Friday, November 13, 2009

Hawthorn Church

After a work enforced hiatus, I'm hopefully going to be back to taking photos!




This is the same church that I photographed previously in Hawthorn, however I have used my iPhone this time and the stitching was done on the iPhone using an app. Unfortunately, the sun was very bright, so the colours aren't great.



Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Monday, October 12, 2009

Noojee trestle bridge




Man flu turned to tonsilitis which meant lots of catching up at work which in turn meant no photos.
Noojee Trestle bridge used to carry trains, but now is walkers only.
This bridge, known as No. 7, is the only remaining of seven trestle bridges on the section of railway line between Nayook and Noojee. Of the other six bridges, three survived the 1939 fire, but were destroyed later by another fire. The bridge of the main Noojee - Warragul Road (formally Longmore's Road) was dismantled.
The logs for pile were brought in by rail and a small amount of local timber was dragged out of the bush by teams of bullocks and horses. The bridge was then built by railway employees. The Noojee to Nayook section of the narrow gauge line to Warragul opened in 1919. There was a terminus at Noojee, to which large amounts of timber were transported from mills scattered through the forest by means of a network of timber tramlines, heading to the west and to the north.
The bridge was originally designed to carry the weight of N class steam locomotives, with the smaller engine classes J and K also using the line. This bridge was subsequently taken out of service in 1954 when the line was closed.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Blowing bubbles

I went out geocaching yesterday and came across this painted on the side of a building in Montrose.

Apologies for missing a few days. Got the man flu!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Early morning ballooning


Just got back from my early morning run when I spotted two of these drifting past me. Looked so nice and peaceful up there.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Sculpture

An interesting sculpture outside our building. It represents the Earth and the plants that give life to her. It was covered in weeds and overgrown until last week but now looks much better.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Hawthorn mosaic


Another amazing mosaic that I spotted on a sidewalk in Hawthorn today. This shot is actually a composite of 5 shots stitched together, so the quality isn't great. I will post the 5 originals at a later date.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Urban Art


This "Urban Apartment" used to be a display in Melbourne. It has now been removed, but it was quite eye catching!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Skywatch© Friday - Power Pylons

Sunrise, 6.39am on Saturday 12 September, on a farm road near Coldstream. The glow coming off these pylons was even more spectacular than this photo shows!

For more Skywatch photos, click here.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

The road home

A track in the Warrandyte State Park where I went geocaching last Saturday morning.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Yarra River


A view of the Yarra from Warrandyte State Park. The rain came bucketing down right after I took this shot!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

More Spring flowers

More lovely spring flowers photographed last Saturday near Wonga Park.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Spring flowers

Spotted taking over a fence. Does anyone know what they are?

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Cows on the hill

Another photo from yesterday's sunrise expedition.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Ducks at sunrise

Got up at 6am this morning to grab some sunrise photos. These ducks were out taking an early morning dip.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Lilydale Lake


Another panorama taken with my new iPhone. This is the view from just outside my office.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Vineyard panorama

My first attempt at a panorama with my new iPhone. The colours came out great!

The view is of the vineyards that belong to our horticulture students on our campus.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Balnarring

Taken at Balnarring Beach on Western Port Bay last Christmas. There are some fantastic beaches along this section of the coastline.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Sweetpeas


My first spring flowers have started to appear. I spotted these sweetpeas last Friday.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Sunday, September 6, 2009

On the beach

The beach at Port Melbourne with the Spirit of Tasmania ferry in the background.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Fish n Chips

Waiting for our fish and chips in San Remo near Phillip Island

Friday, September 4, 2009

Optimistic Melbourners

Not sure that the Yarra has been this high in many years considering we are in a drought with strict water restrictions!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

A burst of colour


A little bit of colour above the brown Yarra River, Warrandyte.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Water tank

An old water tank (still in use) on one of the small holdings in Warrandyte.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Moss



An area near the Yarra in Warrandyte.

Monday, August 31, 2009

The Yarra River

Melbourne's famous Yarra River seen from Warrandyte. I spent Saturday & Sunday geocaching around the area and got some great photos.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Wrath of Thor





The devastation left by the winds in Melbourne this week.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Melbourne Bling


One of my favourite motorcycles. Spotted in Warrandyte, near the RSL!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Don Valley in the autumn


This was taken earlier in the year while out geocaching on the Aqueduct Trail in the Don Valley near Seville.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Agnes Falls

Unfortunately, a file photo from our holiday to Gippsland in January. I am currently extremely busy at work and haven't had much chance to get out and take any pictures.

This is Agnes Falls, near Toora.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Mullum Mullum Tunnel

The entrance to the Mullum Mullum Tunnel from the Eastlink Tollway. This is the other side of a previous photo posted from the pedestrian side of this ventilation shaft.

Monday, August 24, 2009

The old and the new


After a few days of being sick in bed, I'm finally back with another photo! This was taken in Franklin Street in North Melbourne. I always enjoy seeing the contrast between surviving Victorian buildings and the modern skyscrapers side-by-side.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Construction


New building going up at Swinburne University's Hawthorn campus.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Melbourne street art

Endeavour Hills Rugby


This is the ground at Endeavour Hills Rugby Club where we played our last game of the season. Well, I didn't play as I've pulled another hamstring!
Luckily it wasn't raining, else it would have been a mud bath!

Monday, August 17, 2009

P!nk





On Friday night I took my wife to see P!nk in concert at the Rod Laver Arena for our wedding anniversary. We had great seats, as you can see from these photos taken on my phone. If you want to see the photos taken on my point-and-shoot, see my Flickr set.