1st coat, finished external decking, a little wonky, we shall call it a ladies touch, So friggin proud of myself and making me want to drink beer and I don’t like beer!!! Thanks Silvano Rinco for the tips and thanks Raele Barling for the loan of clamps 😊 A few weeks back I asked my daughter if we could take it down, she said “but I wanted to make in into a double story!!!” So I figured it out with a few tips YouTube, common sense and mostly love in my heart, I’m just grateful she like to play outside!!
I can’t remember the last time I was in Yarrawonga/Mulwala but it sure was nice to visit in winter. I remember going in summer, being really hot and lots of people. I was chatting to one of the locals and she said the populations goes from 8,000 to 80,000. Well lucky for me one of my best mates just moved there and no doubt I will be back to visit. It was great to be outdoors on such a mild winter day, the quiet, the walk and of course surrounded by nature. To purchase this image or checkout my portfolio click here.
Just a beautiful family! No easy feat with so many in studio and a lot of editing, what you may ask? ” Photographers secrets!) A “little” extra work but when you get messages like this, nothing is too hard, especially when you love what you do, blessed to be able to create family portraits for today and many years to come. Thank you for allowing me to record a moment in your personal family story.
“Just checked emails. Family photo looks AMAZING?!! LOVE IT!!! Thank you so much. My mum looks great!!! Definitely finalise finalise finalise!!! Thanks!!!”
Cadillac Canyon, San Remo, a very sweet small stretch of beach, I actually thought it would be bigger, At the end of Potters Road, a short gravel road and about 140 steps or so i was told I didn’t count them myself, Some lovely rock formations, i was there at low tide and those waves sure did come in hard and fast. Spectacular, I had it all to myself, surprisedly the weather was mild for July, interesting cloud formations and only a tiny bit of rain as i was leaving. A very cool spot, i was meant to go back the next day for sunset but decided to visit Grantville and have a few ciders instead. You can purchase some of my images here. Thanks
So awesome to see you both again, sometimes 10 minutes friendships become friends that stay in touch, i met this gorgeous couple out on one of my adventure trips, at the end of my day at the pub, still in salty boots and cider in my hand, Great conversation, sharing locations. The next day we were out shooting together! I do love meeting random people along the way, you just never know who you might meet, so glad you guys have moved closer to Melbourne and made a special trip for your portrait shoot.
I have always believed that when you look at life in reverse all is as it should be, while mostly I like to travel back to fond memories and moments, sometimes you need to look back as a reminder never to make the same mistake again, Moments deep within can be blinded by a false trust, i was so busy admiring through the lens that I didn’t see the water creep up behind me, left standing on a meter long island, i was drawn in, peaceful in a trance and forgot about the tide coming in, with a smile on my face I walked through the water not even feeling the cold. Thank God for reality checks.
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Grantville on 3 different days at 3 different times! I love stopping by if i am down that way, although I do check my tides, it’s always great to see how its presenting itself on the day, wild water, sand that I sink in, yep i got stuck, or tide just at the right height, calm waters and a beautiful sunset.
When everything aligns perfectly, I don’t normally photograph people homes, but I couldn’t resist when I turned to see the light shinning on it, just as well! the tide had come in so fast that there was not much to stand on, oh well boots were wet anyway, on the upside I have good friends that live near by and I have sent her a copy to show the owner, only right I send them a copy if they want it. 3rd time lucky in the last two months to get the shots I was after, at just the right water level, I was there the day before and the tide was all the way out.
What a beautiful coast line we have right here in Victoria, Phillip Island, this was the highlight for me, i would have loved spending a bit more time here, just spectacular. A 4 hour cruise run by Wildlife coast cruises, We had Dale from Photo Ranges give a a talk, tips and tricks for photography. You can find them on Facebook and Istagram for all their events etc. This trip was organised by Peter Fogarty from Melbourne Photography excursions, what a great job he did, kept us up to date as the day was approaching, a private chat group with lots of info and laughs, I don’t normally do many large group outings, I’ll either go alone or very select small group. But as I said, this was very well organised. We didn’t see any Whales, although there were plenty of playful Dolphins, and seals, even though it rained and even hailed, it didn’t put a damper on the day, rough seas, that just made it adventurous!!! I was of course standing in the wrong spot as it started to hail, hanging on for dear life, overtime the boat went to the left and truck loads of water just poured onto me, I was not game to move at that point, i had tried to go across and one point when i was told not to run, ummmm lost my footed and went jogging across. It was a lot of fun indeed. It’s always great to get out in Victoria and enjoy what my own country has to offer.