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.
Driving to Rocklands Reservoir, west of the Grampians, yesterday, I was amazed to see a vast tract of bushland filled with colour from these purple waxlip orchids (Glossodia sp.) – I had never seen orchids spread so richly before. Fujifilm X30 with Velvia film simulation; mild edits and border applied in Snapseed app.
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.