Last Steam Train at Wycheproof

Yes, it's been some time since the last post here at Vic Pics, but we are still here! Now that the footy seasons have finished, there's more weekend time to get out and about photographing Victoria.  Let's kick off with something historic... Wycheproof is a unique...

Steam train to Warragul and Traralgon

Last weekend Steamrail Victoria operated a steam train tour to Warragul and Traralgon.  Locomotive, A2-986 has spent the last 30 odd years being restored to operational condition.  The train was treated to a "welcome back" ceremony at Warragul, before continuing on to...

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...

Rupanyup Silo Art

There's a growing trend attracting tourists to the western districts of regional Victoria.  I've featured silo art murals in this blog previously from Brim, Ship Hills and Patchewollock, now there's a new silo art mural at Rupanyup. These old grain silos are much...

One Tree Hill lookout, Ararat

If you're travelling along the Western Highway (the main route between Melbourne and Adelaide) through Ararat, keep an eye out for the "Lookout" sign that will direct you to One Tree Hill.  Sometimes these lookout detours are a waste of time, but often they can give...

Landscape Mural Factory

If you're travelling east on the Princes Freeway through Pakenham, take a look at the industrial estate on your right just after McGregor Road.  There's a factory on the edge of the estate painted with a landscape mural.  It's just grass and sky, but it blends in with...

Last Steam Train at Wycheproof

Yes, it's been some time since the last post here at Vic Pics, but we are still here! Now that the footy seasons have finished, there's more weekend time to get out and about photographing Victoria.  Let's kick off with something historic... Wycheproof is a unique...

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Steam train to Warragul and Traralgon

Last weekend Steamrail Victoria operated a steam train tour to Warragul and Traralgon.  Locomotive, A2-986 has spent the last 30 odd years being restored to operational condition.  The train was treated to a "welcome back" ceremony at Warragul, before continuing on to...

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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...

read more

Rupanyup Silo Art

There's a growing trend attracting tourists to the western districts of regional Victoria.  I've featured silo art murals in this blog previously from Brim, Ship Hills and Patchewollock, now there's a new silo art mural at Rupanyup. These old grain silos are much...

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One Tree Hill lookout, Ararat

If you're travelling along the Western Highway (the main route between Melbourne and Adelaide) through Ararat, keep an eye out for the "Lookout" sign that will direct you to One Tree Hill.  Sometimes these lookout detours are a waste of time, but often they can give...

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Landscape Mural Factory

If you're travelling east on the Princes Freeway through Pakenham, take a look at the industrial estate on your right just after McGregor Road.  There's a factory on the edge of the estate painted with a landscape mural.  It's just grass and sky, but it blends in with...

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Beulah

Driving north along the Henty Highway it was the Beulah Railway Station that first caught my eye in the small Mallee town.  I wasn't going to stop, but the old station was looking photogenic in the early afternoon sun.  After turning around and finding my way to the...

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White Night 2017

White Night Melbourne was held again in 2017.  The public event took place overnight on Saturday 18th February.  Featuring light and projection displays, musicians, dancers, and other entertainers.  The family friendly event stretched from the National Gallery on St...

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Patchewollock silo art

In the last two Vic Pics post we've features the amazing murals painted onto disused grain silos at Brim and Sheep Hills.  The third, and northern most, in this series of silo art is at Patchewollock. The small Mallee town, with a population of just 250, doesn't have...

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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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Brim silo murals

When I first told you about the mural artwork on the old grain silos at Brim in January 2016, the artist (Guido van Helten) had only just finished the massive painting.  Travellers were stopping to admire the massive paintings, then going into town and spending their...

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Stawell

The town of Stawell, in western Victoria, is famous for its annual Easter athletics meet - the Stawell Gift. At other times of the year, Stawell is like many other major country towns in Victoria.  There are some beautifully maintained historic buildings within a...

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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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Wycheproof star and light trails

Yesterday I told you about Wycheproof, where the railway runs along the middle of the main street.  After dinner in Wycheproof Fiday night, I decided to have a go at capturing star trails again (like I promised when I showed you star trails over Pakenham). My first...

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Chiltern

Travellers on the Hume Freeway between Wangaratta and Wodonga may know Chiltern as a roadside rest stop area for truckies, but just a kilometre east of the freeway is the historic township of Chiltern.  The town has a well preserved Victorian era streetscape which was...

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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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Pakenham Storm Clouds

Storm clouds roll into Pakenham This afternoon, severe thunderstorms rolled across Melbourne and much of Victoria.  I managed to find a high vantage point in Pakenham to photograph the storm clouds continuously changing shape and colour as they rolled across the sky....

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