Having completed the Boroondara Track in the Murrindindi Scenic Reserve and our walking club colleagues having left to drive home, we decided to take an early evening drive from our campground to the Cascades, about 10 minute ascending drive to the south, where there is a short walk from the Picnic Area to the rather impressive Cascades. However, having completed the walk, I think it would be better described as a climb!Continue reading “VIC2021: The Walks – Murrindindi River Cascades”
Please note: this post has been written for photographers and is therefore quite lengthy and does get quite technical
For me, one of the primary objectives of our tour round Tasmania was to develop my skills in photographing subject matter that sits outside my normal genre, the built environment, and to come back with a few images that are worthy of potentially offering as framed photographs for sale and as possible competition entries.Continue reading “TAS2020: The photography”
From Day 02 to today the wind was unrelenting and seemed to get stronger as the night wore on. Having had very little, if any, sleep, Kerena and I agreed at 3 o’clock in the morning that we would forgo a further sleepless night of forecasted high winds at Arthur River in preference to heading to Queestown, our next planned stop.Continue reading “TAS2020: Day 03”
It was with much relief and excitement that my partner and I heard the announcement last Friday that the Tasmanian border had been opened. Relief, because we had booked the ferry, with fingers crossed, a couple of months in advance, and excitement because of our planned four week circumnavigation around the island state.Continue reading “TAS2020: All set to go”
In my younger days, I have on the odd occasion fallen asleep in a bar – a few beers and a warm atmosphere can have that effect!
My most recent such experience was much less random when a visit to Rushworth in Regional Victoria included an overnight stay.Continue reading “Visiting: The Imperial Hotel, Rushworth”
What does the State Library Victoria and my recent visit to the Grampians National Park in Victoria have in common? Continue reading “Visiting: The Grampians”
During May 2019, I was staying in Kinross, Scotland, with my brother on a visit to see my elderly mother who lived in Kirkcaldy. It was on one of the journeys between the two towns that I noticed what looked like a number of abandoned and derelict buildings on the top of a hill. Continue reading “Visiting: Kirkness”
Not many people would purposefully visit a museum when it is closed, but I did exactly that during a recent short stay in Hobart.
Of course, the museum is no ordinary museum – it was the Museum of Old and Modern Art – and, actually, I did not have much choice about it being open or not as the only day I could visit was Christmas Day. Continue reading “Visiting: MONA”
I am sure you have seen those amazing videos of clouds scudding across the skies, of shipping arriving and departing port in no time at all and of buildings being built in as short a time as 5 minutes. And you will no doubt realise that these are created from a series of individual photographs taken at intervals over the duration of the project or activity. Continue reading “Compressing Time”
Having visited Turpin Falls a couple of months ago to find it dry without any water running (see banner image), it was added to my many places to revisit. The pre-requisite, of course, was that there had to have been significant rainfall to result in a decent flow. So, on Saturday morning, I reckoned that the weather had produced enough rain and set out for the falls, with the hope that the rain would clear to allow me to take a few photographs. Continue reading “Visiting: Turpin Falls”