Outside the MCG

It's AFL footy finals time in Melbourne, and a lot of the action takes place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.  I was at the Elimination Final on Saturday night between North Melbourne and Essendon, before heading into the ground I went for a walk around the outside...
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Hamer Hall

Hamer Hall, part of the Victorian Arts Centre, is located on the South bank of the Yarra River and is the home of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. The area, once simply known as "near Princes Bridge", was favoured as a circus location.  Located on the wall of Hamer...
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Street Performers – Southern Cross Station

You really need to expect the unexpected when photographing the streets of Melbourne, such as these guys (and girls) at the main Spencer Street entrance to Southern Cross Station.  The dancing was really athletic with lots of jumping, twirling, summersaults and head...
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Collins Street Extension

Here's a view that Melbournians of 15 or 20 years ago would not be able to comprehend today.  This is Collins Street where it crosses Spencer Street and heads over the railway yards into Docklands. Prior to 2000, Docklands was a derelict industrial precinct occupied...
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Sunflower Skyline

It's easy to miss when driving, but take a walk along Batman Avenue between Melbourne Park and the city and you'll come across this small field of sunflowers (near the railway overpass). With the Melbourne skyline as a backdrop, these flowers were an unexpected find...
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Early morning at Docklands

I recently went for an early morning stroll around Docklands, adding a few more pictures to the Vic Pics Gallery, but I was very surprised to come across a cow up a tree!  It turns out that the "Cow Up A Tree Sculpture" has actually been there for some time, right in...
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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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Melbourne skyline from St Vincent’s Private

Due to a heavy schedule of family and work commitments, along with some medical issues, I haven't managed to get out and about with the camera much recently.  However, while visiting my ill mother at St Vincent's Private Hospital yesterday, I couldn't help but admire...

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White Night at Birrarung Marr

I'm still working my way through over 1000 photos from last weekend's White Night Melbourne, the dusk to dawn festival of lights, displays, music and dance. These photos were taken at Birrarung Marr.  As I process more photos from the night, they're uploaded to the...

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White Night on the Yarra

I've added a few more photos to our White Night Gallery from last Saturday night / Sunday morning.  The latest photos were taken around Queen Victoria Gardens and Alexandra Gardens.  This shot features a light show projected onto a fountain in the middle of the Yarra...

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White Night Melbourne 2016

Last Saturday night (and early Sunday morning) was White Night Melbourne, "...a dusk ‘til dawn celebration of culture and creativity via lighting, exhibitions, street performances, film, music, dance and interactive events taking place in the streets and laneways,...

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Big Bash at Etihad

I went along to Etihad Stadium on Saturday with the family to watch the Big Bash cricket.  The womens game was underway when we got there, which was an exciting match.  Later it was the mens game with the Melbourne Renegades taking on the Melbourne Stars in the local...

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Birrarung Marr via Instagram

I was in Melbourne tonight with friends and didn't have the good camera with me.  Walking around Birrurang Marr, around sunset, I managed to get this shot on my iPhone 6S.  After some in phone adjustments, to highlights and shadows, it was shared via Instagram with...

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Chinatown

Little Bourke Street, between Exhibition and Swanston Streets, is Melbourne's Chinatown. For one of our city's "Little" streets, Chinatown can get pretty busy.  I spent a couple of hours exploring the area one morning between Christmas and New Years, joining many...

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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 in Melbourne

The City of Melbourne does a terrific job of bringing the Christmas spirit to town.  The Lego Christmas Tree display in Federation Square is certainly a little different, but amazing to see up close.  Head up Swanston Street to the City Square, and you'll find a more...

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AFL Live Site

During the lead up to the AFL Grand Final, Yarra Park, next to the MCG, was transformed into a "Live Site".  Just like a mini carnival, with various stalls and activities for families to enjoy football finals fever, culminating in the Grand Final players motorcade on...

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AFL Grand Final Parade

One of the biggest days on the Victorian sporting calendar kicks off later this afternoon, the AFL Grand Final at the MCG.  Traditionally the Friday before the Grand Final both teams playing in the Grand Final are paraded down Melbourne streets and city workers would...

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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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Winter Gardens

Many people say that Autumn or Spring are the best seasons to see our parks and gardens.  True, the Autumn colours can look spectacular, but I also like walking through the city parks in Winter.  Without much foliage on the trees you can see all around, the city...

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City Square

Once upon a time, before Melbourne had Federation Square, the go-to place in the city to meet for a coffee (or to admire an oversize water feature or ugly "yellow peril" sculpture) was the City Square on Swanston Street. It doesn't get much publicity these days, but...

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City ANZAC crowd

Yesterday we told you about the 80,000 plus crowd that turned out in the rain for the ANZAC Dawn Service at the Shrine of Remembrance.  After the Dawn Service, that crowd, (plus many more) stretched all the way up St Kilda Road, past Flinders Street Station, into the...

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