I've shown you a few pictures from White Night Melbourne in the last three blog posts, with the promise of more when I'd finished reviewing and processing over 1000 photos taken over 8 hours of wondering around Melbourne on what was a beautiful night. A trip to Sydney...read more
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...read more
A stones throw from the Melbourne CBD, Albert Park Lake is one of our city's largest public parks. We recently went for a stroll around the lake, see the full gallery...read more
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. ...read more
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...read more
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...read more
Roads, Railway and Transport…
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...read more
The is one of the bottlenecks in the Gippsland Railway line, where there is a single line handling trains traveling in both directions. Looking east from Longwarry Station, the line disappears to the vanishing point in the middle of the photograph. Obviously when...read more
This shot, taken in Main Street Pakenham, came about only by accident. As I crossed the road from the National Bank the Sun caught my eye, it shone through the distant trees, visible only from the middle of the road through the gab between shops.read more
Like many regional communities, Drouin's railway station sits in the middle of the West Gippsland town. Originally opening circa 1880, Drouin has certainly grown around the station, which is now almost hidden behind the main street. The Main South Road bridge,...read more
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...read more
It doesn't take long for Melbourne's train system to clear post event crowds. Twenty minutes earlier this ramp at Richmond station was crowded with cricket fans making their way home, now there's room for a lone commuter to stop and check his phone. A late night...read more
Parks and Gardens
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...read more
In the previous post I showed you some hot rod classics cars arriving at the Royal Exhibition Buildings in Carlton for the Hot Rod show, which was on for the Australia Day long weekend. While I was photographing the Royal Exhibition Building, I had a walk around the...read more
The William Bruce Ronald Reserve is a large park within the original release of land in the Heritage Springs estate, Pakenham. Facing McGregor Road, I've driven past here hundreds of times, but hadn't had a look around until this weekend. The park features a windmill...read more
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...read more
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...read more
Maryborough Railway Station seems out of place in this little country town. It's a grand old station built in 1890, possibly by mistake! A local resident told us the plans and materials were sent to Maryborough in error, but erected anyway. Another story I've heard...read more
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...read more
Dawn can take on many appearances. While we can all appreciate an orange sky as the sun rises over the horizon, clouds and weather can often hide the golden glow. On the morning of this photo shoot at Flinders, on the Mornington Peninsula, the sunrise was completely...read more
The local hardware store is a big part of most communities. Hardy's (Mitre 10) Mega hardware store in Pakenham is closing down. They've fought the big box hardware chains (Bunnings and Masters) for years, but the owners are now retiring. A landmark at the Racecourse...read more
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...