Getting Lost in Victoria
Two new photo albums! Torquay (and environs), and Melbourne and Environs.
Back in early March, Dad's family (mostly Victorians) took a (Victorian) long-weekend and much of the following week down in Torquay. Being New South Welsh we had to work that Monday, so the plan was just to take Friday off to fly down there and spend Saturday and Sunday with family out at Torquay. But having tripped down to Victoria I felt like taking a little more time, so took another few days off work and spent Monday-Thursday on my own in Melbourne.
Saturday and Sunday were spent relaxing and exploring the coast. I wandered down the cliffs to Jan Juc, and we drove down to Bells Beach and to Airey's Inlet. Bells is incredible — this beach just carved out of the bottom of a cliff — the beach itself drops into the sea really rapidly.
The next few days in Melbourne were my own; Monday was something of a write-off, being a public holiday and in the high thirties, so I explored Crown Casino and took in a movie. Crown is still a modern casino, so some tackiness is unavoidable, but it's worlds ahead of Sydney's Star City, which isn't somewhere I'd want to hang out, ever. The next few days were all coffee, shopping and drinking, a trip to the NGV, and lots of time spent wandering the streets — still my favourite way to get to know a city, and enough to have me fall in love, all over again.
Plenty more photos in the two albums:
- Four Cities (26Dec2013)
In which I photograph Singapore, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Sydney Harbour
- Dream City (30Apr2009)
In which I find a city that isn’t a City, and only really exists in a dream of itself
- Wangaratta 2009 (07Jan2009)
In which I snap family, and play with light
- WYD 2008 (23Jul2008)
In which I photograph a crowd, but can’t bring myself to join it
- Getting Lost in Victoria (14Apr2008)
In which I explore Torquay and Melbourne, and attempt to capture some of Victoria with light and glass
- Chinese New Year 2008 (24Mar2008)
- Sydney, NYE 2008 (03Jan2008)
In which the pretty colours make the fireworks worthwhile, and in which I shoot in near darkness
- Soominch Fashion Shoot (30Dec2007)
In which I am a fashion photographer
- Cat Blogging (22Sep2007)
In which I photograph much smaller subjects
- The City In Lockdown (08Sep2007)
In which I walk the long way around protesters, police lines, and labyrinthine wire fences, snapping images as I go
- A Day in the Life of the City (27Aug2007)
In which I break in the new dSLR