Sunday, 27 February 2011

Tahbilk Winery and Vineyard

Tahbilk is the oldest family owned winery in Victoria established in 1860. It is situated 120 km north of Melbourne in the Nagambie Lakes region of central Victoria, near the town of Nagambie. The name Tahbilk originated from the wineries location, Tabilk. The aboriginal people first referred to the site as "tabilk-tabilk" meaning "place of many waterholes". The large grape blocks are set alongside a wetlands area was created with the raising of the water level when the Goulburn Weir was built. The wetlands are an open ended or self flushing wetlands being joined to the Goulburn at both ends. Flagship wine varieties are Marsanne, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Viognier.
Nikon D300, Nikkor 50mm f1.4D @ ISO 200, 50mm f8, 1/400 sec
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Nikon D300, Nikkor 35mm f2 @ ISO 200, 35mm f8, 1/320 sec
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Nikon D300, Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8 @ ISO 200, 200mm f8, 1/160 sec
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Nikon D300, Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8 @ ISO 200, 200mm f2.8, 1/1600 sec
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Nikon D300, Nikkor 35mm f2 @ ISO 200, 35mm f8, 1/80 sec
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Nikon D300, Nikkor 35mm f2 @ ISO 200, 35mm f2, 1/800 sec
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Nikon D300, Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8 @ ISO 200, 70mm f8, 1/100 sec
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Nikon D300, Nikkor 50mm f1.4D @ ISO 200, 50mm f1.4, 1/50 sec
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Nikon D300, Nikkor 50mm f1.4D @ ISO 200, 50mm f1.4, 1/50 sec
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Nikon D300, Nikkor 50mm f1.4D @ ISO 200, 50mm f1.4, 1/15 sec
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Nikon D300, Nikkor 50mm f1.4D @ ISO 200, 50mm f8, 1/200 sec
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Nikon D300, Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8 @ ISO 200, 70mm f2.8, 1/500 sec
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Nikon D300, Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8 @ ISO 200, 70mm f2.8, 1/400 sec
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Nikon D300, Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8 @ ISO 200, 95mm f2.8, 1/50 sec
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Nikon D300, Nikkor 35mm f2 @ ISO 200, 35mm f8, 1/125 sec
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Nikon D300, Nikkor 35mm f2 @ ISO 200, 35mm f8, 1/250 sec
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Pink Cliffs of Heathcote Victoria

The colourful phenomenon of this site just outside Heatcote was created by gold mining using hydraulic sluicing in the late 1870s through the 1880s. Water for the sluicing was delivered to the site by a water race and high pressure hoses were directed at the gold bearing deposits. Operations were eventually banned because of damage to grazing land but not before this pretty scar on the land was made that is still very evident today.
Nikon D300, Tokina 11-16 f2.8 @ ISO 200, 11mm f8, 1/200 sec
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Nikon D300, Tokina 11-16 f2.8 @ ISO 200, 11mm f8, 1/640 sec
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Nikon D300, Tokina 11-16 f2.8 @ ISO 200, 11mm f8, 1/250 sec
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Nikon D300, Tokina 11-16 f2.8 @ ISO 200, 11mm f8, 1/250 sec
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Nikon D300, Tokina 11-16 f2.8 @ ISO 200, 11mm f8, 1/250 sec
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Nikon D300, Tokina 11-16 f2.8 @ ISO 200, 11mm f8, 1/200 sec
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Nikon D300, Tokina 11-16 f2.8 @ ISO 200, 11mm f8, 1/250 sec
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Nikon D300, Tokina 11-16 f2.8 @ ISO 200, 11mm f8, 1/200 sec
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Sunday, 20 February 2011

Quintessential Bendigo

Victorian era buildings and wide streets define quintessential Bendigo

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Nikon D300, Nikkor 50mm f1.4D @ ISO 200, 50mm f9, 1/500 sec
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Nikon D300, Nikkor 50mm f1.4D @ ISO 200, 50mm f1.4, 1/3200 sec
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Nikon D300, Nikkor 50mm f1.4D @ ISO 200, 50mm f1.4, 1/1600 sec
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Nikon D300, Nikkor 50mm f1.4D @ ISO 200, 50mm f1.4, 1/2500 sec
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Nikon D300, Nikkor 50mm f1.4D @ ISO 200, 50mm f9, 1/1800 sec
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Nikon D300, Nikkor 50mm f1.4D @ ISO 200, 50mm f8, 1/13 sec
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A contrast is the gold rush of the 1850s saw many thousands of Chinese arrive in Bendigo. Within ten years the Chinese miners and merchants made up 20% of the Bendigo population. The Garden of Joy was a joint project between the Bendigo Chinese Association, the City Bendigo, Federal and State Government and the City of Baoding in Hebei Province, China).
Nikon D300, Tokina 11-16 f2.8 @ ISO 200, 11mm f8, 1/200 sec
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Nikon D300, Nikkor 50mm f1.4D @ ISO 200, 50mm f1.4, 1/8000 sec
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Nikon D300, Tokina 11-16 f2.8 @ ISO 200, 11mm f8, 1/320 sec
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Nikon D300, Tokina 11-16 f2.8 @ ISO 200, 11mm f8, 1/80 sec
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Saturday, 19 February 2011

Walking to Work

I captured these images with my iPhone while walking into work one day this week.
iPhone 4
iPhone 4
iPhone 4
iPhone 4

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Spring Gully Walking Track

Near our house there is a walking track that Hermione is getting very used to a pleasant 4.5Km round trip on a well made path.
Nikon D300, Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8 @ ISO 800, 110mm f16, 1/100 sec
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The path follows a creek lined with red gums.
Nikon D300, Nikkor 50mm f1.4D @ ISO 200, 50mm f1.4, 1/2500 sec
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Nikon D300, Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8 @ ISO 800, 70mm f8, 1/125 sec
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Nikon D300, Nikkor 50mm f1.4D @ ISO 200, 50mm f16, 1/10 sec
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Nikon D300, Nikkor 50mm f1.4D @ ISO 200, 50mm f1.4, 1/100 sec
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Nikon D300, Nikkor 50mm f1.4D @ ISO 200, 50mm f1.4, 1/1600 sec
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Monday, 7 February 2011

Blue and Tan

When reviewing images taken while attending the Melbourne International Boat & Lifestyle Show at Melbourne's Docklands precinct at the lower reaches of the Yarra River near the entrance to Port Phillip Bay, there emerged a definite Blue and Tan theme to the colours. See if you notice the stark contrast . . . BLUE
Nikon D300, Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-f5.6 @ ISO 800, 18mm, f7.1, 1/1250
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BLUE Sky Apartments
Nikon D300, Tokina 11-16 f2.8 @ ISO 800, 11mm f8, 1/2500 sec
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Nikon D300, Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-f5.6 @ ISO 800, 18mm, f8, 1/400
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BLUE
Nikon D300, Tokina 11-16 f2.8 @ ISO 800, 11mm f22, 1/400 sec
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BLUE and TAN (brown)
Nikon D300, Tokina 11-16 f2.8 @ ISO 800, 11mm f22, 1/640 sec
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BLUE
Nikon D300, Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-f5.6 @ ISO 800, 40mm, f7.1, 1/1250
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Nikon D300, Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-f5.6 @ ISO 800, 20mm, f7.1, 1/4000
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BLUE Meanie with Mini Meanie in the back . . .
Nikon D300, Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-f5.6 @ ISO 800, 32mm, f7.1, 1/3200
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BLUE and TAN (brown)
Nikon D300, Tokina 11-16 f2.8 @ ISO 250, 11mm f2.8, 1/8000 sec
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The Yarra River has been derogatively called "the river that runs upside down", a jibe at its high turbidity. The muddy brown colour is caused by the easily eroded clay soils of its catchment area. The water was clear at the time of the first European settlements, but intensive land clearing and development since the mid-19th century has resulted in the presence of microscopic clay particles. - Source Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yarra_River