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It has been an interesting week and part of it was getting the Tamron 24-70mm G2 lens on loan to test out. There is going to be a review here of it soon, but for now I am getting out as much as possible to take photos to see what it is like. I had an opportunity to take photos around the city on Friday morning when Emily wanted a One on One which was more about showing her the architecture around Melbourne and how to photograph it.
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One of the main reasons I wanted to come to the east coast of Tasmania was to photograph a tree on a rock, seriously. There is a tree that grows from a rock in Binalong Bay and I’m sure it has been photographed thousands of times, but it didn’t matter, I still wanted to do.
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This morning I had to get up very early to head to St Kilda for a long exposure workshop. As I was heading there I was driving through so much fog. It was fantastic and I would love to have stopped to take photos, but I had to get to going. We are getting so much fog this year, so I am really excited as the last few years we have had almost none. I need to get out more.
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As I have said earlier, I thought I would do my catch up post today. While I’ve got a lot going on, I haven’t been doing a lot really. Well lots of photos.  Let’s take a look.

Dynamic Range Magazine

Don’t forget to get your copy. It is still available, click here for the link.

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The Six Seasons of My Backyard

My book on Banyule Flats and the seasons is getting very close to being published. We have the layout and now just need to get a couple of things and then off to the council for approval, then publishing. It is fantastic. I am really looking forward to this project being done. It feels like it has been going on forever. Still, not long now. Ordering it will be available soon. I am almost getting really excited.

For those that live in Melbourne that would like to order a copy there will be an opportunity for me to do a bulk order for you. Send me an email if you would one.


I was just having a Skype session with a lovely lady and we were talking about mentoring and what it was, and she said, is it like feedback, and I said, yes, that was it exactly. It is about helping, giving feedback, and helping you to further your photography.  Here is the link to the page about it, Mentoring.

Want some help working out where you need to go next and develop further, then mentoring could be exactly what you need. Send me an email to discuss it.


I will leave it there for now. I am trying to get back into blogging more so hopefully you will start to see more posts from me. Anyway, here are some photos from a 2014 trip to Point Lonsdale.




Following are the two images that have been on Instagram in the last two days.

The first is one of the pink lakes in the Murray Sunset National Park. It is from my time in the Mallee earlier this year. I’m looking forward to seeing it again next week.


This next one, which went up today, is from an early morning trip into the city a couple of weeks ago. The morning was so still and the water had almost no movement, great opportunity to get some fantastic reflections. This was a five image HDR image.


Don’t forget to check out the Instagram feed to see what my daily tips are.

It is a new week and time to look ahead, but nothing wrong with a quick look back. There are some articles I’ve done that I’ve forgotten to tell you about and a few other things.

Dynamic Range Magazine.Cover - Issue 4

I’m not going to harp on this today, but if you haven’t got your copy you should buy it now.

Dynamic Range Shop.

Digital Photography School

unnamed-e1433476320774Just recently I’ve had two articles published there. One is  a tutorial and the other about long exposure photography.

8 Reasons to Love Long Exposure Photography

How to Add a Reflection in Photoshop

I hope you enjoy them. It is nice to be writing about Long Exposure Photography, I am really loving it as a technique and am always amazed at what I get.


The final things are being purchased and the excitement is building. Can’t wait to get down there with my camera.

tasmaniaI’m afraid I might be a lazy traveler and suspect I’ve left too much of the organising to my friend. I hate planning things, nothing ever goes according to it, and I like to just go with the flow. I suppose that could be annoying for many.


I haven’t really tried to get sponsors for this trip. I have to admit I’ve been feeling quite despondent lately. I’m feeling like there isn’t a lot of point trying to do anything because nothing really works out for me. I know it isn’t a good attitude and it doesn’t help. I’ve tried being positive, but it doesn’t work either.  I decided not to get worked up about it this time and didn’t ask for anything, besides Nikon. I see other people get everything, and then, me, nothing. I do have to wonder.  Enough of that.

Learn from Leanne

That is what I’ve called the section of this site for people who want to learn from me. I have got the One on One Sessions and the Photo editing options for Skype.

I’ve got a few 1 on 1 sessions coming up which is really nice, good for my trip as well. I am also finding more and more people want to go out and do long exposure photography which is also nice.


The other day I showed you some photos that I took the other night around Docklands. Today I have some photos taken in much the same places, but this time they were taken in the morning, around sunrise. There were no clouds so no sunrise really.  Still the water around the Webb Bridge was beautiful and I do love the pink skies you can get at that time of day.

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It has now been a week since I did the last post on the photos I’ve had up on Instagram.  I have to say it has been an interesting week. I plan on doing this each week so you can see the photos that I put up there that wouldn’t normally be put on here. Some of the photos that I put up on Instagram I won’t show in these posts because they have already been on here.

This is a short post, so let’s just look at the photos.

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The other morning I went for a walk around part of the city I haven’t really explored before. I was looking for a good empty alley in the city. I saw lots of empty lanes and alleys. I know I am going to have to go back and explore them more. It was also an interesting part too because it isn’t part of the normal part where everyone goes it means it hasn’t been tarted up, so to speak.

I saw this and almost walked past it.


I noticed the light shining on the brick wall first, then the chair. I thought how odd the chair was just dumped there. It was a relatively clean place otherwise. I wanted to know more about the chair, so I went in past a parked car to take the photo. I have processed it so that there is more emphasis on the chair and wall. The end of the line.

I will have to go back and do some more photography around this area. It would really suit some of the work that I want to do.