put up the image from Monochrome Madness yesterday, but the colour version. I think it gives it a very different look. I like the lushness of the green. The same day that I took the above image I also took …

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MM 2-25: Monochrome Madness 2-25

First of all I need everyone to read this please. Next week all images for the theme Urban must be sent to me by Sunday morning. If you don’t send it by then it will not be in the post. I’m sorry, but I  won’t have time to do it after that. There will be no MM after the next one until the first week of October and it will be another theme. You can send your photos, but it won’t be published until the 7th of October.  I will announce next week what that theme will be. I had a lovely walk through Banyule Flats yesterday with a friend. She had never been there before and we had a great time looking around. Of course it is too vast to do in one day, but I’m sure she will be back. The sun was going in and out and she spotted these hints of light, it seemed to be the day for light. Don’t forget all the instructions on how to enter your own …

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Tuesday’s Bits and Bobs: Getting Ready

This time next Tuesday I will getting ready to board a plane. I would be almost at the airport and, I no doubt, will be feeling incredibly anxious as I get ready to take my first international flight in over 20 years, and my first ever on my own. Trip the USA This week is very busy, but I don’t have a lot to report. I am spending the week getting things finished before I go and getting other things finalized. Blog The blog will be different while I’m away. I don’t want to stop doing it, but somethings I do now take a bit of time, like Monochrome Madness, so I am going to take a break from my usual routine. I will still blog, but I am going to do more a journal style and write about my trip. The laptop I will be using isn’t great for processing, I also won’t have the time to do lots of work on images, so there might be a lot of photos taken with the …

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Introductions: Michael Kenna

Today I have someone new to me and I hope if you haven’t seen his work before you will understand why I wanted to introduce you to him. Michael Kenna is an English photographer and he does some amazing images. He has traveled the world taking photos, but the images he has are very different to what others have got. There is a simplicity to his work. The minimalist look. I got this from Wikipedia: Michael Kenna (born 1953) is an English photographer best known for his black & white landscapes. Kenna attended Upholland College in Lancashire, the Banbury School of Art in Oxfordshire, and the London College of Printing. In the 1980s, Kenna moved to San Francisco and worked as Ruth Bernhard’s printer. Kenna’s photography focuses on unusual landscapes with ethereal light achieved by photographing at dawn or at night with exposures of up to 10 hours. Since about 1986 he has mainly used Hasselblad medium format and Holga cameras and this accounts for the square format of most of his photographs. The main exception …