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. 


Balmoral Easter Market: opportunities


After browsing the stalls at the annual Easter Saturday market in nearby Balmoral, I sat for a while beside the street, watching the passers-by.
Taken with my Fujifilm X30 with Black and White (Red) filter, then mildly edited with Snapseed app.

Ballarat Swap Meet: all of the bikes


Ballarat Swap Meet is the largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere. After getting around the vast grounds on foot, pedalling around on bike is the second most popular method. Followed by every other kind of non-motorised conveyance you can think of!

Teapot Congo Line: a welcoming display


Making a quick stop in Beaufort on the way to Ballarat Swap Meet, I was enticed closer by this row of aluminium teapots on the window sill. Unfortunately though, the side-street cafe was closed.
This photo is the first of a “one camera one lens” series, shot with Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 using 20mm f1.7 lens and in-camera Dynamic Monochrome filter. I did no editing, other than to apply a border with Snapseed app.

Milkshakes For Two: afternoon tea at Tosca Browns


Lucky me, to have a milestone birthday on Friday the Thirteenth, and I got to spend it with my best friend. We had a leisurely day out in Hamilton in the western district of Victoria, getting a fix of antiques and op shopping and great Cafe dining – first at Henriz, then at Tosca Brown, where our charming waitress brought out sinfully sweet treats, and these tasty chai milkshakes, to the wonderful courtyard.
I think I need to go for a long walk now!