Fossicking in Goldtown: flighty raven 

Walking past a laneway in Ballarat, a fossicking raven grabbed my attention. When I grabbed my camera and crept up on him, he flew up in calm alarm (really!) and flapped around without seeming desperate to leave. 

Fujifilm X30 with in-camera PRO Neg. Hi film simulation. 


Vegas & Rose Cafe: something wicked


Prior to heading to Ballarat for a couple of days’ free time, I did a bit of research online (on instagram mainly) to find some great foodie destinations that wouldn’t send me broke. Vegas and Rose on Humffray Street North did not disappoint.
After entering the tiny sunlit cafe and finding a quiet seat to consider the menu, I took in the eclectic mix of retro furnishings and displayed ephemera, bespoke leather accessories, and gorgeous eatables. The pumpkin soup (served in a vintage styled enamel pannikin) with generously buttered sourdough toast was very satisfying, and the tiny Vietnamese iced coffee I took for the road was utterly delicious.
Next time I’m going to save room for a toothsome piece of something sweet, like these glories on the counter. My rating: 5 stars.

This was my first time using the GX7’s in-camera ‘high key’ filter, which seemed perfect for the situation.