derby day

Footy is over, office small talk is dwindling, hayfever has been debilitating Melbournians for weeks and we’ve already thought about putting our coats at the back of the closet (twice)… it’s Spring Racing Carnival time!

Boys dust off their suits and girls keep the local milliners, fashion designers and hairdressers (oh and spray tanners) in business. And we all get swept up in a mass of fascinator and filly-fueled wonder.

When it comes to fashion, Derby Day is all about black and white. So I thought I’d dabble with a little black and white photography too.

Despite initial concerns about the weather (waking up to thunderstorms prior to a day outside does not generally fill a person with happiness), it turned out to be a near-perfect day.

Races

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winners

collage

cornflower

Camera: Olympus OMD EM5

Lens: Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm f1.8

Edits: Lightroom

royal melbourne show

The Royal Melbourne Show always brings back fond childhood memories, well… I mostly remember eating corn, but I loved it. And even though I no longer care for showbags, I still find myself heading to the show year after year.

This time I took my faithful Olympus camera and observed everyone else creating their own Melbourne Show memories.

Couple at the show

Sky high ride

Clowns at the show

Ferris wheel

Royal Show

Camera: Olympus OMD EM5

Lens: Olympus 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 

Edits: Lightroom / Snapseed

exploring my backyard

The Mornington Peninsula will also be a special place to me – it is where I grew up. Where I ran through vineyards in the dark after birthday parties, fell off the back of ride-on lawn mowers and spent hours at the beach. Cricket at the beach, finding crabs at the beach, meeting boys at the beach.

It’s not somewhere I want to live any more, I have well and truly become a ‘city person’, but I do enjoy the odd weekend trip. And recently I’ve been spending a lot of time at various locations in Mornington Peninsula.

Most recently, I went on a random road trip and visited a number of places I’d never been before. (Isn’t it great when you can’t constantly discover and rediscover your own backyard.) And here are some of the pics I took.

Vineyard

Mornington Peninsula Chocolates

Mornington Peninsula Chocolates

Mornington Peninsula Chocolates

Flinders

Flinders

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Camera: Olympus OMD EM5

Lens: Olympus 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 and Olympus OMD 45mm f1.8

Edits: Lightroom