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  1. Hi Leanne
    I write to ask if I may have your postal address to send a certificate of appreciation to you in thanks for all the support you gave Katren Munro during her Ride Hard to Breathe Easy cycle from Adelaide to Melbourne.

    many thanks kerrie

  2. Hello, I was just wondering if you’d had time to check out my blog. Thanks, you can see it at

  3. Been meaning to tell you that I love the caption on your blog header that says, “Photography Practice”. So humble for someone who takes such great photos!

    • That is such a nice thing to say. I do think all my photography is practice, and maybe one day I will do an image that I think is perfect, practice makes perfect, isn’t that the saying. Thanks for the lovely words.

  4. Love the blog and all the images. Interesting concept putting the original image up alongside the “developed” images. Keep up the lovely work

    BillyG / A Man With His Camera Blog

    • It seemed a good way to let people see what I had started from. I get the feeling that lots of people like seeing the original. Though I have to be prepared for them not to like what I have done to the image, and that does happen, but mostly there seems to be a consensus that what I am doing is good. I will keep it up and you too. Lovely meeting you.

  5. milezaway says


    Noticed you liked one of my posts so I thought I would have alittle look at your blog, love the images…..really good and something I only dream of being able to shoot

    • I think when you look at the original images you will realise that the images aren’t really special, I just spend a lot of time on photoshop. You can shoot them as well. It is all about seeing. Good luck.

      • milezaway says

        I think I need to upgrade my Corel paintshop pro to photoshop….

      • If you can get Photoshop, I would, though, I’m told that Photoshop Elements if pretty good, depends on how far you want to go.

  6. Love your blog. Will definitely be keeping an eye on it. I have started gaining a keen interest for photography.

  7. Howdy!

    I find your blog amazing!
    You know I’m not that good in Photography but your blog gives me more inspiration.
    Keep up the good work and inspire more people :D

    lovelots, Joan

    • No one thinks they are good. I look at some of my images and say yuck and when I look at some stuff I was doing a few months ago, I cringe. It makes my heart swell with pride to know that I inspire people, thanks for letting me know.
      Keep going, you will get there. :) Thanks Joan.

      • You say Yuck to your images while I say WOW :D
        Be Happy and Be Proud of your images not all the people has the same amazing imagination and artistic as you :D

  8. Leanne,
    I nominated you for a Beautiful Blog Award. to see the rules for accepting the award. (Easy one !) Congratulations, and thanks for your beautiful pictures. I enjoy your comments back and forth as well!!!

  9. Thank you for the like on my blog…you have some beautiful photos. I have been using a camera since I was about 12, and really love the freedom of digital (plus I could never afford the amount of film that my camera habit requires lol) looking forward to seeing more of your work

    • YOu just described exactly why I love digital. I love just being able to snap as much as you like. I am the same, I couldn’t afford the processing on the amount of images I used to take. I used to take about 2 rolls of film a week, so that would 76 images, now I take 200 to 300 in an afternoon. It was a pleasure visiting your blog and thanks for coming and checking out mine.

  10. Leanne, thanks for your like.. I did what it appears that most bloggers do.. and checked out your site in return.. imagine my surprise to find pictures of ‘home’ amongst your portfolio.. I too am a Mallee girl!…albeit currently on the other side of the world. Double bonus is that I’m just wanting to start getting serious about my photography and your blog is going to be a wealth of information.. thank you so much for finding… and liking mine! xJ

    • Hello, I’ve answered most of your other comments, it is so funny to meet someone this way who knows the area where those photos were taken. The Mallee is a very strange place, I hate getting there, but when I am there I don’t want to leave. When you come back we will have to see if we can organise to go and take some photos. I went to Patchewollock for the first time last time I was up there. Great meeting you. Keep in touch.

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  12. mmemargaux says

    Wow! Your photographs are amazing! I just started photographing and I like it. I hope that I will be able one day to make photographs like you do! You’re really good.
    (Sorry for my bad English) :)

  13. Little Brown Tomato (LBT) says

    Hello! I just read your note. I was off the computer for what seems like ages. And I must share that I tried that pumpkin/potato combo and it was great! I wasn’t sure how to season it, so that was a bit tricky but it was good (just added salt and other stuff I had).
    I might close down my blog. I’m not consistent enough. If I re-open, I’ll come looking and add you again.
    So good to hear from you again! So very kind of you.

    • It is so nice to hear from you Catherine, I have missed your posts. I am so glad the pumpkin and potato combo worked out. Sounds like you did a good job.
      I hope you find that you can keep going with it, I enjoyed your blog, so much so that I noticed I hadn’t heard from you.
      Good luck and thanks for letting me know.

      • Little Brown Tomato (LBT) says

        Leanne, you are truly sweet. I’ve been pondering the blog and plan on changing the name (if WordPress will allow) and go a different direction with it. Keep it holistic hobby related vs. one hobby. I have lots of interests. ;)

      • I don’t think you can change your user name, but you can certainly change your blog name, would love to see you more.

      • Little Brown Tomato (LBT) says

        I think you’re right. And thanks for the welcome back. I hope to post some things tonight. Blessings from the States! :)

  14. hi there, i am glad that you like some of my photos on my blog because it led me to yours. I’m automatically a fan now of your photos and blog. I tried to follow but everytime i entered my email it says “Your subscription did not succeed, please try again with a valid email address.” I’m sure i have entered the correct email address so maybe something is wrong with your follow button? Anyway, will just bookmark your blog and check often. Thanks for sharing some editing tips..this helps to a lot of amateur photographers like me….:)

    • That is very strange, you should have to enter anything, but I think WordPress are doing some changes, the set up for a new blog post was completely different today, maybe wait a day or two then try, let me know if you still have trouble. If you are signed in you should just be able to press follow.

  15. Leanne. I have to ttll you once again you r work is truy amazing and creative. I love the odl school churches. A s I love church ceilings aointed. Please know as you post faithfully each day I am not able to . SO I do not get to like every day. I follow but every day I do not post. My blog is slowly getting hits. I wish i could share it more. :)
    God blessed you with a Special gift!!

    • I think the trick is not necessarily to do it every day, but to do it on a regular basis, 3 times a week or once a week, make it so people know when to expect. I post every day because if I don’t, I worry I will never get around to it. That is what happened with my other blogs, now I don’t do them at all. We do what we have to. Thank you.

  16. John Godoy says

    Hello – leanne – Thanks for visiting my site. It is still a work in progress.

  17. Although it seems redundant, I must agree that you have an amazing eye for capturing and manipulating wonderful images. It will take some time to go through your blog. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  18. Thank you very much for liking one of my first blog articles :)
    You make great pictures and I am very much looking forward to read some of your tutorials in depth :)
    Have a nice day

  19. Hi Leanne,
    I noticed you’ve liked pages on both my blogs–Allison Strauss Art and Design, and Snail’s Postcard Post–apparently by total coincidence. Thought that was cool, thank you so much! And you have wonderful photographs here. Keep on clickin’ that camera!

  20. Your blog is fascinating and your pictures are fabulous!! I could gaze at them all day long (as a matter of fact, I think I will), it’s just the perfect subject matter for me. Please keep up the good work :)

  21. jimzuniverse says

    Hi Leanne. Thanks for the like. Congratulations, you have very nice pictures.

  22. Hi Leanne, thanks for visiting my blog and liking my post …snowy illusions…
    I appreciate that a lot!
    Have a great day and a happy new year!

  23. Hello. Thank you for clicking “like” to my little blog:)
    I have looked at your site and you have some wonderful work. I shoot in a style similar to yours and it’s nice to see other people creating images I can be drawn into and appreciate for that certain “extra” something that hdr and processing can do. HDR is a brave new process that has mixed impressions with traditionalists, personally I like the extra depth and dramatic sense the process gives to the photo! Please keep up with the HDR! I won’t spam you with my website link here, but I am interested in any opinions you may have of my work, my link is in my blog:)
    Happy new year!

  24. Jun Song says

    Thanks for dropping by my blog! You seem to have been in the blogging space for a while and your work definitely speaks on its own. Hope you got something out of my recent post :)

  25. What a great site you have. Thank you for liking my image and….that’s how I now know about you! Looking forward to going through the entire website.

  26. Hey there – I don’t know how you feel about blog awards but recently my blog – — was nominated for the
Liebster Award.
As part of that process, I nominated 11 blog I like and follow, and yours is one of them. If you’re interested in participating,
visit my post on the, Liebster Award ( Then please send me the link to your Liebster Award post. Thank you for visiting my blog. I am anxious to continue seeing all the cool material you offer your followers on your blog!

  27. En Noir | Et Blanc says

    Hi! Thanks for following me blog! Working on it so stay tuned!

  28. Thank you for liking my work.

    I’ll check back to read your blog. I’m in the middle of creating new graphics for my blog.

  29. Hi, thank you for liking my blog! I am new at blogging and have a long way to go!
    I love photography, especialy children’s photography! and I like your photos, they are amazing!

  30. Hi, your visit to our blog and likes on our post, Four Seasons Bridal, was much appreciated… We are in wedding field photography. Your advise especially in the software part gave us a lot of insight on which to use.. Thanks…

  31. Hello! It goes without saying that I like what you’re doing. You make the bloggosphere bigger, badder, better. Congrats and keep it up, and have an Epically Awesome Award of Epic Awesomeness award on me!


    1. Write ten awesome facts about yourself.
2. Nominate ten other bloggers that you think are awesome enough to win this award.
3. Inform the chosen they have won.

  32. hey I just want to ask did you take all those amazing photos
    and also thanks for liking mine you don’t know what that means to me

  33. I would like to say a big thank you for liking my pages. your photography wunder-ful :)

    from a humble blogger,


  34. Hi Leanne,

    Amazing photography. Looking at the pics makes me crave to be present in all the places where the photos have been clicked which I personally feel is one of the biggest attributes of a good photographer.

    And ya thanks for liking my posts in my blog – Through My Eyes. Do visit again and let me know how you liked my posts.


    • Thank you Sangeeta, what a lovely thing to say, I try to show off this beautiful country as much as I can.
      It was a pleasure and thanks for stopping by mine.

  35. Thanks a lot for visiting my blog and liking my post
    You are doing a fantastic job, keep moving forward.

  36. Annette Reeves says

    Hi Leanne,
    It is great to read and see your appreciation of Rick’s work. His current exhibition at Niagara finishes soon on 7 September so try not to miss it ! Cheers. Annette

    • Hi Annette,
      Nice to hear from you, I love Rick’s work and thank you for the reminder, I will mention it on the blog too so people who live in Melbourne can also go and see it. Thanks

  37. Hello Leanne,

    I was just looking at your blog to re-visit your December post on taking night time photos in which you featured some images of Southbank at night. I see, on return to my blog, that you has been looking at the images of Southbank that I have just posted! The moon was a real bonus the night I was in Melbourne. Looking at your images, I see you have created a darker, more colour-saturated look to your city skyline image and was curious to know how you did the post processing for this image. I’m very much a ‘realist’ which I’m finding very hard to shake off and be a bit bolder with processing.

    • Yes, your images stood out to me, photos of Melbourne usually do. I often do HDR images with my night shots. It isn’t really realistic, not what you see, but the colours are there, and you get that long reflection in the water. I am not a realist when it comes to my photography. Sometimes I will do images realistically, but I do love playing with them and trying to create something else with them.

  38. Hi Leanne, Just ordered your 3 part know your DSLR or thought I did and just realised the order has only gone through for the first part. I’d like all three please and happy to pay the difference of $9. Can you let me know how we do this now please? thanks Kathleen

    • Yep, I just saw that, you can pay it with paypal, use the donate button in said panel and just say $9. I will send them when I get the notification.

  39. Hi Leanne. Just a quick note to let you know I made the move to mac (iMac).
    I know it’s often said but can’t help reiterate; I WISH I HAD DONE THIS SOONER!
    I will never go back to pc now.
    All the best, Peter.

    • Thanks Peter, I know lots of people do, but I don’t want to give up Linux, Linux is the best and a PC is half the price of a Mac, that is the part I can’t get past. I did hear from someone who uses both and uses it for the same thing as me and that person said that with using Photoshop there was absolutely no difference between them. Since that is all I use Windows for, I am happy with that decision. I use Linux for everything else. Also, I really dislike the Apple company, they are really horrible and I can’t support what they do. Thanks for your thoughts.

      • Thats fair enough. I can’t remember the exact details off the top of my head but I thought you were having trouble choosing between the two from reading your post on the subject. I guess you must have made up your mind since then. All the best.

      • Thanks Peter, I have, actually it was kind of made up for me, you were right, I couldn’t choose, but through hearing what many people said in their comments, I realised that I don’t really need to spend all that money. Then my husband reinstalled windows on my laptop put in a SSD and wow, it is so much faster. I still want to replace my almost 10 year old desktop, but it doesn’t seem so urgent now, so I can wait a while. The Desktop run Linux, but it would be nice if it also ran Windows. Soon I hope.
        The post was great for me, I was a bit confused at the start of it, but by the end of the day, I knew I would stay with PCs. I like the live in help too, LOL.

  40. Maks S says

    Just wanted to thank for your constant activity on my blog and let you know it is greatly appreciated and humbling, given your popularity.

    I am due for a Master’s course interview soon and wanted to ask if it is OK to mention that you follow my blog.

    • You’re welcome, it is one thing I love about WordPress, the way we can look at other people work and enjoy it. It is important I think to look as well.
      You can mention me if you like, but I don’t think anyone knows me out of WordPress. Good Luck with it.

      • Maks S says

        I agree. It’s much more effective to get inspiration and tips from others than to just mindlessly take photos in hopes of improving.
        I highly recommend pinterest’s photography feed. Amidst the baby photos and cheesy senior portraits there are some really amazing images.

        Thanks again, will need all the luck.

      • Thanks for that Mark, I must admit I have stayed away from Pinterest, there seem to be many photos that people have no idea whose they are. I am finding G+ fantastic, there are some great images there and I think G+ is great for photographers.
        No problems Mark.

  41. I love your blog!! Learning so such from you- thanks!

    Wonder if you can answer a question for me:

    1. I own a Nikon D3100

    2. I own some really good lenses, a Sigma macro and 2 Minolta lenses that came with a Minolta 35mm SLR

    3. I bought a Minolta-to- Nikon adapter ring on Amazon

    4. lenses with Minolta mounts fit Nikon perfectly now

    5. I must use manual mode to focus and zoom

    6. All pictures come out black

    any thoughts?

    • I have never used an adaptor ring before, so I am not sure I can help. I know the extension tubes I have can make my images darker and I have to sometime turn up the exposure compensation to over expose the image. Is the Macro lens for a minolta as well? Can you get your hands on a nikon lens to see if the camera is okay. I would think that the first thing you should do if find if there is anything wrong with the camera.

  42. I was wondering if you we could chat and about how to get my photography blog going, as well as the factors I should whilst completing a blog, would really appreciate the support :)

  43. Leanne
    A visitor to Cape Canaveral in the early sixties saw a man who was (just) sweeping the floor. “How do you rate your job, among all these astronauts and scientists?” The man looked at him levelly. “I’m helping to put a man on the Moon,” he replied.
    I (just) blog too. Keep it up.
    I love the colour, by the way.
    Hugh FitzGerald Ryan

  44. wow! leanne cole following my blog, you made my day, leanne :) .
    i am honoured and humbled at the same time.
    thank you very much and I hope my ongoing work live up to your high standard and expectation.
    have a good week ahead.

    • I like to follow people who comment regularly on my blog and you do, I know your name, so thought it was about time. Though I have to warn you I’m not good at commenting on other peoples blogs, I find that by the time I finish responding to the ones on my blog, there isn’t much time left, but I do like to look to see what people are up to.
      Thanks, you have a good week too Ken.

  45. Hi Leanne, thank you for following my blog. I’m new to this but appreciate the connections it allows us to make. Your site is inspiring and I very much look forward to your posts. In fact you are the photographer that has motivated me to embark in the bird photo challenge I have just started. I hope you enjoy my weekly posts. Chris

    • I like to follow people who I see commenting on a regular basis, though I will look at what you are doing, I have to warn you I don’t comment much, I find the comments on my blog a lot to deal with. I look forward to seeing what you do though. :D

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  47. gabrielle says

    i just read your work on olive cotton and i myself am researching her thoroughly after discovering that i am related to her and going to a family reunion the weekend just been where i met her daughter who continues to sell prints of her mothers works.
    i take a photography class and i have chosen to write my work on cotton and would appreciate yours (or anyone elses) ideas and opinions and thoughts to what inspired her.

    • How amazing, so does photography run in the family.
      I have no idea about what her inspiration was, but I get the feeling she was experimental and tried lots of things, and just wanted to see what worked. It must have been so hard for her being a woman photographer in her time. It is still hard for women who don’t want to do portraits or weddings, to be something else. I don’t know what her inspiration was, but she was a very inspirational woman to many people.

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  50. Leanne your blog is phenomenal! I’ve gone through a few photography blogs now and the time and effort you put into your work is wonderful. Thank you so very much for dropping by my blog post on South Korea- I must admit to being a bit of a lazy blogger sometimes and not keeping on top of checking out who follows my blog but I’m so glad I dropped by here. And, just as coincidences go, I’m currently in Melbourne so will be looking for some good photo opportunities (well I’ll try, I’m in no way as talented or professional as you). I look forward to seeing your future posts :D

    • Thank you Olivia, that is a lovely thing to say. I do do a lot of work on my blog and try to make it interesting. If you go to the Archives page at the top, there is the archives for the Weekend Wanderings and you will find lots of posts on Melbourne there, plus I just posted a new one on the city, I was in there yesterday taking photos. I have a Social Snappers excursion planned for Thursday night too, we are coming in to take photos of the Christmas decorations. It was lovely meeting you Olivia, well through a blog, and I hope you have a wonderful stay here in Melbourne.

      • Thank you so much for your lovely response- I will definitely check out your Melbourne posts in your Archives :) I am also really looking forward to seeing any pictures you post of Christmas decorations. Have a wonderful week!

  51. Hi Leanne,
    Firstly, I really admire your blog and your photography.

    Secondly, I was wondering if you have any advice for promoting one’s self? Is Flickr a good way to encourage traffic on your site?



    • Hi Aaron,
      thank you.
      You just have put yourself out there as much as possible, I do Flickr, though I have only been doing it for a couple of months, I am more proactive on my Facebook page and Google+. I spend a lot of time looking at other blogs, too much really, but it is what you have to do if you want to get people to notice you.
      Good luck.

  52. Hi Leanne,
    Season’s greetings.
    Thank you very much for your visits and likes through the year.
    (would love to hear your comments on some of them too :) .
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.

    • You’re welcome Ken, I do what I can.
      Commenting is not something I’m good at, sorry, I find trying to keep up all the comments on my blog quite hard, and then commenting on others, woah, it can be a lot.
      Thank you and Merry Christmas to you as well, I hope you have a great time and Happy New Year. :D :D

      • no worries, leanne.
        I do understand. it amazes me how you find time to keep your blog prolific as you do. salute!
        i am off to phuket/thailand with the family for a few days later part of the month, looking forward to doing some photography when i am over.
        enjoy the weekend.

        best regards,

      • Thanks Ken.
        It can be almost like a full time job at time.
        Sounds like you are going to have a great time, enjoy.

  53. Marisa says

    Hi Leanne–Goodness, your work is breathtaking! Thank you for the treat–and thanks for stopping by eve’s apple as well! ~Marisa (

    • Thank you Marisa, what a lovely thing to say, you can come back and visit anytime, :) you’re welcome, I think it is an important part of blogging, seeing what others are up to.

  54. Dear Leanne,
    This is just to say thank you for regularly “liking” the photos on my site. I don’t usually comment on blogs or invite comments, but I figured, after all this while, it was time to let you know how encouraged I have been by your support, especially as you take such wonderful photographs yourself. Thanks.
    Blessings to you.

    • You’re welcome Ramona, it is one of the things I like WordPress, the community and being able to see what others are doing. thank you, good luck with your photography as well.

  55. mindbender999 says

    Good Morning Leanne, I am a new blogger that has recently found a new love of photography…I have followed your blog and I am interested in participating in the challenges. Can you please tell me what I need to do to get started?

    Thank you in advance!

    • All the instructions on how to enter are at the end of the MM post, so you can find out what you need to do there. It is quite a bit of information and I need to get going, so please excuse me for not explaining it too, but please, if you have any questions, more than happy to answer them.

  56. Dear Leanne.

    I am very grateful for Your visit my blog and appreciation of the pictures. You have a lot of interesting things on Your blog, so I will looked at it somrtimes.

    Greetings from Poland

  57. bonjour from the Medoc wine country in France. Thank you for liking my post this morning on biking and photo shooting. In turn I got to discover your talents! very nice. I’ll be back to visit, Tristane

    • Bonjour, and you are very welcome Tristane, lovely to see what other people are doing. I look forward to seeing you again, thank you.

  58. Leanne, I enjoy reading your blog. So much great information on a variety of subjects and a way of “meeting” new and talented people. I would greatly appreciate if you could find time to answer a couple of questions about your WP blog, since you have been blogging for a long time and you have some features that I am interested in. #1- How do you manage the limited GB space with the amount of pictures you post? Do you not run out of space? #2- How is it possible for you you to have all those ‘ads’ or links (e.g.DPS, Lowepro, Nikon School) in the left column? #3- Have you ever tried and if yes, what is your opinion of it? Or any other self-hosted platform? Thank you so much :)

    • Wow lots of questions, I will do my best to answer them Sonia.
      1 – I pay to have extra space. I do the business one, so it costs about $400 a year, just so I can do those posts, though having said that, if you pay the $100, I think it is, you get 13GB and I haven’t used that much space yet.
      2 – They aren’t ads in the side bar. I have put them there because they are companies I work for or they support me or sponsor me. It is good to acknowledge them, but none of them have been paid for. I write for dPS which is why it is there.
      3 – Yes, I have tried and my website is done with that. there is a blog there too.
      I have never tried anything else other than WordPress, I hope I have answered your questions.

      • Thank you so much :) I know your time is valuable and I really appreciate you answering my questions. Thank you for visiting my blog. I appreciate your likes :)

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