Modern History

Throughout Melbourne we can see contrasting designs around us, from historical heritage buildings, to the modern designs of our future.  I love it when this contrast can be captured in a single shot. The Melbourne Museum and IMAX Theatre at Carlton Gardens provides...

Footscray by the river

These photos show the changing face of some of Melbourne's suburbs.  Looking down from the Footscray Road bridge, over the Maribrynong River, today we see recreational fishing, walking, jogging and many people on their bikes cycling along the river.  There are even...

Christmas Lights

At this time of year, in suburbs and towns all over Australia, many people set up Christmas light displays on their homes and/or in their gardens.  Some of these displays can be modest, others can take it a bit too far, but when a group of residents in a street or...

Pioneers Memorial, Maryborough

Bristol Hill overlooks the central Victorian town of Maryborough and is the site of the town's Pioneers' Memorial.  Built during the early 1930's as a tribute to the area's founders, and to provide much needed work for the unemployed during the depression.  These days...

Peninsula star trails from Arthurs Seat

Yes, we've shown a few star trail photos recently on Vic Pics, but at this time of year the skies are often clear and the nights are warm.  Along with little wind, these are the ideal conditions for any form of astro photography.   Although it did get a little chilly...

Daylesford

We recently spent a few hours wondering around Daylesford, in central Victoria, with the Vic Pics camera.  Some towns are very photogenic, and Daylesford is certainly one of them. Check out our gallery here -...

Sunrise over new home developments at Clyde North

The image below shows the sun rising over new home developments on Newbridge Boulevard, Clyde North.  It's a scene duplicated all over regional Victoria and Melbourne's outskirts. Our landscapes are changing, farm paddocks are turning into modern housing developments...

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Sheep Hills Silo Mural

Yesterday I wrote about re-visiting the original grain silo art work in the western Victorian town of Brim, and how the murals had brought tourists into the area.  Sheep Hills is another community to embrace silo art, with this stunning mural on their silos by the...

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Peninsula star trails from Arthurs Seat

Yes, we've shown a few star trail photos recently on Vic Pics, but at this time of year the skies are often clear and the nights are warm.  Along with little wind, these are the ideal conditions for any form of astro photography.   Although it did get a little chilly...

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World Turning Star Trails

Happy New Year! As the world turns, another year rolls around.  Before you know it, 2017 is here.  Who knows what the new year has in store for us, hopefully it's a good one for everybody and the world we live on. Star trails As the Earth turns, for those of us...

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Pioneers Memorial, Maryborough

Bristol Hill overlooks the central Victorian town of Maryborough and is the site of the town's Pioneers' Memorial.  Built during the early 1930's as a tribute to the area's founders, and to provide much needed work for the unemployed during the depression.  These days...

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Silo Mural

Until recently I'd never heard of Brim, the little town in the Wimmera district of western Victoria, until the town's grain silos had become a canvas for artist Guido van Helten, and the story made the main stream news, as his mural project neared completion.  When...

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Long exposure in the city

Image stabilisation on modern cameras can allow the photographer to be creative with long exposure, without the need for a cumbersome tri-pod to keep the camera still.  Even some new entry level cameras now come with five-axis stabilisation to counteract hand movement...

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Christmas Lights

At this time of year, in suburbs and towns all over Australia, many people set up Christmas light displays on their homes and/or in their gardens.  Some of these displays can be modest, others can take it a bit too far, but when a group of residents in a street or...

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Old Hamilton Warehouse

While recently exploring the western Victorian town of Hamilton, I came across this big old warehouse.  The paint has faded, the foundations have shifted, the corrugated iron is starting to rust and some sheets are missing.  The only thing inside is some forgotten...

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Frankston Pier

A couple of months ago I shared some photos here of the Frankston waterfront at the foot of Olivers Hill.  It was still Winter and there weren't many people around.  This week I was a little further up the beach at Frankston Pier, and the mouth of Kananook Creek. ...

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Uniacke Court Murals

Wonder down King Street, Melbourne, and if you glance down the driveway of number 225 you'll see a leopard starring back at you - well a leopard mural that is, painted on the doors of an old Telecom Goods Entrance. With my interest captured by the Leopard, I had to...

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Yarra Glen Railway

In the previous blog post I told you about my photographic walk around Yarra Glen, including a couple of pictures and a link to the photo gallery. While in Yarra Glen, I also took a walk along the old train line and checked out the local Railway Station that is...

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Autumn Colours

At this time of year, almost wherever you turn, you'll see the colours of Autumn (or "Fall" if you're from America), where the leaves turn orange and yellow to put on a colourful show. The photograph here was taken last weekend in Longwarry, on the road to Drouin, in...

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Fed Square’s help your-self seating

If you're planning on sitting back and relaxing in Melbourne's Federation Square, maybe watching something on the big screen, but there isn't enough seats, that's ok!  Just go and grab another deck chair from one of the trailers parked nearby.

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Railway Skyline

Melbourne's railway enthusiasts love this location in Footscray for their trainspotting photos.  I love it for the unique view of the city skyline. The train tracks snake in from Kensington, over the Maribrynong River, before disappearing into the Bunbury Street...

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Footscray by the river

These photos show the changing face of some of Melbourne's suburbs.  Looking down from the Footscray Road bridge, over the Maribrynong River, today we see recreational fishing, walking, jogging and many people on their bikes cycling along the river.  There are even...

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