Any good places to shoot in melbourne?
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    Any good places to shoot in melbourne?

    by fattyman » Thu May 19, 2011 4:03 pm

    I'm looking for some good places to shoot some great landscape shots. Any ideas of where good locations are?
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    by Fusionize » Thu May 19, 2011 4:23 pm

    Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula...there is a myriad of places. How far do you want to drive from Melbourne?
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    by fattyman » Thu May 19, 2011 8:01 pm

    Not too far... I didn't want to stray too far from the heart of melbourne. an hour max drive?
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    by Fusionize » Thu May 19, 2011 8:09 pm

    Hit Yarra Valley area then :)
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    by fattyman » Thu May 19, 2011 8:10 pm

    What is there to take at yarra valley? Any special locations in yarra valey you can advise :D? Or other spots to take awesome shots at sunset?

    Where are the shots taken from in your website on the main page? Are they in Melbourne and PPed?
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    by K1W1 » Thu May 19, 2011 11:49 pm

    fattyman wrote:Not too far... I didn't want to stray too far from the heart of melbourne. an hour max drive?


    There are hundreds of km of bayside beach scenes within an hour of the CBD.
    The Botanic Gardens
    The Carlton Gardens
    The Fitzroy Gardens
    The Yarra River anywhere near Studley Park or Yarra Bend
    The Dandenong Ranges
    Lysterfield Lake
    Jells Park


    You could fill pages of location.
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    by Fusionize » Fri May 20, 2011 11:42 am

    fattyman wrote:What is there to take at yarra valley? Any special locations in yarra valey you can advise :D? Or other spots to take awesome shots at sunset?

    Where are the shots taken from in your website on the main page? Are they in Melbourne and PPed?


    Just google Yarra valley and look through websites to find locations.

    In regards to photos on my website, they are all over the place. All are PP'd, every photo I take has some sort of PP, I dont like flat boring photos hence they hit photoshop or at the very least adjusted in ACR :)
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    by angeladventure » Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:21 pm

    Mt. Dandenong is good. Mt. Donna Buang in Warburton is probably one of the better ones. Sunset at Black Rock beach is also good.
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    by JazzXP » Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:36 pm

    angeladventure wrote:Mt. Dandenong is good. Mt. Donna Buang in Warburton is probably one of the better ones. Sunset at Black Rock beach is also good.

    Lol, beat me to it, I was about to suggest that one!
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    by W G » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:24 am

    "Good place to shoot in Melbourne" is an oxymoron - like 'delicious sauerkraut'.
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    by LOZ » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:30 am

    Tullamarine is my favorite place in Melboredom
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    by heartyfisher » Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:51 pm

    K1W1 wrote:
    fattyman wrote:Not too far... I didn't want to stray too far from the heart of melbourne. an hour max drive?


    There are hundreds of km of bayside beach scenes within an hour of the CBD.
    The Botanic Gardens
    The Carlton Gardens
    The Fitzroy Gardens
    The Yarra River anywhere near Studley Park or Yarra Bend
    The Dandenong Ranges
    Lysterfield Lake
    Jells Park


    You could fill pages of location.


    Thanks for these recommendations .. some are within cycling distance of where I am staying ! would make a great cycle and photo day/weekend.

    PS I think I have caught the cycling bug.. Looking to build a touring bike and take on longer trips! Darn inconvenient having the camera in a back pack though .. anyone have any recommendations on how to cycle and shoot ?
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    by W G » Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:15 pm

    Why cycle? You just make yourself a target. And when you stop and go into some place like a café you are on the bugle.

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    by heartyfisher » Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:14 pm

    W G wrote:Why cycle? You just make yourself a target. And when you stop and go into some place like a café you are on the bugle.

    Cheers,


    Got inspired by my brother who recently did a malaysia to thailand bike ride. he has invited me to join him on a tour in NZ and I need to get fit ! ... (at the moment little old ladies over take me when I ride to work daily :-) )

    One of the many shots he took in thailand.

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    and another ..

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