All posts tagged: Barwon Heads

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Tuesday’s Bits and Bobs: Racing Ahead

Last week I had my week away in Apollo Bay, and while it was fantastic it almost means that this week I have to hit the ground running. There is so much to do and not enough hours. I know once the magazine is out things will calm down again, but there is a lot to get done before then. Magazine Let’s start with that. All the articles are in, well except mine, and they have been, for the most part, edited. The next step is going to be putting it all together and getting it ready to sell to those that want to buy it.  Maxwell’s have been fantastic and are giving us something for a give away with the first one. I’m not going to say what, you will have to wait for the magazine to come out. Book My book on Banyule Flats is starting to get to the final stage. I am in the process of picking all the images for the book. I am doing a wide selection, then it …

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Weekend Wandering – Teaching at Point Lonsdale

This last week I had another opportunity to go to Point Lonsdale. It is one of my favourite places to go, so with my One on One Photography session this week I suggested going there.  We were working on shutter speed and water is a great way to show how shutter speed really works. I love this pier and taking photos underneath it.  When we were there the waves were big, and coming right under the pier.  I haven’t seen that before.  I also haven’t been there many times in the afternoon.  I have been there quite a few times, the first time was in the afternoon, but every other time has been in the morning.  The light is probably better in the morning, but you get lots of shadows in the late afternoon. I do like it when I go there and there is a large ship either leaving the bay, or in this case, entering it.  Point Lonsdale is at the entrance to the bay that Melbourne is on. The city is on …

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Weekend Wanderings – Fun Near the Sea

The other day I had to go to Barwon Heads and pick up my photos that had been in a restaurant there.  Unfortunately no one bought them, but I couldn’t just leave them there.  It was a good opportunity for my daughter to get some more driving done and for me to take some photos around there.  I don’t know Barwon Heads that well, and I never seem to find a lot to photograph, but I do like the area alongside the river that goes out to sea. It was a very warm day, the car said it was 39ºC (102.2ºF) and it felt that hot getting there, but once there it was really nice by the water.  So in the end I just took photos around the jetty’s and the boathouse.  We didn’t want to leave the waterside, it got too hot when we did. The water was really beautiful.  Normally when you go on the south coast of Australia the water is usually very cold, but on this day the water was almost …

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Weekend Wanderings – Meandering Along the Coast

Last Thursday I did a day trip with my visitors from the States, Nia and her husband.  I left home at 7am to pick them up from the Sofitel in the city before heading to Geelong and the Great Ocean Road.  The first place we went to was Point Lonsdale. It seemed appropriate to start there, Nia had talked about how she had enjoyed walking through the blog when we met on Wednesday, so it was good to show some more.  As you can see, it was overcast and not very inspiring, though the clouds were fantastic. On the way to Barwon Heads we took a wrong turn and found the weirdest place. We couldn’t work out what this was, so if you have any ideas, please share them. In Barwon Heads I changed the photos that I have hanging at Barwon Orange.  The others I had there were too dark, so I had to find some lighter ones.  Hopefully people will like the new ones more. We stopped at Bell’s Beach, well you have …

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Antiquing the Coast

Most of you know that I have been trying some new things with my processing.  I firmly believe that if you want to stand apart from other photographers, that you have to have something, or be doing something that makes you stand apart.  For me, that is about processing, taking great images and trying to make them into something unique.  Antiquing images, that is something new for me, and something that I am enjoying doing right now. I have picked images that I have taken around Point Lonsdale and Barwon Heads. I am not going to lie and say that I think they are all fantastic, but I like the effect and how they turn an image into something a little different.  I have been spending heaps and heaps of time on the internet looking at vintage photos and studying them.  I need to do more though. Images from the beach seem to really lend themselves well to this kind of treatment.  I do like the idea of modern sort of images being made to …

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Weekend Wanderings – More from Ocean Grove

I arrived home this afternoon.  It was great to be back, I mean as nice as it is to be away, it is always good to be home again.  I got some great images, and lots that I want to play with. I took so many photos of textures and I think I added over 200 images to my textures directory.  I am so happy with the ones I got and I really think I have some really useful ones.  I am looking forward to using them in my work.  I have a little hint for anyone who wants to get some, Wineries are fantastic for getting textures. I have put together a small gallery for you of some images that I have quickly got ready for you.  Since the Cape Schanck images and how many people were interested in the coast line, I tried to get a few images of it for you.  Our coast is often referred to as Shipwreck coast, and I also found a plaque about one that tells a story. …

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Weekend Wanderings – Around the Bellarine Peninsula

As I said the other day, I am away this weekend,  back down at Ocean Grove.  It is proving to be too relaxing, and almost no photos are being taken.  The two I am staying away with, are being very lazy and won’t go out and take photos with me.  It is a little disappointing, but I will just have to go on my own.  I have some ideas, and have already taken heaps of photos, though mostly of textures at all the wineries they have dragged me too. So I thought I would try something a little different with three of the images today.  Sort of going with the theme earlier in the week and something I have wanted to try. I thought I would try antiquing some images of the coastline, see if I can make the images look old.  I didn’t quite get it, but I like the idea and might play some more with them.  Some of the textures I got today are perfect for this sort of thing. This one …