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  1. Hi Leanne
    I write to ask if I may have your postal address to send a certificate of appreciation to you in thanks for all the support you gave Katren Munro during her Ride Hard to Breathe Easy cycle from Adelaide to Melbourne.

    many thanks kerrie

    March 8, 2011
  2. Hello, I was just wondering if you’d had time to check out my blog. Thanks, you can see it at

    November 28, 2011
  3. Been meaning to tell you that I love the caption on your blog header that says, “Photography Practice”. So humble for someone who takes such great photos!

    March 6, 2012
    • That is such a nice thing to say. I do think all my photography is practice, and maybe one day I will do an image that I think is perfect, practice makes perfect, isn’t that the saying. Thanks for the lovely words.

      March 6, 2012
  4. Love the blog and all the images. Interesting concept putting the original image up alongside the “developed” images. Keep up the lovely work

    BillyG / A Man With His Camera Blog

    June 21, 2012
    • It seemed a good way to let people see what I had started from. I get the feeling that lots of people like seeing the original. Though I have to be prepared for them not to like what I have done to the image, and that does happen, but mostly there seems to be a consensus that what I am doing is good. I will keep it up and you too. Lovely meeting you.

      June 21, 2012
  5. Amazing images, I’ll be stopping by often. Jason πŸ™‚

    June 21, 2012
  6. thank you for visiting my blog and like my post
    nice to know you

    June 26, 2012
    • And nice know you as well, thanks for the return visit.

      June 26, 2012
  7. milezaway #


    Noticed you liked one of my posts so I thought I would have alittle look at your blog, love the images…..really good and something I only dream of being able to shoot

    July 4, 2012
    • I think when you look at the original images you will realise that the images aren’t really special, I just spend a lot of time on photoshop. You can shoot them as well. It is all about seeing. Good luck.

      July 6, 2012
      • milezaway #

        I think I need to upgrade my Corel paintshop pro to photoshop….

        July 6, 2012
      • If you can get Photoshop, I would, though, I’m told that Photoshop Elements if pretty good, depends on how far you want to go.

        July 10, 2012
  8. Love your blog. Will definitely be keeping an eye on it. I have started gaining a keen interest for photography.

    July 12, 2012
    • Thank you, I hope you find some inspiration here.

      July 14, 2012
  9. Joan #


    I find your blog amazing!
    You know I’m not that good in Photography but your blog gives me more inspiration.
    Keep up the good work and inspire more people πŸ˜€

    lovelots, Joan

    July 21, 2012
    • No one thinks they are good. I look at some of my images and say yuck and when I look at some stuff I was doing a few months ago, I cringe. It makes my heart swell with pride to know that I inspire people, thanks for letting me know.
      Keep going, you will get there. πŸ™‚ Thanks Joan.

      July 23, 2012
      • Joan #

        You say Yuck to your images while I say WOW πŸ˜€
        Be Happy and Be Proud of your images not all the people has the same amazing imagination and artistic as you πŸ˜€

        July 24, 2012
  10. HI Leanne, thanks for being such an avid “liker” of my posts/photos!!!

    July 24, 2012
  11. Leanne,
    I nominated you for a Beautiful Blog Award. to see the rules for accepting the award. (Easy one !) Congratulations, and thanks for your beautiful pictures. I enjoy your comments back and forth as well!!!

    July 24, 2012
    • ARen’t you lovely, thank you so much. It is such an honour when people love your work. Thank you.

      July 24, 2012
  12. tangledillustrations #

    Hey hun,
    I nominated you for ‘The very inspiring blogger award’ here at:


    July 26, 2012
  13. Hi! I sent you an e-mail. πŸ™‚

    July 28, 2012
  14. thank you for liking my blog πŸ™‚ and stopping by!!

    August 3, 2012
    • Not a problem at all, you’re welcome. πŸ™‚

      August 3, 2012
  15. Great Photographs! πŸ™‚

    August 9, 2012
  16. Thank you for your likes and for following my blog… I greatly appreciate it!

    August 14, 2012
  17. Thank you for the like on my blog…you have some beautiful photos. I have been using a camera since I was about 12, and really love the freedom of digital (plus I could never afford the amount of film that my camera habit requires lol) looking forward to seeing more of your work

    August 15, 2012
    • YOu just described exactly why I love digital. I love just being able to snap as much as you like. I am the same, I couldn’t afford the processing on the amount of images I used to take. I used to take about 2 rolls of film a week, so that would 76 images, now I take 200 to 300 in an afternoon. It was a pleasure visiting your blog and thanks for coming and checking out mine.

      August 16, 2012
  18. Leanne, thanks for your like.. I did what it appears that most bloggers do.. and checked out your site in return.. imagine my surprise to find pictures of ‘home’ amongst your portfolio.. I too am a Mallee girl!…albeit currently on the other side of the world. Double bonus is that I’m just wanting to start getting serious about my photography and your blog is going to be a wealth of information.. thank you so much for finding… and liking mine! xJ

    August 21, 2012
    • Hello, I’ve answered most of your other comments, it is so funny to meet someone this way who knows the area where those photos were taken. The Mallee is a very strange place, I hate getting there, but when I am there I don’t want to leave. When you come back we will have to see if we can organise to go and take some photos. I went to Patchewollock for the first time last time I was up there. Great meeting you. Keep in touch.

      August 22, 2012
  19. ciao! thanks for (ad)dressing my blog. i checked yours and it’s just a luvFAB.


    August 27, 2012
    • You’re welcome and thanks for the return visit.

      August 29, 2012
  20. Thanks so much for visiting our blog today – also for “liking” it. We really appreciate it,

    September 2, 2012
    • No problem at all Wendy, it was a pleasure, thanks for stopping by mine.

      September 8, 2012
    • Thank you so much, when my internet come back on I will check it out.

      September 8, 2012
  21. Thank you for visiting my blog. I love your Field trips post. I wish I have more of those. Keep it up!

    September 27, 2012
    • You are welcome PK Cathy. I will keep it up for as long as I can. Thanks.

      September 28, 2012
  22. Leanne,

    Your photos are absolutely stunning!!

    Thanks for sharing them,


    October 21, 2012
    • Why thank you Teddy, that is such a lovely thing to say. πŸ™‚

      October 22, 2012
  23. mmemargaux #

    Wow! Your photographs are amazing! I just started photographing and I like it. I hope that I will be able one day to make photographs like you do! You’re really good.
    (Sorry for my bad English) πŸ™‚

    November 10, 2012
    • Thank you very much, it is just practice and time, if you want to be really good, then you just keep going. Good luck. πŸ™‚

      November 10, 2012
  24. THank you for stopping by my blog and for the Like on my latest post. Your photos are great!

    November 18, 2012
    • You are welcome and thank you so much for visiting mine as well.

      December 3, 2012
  25. Little Brown Tomato (LBT) #

    Hello! I just read your note. I was off the computer for what seems like ages. And I must share that I tried that pumpkin/potato combo and it was great! I wasn’t sure how to season it, so that was a bit tricky but it was good (just added salt and other stuff I had).
    I might close down my blog. I’m not consistent enough. If I re-open, I’ll come looking and add you again.
    So good to hear from you again! So very kind of you.

    November 27, 2012
    • It is so nice to hear from you Catherine, I have missed your posts. I am so glad the pumpkin and potato combo worked out. Sounds like you did a good job.
      I hope you find that you can keep going with it, I enjoyed your blog, so much so that I noticed I hadn’t heard from you.
      Good luck and thanks for letting me know.

      December 3, 2012
      • Little Brown Tomato (LBT) #

        Leanne, you are truly sweet. I’ve been pondering the blog and plan on changing the name (if WordPress will allow) and go a different direction with it. Keep it holistic hobby related vs. one hobby. I have lots of interests. πŸ˜‰

        January 20, 2013
      • I don’t think you can change your user name, but you can certainly change your blog name, would love to see you more.

        January 20, 2013
      • Little Brown Tomato (LBT) #

        I think you’re right. And thanks for the welcome back. I hope to post some things tonight. Blessings from the States! πŸ™‚

        January 20, 2013
      • Looking forward to it. πŸ™‚

        January 20, 2013
  26. Your site is great and your photos, stunning. I wish I lived in Australia to join your field trips.
    Thank you for visiting my blog and liking my post.

    November 28, 2012
    • Thank you, wouldn’t it be lovely if you could come. Thank you.

      December 3, 2012
  27. hi there, i am glad that you like some of my photos on my blog because it led me to yours. I’m automatically a fan now of your photos and blog. I tried to follow but everytime i entered my email it says “Your subscription did not succeed, please try again with a valid email address.” I’m sure i have entered the correct email address so maybe something is wrong with your follow button? Anyway, will just bookmark your blog and check often. Thanks for sharing some editing tips..this helps to a lot of amateur photographers like me….:)

    November 29, 2012
    • That is very strange, you should have to enter anything, but I think WordPress are doing some changes, the set up for a new blog post was completely different today, maybe wait a day or two then try, let me know if you still have trouble. If you are signed in you should just be able to press follow.

      November 29, 2012
  28. Leanne. I have to ttll you once again you r work is truy amazing and creative. I love the odl school churches. A s I love church ceilings aointed. Please know as you post faithfully each day I am not able to . SO I do not get to like every day. I follow but every day I do not post. My blog is slowly getting hits. I wish i could share it more. πŸ™‚
    God blessed you with a Special gift!!

    December 1, 2012
    • I think the trick is not necessarily to do it every day, but to do it on a regular basis, 3 times a week or once a week, make it so people know when to expect. I post every day because if I don’t, I worry I will never get around to it. That is what happened with my other blogs, now I don’t do them at all. We do what we have to. Thank you.

      December 3, 2012
  29. John Godoy #

    Hello – leanne – Thanks for visiting my site. It is still a work in progress.

    December 7, 2012
  30. Love your photography, Leanne. You are an amazing artist!

    December 10, 2012
    • What a lovely thing to say, thank you very much belladonic haze

      December 12, 2012
  31. Although it seems redundant, I must agree that you have an amazing eye for capturing and manipulating wonderful images. It will take some time to go through your blog. Thanks for visiting my blog.

    December 13, 2012
  32. Hi Leanne, I truly enjoy your photos and all of your great advice. I’d like to nominate you for the Inspiring Blog Award! If you’d like to participate, details can be found here:

    December 14, 2012
  33. Thank you very much for liking one of my first blog articles πŸ™‚
    You make great pictures and I am very much looking forward to read some of your tutorials in depth πŸ™‚
    Have a nice day

    December 15, 2012
  34. Hi Leanne,
    I noticed you’ve liked pages on both my blogs–Allison Strauss Art and Design, and Snail’s Postcard Post–apparently by total coincidence. Thought that was cool, thank you so much! And you have wonderful photographs here. Keep on clickin’ that camera!

    December 22, 2012
  35. dianeroark #

    Your pictures and blog is very helpful to me. I have nominated you for your second nomination for 2012 blog of the year award. Read more at: Blessings and have a great Christmas! Diane

    December 25, 2012
  36. Your blog is fascinating and your pictures are fabulous!! I could gaze at them all day long (as a matter of fact, I think I will), it’s just the perfect subject matter for me. Please keep up the good work πŸ™‚

    December 29, 2012
  37. jimzuniverse #

    Hi Leanne. Thanks for the like. Congratulations, you have very nice pictures.

    December 29, 2012
  38. Hi Leanne, It’s always such a compliment when you like one of my posts. Thank you, thank you — and happy new year

    December 31, 2012
  39. Hi Leanne, thanks for visiting my blog and liking my post …snowy illusions…
    I appreciate that a lot!
    Have a great day and a happy new year!

    January 2, 2013
  40. Hello. Thank you for clicking “like” to my little blog:)
    I have looked at your site and you have some wonderful work. I shoot in a style similar to yours and it’s nice to see other people creating images I can be drawn into and appreciate for that certain “extra” something that hdr and processing can do. HDR is a brave new process that has mixed impressions with traditionalists, personally I like the extra depth and dramatic sense the process gives to the photo! Please keep up with the HDR! I won’t spam you with my website link here, but I am interested in any opinions you may have of my work, my link is in my blog:)
    Happy new year!

    January 7, 2013
  41. Jun Song #

    Thanks for dropping by my blog! You seem to have been in the blogging space for a while and your work definitely speaks on its own. Hope you got something out of my recent post πŸ™‚

    January 7, 2013
  42. Hi!I just wanted to thank you for the likes! .Ξ•Ο…Ο‡Ξ±ΟΞΉΟƒΟ„ΟŽ

    January 9, 2013
  43. What a great site you have. Thank you for liking my image and….that’s how I now know about you! Looking forward to going through the entire website.

    January 11, 2013
  44. No longer following? 😦

    January 16, 2013
    • 😦

      January 16, 2013
      • Okee dokee.

        January 16, 2013
      • why

        January 16, 2013
      • I am wondering why you’re not following me…not the other way around.

        January 16, 2013
      • I tend to follow people who are regular commenters on my blog, I can’t follow everyone who follows me, with just over 9000 it is hard to do. I do what I can. I’m happy to follow in the reader, but I can’t promise anymore than that right now. Sorry.

        January 16, 2013
  45. Have a great day!

    January 16, 2013
  46. Hey there – I don’t know how you feel about blog awards but recently my blog – — was nominated for the
Liebster Award.
As part of that process, I nominated 11 blog I like and follow, and yours is one of them. If you’re interested in participating,
visit my post on the, Liebster Award ( Then please send me the link to your Liebster Award post. Thank you for visiting my blog. I am anxious to continue seeing all the cool material you offer your followers on your blog!

    January 17, 2013
  47. Wow, gorgeous photos Leanne! Thanks for checking out my much more inferior stuff too πŸ™‚

    January 22, 2013
  48. En Noir | Et Blanc #

    Hi! Thanks for following me blog! Working on it so stay tuned!

    January 23, 2013
  49. Thanks for liking my site. I think gimp is great too…..if you look at the picture in the upper left hand corner, it was made in gimp. I also did the kind of thing you are talking about with a picture of a swan which was the last thing I gave my Dad before he died.

    February 17, 2013
  50. Thank you for liking my work.

    I’ll check back to read your blog. I’m in the middle of creating new graphics for my blog.

    February 18, 2013
  51. Hi Leeanne, Thanks for liking my art teaching blog. I enjoy perusing your posts! I am a big photography fan. I just attended a wonderful teachers’ preview at the Duke art museum with over a 100 photos from all periods including some of my favorites, Thomas Struth and Sally Mann.

    February 22, 2013
  52. padiofarty #

    Thank you for your “like” on my blog

    February 24, 2013
  53. Leanne,
    You do a great job, you are humble like me πŸ™‚ Thanks for liking my blog and pictures. I look forward to following your blog πŸ™‚

    February 26, 2013
  54. Thank you for the encouraging ‘like’!

    February 27, 2013
  55. Hi, thank you for liking my blog! I am new at blogging and have a long way to go!
    I love photography, especialy children’s photography! and I like your photos, they are amazing!

    February 28, 2013
  56. I’m letting you know I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Congrats! See link for details.

    March 11, 2013
  57. Hi, your visit to our blog and likes on our post, Four Seasons Bridal, was much appreciated… We are in wedding field photography. Your advise especially in the software part gave us a lot of insight on which to use.. Thanks…

    March 18, 2013
  58. I nominated your blog for a creative blog award! πŸ™‚

    March 20, 2013
  59. colinmichaelmoore #

    Hello! It goes without saying that I like what you’re doing. You make the bloggosphere bigger, badder, better. Congrats and keep it up, and have an Epically Awesome Award of Epic Awesomeness award on me!


    1. Write ten awesome facts about yourself.
2. Nominate ten other bloggers that you think are awesome enough to win this award.
3. Inform the chosen they have won.

    April 8, 2013
  60. hey I just want to ask did you take all those amazing photos
    and also thanks for liking mine you don’t know what that means to me

    April 10, 2013
  61. I would like to say a big thank you for liking my pages. your photography wunder-ful πŸ™‚

    from a humble blogger,


    April 26, 2013
    • You don’t need to thank me, it is good to see what others are doing. Thanks for coming back to visit me as well. πŸ™‚

      April 26, 2013
      • πŸ˜‰ anytime!

        April 26, 2013
  62. Hi Leanne,

    Amazing photography. Looking at the pics makes me crave to be present in all the places where the photos have been clicked which I personally feel is one of the biggest attributes of a good photographer.

    And ya thanks for liking my posts in my blog – Through My Eyes. Do visit again and let me know how you liked my posts.


    April 29, 2013
    • Thank you Sangeeta, what a lovely thing to say, I try to show off this beautiful country as much as I can.
      It was a pleasure and thanks for stopping by mine.

      April 29, 2013
  63. sarahcolliver #

    Hi there,

    I have nominated you for the The β€œOne Lovely Blog” Award. Thank you for sharing such an enjoyable site which is both informative and interesting as well as fun!

    You can find the information on the below link if you choose to accept the award nomination

    Thanks and I look forward to seeing more of your work!

    Sarah πŸ™‚

    June 3, 2013
    • Thank you Sarah, that is wonderful, and, of course, it is always good to hear that people enjoy my blog.

      June 3, 2013
  64. Thanks a lot for visiting my blog and liking my post
    You are doing a fantastic job, keep moving forward.

    June 6, 2013
    • You are welcome, and thank you too, I will do my best.

      June 6, 2013
  65. Hey there, I just nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. See here to accept. Thanks for being a great read!

    July 15, 2013
  66. Annette Reeves #

    Hi Leanne,
    It is great to read and see your appreciation of Rick’s work. His current exhibition at Niagara finishes soon on 7 September so try not to miss it ! Cheers. Annette

    August 23, 2013
    • Hi Annette,
      Nice to hear from you, I love Rick’s work and thank you for the reminder, I will mention it on the blog too so people who live in Melbourne can also go and see it. Thanks

      August 23, 2013
  67. Leanne, thanks for your ‘like’ ( You take some great and highly-imaginative pictures and I can assume I have done a fairly OK job if you have liked the post. I do stop by often, especially to take a look at the Weekend Wanderings

    November 24, 2013
  68. Hello Leanne,

    I was just looking at your blog to re-visit your December post on taking night time photos in which you featured some images of Southbank at night. I see, on return to my blog, that you has been looking at the images of Southbank that I have just posted! The moon was a real bonus the night I was in Melbourne. Looking at your images, I see you have created a darker, more colour-saturated look to your city skyline image and was curious to know how you did the post processing for this image. I’m very much a ‘realist’ which I’m finding very hard to shake off and be a bit bolder with processing.

    January 13, 2014
    • Yes, your images stood out to me, photos of Melbourne usually do. I often do HDR images with my night shots. It isn’t really realistic, not what you see, but the colours are there, and you get that long reflection in the water. I am not a realist when it comes to my photography. Sometimes I will do images realistically, but I do love playing with them and trying to create something else with them.

      January 14, 2014
  69. Love your blog! Love it so much, I nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Check out my blog post for the rules on what to do next.

    Happy Blogging!
    Riki πŸ™‚

    January 19, 2014
    • Thank you so much Riki, I don’t really do awards, but I have added you to my awards page.

      January 19, 2014
  70. Hi Leanne, Just ordered your 3 part know your DSLR or thought I did and just realised the order has only gone through for the first part. I’d like all three please and happy to pay the difference of $9. Can you let me know how we do this now please? thanks Kathleen

    January 21, 2014
    • Yep, I just saw that, you can pay it with paypal, use the donate button in said panel and just say $9. I will send them when I get the notification.

      January 21, 2014
  71. johnthursday77 #

    Hey there! Just stopping by to say thanks for the likes. πŸ™‚

    Brand new to this. i’ll be keeping an eye here. Cheers!

    January 22, 2014
    • Well welcome to this John, a lot people to meet.
      You are welcome, and thanks for coming by mine. πŸ™‚

      January 22, 2014
  72. Great blog site Leanne. Appreciate you stopping by and checking out my blog. Thanks.

    February 7, 2014
  73. Hi Leanne. Just a quick note to let you know I made the move to mac (iMac).
    I know it’s often said but can’t help reiterate; I WISH I HAD DONE THIS SOONER!
    I will never go back to pc now.
    All the best, Peter.

    April 10, 2014
    • Thanks Peter, I know lots of people do, but I don’t want to give up Linux, Linux is the best and a PC is half the price of a Mac, that is the part I can’t get past. I did hear from someone who uses both and uses it for the same thing as me and that person said that with using Photoshop there was absolutely no difference between them. Since that is all I use Windows for, I am happy with that decision. I use Linux for everything else. Also, I really dislike the Apple company, they are really horrible and I can’t support what they do. Thanks for your thoughts.

      April 10, 2014
      • Thats fair enough. I can’t remember the exact details off the top of my head but I thought you were having trouble choosing between the two from reading your post on the subject. I guess you must have made up your mind since then. All the best.

        April 11, 2014
      • Thanks Peter, I have, actually it was kind of made up for me, you were right, I couldn’t choose, but through hearing what many people said in their comments, I realised that I don’t really need to spend all that money. Then my husband reinstalled windows on my laptop put in a SSD and wow, it is so much faster. I still want to replace my almost 10 year old desktop, but it doesn’t seem so urgent now, so I can wait a while. The Desktop run Linux, but it would be nice if it also ran Windows. Soon I hope.
        The post was great for me, I was a bit confused at the start of it, but by the end of the day, I knew I would stay with PCs. I like the live in help too, LOL.

        April 11, 2014
  74. Maks S #

    Just wanted to thank for your constant activity on my blog and let you know it is greatly appreciated and humbling, given your popularity.

    I am due for a Master’s course interview soon and wanted to ask if it is OK to mention that you follow my blog.

    April 21, 2014
    • You’re welcome, it is one thing I love about WordPress, the way we can look at other people work and enjoy it. It is important I think to look as well.
      You can mention me if you like, but I don’t think anyone knows me out of WordPress. Good Luck with it.

      April 21, 2014
      • Maks S #

        I agree. It’s much more effective to get inspiration and tips from others than to just mindlessly take photos in hopes of improving.
        I highly recommend pinterest’s photography feed. Amidst the baby photos and cheesy senior portraits there are some really amazing images.

        Thanks again, will need all the luck.

        April 21, 2014
      • Thanks for that Mark, I must admit I have stayed away from Pinterest, there seem to be many photos that people have no idea whose they are. I am finding G+ fantastic, there are some great images there and I think G+ is great for photographers.
        No problems Mark.

        April 21, 2014
  75. jeppe&katja #


    We have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award!

    Accepting/participating is optional, but we hope you do take part in it! πŸ™‚

    Best regards

    Jeppe&Katja from

    May 21, 2014
  76. You post amassing pictures on your blog. I will take some inspiration form your side :-D.

    June 7, 2014
  77. I love your blog!! Learning so such from you- thanks!

    Wonder if you can answer a question for me:

    1. I own a Nikon D3100

    2. I own some really good lenses, a Sigma macro and 2 Minolta lenses that came with a Minolta 35mm SLR

    3. I bought a Minolta-to- Nikon adapter ring on Amazon

    4. lenses with Minolta mounts fit Nikon perfectly now

    5. I must use manual mode to focus and zoom

    6. All pictures come out black

    any thoughts?

    June 19, 2014
    • I have never used an adaptor ring before, so I am not sure I can help. I know the extension tubes I have can make my images darker and I have to sometime turn up the exposure compensation to over expose the image. Is the Macro lens for a minolta as well? Can you get your hands on a nikon lens to see if the camera is okay. I would think that the first thing you should do if find if there is anything wrong with the camera.

      June 19, 2014
  78. I was wondering if you we could chat and about how to get my photography blog going, as well as the factors I should whilst completing a blog, would really appreciate the support πŸ™‚

    June 23, 2014
    • I don’t know that I would be able to help, what specifically are you after. Might be better to email me.

      June 23, 2014
  79. Leanne
    A visitor to Cape Canaveral in the early sixties saw a man who was (just) sweeping the floor. “How do you rate your job, among all these astronauts and scientists?” The man looked at him levelly. “I’m helping to put a man on the Moon,” he replied.
    I (just) blog too. Keep it up.
    I love the colour, by the way.
    Hugh FitzGerald Ryan

    August 12, 2014
    • What a great story Hugh, it is so true.
      Thank you so much. I’ll do my best.

      August 12, 2014
  80. wow! leanne cole following my blog, you made my day, leanne πŸ™‚ .
    i am honoured and humbled at the same time.
    thank you very much and I hope my ongoing work live up to your high standard and expectation.
    have a good week ahead.

    August 18, 2014
    • I like to follow people who comment regularly on my blog and you do, I know your name, so thought it was about time. Though I have to warn you I’m not good at commenting on other peoples blogs, I find that by the time I finish responding to the ones on my blog, there isn’t much time left, but I do like to look to see what people are up to.
      Thanks, you have a good week too Ken.

      August 18, 2014
      • thank you, leanne.
        at times i do wonder how a blogger with a humongous fan base, like yourself, cope to keep everyone happy. πŸ™‚

        August 20, 2014
      • I think the trick is not to try, just do what you can. Thanks.

        August 20, 2014
  81. Hi Leanne, thank you for following my blog. I’m new to this but appreciate the connections it allows us to make. Your site is inspiring and I very much look forward to your posts. In fact you are the photographer that has motivated me to embark in the bird photo challenge I have just started. I hope you enjoy my weekly posts. Chris

    September 21, 2014
    • I like to follow people who I see commenting on a regular basis, though I will look at what you are doing, I have to warn you I don’t comment much, I find the comments on my blog a lot to deal with. I look forward to seeing what you do though. πŸ˜€

      September 21, 2014
  82. gabrielle #

    i just read your work on olive cotton and i myself am researching her thoroughly after discovering that i am related to her and going to a family reunion the weekend just been where i met her daughter who continues to sell prints of her mothers works.
    i take a photography class and i have chosen to write my work on cotton and would appreciate yours (or anyone elses) ideas and opinions and thoughts to what inspired her.

    November 2, 2014
    • How amazing, so does photography run in the family.
      I have no idea about what her inspiration was, but I get the feeling she was experimental and tried lots of things, and just wanted to see what worked. It must have been so hard for her being a woman photographer in her time. It is still hard for women who don’t want to do portraits or weddings, to be something else. I don’t know what her inspiration was, but she was a very inspirational woman to many people.

      November 2, 2014
  83. Leanne, will be featuring you this Sunday with some other photography blogs!

    November 19, 2014
    • Thank you for letting me know, I will have to remember to look.

      November 19, 2014
  84. Leanne your blog is phenomenal! I’ve gone through a few photography blogs now and the time and effort you put into your work is wonderful. Thank you so very much for dropping by my blog post on South Korea- I must admit to being a bit of a lazy blogger sometimes and not keeping on top of checking out who follows my blog but I’m so glad I dropped by here. And, just as coincidences go, I’m currently in Melbourne so will be looking for some good photo opportunities (well I’ll try, I’m in no way as talented or professional as you). I look forward to seeing your future posts πŸ˜€

    November 29, 2014
    • Thank you Olivia, that is a lovely thing to say. I do do a lot of work on my blog and try to make it interesting. If you go to the Archives page at the top, there is the archives for the Weekend Wanderings and you will find lots of posts on Melbourne there, plus I just posted a new one on the city, I was in there yesterday taking photos. I have a Social Snappers excursion planned for Thursday night too, we are coming in to take photos of the Christmas decorations. It was lovely meeting you Olivia, well through a blog, and I hope you have a wonderful stay here in Melbourne.

      November 30, 2014
      • Thank you so much for your lovely response- I will definitely check out your Melbourne posts in your Archives πŸ™‚ I am also really looking forward to seeing any pictures you post of Christmas decorations. Have a wonderful week!

        November 30, 2014
      • You’re welcome, there are a lot of them. You have a good week too.

        November 30, 2014
  85. Hi Leanne,
    Firstly, I really admire your blog and your photography.

    Secondly, I was wondering if you have any advice for promoting one’s self? Is Flickr a good way to encourage traffic on your site?



    December 9, 2014
    • Hi Aaron,
      thank you.
      You just have put yourself out there as much as possible, I do Flickr, though I have only been doing it for a couple of months, I am more proactive on my Facebook page and Google+. I spend a lot of time looking at other blogs, too much really, but it is what you have to do if you want to get people to notice you.
      Good luck.

      December 9, 2014
  86. Hi Leanne,
    Season’s greetings.
    Thank you very much for your visits and likes through the year.
    (would love to hear your comments on some of them too πŸ™‚ .
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.

    December 11, 2014
    • You’re welcome Ken, I do what I can.
      Commenting is not something I’m good at, sorry, I find trying to keep up all the comments on my blog quite hard, and then commenting on others, woah, it can be a lot.
      Thank you and Merry Christmas to you as well, I hope you have a great time and Happy New Year.
      πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

      December 11, 2014
      • no worries, leanne.
        I do understand. it amazes me how you find time to keep your blog prolific as you do. salute!
        i am off to phuket/thailand with the family for a few days later part of the month, looking forward to doing some photography when i am over.
        enjoy the weekend.

        best regards,

        December 12, 2014
      • Thanks Ken.
        It can be almost like a full time job at time.
        Sounds like you are going to have a great time, enjoy.

        December 13, 2014
  87. Marisa #

    Hi Leanne–Goodness, your work is breathtaking! Thank you for the treat–and thanks for stopping by eve’s apple as well! ~Marisa (

    April 8, 2015
    • Thank you Marisa, what a lovely thing to say, you can come back and visit anytime, πŸ™‚ you’re welcome, I think it is an important part of blogging, seeing what others are up to.

      April 8, 2015
  88. Dear Leanne,
    This is just to say thank you for regularly “liking” the photos on my site. I don’t usually comment on blogs or invite comments, but I figured, after all this while, it was time to let you know how encouraged I have been by your support, especially as you take such wonderful photographs yourself. Thanks.
    Blessings to you.

    April 26, 2015
    • You’re welcome Ramona, it is one of the things I like WordPress, the community and being able to see what others are doing. thank you, good luck with your photography as well.

      April 27, 2015
  89. mindbender999 #

    Good Morning Leanne, I am a new blogger that has recently found a new love of photography…I have followed your blog and I am interested in participating in the challenges. Can you please tell me what I need to do to get started?

    Thank you in advance!

    May 6, 2015
    • All the instructions on how to enter are at the end of the MM post, so you can find out what you need to do there. It is quite a bit of information and I need to get going, so please excuse me for not explaining it too, but please, if you have any questions, more than happy to answer them.

      May 7, 2015
      • mindbender999 #

        Thank you!

        May 7, 2015
      • πŸ™‚

        May 7, 2015
  90. Dear Leanne.

    I am very grateful for Your visit my blog and appreciation of the pictures. You have a lot of interesting things on Your blog, so I will looked at it somrtimes.

    Greetings from Poland

    June 17, 2015
    • You’re welcome, thank you for coming and visiting me too.

      June 17, 2015
  91. bonjour from the Medoc wine country in France. Thank you for liking my post this morning on biking and photo shooting. In turn I got to discover your talents! very nice. I’ll be back to visit, Tristane

    June 24, 2015
    • Bonjour, and you are very welcome Tristane, lovely to see what other people are doing. I look forward to seeing you again, thank you.

      June 24, 2015
  92. Leanne, I enjoy reading your blog. So much great information on a variety of subjects and a way of “meeting” new and talented people. I would greatly appreciate if you could find time to answer a couple of questions about your WP blog, since you have been blogging for a long time and you have some features that I am interested in. #1- How do you manage the limited GB space with the amount of pictures you post? Do you not run out of space? #2- How is it possible for you you to have all those ‘ads’ or links (e.g.DPS, Lowepro, Nikon School) in the left column? #3- Have you ever tried and if yes, what is your opinion of it? Or any other self-hosted platform? Thank you so much πŸ™‚

    August 17, 2015
    • Wow lots of questions, I will do my best to answer them Sonia.
      1 – I pay to have extra space. I do the business one, so it costs about $400 a year, just so I can do those posts, though having said that, if you pay the $100, I think it is, you get 13GB and I haven’t used that much space yet.
      2 – They aren’t ads in the side bar. I have put them there because they are companies I work for or they support me or sponsor me. It is good to acknowledge them, but none of them have been paid for. I write for dPS which is why it is there.
      3 – Yes, I have tried and my website is done with that. there is a blog there too.
      I have never tried anything else other than WordPress, I hope I have answered your questions.

      August 17, 2015
      • Thank you so much πŸ™‚ I know your time is valuable and I really appreciate you answering my questions. Thank you for visiting my blog. I appreciate your likes πŸ™‚

        August 18, 2015
      • You’re welcome Sonia, it’s good to help one another.

        August 18, 2015

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