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...read more
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...read more
Back in July we showed you this street art on the corner of Johnston and Campbell Streets in Collingwood, showing a mural of zebras and the Melbourne skyline (reportedly commissioned by Crazy Domains to promote the new dot-melbourne web address). A few weeks later I...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
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...read more
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...read more
Roads, Railway and Transport…
Street photography early on a Sunday morning, especially during the holiday season when there's not much traffic around, can allow you to literally photograph the street. Standing in the middle of the road and pointing the camera down the white line, or tram tracks,...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
Park Road in Donvale gives you a great view as it crosses over the EastLink tollway. The Park Road bridge is the last on the city side before the roadway enters the tunnels, and was the perfect spot for me to set up the camera for some long-exposure shots. I was...read more
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
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
In our previous post, we started to look at the old buildings in the central Victorian town of Maryborough. These buildings are well maintained and beautifully presented, even more so at night when the flood lights come on. The classic architecture is highlighted...read more
In December we showed you the grand old Maryborough Railway Station. That classic architecture can be found throughout the town, especially the Court House, Post Office and Town Hall. I also really love the old Fire Station and Tower too. (In a future post we'll...read more
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...read more
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...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
Metro train crosses Clayton Road below Sky Rail construction One of the biggest and unique construction projects in Melbourne at the moment is Sky Rail. Throughout Melbourne, the government is removing railway level crossings that cause traffic bottlenecks along major...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...