Featured Wonderful Melbourne

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by wonglp, Feb 1, 2017.

  1. wonglp

    wonglp Mu-43 Veteran

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    Had been to Melbourne many years back, without kids then/photography interest/driving license. I could remember the breathless scenic spots along Great Ocean Road, the winding drive. This time round, armed with Pen F and EM1 Mark II, and family of 5, and rented vehicle, we ventured out to Great Ocean Road, Phillip Island and Melbourne City during the school holidays. Here are some of the memorable shots made during the trip, hope you will enjoy.

    Sunset from the 12 Apostles Visitor Centre
    Olympus Pen F + Olympus 7-14mm F2.8 Pro, 84dot5mm reversed grad ND 0.6
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    Olympus EM1 Mark II + Olympus 12-100mm F4, 6 stops ND (I think). High resolution mode 50MP jpeg, high res raw isn't supported still at this stage by Adobe.
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    Olympus EM1 Mark II + Olympus 12-100mm F4 Pro. 31mm, ISO64, F6.3, 1/60s.
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  2. wonglp

    wonglp Mu-43 Veteran

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    We stayed at Macka's Farm, Princetown, about 5km away from Twelve apostles for 2 nights, which allows the kids to learn about farming of animals, cows, chickens etc. But the cutest ones were the kittens :)

    Olympus EM1 Mark II + Olympus 25mm F1.2 Pro
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    Olympus EM1 Mark II + Olympus 25mm F1.2 Pro. This is Benjamin, has a fine looking mane that made it look majestic.
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    Olympus EM1 Mark II + Olympus 7-14 Pro, used the Live composite function to get a single output shot. This was done at the balcony of the farm.
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    Wild Daisies
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  3. wonglp

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    More of the 12 Apostles, sunrise this time.

    Olympus EM1 Mark II + 12-100mm F4 Pro, 6 stops Haida ND, 3 stops Grad ND.
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    Olympus EM1 Mark II + 12-100mm F4 Pro, 10 stops Haida ND, 214sec shot
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    Olympus EM1 Mark II + 12-100mm F4, 10 stops Haida ND, 112sec shot
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  4. wonglp

    wonglp Mu-43 Veteran

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    A few shots from Phillip Island. Shot very little here due to the weather and restriction of photography when watching the fairy Penguins at the parade.

    Cowes Jetty
    Olympus EM1 Mark II + Olympus 7-14mm F2.8 Pro, 6 stops Haida ND.
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    Along Thomson Ave.
    Olympus EM1 Mark II + Olympus 12-100mm
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  5. wonglp

    wonglp Mu-43 Veteran

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    Some street shots in Melbourne
    Olympus EM1 Mark II + Olympus 12-100mm F4 Pro
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    Olympus EM1 Mark II + Olympus 12-100mm F4 Pro
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    Olympus EM1 Mark II + Olympus 12-100mm F4 Pro
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  6. Lcrunyon

    Lcrunyon Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Loren
    Fantastic landscapes!
     
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  7. algold

    algold Mu-43 Regular

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    Alex
    Great series!
     
  8. Julia

    Julia Mu-43 Regular

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    I love the long exposures, they look amazing. Also, the shot with those fantastic trees along the street. You really took some great photos on the trip, thank you so much for sharing and inspiring!
     
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  9. rbsandor

    rbsandor Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

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    Wonderful series and thanks for posting them. That 25mm f/1.2 sure is tempting. Richard
     
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  10. wonglp

    wonglp Mu-43 Veteran

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    Thank you Loren!

    Thank you Alex!

    Thank you Julia, glad you enjoyed, I like the view of the trees along Thompson Ave too :)

    Thank you Richard, appreciate the kind words, the 25mm is indeed a wonderful lens.
     
  11. wonglp

    wonglp Mu-43 Veteran

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    Thank you @barry13@barry13 for featuring the thread!
     
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  12. wonglp

    wonglp Mu-43 Veteran

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    Some more shots from Melbourne. Architecture is a genre I'm trying out recently, and I have to say thoroughly enjoyed it. Melbourne really has many nice architectures to capture, time is just not enough :)

    From 333 Collins Street. With Olympus EM1 Mark II + Fisheye 8mm F1.8
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    A selfie shot!
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    State Library of Victoria. Olympus EM1 Mark II + Olympus 7-14mm F2.8 Pro
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  13. Amin Sabet

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    Amazing landscapes. So well done. And what a beautiful place! Kitten shot is too adorable. And really nice work in the city also! :bravo-009:
     
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  14. PantelisMor

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    Amazing landscape photos !!! Which reserve filter do you use ???
     
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  15. rocklogic

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    Mulyadi Robin
    great shots!

    Reminds me that I should indeed get out more often
     
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  16. wonglp

    wonglp Mu-43 Veteran

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    Thank you Amin for the kind words.

    Thank you PantelisMor, it's a 84dot5mm reversed grad ND, mounted on PhotosphereSG filter system.

    Thanks Robin, the deep blue skies and vast nature, isn't something we get a lot here in Singapore, so the incentive was certainly higher to get out to shoot :)
     
  17. wonglp

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    More Melbourne street photography, with the superb Olympus 12-100mm F4, with the articulated screen of EM1 Mark II coming to use

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  18. peterbee

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    Peter Bartlett
    What an enjoyable series. I've visited Melbourne three times over the last 10 years and will be visiting Victoria again next month. Thanks for bringing back some fond memories and whetting my appetite for my trip in March.
     
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  19. EricRose

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    Eric Rose
    You have a great eye which of course transcends equipment used. Well done!
     
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  20. wonglp

    wonglp Mu-43 Veteran

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    Thank you, may the weather be with you! :)

    Thank you for the kind words :)
     
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