Worldwide Photo Walk 2014

Last year, Theo and I attended the Worldwide Photo Walk and we loved it so decided to do it again. As the name suggests, Scott Kelby’s Annual Worldwide Photo Walk takes place in cities around the world. Photographers of all walks of life and skill levels gather to explore, shoot, and just hang out. Our local organiser was, once again, Robert Groom. Robert is a super nice, very skilled and creative photographer, and I know I…

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The Melbourne General Cemetery

Last week I popped into the Melbourne General Cemetery. It was a nice day and my partner was meeting with a client in nearby Carlton so I thought I’d take the opportunity, however brief, to have a look around. Cemeteries have a special beauty to them and are always interesting to explore. The Melbourne General Cemetery was established in 1852 and replaced the Old Melbourne Cemetery, which on the site of what is now the Queen Victoria…

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Forest Glade Gardens

This weekend, my partner Theo and I visited Forest Glade Gardens in Mount Macedon with some fellow photographer friends. It was not one of those brilliantly sunny days, but the beautiful autumn colours of the resplendent gardens more than made up for the chilly, grey day. Forest Glade is a private garden and popular with tourists so expect to see quite  lot of people, but it’s large and easy to find quiet nooks and crannies.…

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The Amazing Scenery of Australia

I ran across this beautiful video and had to share it. Photographer Jody Brown lives in Warburton, WA, one of the most remote communities in Australia. He spent six months documenting the amazing scenery of Central and Western Australia for this timelapse video. The stars over Uluru look spectacular. I can’t wait to go there. Have you been to Uluru?

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White Night Melbourne 2014

Today’s prompt in the Expat Blog Challenge is a photo prompt: a hidden gem. Considering it draws about 300,000 people and it takes place in the heart of Melbourne, White Night is not exactly hidden, but, surprisingly, a lot of people don’t know about it. I discovered it quite by accident last year and only a few days prior to the event. And although the event is massive, it’s full of hidden hidden gems if…

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Myer Autumn/Winter Fashion Launch 2014

As I write this, it’s 19°C (67°F). Pretty soon, I’ll be trading in my sweater for, well, another sweater. Summer is almost over and at last night’s Myer Autumn/Winter Fashion Launch, I was treated to a preview of what’s going to be hot when it’s time to cool down. The theme of the show was The Word on the Street, street-inspired fashion with couture flair. We saw a lot of black and white as well…

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A Day in Photos: The Melbourne Star

Today’s prompt in the Expat Blog Challenge is a day in photos. Most of my days are not photo-worthy. The weekends are different, of course. On the weekends, we might gather with friends and family, go to a special event, a drive in the country, and so forth. But here’s what my typical weekday looks like. I intend to wake up at 6:30am, and sometimes I do, but I don’t get up until about 8am.…

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Worldwide Photo Walk 2013

Last weekend, Theo and I attended the Worldwide Photo Walk. The Worldwide Photo Walk is a social photography event in which photographers all over the world gather to walk around, shoot photos, and just hang out. I don’t fancy myself much of a photographer and my point-and-shoot camera sticks out in the sea of fancy cameras, but Theo is an enthusiast, and we both enjoy going out and snapping away. The local walk was organized…

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Scenes from the Digital Show

My partner and I went to the Digital Show this weekend. The name is a little misleading. Geeks like me might think it’s about digital media, social media, gaming, and so forth, but it’s not a general technology event. It’s actually a photography show featuring – you guessed it – digital cameras. It’s a good show, but it’s not a great show. There are plenty of cool new and expensive cameras to feast your eyes…

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Lalor Community Multicultural Day

Melbourne

The photography club that Theo belongs to got a gig at the Lalor Community Multicultural Day last weekend. So, off we went! This is another one of those little things that I love about Melbourne. Like markets, there’s a community festival going on in somewhere nearly every weekend. We got there just as it was opening, at 12pm, and it was slow at that point, but it picked up quickly especially by the time the…

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The Sacred Hearth Cathedral

Bendigo

A few weekends ago, Theo and I took the country as we sometimes do on a Sunday afternoon. One of our stops was the provincial city of Bendigo and we visited the lovely Sacred Heart Cathedral. I’m a Pagan with a soft spot for Roman Catholic history, art, and architecture.  The Sacred Heart Cathedral may not be as grand or old as Europe’s medieval cathedrals, but it does not disappoint. Sacred Heart is one of…

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5 Photographic Reasons to Visit Australia

Ok, so I haven’t travelled all of Australia. I’ve seen a tiny piece of Victoria and Tasmania. Nevertheless aside from the fact that Australia was recently named the world’s happiest nation by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, I’ve got some compelling reasons as to why you should visit Australia too. Melbourne is the capital of Victoria and the fashion, cultural, arts, and sporting capital of Australia. In August 2011, the Economist Intelligent Unit…

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