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Weekend Wandering – Day Trip to Eildon

Really what it should have said was Weekend Wandering – Day Trip to Eildon with a quick stop in Marysville, but then it wasn’t so quick.  It was a Social Snappers outing and it was decided that we should go to Marysville and Steavensons Falls.  It was good for me because I had the Cokin Filters with me and my tripod, which I didn’t have last time.


I hope you aren’t getting sick and tired of seeing these falls.  We hoped we would get there before the sun got on them, but we weren’t so luck.  It was interesting, I put my ISO down to 50, and my aperture to f/22 so I could get as slow a shutter speed as I could, but I could only get silky water by using the Cokin ND8 filter.  It is such a big waterfall.  You can walk all the way to the top, but we decided that it really was for another Social Snappers Excursion, the whole day at Marysville, so we moved onto Eildon.


We did the back road again.  It is so nice.  We found quite a few places to stop to take photos.  I love the hills, they are so bare, almost like mounds of dirt.  Still quite green, though I am sure it won’t be long before that changes.  We were talking to a woman about her garden and she said that you can see the top of the hills are starting to turn golden.  She said soon the whole country would be golden for summer.  I loved the way she said it was golden, sounds so much better than brown.  So as I was driving up to the Mallee yesterday I noticed the countryside up here has already turned golden.


I know they are photos of cows.  They were so friendly. We were trying to take photos of them in the paddock and then they slowly came up to us.  It was so funny.  I loved the way they were checking us out.  Possibly hoping we had a treat for them to eat.  I love the portrait of them.


This is one of the photos I took in the woman’s garden.  It was just taken with my 24-70mm lens, as were all the photos in the post.  I loved the back light and how soft it looks.  I don’t photograph roses much, so it was nice to see some, and some with great lighting.

It was a beautiful day for wandering around the countryside of Eildon and we had a great time.  Must remember my hat though, I keep forgetting to take it.  It is so different there to where I am now.  The Mallee is very dry, and golden.  It is a busy time of the year, the crops haven’t been great and harvesting has started early.  I will have to see if I can get some photos of the activity that is going on.  I have my first workshop for the weekend today in Swan Hill.  It filled up, so a full class.  It is going to be fun.

I will leave you now with a gallery of the above images and more that I took.  They are working on the mobile phone tower here, so my internet connection can be a bit iffy, but I will do my best, they said it would be fine on the weekend, I hope so. On that note, it would be great to get your Monochrome images now.  I don’t know if I will be able to do the post much during the week.  Well update it anyway.   I hope you have some great things planned, perhaps a workshop.



Weekend Wanderings – The Road to Marysville

Recently a friend of mine asked if I was interested in going through the Black Spur and see if we could find some places to take photos.  It looks stunning when you drive through it, but there aren’t many places to stop.  We found a couple of places, but there really weren’t that many places to stop.  We looked around one spot and went for a short walk.


We got there very early in the morning, so we were treated to some beautiful morning light as it made it way through the trees.  It was a gorgeous morning. I love how places like this are always so green and you can feel the moisture in the air.

Once we realised that we wouldn’t be able to take photos like we thought we decided to head to Marysville.  We thought we would see if the road to the waterfalls was open, Lady Talbot Drive, but it is still closed.  It is really annoying.  So went looking for Steavenson’s Falls again.


I did a black and white image of this recently for MM, but I did take lots of other images and thought it would be a good time to share them.  It is a big waterfall, and you can walk all the way to the top, and follow it down to the bottom.  We didn’t do that, we just did some of the more popular spots.  Getting there early in the morning meant the sun wasn’t on it, we could get more blurred water, but the best part was, we were the only ones there, brilliant.


As we were walking back after photographing the waterfall I put the Tamron 90mm Macro lens back on my camera and tried to get some macro shots of the flowers we kept seeing.  I got some, but the sun was on lots of them and it wasn’t easy.

It was a lovely way to spend the morning and I was home by lunch time, even better.  I have more photos for you and will add a gallery at the end.  I hope you are having a relaxing weekend, mine is certainly going that way.