There are so many hidden bays close to Melbourne, this is another one, in Beaumaris, few kms from the city centre
Beautiful day, awesome sunset, fishing, beach life and finally a beer at the local pub. Spring has already knocked the door, it's coming....
Few weekends ago I was in Point Nepean fortress, used in WW1 and WW2 to prevent the "other side" to conquer Melbourne. The cannons were used only twice, mostly for inoffensive boats. Now just webs everywhere, the real webs, always there before The Internet monopolized this term. A lovely historical day trip from Melbourne.
This photo could have been made really everywhere. There is a bit of abstractionism in it which I like, the sun on the background, the tree in the foreground and a cannon fortress in the middle, we are about one hour south of Melbourne city.
I like the sense of peace that this photo gives me. A nice break from the city photography.
Part of my Mornington Peninsula exploration was in the old fort, built in WWI to monitor the entry point to the bay of Melbourne. All still as it used to be, great place in the summer, a bit cold in the winter
A nice walk to the old powerhouse at the bottom end of the Mornington Peninsula. After this building, just water till Tasmania!! A nice and easy drive from Melbourne for a day tour
I usually come here for windsurfing and I have always enjoyed this place, I have got so many sunset sailing. This time back only for photos
I was riding my car this time along the Mornington Peninsula, around 45 minutes south of Melbourne. So many nice places, which become real gems on sunset time.
A defending historic site in the Mornington Peninsula used during the second World War, an interesting site to visit on a day tour
It's not too far away from Melbourne, maybe one hour drive, and it is hard to find it....but well worth it, fantastic place for a bush walk
It was only 2 months ago that I made this photo, but it seems ages ago. Such a different weather today, raining, and back then, warm and sunny. I love my sun!!
It was almost looking as the sun did not want to leave. It stayed there on the horizon for as long as it took me to make few photos, another "natural" model.
This Billabong gave me the feeling to almost be on the moon. I used b&w to emphasize it a bit more Lots of dead trees (which are probably not on the moon), I love the place from a photography prospective
On my trip to the outback/desert in the north, around 500km from Melbourne there was this salty lake, almost empty and in the background a sand storm approaching. It was my first time I experienced something like that. Somehow scaring, but on the other side just a great opportunity to take a shot!!
I was in Mildura few weeks ago, which is around 500Km north of Melbourne. I visited this billabong/lake as I wanted to compared it with my last visit 3 years ago, when drought was on.....well, water is back, at a nice and comfortable level.
The horse shadow over my bike. I always thought that the bike is a city reincarnation of the horse, powered by human legs. This photo is just what I was looking for. Same statement, just visual. Again, the shot was made with a mobile not far away from Melbourne
This lake gives an idea of the result of many years of drought. Hopefully it is over and we will see the life back here. At the moment just a desert, with lots of salt around.
Mildura is the natural border to the outback, as well as the last town of Victoria, the Melbourne state. After that, the desert, and a sand storm is not unusual there....it remembered me a foggy day in North of Italy, although hot.
This billabong was a fantastic show of the nature, very similar to what you can see in the Northern Territory, but without crocodiles to worry about. Not to be missed!!
I have been experimenting some on the photo/camera apps on the Android market for quite a bit of time and I was amazed by the end quality of some of the pictures. Of course most of you knows Instagram, which was not available to the Android market till last week or so. Between all the tested tools I gave my preference →
Back to colours.....almost. I literally couldn't stop myself here. I had to park on the side and make a photo of this incredible sunset. I liked the contrast of the cars, used by people always on the run, and the nature, slowly changing.
Dromana is less than an hour south of Melbourne, in the Mornington Peninsula. The water is just amazing, a bit of Caribbean, a bit of Thai, for sure 100% Australian.
I started working on this photo and I realised that the part which is in focus has an heart shape. You add flowers and the violet colour......this is the recipe for LOVE!!! Lavender is all around Victoria