No time like the present, kids asleep after a 10th birthday party last night, my body clock right on time, a little quiet, a nice warm coffee on a cold winters day, A little time to edit.
A weekend away in Wangaratta, Milawa and surrounds, first stop at first light, patiently waiting for the sunrise at Murchison Gap Lookout, Victoria, Australia fog slowing creeping until you could not longer see the hills.
Nikon D810, F8, ISO 320 1/125
How’s the serenity!
An absolutely fantastic day with a low maintenance buddy, a JetSki lesson and lots of time and space to have a go.
Once I found my speed and rhythm off I went, a great reminder that all things are possible once to slow down and go with the flow, open heart and mind allowing to good things to come in their own time.
What a great afternoon photographing for the City of Melton Christmas festival, Fantastic entertain, free photo and print with Santa and fun for all including me, they really did put on a fabulous event, lots of smiles, laughter and dancing, singing and jumping from The Mexican Music Man to the Mayor of Melton dancing with the children on stage, it was and absolute honour , I even had my photo taken with Santa, sang a tune with my new Mexican friend, a great way to finish 2017! A wonderful Christmas Spirit.
After sunrise, i continued to walk up the hill around the road and sitting in safe places, quiet even though it was windy, watching the day fully come to life. It’s these moments that I am most grateful for. the simple things, the simplicity of my life, just the way i like it. Mount Hotham, Victoria. You can purchase this image here, or contact me directly.
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
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.
Never gets old watching these beautiful seals, all part of the cruise around Phillip Island, they didn’t seemed phased by the high swells and crashing waves. Love the wildlife in Australia. You can purchase this image here.
Well do you?
I have been wanting to do this Millionaire walk for nearly 2 years now, I had a look on google maps and although i was quite confident i figured it out, i emailed Mornington Peninsula Website just to be sure, they were great and called me the next day, so I got to Lentell Avenue, Sorrento, there were already two togs up on the wall, saying hey you missed the sunrise and assuring me it was safe enough to get up along the wall, well my aim today was to photograph the piers, tick! So i couldn’t figure out where the walk started from so i got in the car and went to Point King road and from there off i went, the walk is about 1.5km return, fairly easy, scary dog half way, so if you go all the way you will end up at Lentell Avenue, it looks like a private gate. I didn’t photograph any of the houses as it was their back yard. Absolutely stunning! I did have a few favourites. So do I want to be a millionaire? mmmm. I would sure love a view like that, although I’m a simple creature, less is more, minimalist and don’t fancy possessions owning me, but hey you never know., something might change my mind, image all the good I could do. I read an short article last week where a bloke decided what he was going to live on $$$$ for the rest of his life regardless of inflation and the rest he gave away, imagine a world like that! That definitely sounds like a great plan, oh one day, a nice little shack by the beach, with lots of light and studio space and a view of the ocean. Really was a peaceful day, i even forgot I was cold. I only had a few hours then a great day with friends, food and a good laugh, what else is there?! If you would like to purchase any of my prints visit here or contact me directly.
Another great stop off along the way …….
The Yallourn W power station commenced operations in 1974 with four generating units commissioned between 1974 and 1982. Yallourn W represents the last in a long line of generation plant at the Yallourn site, with initial power generation commencing in the mid 1920’s.
Every hour 2400 tonnes of brown coal is used to boil water into superheated steam to drive four turbine generators. These turbines have a combined rated capacity of 1480 megawatts of electricity which is enough to supply around two million homes. The power station employs a closed loop cooling system utilising hyperbolic cooling towers.
I love the little treasures the locals are more than happy to share with you, a stop off at Cafe Latitude for very late brekky, we had a few hours to cruise around before sunset. Briagolong, Gippsland, Victoria.
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