All posts tagged: Melbourne


Weekend Wanderings: Walking Around the Streets

On Friday I was going out to afternoon tea, but I had to get into the city earlier so I decided to take my camera. It’s nice just wandering around taking photos of nothing much at all. Things do catch your attention. I also went into a couple of stores. The first one was Gewurzhaus and took photos of some of the great things in there. They sell lots of spices and small containers. A great smelling shop. They are in the Block Arcade across from the Hopetoun Tea Rooms. The other store was a soap shop called The Australian Natural Soap Company. They had lots of soap, naturally. They were very raw and very textured. I like photographing them. I did ask if I could take photos. I think it is polite when you go into stores and they usually don’t mind. I was a bit shocked to see that Christmas decorations are up already. It is all happening too fast. I’m just going to leave you there today. I have some photos of …

The city of Melbourne, looking down the river towards the walking bridge to Southbank.

Something for Friday

Some decisions have been made recently and one of them is to do my posts on two blogs. This one and the one on my website. I would like the one on my website to become my main blog, and in time I hope everyone will find their way there. Some other changes are going to happen as well. I plan on cutting down on how often I blog. I think I will go to four times a week, and see how that goes. I need to find some time to do some other things, which I am excited about. My posts on Friday are going to combine my Bits and Bobs post as well as looking at images I have put up on Social Media. Social Media seems to be a very important aspect for any photographer these days. With that in mind I’ve been trying to use it a lot more and putting more photos on certain platforms. I have been building up Instagram and trying to put one or two photos up there …


Introductions: Peter Hill

When I went to Aireys Inlet on Friday I was discussing with my friend Chris how I didn’t have anyone to introduce to you today. She often gives me the names of people and she came up with another suggestion. She said why don’t you ask Peter Hill. She said his work was amazing, so I looked and she was right. So I asked Peter for permission to feature him here to you. I wasn’t at all surprised to find lots of black and white images, or waterfalls. If Chris recommended his work then there would have to be a lot of those types of images there. I certainly wasn’t disappointed, there were lots of images like that. Beautiful atmospheric images. I asked Peter where in the world he was. I am based in the Blue Mountains, in NSW, Australia. My wife and I have a 100-year old farmhouse on half an acre of gardens and fruit trees. We are surrounded by huge oak trees and clouds. I also spend a lot of time living in inner-city Melbourne. …


Weekend Wanderings: The Streets of Melbourne

It is a sad world we live in and while I don’t think my views of it should be said here, I did find myself reacting to it. I had planned on doing a post on something else, but as I started to do it I realized that I wanted to show other photos. So I have prepared a heap of photos of people. Not something I normally do. They are people just going about their day, being normal as it were. Good or bad. So I leave you now with a gallery. Take care.

Another long exposure of a pier at Shelly Beach near Sorrento.

Something for Friday

It is another wet day here in Melbourne. A good day to stay home and write. I have more articles to write for Digital Photography School and I’ve been asked to write a post for someone else, which is always nice. I may have mentioned that already. Speaking of Digital Photography School another one of my articles was published today: 10 Tips for Better Landscape Photography Please take a look and share it on your social media, that would be great. It seems we live in a world of share share now. Everyone is sharing on Social Media. It is wonderful looking at amazing photos. I get so many ideas. Today I have some more photos for you that have been on, you guessed it, my Social Media sites, many Instagram and Flickr. I will write captions for them so you can see where they were. I hope the weather is nice where you are.


Weekend Wanderings: Street Art in the Lanes

Whenever I meet people to take photos who don’t really know Melbourne or the city, the places they want to see are where all the graffiti or street art is. They are very popular. The place that most people know about is Hosier Lane, but there are lots of other places too. You really just need to look, or know people. Duckboard Place and AC/DC Lane have some fantastic street art in them as well, so we headed there. It had been raining and the reflections were an added bonus, not to mention how much it brightened up all the artwork. It is like a U-shape and you walk around it. It doesn’t look like it goes all the way around, but if you don’t go you will miss some great work. I suspect it won’t be so great in times to come as many new restaurants are being planned for there. We all know that means it will change the lanes and the restaurants will push away the reasons the lanes were popular in …


Something for Friday

Since I stopped doing the Up for Discussion posts I’ve been trying to work out what to do for Friday’s. I like the idea of it not being much, so it might change from time to time and perhaps you will never know what will be here. My unpredictable day. I’ve been out quite a bit taking photos and I do try to take some photos with my phone when I go, but I have to admit I often forget. I have used it a few times in the last week, so I thought I would show you a few of those photos. Some are from my day down the coast last week. You can see from one what I was walking through with my new Merrell shoes. The others are from the city. One of them is the old GPO building in the city, or part of it. We walked in there with our cameras and were told that we couldn’t use them to take photos, we said but we don’t want to photograph …