Weekend Wanderings: Autumn Afternoon Along the Yarra River
Autumn has to be one of the most stunning times to see Melbourne. The weather is often just beautiful, lots of sunny days, cool evenings and mornings. Then you have the landscape doted with trees changing colours as they get ready for winter. Unlike many other countries, most of our indigenous trees don’t lose their leaves for winter, so we don’t get the vibrant colours that other places get, but it is nice to see some of it.
In the city there are trees everywhere that have been planted and are in the process of changing colours. Well, they were last weekend when I spent the afternoon doing a One on One Photography session and taking photos along the Yarra River.
The weather was stunning that day, and we haven’t had much weather like it since. You can see in the sky there that there isn’t a cloud any where.
This was a typical scene, look at the contrast of the autumn trees against the background buildings.
One of the walking bridges over the Yarra River has been converted to a lock bridge and there are hundreds of locks on it. I thought this one was really interesting.
We headed down to the Seafarers Bridge to see if we could photograph the sunset, and we did. It wasn’t a brilliant sunset, but good enough.
Of course we had to turn around to look back at the city. This was one of the last images I took. The city lights were coming on and the clouds were moving by. I should have tried a long exposure, but I didn’t think it was an appropriate thing to do with a student, the excursion was for them not me.
I had a lovely afternoon and think I got some wonderful photos to show how beautiful Melbourne can be in autumn. I am fairly certain my student also got some great photos, some very similar to mine as well.
I hope your weekend is going well. It is Mothers Day here in Australia and I’m hoping my daughters are going to do french toast with strawberries for breakfast, but who knows. I hope you have a lovely Sunday, we will be staying it, the weather is going to be horrible.