Its been weeks since the travelling restrictions have been lifted In Melbourne and We finally have freedom again. Initially Melbourne metro was under a strict 5km radius restriction due to COVID 19. I created a lot of photographic projects and did lots of learning during lockdown and when Melbourne’s restrictions eased to 25km radius on 19th October I investigated our 25km radius and realised that over half is water as we live on a Peninsula. I was fascinated that the vast expanse of water was untouchable unless by boat or swimming and it was illegal for me to explore. The shoreline had become a border to contain us.
I was inspired to create a photographic response to this new law and decided to photograph the water at the beaches on the Mornington Peninsula within my 25km radius .
Though I find these water horizon shots soothing I’ve never shared them in the past unless they have a interesting feature like a boat or other unique feature to identify them. I got out of my comfort zone and shot many for this project though also included boats and markers as I found them irresistible.
Every day I went to a different beach starting at the PortPhillip Bay side and extending to the ocean and Western Port and in no particular order captured the horizon and water and added them to the evolving photograph of a digital collage of the Peninsula.
Without the restrictions I wouldn’t have been motivated to do this project. The project eased the waiting of the restrictions being lifted and also served as an excuse to explore the area more. 21days and 21 photos later I created the A moving image of all the photos
To celebrate the restriction being lifted I printed the photograph and went to a beach outside my 25km and captured a photo of the photo aligned with the horizon And water in background .
I’d been watching the peak of Arthur’s Seat be swept over with a thick mass of clouds on and off all day. Finally after work I ventured up the hill to investigate. When I arrived to SeaWinds a blanket of cloud swept over. I was thankful that I may get Some foggy photos. The fog came and went in waves. When it cleared I was disheartened though my spirits were quickly picked up with another wave of cloud that settled over the trees.
I’ve been wanting to get up to Seawinds for a while to get some photos for some new jewellery pendants. I’ll share the new pendant design next week. In the meantime here’s a collection of photos of Seawinds before the leaves change colours. Which will be very soon.*
Im currently doing a portfolio course and one of the assignments is to set the tone for a portfolio.
I took these photos recently in hopes to have a unified series of photos of Beachboxes.
I had spotted these Beachboxes over the months and had been waiting for an overcast flat Sky to unify them togeather. Although the last 2photos have a more colourful colour pallette I think the green grass ties them altogether.
Yesterdays post inspired me to make a series of photos per day.
Often I take many photos only to pick my best one then discard the rest. Today i challenged myself to take at least 10 different photos of Cameron’s Bight Jetty it forced me to seek new perspectives. Sure they’re not all great photos and i had a limited amount of time to take them though I enjoyed the totally new perspectives I saw .
So for the next 10 days I will be sharing 10 photos a day. I find it a little daunting as time is limiting and subjects maybe boring though i find it a good way for me to broaden my photography and seek new perspectives.
Today I went up to Arthurs Seat looking for Mushrooms to photograph with my new macro extension Tubes attached to the lensbaby. There wasn’t a great deal though i did find a little patch of these mushys.
Today I received macro extension tubes in the mail. I was so excited to try them out. I attached my lensbaby lens to them and experimented and was truly amazed at the results. I’ve never been one for closeup photography though this has really opened a whole new world. The detail in objects is truly amazing and i think a post solely devoted to this new equipment and photos is needed.
When i got home it was raining so a wander in the garden in between rain showers. I could probably count on my hands the amount of time i’ve photographed flowers. I find them beautiful they just don’t challenge me creatively, unless you try and capture them through a rain drop which I attempted though failed. This flower however fascinated me not sure what it is. Lots of bokeh and a tiny bit of focus to satisfy my creativity.