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I was, once again, a long way from the cold that is Melbourne in the winter … and seeing my parents walking hand in hand warmed me more than the northern winter sun.

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I am, once again, a long way from the cold that is Melbourne in the winter … surfing makes much more sense to me up here than it does down south at this time of year.

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I’m a long way from the cold and greyness of Melbourne … and a volleyball game on the beach was a good way to spend a winter afternoon.

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I’m a long way from the cold and greyness of Melbourne … and winter sunsets are different up here. There’s more sky, for a start!

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I generally don’t take landscape images, but last weekend I had a hankering to capture flowing water using a filter to slow down the shutter speed, and hence slow down the water.

Here is my first attempt.

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Winter garden

 

 

 

Tim seemed to think that I might be at a bit of a loss on my day off, particularly as I have no study to do, so he asked me to take a photo of one of the two roses in bloom in the back garden.

He was right. I was at a bit of a loss, so into the cold I headed and went in search of roses. It was a bit windy, and that always makes taking macro shots of flowers challenging, but the biggest challenge was trying to keep my hands still.

It was freezing and I was shivering so much that I couldn’t hold the camera still.

I hadn’t used my 90mm Tamron (macro) lens in absolutely ages, and for a while couldn’t remember how to switch it to auto focus. Eventually I worked it out, but then discovered that I’m so used to manual focus that I couldn’t use it in auto. I switched it back to manual and tried to time to shaking to the movement from the wind. I suppose I could have used the tripod … hindsight’s a wonderful thing!

Anyway, here are two shots from my winter garden.

 

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