All posts tagged: light

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Weekend Wanderings: Spring Morning in the Bellarine Peninsula

When I wrote the title to this post I almost said summer morning because it seems like summer here. It has certainly arrived very early. Apparently we are going into an El Nino which is the opposite in the Southern Hemisphere. It will bring hot temperatures and no rain, at least for the next few months. Early October has broken more records with days around 35°C or 95°F.  I’m not looking forward to summer at all. It is going to be too hot to do anything. For those of you that live near snow, lots of photos will be greatly appreciated. Another change is how I take photos has to change again, so it will mean lots of early mornings and late afternoons. I will have to get used to getting up very early in the morning to drive to places. Last weekend was the first time I did it since I got back. Though we didn’t try to get anywhere for the sunrise, but still we arrived at Queenscliff quite early. It was a very clear sky and the day was …

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Weekend Wanderings: Kinglake and Back

On Friday I had another One on One Photography Session and this time we decided to do some landscape photography. First we headed out to Kinglake to see what we could see. It has been nice to see the countryside here again, especially as spring is happening all around. The weather has been warm, and that also means the snakes are going to be waking up, so care has to be taken as well. We were looking at lighting and how it can make your images more interesting. It was getting late in the day and we were able to get some great shots of back lit trees. Also trees that are blossoming with the season. With spring are also flowers and they were everywhere. Lots of wild ones, well they were growing out in the wild, so I assume they are. They are small, most of the ones we saw, and very beautiful. We were also looking at how the light was hitting certain things. Breaks through the trees and then the light hits …

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My Melbourne – Things Returning to Normal

Yesterday I had my first One on One Photography Session since returning and I guess it means the holiday really is over. In some ways it was nice that everything is getting back to normal, but then again I feel like I’m in a strange place as well, in my head that is. I don’t know how to explain it, but I think having my client being someone from the US was really good. We talked about my experiences there and she talked about her experiences here. It is always different to see your country through the eyes of a visitor, the good, and the bad. We met under the clocks at Flinders Street Station, a very iconic meeting place, and then caught a train to Southern Cross Station to take photos around Docklands. I think that is a place that visitors hear bad things about and might not go to, so I thought it would be a great place to start. We walked around there and eventually ended up at the Yarra River where …

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USA Wanderings: Henry Cowell Redwoods

It’s been hot here in California, they are temperatures I am used to, but I have never experienced them in September before. It really doesn’t seem fair that I come all this way and it is so hot. I suppose it is better than having lots and lots of rain while I was here,. So today with the temperatures set to soar again it was decided that we would go to the redwood forests in the Santa Cruz Mountains, the Henry Cowell Redwoods. They are big, as you can see here, and some are over 2000 years old. I did this image with the cottage so you could see how big they were. We went there to go hiking through it and just look around. It was so incredible. It was another place where everywhere you looked you were saying ‘oh wow’. Places like this can be incredibly hard to photograph. How do you take photos that will be interesting? You don’t just want lots of trees there. I tried to find things that would …

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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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Weekend Wanderings: Off to Flinders Pier

Today’s post really is a continuation on from yesterdays. After walking all the way back up the steps at Cape Schanck Chris and I went to Flinders for breakfast. We went to a place that I’ve been to many times, Flinders Village Cafe. I like their french toast. After breakfast we headed down to the pier. I like this pier as there are lots of things around it to photograph. You just don’t know what you will see. It was one of those places that when I think of it I think of textures, it really is full of them. Look at those on the rails of the boat ramp. There has to be a photo under the pier. There are two piers here, the original one and a newer cement one. It is always great when you can get underneath, though the wood ones are far better and you can see how the wood has worn with the water, There are patterns on the beach from the water. Because this part of Flinders is …

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Weekend Wanderings: Autumn Mornings in Banyule Flats

Yesterday morning I took another trip back to Banyule Flats.  I have to return the Tamron 150-600mm next week to Maxwell International Australia and I want to get lots of use out of it before it has to go back. It was a gorgeous morning, the perfect autumn morning. I started at the swamp taking some photos of the birds with the Tamron lens. There was a white faced heron feeding there, that was a treat for me.  I’ve been enjoying watching the herons. There were also lots of ducks, lots of Pacific Black Ducks, I think they were.   I loved this, I think these are Eurasian coots walking on the water, quite funny. I really like it when the moon is out during the day. It is quite surreal this view of the moon, it almost looks like it is blending into the background. Once I was done with the birds I put the macro lens on and went for a walk around.  As I said the light was just stunning, it was a perfect …