Sunday, March 8, 2015

8 March - Strzeleckis and South Gippsland

No rain on the radar today and a forecast top of 25ÂșC so time to take the BMW for a spin. The Honda is grounded until Wednesday when it gets a set of new tires and an 18,000 km service.

The sky was overcast which is perfect for photography and as I meandered through the Strzelecki hills I was continuously on the look out for photo opportunities, and finally came across this pile of old junk, one of many pieces of discarded equipment on a little farm which I don't think has seen any agricultural activity for a long time.

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I had thought of going all the way to Wilson's Prom but the sky looked a bit ominous in that direction and so I headed for Inverloch via Meeniyan. Because of the long weekend Inverloch was packed and it took quite a while to get a sandwich and a coffee.

Forty minutes later it was time to start home via Mirboo North and on the road to Boolarra I spotted this old shed.
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Got home just before 4pm after a pleasant day in the saddle.

Total Distance 265 km.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

3 March - Night Photography Melbourne

Readers of this blog will know that I really enjoy photography and go to some trouble to get quality photos on my trips. I've spent the last couple of days in Melbourne, not on the bike unfortunately, and this evening realised I had an opportunity to capture some night shots of the Melbourne sky line.

Thought I'd post a few shots here even though they are not motorcycle related.
I arrived at Melbourne's Southbank precinct with plenty of sunlight left so while I was waiting for the city lights I took a few photos of people enjoying the afternoon sun. Click on the photos to view them full size and resolution.

Then, as the sun went down it was time to point the camera at the city across the river.

Then finally, on the way back I managed to get this shot of the spire on the Victorian Arts Centre.

A wonderful evening and very happy with the photo haul.