March is a glorious time in Southern Victoria. Beautiful warm days. Cooler nights. Dry, often too dry…..For some reason I have been struggling taking photographs. I have been loving making music; maybe that’s the reason. This evening sky at home I could not resist.
A gathering of old friends for a pot luck dinner. A great time had by all.Out on the job on the Gippsland Lakes between sites.
Back Down at the Bay with a G&T in hand
Another freakin sunset
All added for Max on his great monthly photo feature at Cardinal Guzman
As we approach the end of Summer we will be experiencing an unusual blast of Summer weather. It was only six months ago when I was in Rome experiencing a very similar end of Summer weather. February is not my favourite time to photograph. The light is too harsh except early in the morning and before sunset. Jo and I also spend a lot of time down at the beach to enjoy the mild to warm weather. Last weekend it snowed in our alps; a very very unusual event. Here’s some pics of the beach from a couple of weekends. For Max’s blog.
This dog has got swimming nutted out
The blue in the background is storm clouds
The Norwegian Star being towed back to port
Ailsa’s weekly post is neutral. Do I have some to fit the bill – yeah maybe
Neutral Sunset, Port Phillip Bay
This last weekend just has been an uplifting experience, spent with family and friends in wonderful weather by the beach. Glorious sunsets of course. We watched tonight’s set over the bay near Melbourne, on the drive home – we avoided all tunnels. These snaps were taken on Sunday while sitting at the beach with a beer, some cheese, biscuits, a ukulele, and good friends. Does it get any better than that?
Some previously published night snaps here. Nice to put them together.
Melbourne from the Macedon Ranges
Ninety Mile Beach
Port Phillip Bay from Rosebud
Swimming pool at Koh Samet resort
Hosier Lane, Melbourne
Newlyweds, Flinders St, Melbourne
The Large Magellanic Cloud
Dancing on a boat
Ha Long Bay
I am obsessed with distance. There is a view near where I live where I can see a 1500 m mountain; I can see it between a gap in the great divide.
Port Phillip Bay Heads to the right
Waxing gibbous Moon
Swanston St Melbourne 1975
Port Phillip Bay, Rosebud
Port Phillip Bay, Mt Martha
Mt Macedon from Port Phillip Bay
Port Phillip Bay
It is 120 km away. Australia is old and flat, mostly. To see this far is unusual. We don’t have any Rockies, Himalayas, Andes, or Swiss Alps. Tasmania is craggy, but it’s highest peak is a little over 1600 m. I have seen further than 120 km over land before (in Aus) but only when I have been standing on mountains looking over to other mountains. It’s 440 m elevation where I live and most mornings I see my mountain. This keeps me in check.
Have you ever been curious about the enormity of it all?
Banksia trees and stars at Rosebud
Swans and planes landing in the distance (90 km away)
Tea tree and stars