Bells Beach, Victoria: what a bummer! 

I noticed this photographer, because he had a much bigger camera than mine and looked pretty serious. Especially when he seemed quite oblivious to how he changed the view for the rest of us when he got creative with the waves breaking over s rock. I’d be interested to see the results of his focus.

Fujifilm X30 with Provia film simulation; cropped and border applied in Snapseed app. 

Bells Beach, Victoria: perfect on a public holiday 

It’s been over a year since I posted a series of black and white photos taken at Bells Beach on the Surf Coast, and today I got to go there again. Last time I took the Olympus OMD EM5, during our brief flirtation, and shot using the grainy black and white filter; today I took the Fujifilm X30 compact and shot using the black and white (red) filter. 

There’s such a lot to see there, between the surfers and the non-surfers.

Postcard From Portarlington: Melbourne across the bay 

A change of plans has created an opportunity to visit the seaside during turbulent spring weather conditions, and it’s good to be back in the city of Geelong, which I’ve come to really enjoy. 

Fujifilm X30 at full telephoto; mild edits and border applied in Snapseed app. 

Harrow, Western Victoria: most irresistible town!

According to a recent list published in a leading newspaper, my town of Harrow, in southwest Victoria, Australia, is one of Australia’s top 50 “most irresistible, exotic, historic and postcard-worthy small towns in Australia”. The list has caused a stir by many who are disappointed their favourite town wasn’t mentioned. While I understand that such a list is ultimately very subjective, I am very proud of my village and its community. Last night I paid $3 to attend a yin yoga class at the bush nursing centre, and today I wandered around the street and river in gumboots, feeling very much a part. Congratulations, Harrow – this recognition is well-earned.