Saturday, December 10, 2022

Butterfly for Eileen's Saturday Critter

 


Usually, I do not use flashlights. However, it does help to illuminate the subject with a surrounding negative space.


Linking Eileen's Saturday Critter



Friday, December 9, 2022

Lennox Head, New South Wales

 


In one of my road trips seeing northern NSW


Panasonic G9

Leica 15mm f1.8 limited


Linking Skywatch Friday




Thursday, December 8, 2022

Bays of Island, Mornington Peninsula

 


There are three "bays of islands" in Victoria, Australia.


This one is most accessible. I am going to come here to test out my new Sony A7RV


Sony A7RIV

FE 16-35mm f2.8 Gm


Linking Good Random Fun




Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Macarons cart sign for Tom's Sign2 event

 


A cute sign when I was last in Normandy France. Looks quite colourful

Fujifilm Pro2

16-55mm f2.8


This is linking Tom's Sign2





Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Sea Cave in Inverloch

 


The coastline from Inverloch to Hamer's beach is where dinosaur fossils are frequently discovered. There are numerous sea caves along the coastline too. 

This particular cave is very wide. There are many spiders crawling on the ground as well. Not a fun place to stay still.


Sony A7RIV

FE 14mm f1.8 GM


This is linking Image-in-ing



Monday, December 5, 2022

Hosier Lane Mural - Mural Monday

 


This was taken from a few years ago. The mural in the past looks better than what is available on offer. 


Really excited to get my hands on Sony A7RV by this weekend. More sunset and long exposure at the coast lol 

Panasonic G9

Leica 12-60mm f2.8-4


Linking Mural Monday





Sunday, December 4, 2022

Anchors of the Marie Gabrielle, Wreck Beach

 


This place is really wonderful to visit. Problem is that the whole beach is immersed under the sea in high tide. It takes about 333 steps to walk down the stairs off the cliff and a 3 km hike along the rocks. 

In fact, this is also a popular astrophotography spot which I would not dare coming alone. 

Panasonic G9 + Olympus 17mm f1.2


Linking Sunday Best




Saturday, December 3, 2022

Beetle for Eileen's Saturday's Critter

 


A beetle of some kind. Not an entomologist here. 

Voigtlander 125mm f2.5 macro


Linking Eileen's Saturday's Critter




Friday, December 2, 2022

Sky Watch Mornington Peninsula

 


I forgot to bring ND filter along. So this was taken handheld. Too bright still. 


Sony A7RIV

FE 14mm f1.8 GM


Linking Sky watch





Thursday, December 1, 2022

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

A night out - Tom's Sign2

 


After a hard day, it helps visiting some food joints chatting away with friends. Good that there is still one or two left lol


Panasonic G9

Olympus 17mm f1.2


Linking Tom's Sign2 Event







Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Old Melbourne Gaol

 


I took a ton of photos at the Melbourne Gaol. The place gave me creeps. Then the patterns and directional lights do somewhat feel artistic.


Sony A7RIV

Laowa 9mm f5.6


This is linking Image-in-ing











Monday, November 28, 2022

Hosier Lane Graffiti, Melbourne for Mural Monday

 


I notice the quality of murals on Hosier Lane becoming worse by the day. 

This is a toad fish trying to paint glue instead of sniffing it?


Panasonic G9

Leica 15mm f1.8


This is linking

Mural Monday





Sunday, November 27, 2022

Black and white Sunday cityscape

 


The building looks like some sort of basalt rocks. In one of the alleys along Latrobe Street


Sony A7RIV

FE 24mm f1.4 GM


This is linking Sunday Best





Saturday, November 26, 2022

Friday, November 25, 2022

Lake Weeroona Sunset for Skywatch Friday

 


This lake has been my most photographed lake because it is within my walking distance from home. 


Sony A7RIV

Laowa 9mm f5.6


Linking Skywatch Friday



Thursday, November 24, 2022

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Seville Spain sign/emblem for Tom's Sign2 event

 


Royal Alcázar of Seville was one of the places when I travelled in Spain. Love the facade.

Panasonic G9

Leica 12-60mm f2.8-4


This is linking Tom's Sign2




Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Old Melbourne Gaol - Interior

 


It rains a lot whenever it is a weekend in Melbourne. Originally, I was going to do some urban exploration in Geelong. Then the plan switched to this simple visit to the old goal. 


Sorry Stefan. This is a weird lens fetish I have for ultra-wide angle lens :)


Sony A7RIV

Laowa 9mm f5.6


Image-in-ing







Monday, November 21, 2022

Mural Monday Event - around little Latrobe Lane

 


This was one of the older mural arts in CBD. Not easy to find. They looked like the comics I learnt in Japan. 


Sony A7RIV

FE 24mm f1.4 GM


This is linking Mural Monday



Sunday, November 20, 2022

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Red-browed finch for Eileen's Saturday Critter

 


Red Browed Finch was spotted outside the public toilet in Cranbourne Park. I spent two days looking for nice robins to photograph. Ironically, she was just wandering outside the loo!



Sony A7RIV

FE 200-600mm f5.6-6.3



Linking Eileen's Saturday Critter




Thursday, November 17, 2022

Star Fish below Princes Pier

 


This frame gives me some creeps and visual impact somewhat. I still like how it looks.


Sony A7RIV

14mm f1.8 GM


This is linking Wordless Wednesday


I also made a new account on Mastodon network, and this is my account 

roentare@mindly.social 





Wednesday, November 16, 2022

"Wrangler Sign" for Tom's Sign2 Event

 


Every once in a while, I would go take a rodeo shot. There is a sign at the back of the course, so I guess it is fitting Tom's theme. 


My pal has finally convinced me to join Mastodon on Sunday night. The experience has been pleasant! I am backing out twitter as a twitter refugee now. 


Sony A7RIV

FE 70-200mm f2.8 GM


This is linking Tom's Sign2











Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Shoes hung up high in laneway, Melbourne CBD

 


I love shallow depth of field at one stage. It was what a lens geek would do. I have tons of shots on the shoes hung up in the laneway of Melbourne. I never quite understood why this was done first place.

My pals tell me it was a way to mark the sales point for weeds. Or it was a mysterious way to play a game. 

Olympus 150mm f2


This is linking Bokeh shots






Monday, November 14, 2022

Nullawill Silo Art for Mural Monday

 



I gonna resume my drive to the flooded region tomorrow. The photo was taken earlier in the year. 


So hard to motivate myself to do all these again. Climate change.


Sony A7RIV

FE 14mm f1.8 GM


This is linking Mural Monday



Sunday, November 13, 2022

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Friday, November 11, 2022

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Melbourne State Library

 


This library has been popular for photo blogger in my town. 


Sony A7RIV

Laowa 9mm f5.6 


This is linking Random Thursday









Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Japanese Ikaho hotspring Sign - for Tom's Sign2 Event

 


This was a hot spring resort where the whole hill was filled with hot spring common communal. This entrance is covered by the bath ducks that one can go in floating it in the pool. 

Panasonic G9

Leica 12-60mm f2.8-4


This is linking Tom's Sign2






Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Travancore Sewage Tunnel

 


Urban exploration ends up in sewage tunnels. Stinking so much for the sake of photography.


My friend Joel is anti-google, anti-Facebook and anti-corporate. So I respect his wish not to include his face most of my shots of him in the frame.


Sony A7RIV

Laowa 9mm f5.6 


This is linking Imaging link












Monday, November 7, 2022

Ransin St, Melbourne - Mural Monday

 


Ransin St, Melbourne

The mural outside Nomad where we tried our fine dining at.

Sony A7RIV

FE 24mm f1.4 GM


This is linking Mural Monday





Sunday, November 6, 2022

Abandoned Gold fields, Castlemaine, Victoria

 


Castlemaine is now a hub for the alternative and the yabbies. The town is surrounded by abandoned goldfield equipment leaving them to rust and decay. 


Sony A7RIV

Laowa 9mm f5.6


This is linking Sunday Best











Saturday, November 5, 2022

Saturday's Critter - Koala Napping

 


In a wildlife park near Healsville, she is conserving her energy as usual. I feel like that whole week!


Sony A7RIV

Canon 300mm f4 L


This is linking to Saturday's Critter








Friday, November 4, 2022

Boort Lake, Boort, Victoria for Skywatch Friday

 


Boort has 3 lakes. 2 are dried out. It is, however, a great place to eat lunch by. 


Sony A7RIV

FE 24mm f1.4 GM


This is linking Sky Watch Friday







Thursday, November 3, 2022

Abandoned in Clifton Hill, Melbourne

 




One of my pals lived in this burb. We get our expresso in a cafe not far from this location every weekend.

Sony A7RIV

Laowa 9mm f5.6


Check our the abandoned Abandoned posts





Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Sign2 - Erotic Museum at Barcelona, Spain

 


When I was taking a day walking in the streets of Barcelona, I spotted this. Apparently there are many similar sightings around Europe. 


Panasonic G9

Leica 12-60mm f2.8-4


This is linking to Tom's Sign2










Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Abandoned papermill, Fairfield

 


This stair was actually quite wobbly to climb. The whole suburb is now turned into apartment complex. There was an abandoned mental health facility that was now demolished turning into an estate of some sorts.


Sony A7RIV

FE 14mm f1.8 GM


Sony is releasing A7RV for which I already place a pre-order. Can't wait to have the new toy to come!


This is linking Imagin-ing







Monday, October 31, 2022

Mural Monday - Richmond Station Mural in Melbourne

 

This is more like a scratch book style mural. However, I find it striking somehow.


Canon 6D

EF 24mm f1.4 L 


This is linking Mural Monday

Sunday, October 30, 2022

Altona house abandoned, Melbourne

 


I am planning to post a series of abandoned urbex photos around Melbourne. It is not everyone's cup of tea; it is something to document my journey in this genre. 


Sony A7RIV

Laowa 9mm f5.6 

This is linking to Sunday Best


Abandoned in Castlemaine











Saturday, October 29, 2022

Friday, October 28, 2022

Tenby Point Sunset, Melbourne

 


This jetty sits in a town less than 300 in total. 30-minute drive from Melbourne. Not far at all.


This jetty sunset is very easy to shoot, and reflection of the jetty is a guarantee if no rain. 


Sony A7RIV

FE 14mm f1.8 GM


This is linking Reflection Weekend and Skywatch Friday










Thursday, October 27, 2022

Alfred Nicholas Garden reflection

 


Alfred Nicholas Garden has that wonderful pond at the bottom of the alley


Sony A7RIV

FE 24mm f1.4 GM


This is linking to reflection Weekend Reflection  







Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Taichi Sign - Sign2 event

 


Years ago, I visited the original site for Taichi Martial Arts. Chan family is one of the four fathers of this "hard" stream of Taichi. 


Fujifilm X Pro2 

16-55mm f2.8 


This is linking Tom's Sign2 Wednesday




Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Brighton Beach, Melbourne

 


There are so many Brighton Beaches in the world. Right here, it is both a tourist attraction and where the riches stay. 

 Sony A7RIV

Laowa 12mm f2.8 


P.S. Stefan, before I took up blogging again, I had an obsession on ultra-wide-angle lenses lol. 


Tuesday link















Monday, October 24, 2022

Sunshine Lane, Brunswick Mural

 


I visited this place a few weeks ago. The laneway is now flooded on the weekend. No go zone. 

Powerball jackpot is 140 million dollars this week. I bought my first lottery ticket after so many years. Wish me luck!

Sony A7RIV

FE 135mm f1.8 GM


This is linking to Mural Monday and Reflection Link and Sunday Best







Sunday, October 23, 2022

Sunset in Grampians Australia

 


Love the mist and the light and the fresh air. Best to detox from the mundane life.

Panasonic G9

Leica 42.5mm f1.2 


I ended up doing most candid street photography in Melbourne CBD over the past 3 days. Funny it really feels great! I will add them to the queue in my other blog Melbourne Street Photography









Saturday, October 22, 2022