Posts tagged ‘Nature’

April 27, 2014

Fort Nepean

Took a day trip exploring the Fort Nepean – Mornington Peninsula yesterday. It was the former defensive facility occupying part of Point Nepean,Victoria. We had to park our car at the parking area and walked approx. 2km one way to the engine house. It was pouring earlier in the day and then the wind was freakishly strong that we struggled to walk a straight line. 

To this date, this place is called “Victoria’s Gibraltar”, and here are some photos taken after the rain.

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September 8, 2013

Spring is here!

Okay, I didn’t do much on the weekend aside from house hunting again and again. Someday I’m going to find my dream home.

I was supposed to be shooting a couple session last weekend, but due to a little hiccup we had to postpone it. This couple is getting married at the end of November and guess who their wedding photographer is (Hint: your reading his blog right now).

Our rendezvous was at the State Library in the CBD, and as usual while waiting I took some snapshots of the surroundings.

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And lastly, I’ll leave you with a photo of the flower bouquet that the guy gave the girl.

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June 22, 2013

Winter is here

The weather was wet and cold for the last few days here in Melbourne. Luckily it’s been sunny today and it will be sunny tomorrow too.

I finally got my scans back from my local photo lab. It’s been a while since I took my Yashica TLR out to play with, so about two weeks ago after the usual weekend brunch at the new cafe Tall Timber, I took a drive down to Eltham to visit Montsalvat with the Yashica. For those who aren’t familiar with Montsalvat, it is Australia’s oldest artists’ colony and home to practising artists.

All are shot with Fuji 400H, both in 35mm and medium format.

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June 3, 2013

Wong Family

When I was asked by Kenneth if I’d be interested to photograph his family, I immediately responded yes. Kenneth is a friend I know way back to the uni days. He got married a few years ao and he and his wife were the first couple that I ever took engagement photograph for. These two lovebirds had been the starting point of my couple/wedding/engagement photography.

Despite being tired & jetlagged by a 1-hout red-eye flight from Kuala Lumpur, their parents and families still managed to keep happy and smiley faces throughout the photoshoot. This is something I truly admired.

Just as me with my photography, Kenneth has his own pet project of his own. He’s the co-founder of the website called Bolboland. If you ever need a bolster, now you know where you can find one here in Australia.

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May 30, 2013

New Zealand – Part Tres

Before leaving for Melbourne, we actually stopped over for one day in Christchurch, South Island of New Zealand. This city reminded me a lot of Melbourne.

Sadly the disastrous earthquake back in 2011 has caused some serious damage to the buildings and infrastructure, especially in the  central city and the eastern suburbs. The city is still recovering from this incident. We took a day tour around the city and were shown the remains of some of the buildings and infrastructure that were severely affected by the quake. Some of the people left their home and never came back, some still stayed to rebuild their home.

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I’m looking forward to going back to visit this city again in a couple of years to see the development.

 

May 26, 2013

New Zealand – Part Dos

So, y’all knew there was gonna be a part two, didn’t ya?

I also travelled to Waiheke Island during our stay in Auckland. This island is popular as a tourist attraction and also known for its winery. The island was very clean and the scenery was amazing, though I wasn’t a fan of its narrow and winding roads.

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And of course, my trip to NZ wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t visit their sheep and animal farm, would it?

 

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May 25, 2013

New Zealand – Part Uno

Recently I had a short vacation to New Zealand for the first time in my life. Though living so close to NZ, it actually took me almost 9 years before I finally decided to travel there. There’s only one word to describe NZ: Awesome. Even though it was a short 5-day trip, I really enjoyed the scenery, the people, the food and the weather to name a few.

We took a red-eye flight from Melbourne and arrived in Auckland early in the morning. Here are some photos from our stay in Auckland & the surrounding.

P.S. my dad made a cameo.

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April 25, 2013

Easter Day Trip

Oopps, looks like I’ve neglected this blog for a while… Anyway better late than never!

A and I went to Daylesford for a daytrip during the Easter long weekend. It was a beautiful sunny day and we were initially hoping to see some autumn colours but it seemed that this year’s autumn has slight delay. Nevertheless, Daylesford is a beautiful town to visit in every season. Here are a few photos which I finally got back from the photo lab. Hope you’ll enjoy Daylesford as much as I do.

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August 14, 2012

Spring’s a-comin

Just to drop by to let you know that I’m still here and will keep posting more photos soon. I’ve just started a new job and it’s now taking most of my free time.

Anyhow, Spring seems to be on its way to Melbourne as you can see from the photo below. Well, that only means one thing I suppose – more naturey photos!