Sunday, February 25, 2024

Pinnacles panorama at Cape Woolamai for Sunday Best

 


It is often too windy to fly drone here. So finally got my wish answered.

DJ Mini Pro4

Linking Sunday Best




Saturday, February 24, 2024

Barn Swallow for Saturday Critter

 


Cranbourne - Wildlife is moving to the urban area for better nests and water sources. 

Sony A7RV

FE 200-600mm f5.6-6.3

Linking Saturday Critter



Friday, February 23, 2024

Brighton Beach Panorama for Skywatch Friday

 



That was the last weekend I spent with Joel. Doing so little but play with drone all evening. 

DJ mini Pro4

Linking Skywatch Friday

Thursday, February 22, 2024

Cadillac Gorge in San Remo for Water H2O Thursday

 


I have different versions of the landscape over the years. This was taken 3 years ago. I compare this shot to the one I took last year which was completely opposite to this frame shown above. 


Sony A7RV

FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM


Linking Water H2O Thursday



Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Monday, February 19, 2024

Hosier Lane Mural for Mural Monday

 


A mural with interesting painting style. The hairdo is rather eye catching

Panasonic G9

Leica 15mm f1.8 


Linking Mural Monday


In May, I will be taking on a vacation finally. Trying to plan all the itineraries 



Sunday, February 18, 2024

De Graves St patrons for Sunday Best

 


The cardiology conference is so boring. The place is filled with wankers. The soothing walk during breaks is my refuge away from the mass of people into their own agendas. 

Sony A7RV

FE 20-70mm f4


Linking Sunday Best

Joel sprained his back. He was hurting like a baby. So we ended up going to city beach for a sunset. 



Friday, February 16, 2024

Pirate Bay Sunset for Skywatch Friday

 


We timed the sunset time well. As soon as we got out of the car, the sun was ready to sink. 

Sony A7RV 

FE 20-70mm f4


Linking Skywatch Friday

I got a cardiology conference to attend this weekend. So no more nature hunting with Joel. Dreadful.



Thursday, February 15, 2024

Magic land in Cape Woolamai Surf Beach for Water H2O Thursday

 


The rising tide is invading the beach Joel and I are walking on. Every 10 minutes, a large wave comes up a few more metres onshore. The receding water looks mesmerising. 


Sony A7RV

FE 20-70mm f4 

Linking Water H2O Thursday



Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Pirate Bay rising tide for Treasure Tuesday


Joel and I are doing the routine weekly nature photography. It is good for happiness as I read from the latest research. The smell of the ocean is just so soothing. 

Sony A7RV

FE 70-200mm f4 maro

Linking Treasure Tuesday


 





Sunday, February 11, 2024

Saturday, February 10, 2024

Cranbourne Garden Birds for Saturday Critter

 


I cannot ID the birds. They do look nice.

Sony A7RV

FE 200-600mm f5.6-6.3

Linking Saturday Critter

Yesterday was Lunar Chinese New Year. I spent the whole day binge watching "Boy Swallows Universe". The series is definitely better than the book. 



Thursday, February 8, 2024

Pinnacles, Cape Woolamai, Phillip Island for Water H2O Thursday

 


Finally, I accessed this area on the weekend. Especially with a high tide. My camera was splashed by rogue waves a few times. 

Sony A7RV + FE 20-70mm f4

Linking Water H2O Thursday


These green plants make the slope even more slippery. 



Wednesday, February 7, 2024

CHE - Vietnamese desert shop for Sign2

 


Joel and I got hooked onto this franchise stores selling "traffic lights" desert. He rang me up and we went to buy this on the weekend. Che Desert


Sony A7RV

FE 20-70mm f4

Linking Treasure Tuesday and FACE OFF







Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Pinnacles, Cape Woolamai for Treasure Tuesday

 


Back here on the weekend with Joel. No clouds. The loose sands on the steep slope down the trail made me fall a few times. I busted my shorts as well. There were also quite many snake holes we discovered. 


DJ Mini Pro 4


Linking Treasure Tuesday




Monday, February 5, 2024

ACDC Mural for Mural Monday

 


This mural is sitting in AC/DC lane for a long time. It is also fading. 


Panasonic G9

Leica 15mm f1.8 GM

Linking Mural Monday

Joel and I visited Pinnacles last night. After the usual routine getting the sunset shots and long exposure in some dangerous locations, we noticed so many wallabies staring at us on the grass fields. They were like scouts evenly spaced out into the horizon. It was so eerie. We also spotted a fox popping its head out of the wattle tree bush then roamed through the grass fields like a giant earthworm. Joel enjoyed it but I was rather freaked out. 



Sunday, February 4, 2024

Nyah West Sunrise for Sunday Best

 


Nyah West is a tiny town in the outback. This is a sunrise shot that I rarely take in my hobby. 


Sony A7RV

FE 20-70mm f4

Linking Sunday Best




Thursday, February 1, 2024

Trentham Falls, Macedon, Victoria for Water H2O Thursday

 


Busy for the past few days. A lot of driving and dealing with nasty people at various work places.


This waterfall is a beauty. 

Sony A7RV

FE 70-200mm f2.8 GM


Linking Water H2O Thursday




Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Lotus for Treasure Tuesday

 











I took mum to a lotus garden that is in season. It was a nice walk. 

Sony A7RV

FE 70-200mm f4 macro

Linking Treasure Tuesday

Finally caught up with Joel for a sunset shot at Altona Beach. The weather was meh. But we ended up talking about politics most of the time. 





Monday, January 29, 2024

Holding a blood-stained brush for Mural Monday

 


The only message I could get is to stop war something like that.

In Hosier Lane. Probably wont last long with the extent of tagging practice in the area


Panasonic G9 

Leica 12-60mm f2.8-4


Linking Mural Monday

Finally getting my 21 fans solar panels installed on my roof. Hopefully that will reduce my bills in winter for more generous use of central heating. 


Sunday, January 28, 2024

Portsea Back Beach in Mornington Peninsula for Sunday Best

 


The sea shelf exposed in the low tide often gave a photography interest for long exposure pleasure.


Sony A7RV

FE 20-70mm f4 G


Linking Sunday Best and FACE OFF


Yesterday I had a yum cha lunch with Leonid who visited Australia from US this year. We caught up and chatted for hours. He was trying to get me to work in US while I was trying to lure him back to Australia. 





Saturday, January 27, 2024

Monkey for Saturday Critter

 



This is an old photo. Dad used to keep all sorts of animals in the house including 8 monkeys. I even got scratches causing abscesses by these hungry monkeys caught in the wilderness in Taiwan.


Linking Saturday Critter and Face OFF




Thursday, January 25, 2024

Childer's Cove, Warrnambool for Water H2O Thursday

 


It is interesting that some of the shots I took at the time did not appeal to me. Sometime later, they seem quite sentimental. 


Sony A7RV

FE 20-70mm f4 

Linking Water H2O Thursday



Wednesday, January 24, 2024

H.M. Sign in Melbourne Bourke St for Sign2

 


This is the spot to do people photography. The building is a good location at night for floor reflection. But this is where most of murders and killings take place over the years in Melbourne CBD.


Sony A7RV

FE 35mm f1.4 GM


Linking Sign2




Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Sunday, January 21, 2024

Mount Alexander View for Sunday Best

 


Mount Alexander is a central for hikers in the region of Loddon Valley. It has plenty of snakes too. 

I was watching "Extrapolation" TV series. A phrase caught my attention. 

"Comfort the afflicted. Afflict the comforted"


DJ Mini Pro4

Linking Sunday Best



Friday, January 19, 2024

Lake Tyrrell for Skywatch Friday

 


Negative Spaces

Sony A7RV 

FE 70-200mm f2.8 GM


GAS - gear acquisition syndrome is something Joel and I have suffered for many decades. We are now debating whether we should acquire a digital medium format system again. I guess that is how we socialise by talking about what we gonna spend money next on. 

Australian Open live broadcast is way better this year. After work, I just lie on couch watching it on TV. So not going out much 


Linking Skywatch Friday



I come across this on you tube. Love the scenery there! 


Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Coffee shop chalk sign for Sign 2

 


North Victoria is flooded. I cannot freely travel as I like. This coffee shop at local Marketplace always has this colourful chalky sign. Though bad coffee and unimpressive cake selection, the colourful sign does lift my mood every time I passerby 


Linking Sign 2






Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Great Stupa of Universal Compassion, Bendigo for Treasure Tuesday

 


Taken yesterday afternoon. Only 12km from where I live in Bendigo. A nice view in deed.

I have treated a few monks from this sanctuary. 

DJ Mini Pro4

Linking Treasure Tuesday