Category Archives: Elwood

Elwood’s colourful streets

I noticed that lately there has been an increase in local street art in the walkways and lanes of my home patch in Elwood. I am quit enjoying the developing art scene. Plenty of brick walls available along our many alleys and laneways…

Elwood street Art, Elwood, Victoria

Elwood street art, Elwood, Victoria

Elwood street Art, Elwood, Victoria

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Elwood street Art, Elwood, Victoria

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Elwood street Art, Elwood, Victoria

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Elwood street Art, Elwood, Victoria

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Elwood street Art, Elwood, Victoria

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Elwood street Art, Elwood, Victoria

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Elwood street Art, Elwood, Victoria

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Pirate Kite of Ormond Point

When looking for birds to photograph you sometimes find other odd things to watch. In the open area below the navigation tower at Point Ormond I enjoyed the skill of this kite flyer with his pirate ship kite. Considering its complex form and all the moving bits it flew remarkably well. The Point is a well known area for kite flying though lately the flyers have been squeezed out of the larger open ground due to it becoming the landing zone for a local parachuting business.  I like the idea that the pirate ship was probably breaking the local council rules…

Pirate Kite, Point Ormond, Elwood Beach, Victoria

Pirate Kite, Point Ormond, Elwood Beach, Victoria

 

Pirate Kite, Point Ormond, Elwood Beach, Victoria

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A happy bride…

Walking along Elwood beach on the weekend, I noticed a wedding taking place on the balcony of the Elwood Sailing Club. Having only taken a few photos of a starling I was itching to photograph something a bit different…it was an interesting viewpoint to shoot the ceremony…

Elwood Beach wedding, Elwood, Victoria

Elwood Beach wedding, Elwood, Victoria

Elwood Beach wedding, Elwood, Victoria

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Elwood Beach wedding, Elwood, Victoria

the vows…

Elwood Beach wedding, Elwood, Victoria

oops spotted…

Elwood Beach wedding, Elwood, Victoria

done and dusted, and an embarrassed flower girl….

Maybe this one….

A fisherman hoping for the big one…off Elwood Beach breakwater this afternoon…

Fisherman, Elwood Beach, Victoria,

The Fisherman, Elwood Beach Breakwater

Motorised Coffee Table?

Walking today with Ron, a fellow photographer, along one of the main roads near my place, I saw a low object speeding down the bike lane on the road. Something about it did not look right but at the time we were talking about the local chimney designs (as you do)…the object sped past and noticed that we were watching and laughing, so he did a big u-turn, waved us on to take photos and sped off again down the road…

Groovy Scooter, Elwood, Victoria

Groovy Scooter, Elwood, Victoria

Groovy Scooter, Elwood, Victoria

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Groovy Scooter, Elwood, Victoria

Rock On…

Groovy Scooter, Elwood, Victoria

Off into the sunset…

Sailing Boats off Brighton Beach

Even when the light is average and the camera and lens being used are setup for shooting birds you can still take images that can test your ability to find something unusual.   On a recent walk along Elwood beach with a friend I took a series of shots of the dark clouds and gloomy weather with the occasional burst of sunlight breaking through. I had previously rejected these images but after seeing Ron’s treatment of similar images I thought I would revisit them. Using Lightroom and tweaking the levels I gave these yachts off Brighton’s coast a bit of an other worldly look…

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Yachts off Elwood Beach

Yachts racing on Port Phillip Bay off Brighton and Elwood Beach.

Something a bit different…Jacobs Ladder

On the weekend I walked down to the beach with my photography mate and neighbour Ron. We watched the weather come across the bay and took photos of the Jacobs Ladder that was created by a break in the clouds and the sun coming through over Williamstown.

Jacobs Ladder over Williamstown from Elwood Beach

Jacobs Ladder over Williamstown from Elwood Beach – 18 April 2015