Roentare: Blog https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog en-us (C) Roentare (Roentare) Sun, 27 Nov 2022 09:55:00 GMT Sun, 27 Nov 2022 09:55:00 GMT https://roentare.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-12/u993981131-o659255028-50.jpg Roentare: Blog https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog 102 120 Toledo, Spain https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2022/11/toldeo-spain I took some time to process my previous travel shots in Toledo, Spain. It is such a wonderful city to visit. The history and the streets. Love the place.

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(Roentare) ancient architecture europe old photography roentare scenery spain street streetscape toledo travel https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2022/11/toldeo-spain Thu, 24 Nov 2022 09:50:27 GMT
Melbourne State library https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2022/11/melbourne-state-library Apology for infrequent posting here. Work got the best of me plus the unknown fatigue and insomnia destroyed me really.

Joel my friend got me to join Mastodon a new social media that is not owned by a corporate. It is seemingly a nicer environment actually. If you are keen, this is my link Mastodon

There are few attempts to do photography around the town. However, not much good is to be shared. 

The trials in State Library on patterns and perspective work out nicely. 

 

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Mastodon

 

Thank you for your kind follows and support!

 

 

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(Roentare) architecture Australia building heritage Library lines pattern perspective photography roentare State https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2022/11/melbourne-state-library Mon, 14 Nov 2022 21:30:40 GMT
"Soft" Theme for November City Daily Photo https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2022/11/-soft-theme-for-november-city-daily-photo To interpret this theme "Soft", it does take a bit of thinking. I am a little Asperger so I will read it as it is literally. Anything blurs like bokeh or misty foggy look. 

Youthful skin may be smooth and soft. Pictures of cotton wools perhaps. 

I think I will keep it as bokeh or narrow depth of field for now.

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Happy November!

 

I hope it does not rain so much that I can barely visit any regional locations for work.

This is linking to City Daily Photo Theme Gallery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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(Roentare) australia blog bokeh landscape nature photography roentare scenery soft travel https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2022/11/-soft-theme-for-november-city-daily-photo Mon, 31 Oct 2022 06:07:28 GMT
Alowyn Garden Wisteria Bloom, Melbourne, Australia https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2022/10/alowyn-garden-wisteria-bloom-melbourne-australia This month has been an eventful one this year. Floods and more floods. Suddenly I let for the next 4 months of work because of this too. People lost homes. People lost steady income as well.

 

Well, I get to spend a bit more time with mum in Melbourne. Yes, I am freer, but I struggle to live with the extra time. It feels like Covid lockdown is all over again except there is no government mandate for it. 

 

Alowyn garden wisteria bloom is quite late. Yet, fewer flowers too. I doubt there isn't enough fertilisers. It is just the weather I think.

 

I hope you enjoy the floral flavour of this post.

 

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Thank you for the visit!

This is linking Friday Floral Meme

 

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(Roentare) alowyn australia bloom garden landscape melbourne photography roentare scenery spring victoria wisteria https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2022/10/alowyn-garden-wisteria-bloom-melbourne-australia Mon, 24 Oct 2022 06:01:29 GMT
Bendigo Bloom Festival of Tulips and Light Up in Green Room https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2022/10/bendigo-bloom-festival-of-tulips-and-light-up-in-green-room It is the full moon. That would be the perfect explanation for an eventual week. First, water bomb floods many roads that render my regional work difficult. Then many of my photography trips get cancelled due to the weather and all. 

These tulip photos are something I do every year when Bendigo has this recurring festival. The good thing about it is that it is free! Unlike the Tessellar festival, I could go in any time I want. The number of Tulips is also decent too. The best thing about photographing tulips here is that there are way more interesting heritage buildings and sculptures for props or contexts.

The bloom is already finished but I will showcase some shots from this year.

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Then there are many light up projections in the area too. 

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Thanks for visiting!

This is in participation of link Floral Friday

 

 

 

 

 

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(Roentare) australia Bendigo bloom festival landscape nature night photography reflection roentare scenery travel Tulips Victoria https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2022/10/bendigo-bloom-festival-of-tulips-and-light-up-in-green-room Thu, 13 Oct 2022 04:04:52 GMT
OCTOBER THEME DAY – REST, SLEEP AND RELAXATION "Astrolandscape" https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2022/10/october-theme-day-rest-sleep-and-relaxation-astrolandscape This is the fun event I participate in City Daily Photo feature blog -> City Daily Photo Theme Day

For me, what relaxes me would have to be leisure travel whenever I am ever free from work. However, pandemic changes all that for many people including me. In the last three years, social distancing and the crazy lockdown allows me to learn Milkyway capture in the rural part of Victoria. 

Doing this type of photography relaxes me. Solo out in the desert or at the coast. Plenty of Zen time. 

Enjoy some of the astro-landscape photos I have in the series. They are works I have done over the past 2 years. 

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Happy October - I think I am switching my comfort activity to more long exposure of ocean this year!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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(Roentare) astro australia coast exposure island lake landscape long milkyway mornington night peninsula phillip photography roentare tyrrell victoria https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2022/10/october-theme-day-rest-sleep-and-relaxation-astrolandscape Sat, 01 Oct 2022 06:58:23 GMT
Luoyang, the old capital in Central China https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2022/9/luoyang-the-old-capital-in-central-china Lately, I am revisiting my previous travel photos. One cannot believe how they can sit in the hard disc copies until they get lost eventually. 

Few years ago, prior to Pandemic, I used to travel three times a year internationally! 

Luoyang is an old ancient capital in China. In mandarin literature, it is where the water dragon rests deep in the ground. The best and the most luxurious are only available in this capital city. I went through all the photos I took from the days where digital cameras are not that well developed. But still, I love the memories from the shots.

 

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The first two emperors in China - sure they do not look such corn head in real life. 

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The oriental Pisa Tower as it is called 

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(Roentare) capital central china cityscape luoyang palace photography roentare statue travel https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2022/9/luoyang-the-old-capital-in-central-china Mon, 26 Sep 2022 07:46:43 GMT
Princess Pier, Melbourne, Australia https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2022/9/princess-pier-melbourne-australia Quite a few weekends in a row in this prime location for Melbourne Photographers. Got a few shots of the pier underside. Some standard long exposure shots near the iconic location in broad day light. Sorry no magic hour shot. Just zero patience to wait at the dock lol.

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(Roentare) australia dock exposure jetty landscape long melbourne photo photography pier princess roentare sea victoria water https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2022/9/princess-pier-melbourne-australia Wed, 21 Sep 2022 22:42:28 GMT
Rustic train station and nearby abandoned buildings in Melbourne, Australia https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2022/9/rustic-train-station-and-nearby-abandoned-buildings-in-melbourne-australia In continuation of the urban pursuit of the rustic and abandoned, my pal and I explored some western suburbs of Melbourne. It is easier to explore regional and rural areas for urbex, but I love a bit of cheap eats around the metropolitan areas too. 

Lately I regret picking up extra work which literally put me on call 24 7 for a total of 2 months. Again, it proves that I have a genuine allergy towards working!

I am realising this photo blog has turned into a little personal space. Initially I want to have a side hustle generating income from here. Now it is really a place to showcase what I have done in the past. Yet, I don't have to worry about if other social media decide to shut my pages down since Zen folio requires a decent premium fee to host. A fee for the service, I guess.

 

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Enough rust I guess lol

Stop more El Nina in Australia! 3rd one in less than 8 months!

 

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(Roentare) abandoned australia decay industrial melbourne oil photography railway refinery roentare rust station https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2022/9/rustic-train-station-and-nearby-abandoned-buildings-in-melbourne-australia Fri, 16 Sep 2022 05:49:22 GMT
Dinosaur Skeleton as a composition exercise among the crowd, Melbourne, Australia https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2022/9/dinosaur-skeleton-as-a-composition-exercise-among-the-crowd-melbourne-australia Some of the skeletons are on display in Melbourne Museum since I was in the teens. Walking through this general section of the museum triggers nostalgia. This always brings me back to the film era while photography is considered as an expensive hobby. 

Photographing these skeletons is a different sort of fun compared to landscape. In natural scenery, there are way too many limitations to how an image can be constructed. In comparison to street or urban environment, every step is an opportunity to be different. 

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Ends with a Triceratops !

 

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(Roentare) australia dinosaur fossil light melbourne photography raptor roentare shadow triceratops https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2022/9/dinosaur-skeleton-as-a-composition-exercise-among-the-crowd-melbourne-australia Thu, 08 Sep 2022 22:23:20 GMT
Tyama Light Magic, Melbourne Museum, Part II https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2022/9/tyama-light-magic-melbourne-museum-part-ii  

It is funny that sometimes I don't feel like doing anything. No gaming. No photographing. No reading. Then there are times that I get the vibe to do everything at once.

There has been zero motivation to visit nature at all. I am all into cheap eats and wandering about urban concrete jungles. Then I realise that I have yet finished posting the Part II of Tyama Light Show Magic!

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Thanks for your visit!

 

 

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(Roentare) art australia light melbourne painting photography roentare show tyama victoria https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2022/9/tyama-light-magic-melbourne-museum-part-ii Tue, 06 Sep 2022 07:43:14 GMT
Tyama Light Magic, Melbourne Museum, Australia Part I https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2022/8/tyama-light-magic-melbourne-museum-australia-part-i It came to my attention that there was a light show at Melbourne Museum. The place has the light set up for photographers already. It is just a matter of turning the camera on and click! What a fun event for me who just wants a relaxing weekend.

I spotted my gang who found themselves uncomfortable to have humans in the photograph. They all tried to avoid any persons within the frame. I realise it might have something to do with Asperger traits or a personal style. 

Interestingly, silhouette can work like a treat sometimes. One thing about being an amateur is that I can do what I like without conforming to the mainstream perception.

It takes a lot of time to process these shots. So this is just part I for the occasion.

I like to talk a walk instead of sitting at home processing these shots lol

 

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(Roentare) art australia dreamland first installation light melbourne museum naarm nation photography roentare tyama up victoria https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2022/8/tyama-light-magic-melbourne-museum-australia-part-i Mon, 29 Aug 2022 21:44:53 GMT
Urban Stroll shooting buildings in South Melbourne https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2022/8/urban-stroll-shooting-buildings-in-south-melbourne My enthusiasm shooting landscape has died down significantly since 2 months ago. Not sure why. 

The desire to shoot streets is starting to rekindle itself. Interesting that I developed a taste of eating in new places during the stroll too. Everything has its own phases.

NGV window shoots always bring something unique. I cannot help myself doing it. Plenty of snaps!

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(Roentare) australia building cityscape gallery glass melbourne national ngv on photography rialto roentare scenery street streetscape travel victoria water https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2022/8/urban-stroll-shooting-buildings-in-south-melbourne Fri, 19 Aug 2022 06:32:27 GMT
Kawaguchiko lake looking onto Mount Fuji in Japan https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2022/8/kawaguchiko-lake-looking-onto-mount-fuji-in-japan Life is busy as usual. More work is coming in ironically in winter. A friend of mine is now busy searching for a dream investment property. The other is visiting me from US. Another is busy sooking post Covid infection...

Over the last few weeks, I have been trying to organise my photos from Japan. There has been over 30 trips that I made to Japan over the years. I actually did not know where to start. I picked different albums at random. Yet, this one I discovered was from Kawaguchiko, West of Tokyo. 

This place requires a lot of planning in advance. The traditional Japanese hotel took a advanced reservation one year in advance. I was lucky in the trip too. There is no overcast weather to obscure the lovely Fuji!

Other photos are shown in the gallery Kawafuchiko Gallery

 

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Many faces of Fuji in deed!

Thank you for visiting my blog

 

 

 

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Spencer Street Walk in Melbourne CBD https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2022/8/spender-street-walk-in-melbourne-cbd It has been a busy few weeks. Joel came down with a severe Covid infection. Thus my motivation to navigate the busy Melbourne traffic in the name of photography is very very low. 

Before Joel's respiratory saga, we had the plan to visit old abandoned Bradmill paper factory featured in Abandoned Bradmill Factory  This place is now completely demolished with high fence barriers. So we went to Spencer Street for a stroll. How unfortunate!

The west end of Melbourne CBD is pretty much dead to me. Not much is happening. Plus the rain in day light is hard to get photos moody. We took a walk regardless. Not so long later, we ended up in a ramen shop having a very long lunch instead. Ha

 

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Other Melbourne photos at this gallery Melbourne Photos

 

Keep safe and have fun!

 

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Driving through Corop, Goulburn Valley, Australia https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2022/7/driving-through-corop-goulburn-valley-australia Once a month, I drive through Corop to Shepparton for work. Corop is a small town with a population of 37. I am not even sure if this can be called a town at all. 

 

For the last 10 years, I often wonder if the zombies would come out of these buildings. Petrol price is often quite expensive and that is how I know the existence of men.

 

Every winter drive through here reveals the dense fogs that I have to drive through in early mornings. Thrilling but also beautiful. 

 

This is a short piece since life is becoming busy again. For my mortgage!

Castlemaine Town Post

 

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Abandoned Paper Mill, Fairfield, Melbourne https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2022/7/abandoned-paper-mill-fairfield-melbourne Work is becoming busy since the beginning of the winter. As if we were meant to be slaved away in the cold snap of the winter even more. Three weeks of continuous rain managed to keep me exploring the urban environment. Honestly, it is a fun to drive short distance to and from a location while getting cheap eats along the way.

This site was always closed until recently the buildings might be classified as heritage. Most of the time, we can only take photos from the outside of the compound. Then a new discovery of the running track outside of it leads us to an underside of an old heritage bridge as well. It was one wonder after another.

 

Laowa 9mm f5.6 in my conclusion is a lens designed for abandoned stuff or urban photography. Not easy to use but it really gets something unique for us the never satisfied photographers.

Other abandoned Sites:

Abandoned Old Gillies Factory

 

Abandoned Old Bradmill Factory

 

 

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Gonna get some nice congee for my breakie now!

 

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Grantville Sunset in Evolution - Volcano sky https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2022/7/grantville-sunset-in-evolution---volcano-sky Honestly, Grantville was not meant to be the destination. After a disappointing shoot at Tenby Point, this view was not possible to miss on the way driving home. Yet, Joel and I discovered a good Souvlaki shop nearby. Their chips had mozzarella cheese sprinkling all over it. Really kill two birds with one stone (Sorry for the bird lovers)

Sometimes I do wonder if I move to the wrong place to live. Grantville would be just as good!

 

You can browse other sunset images in this link -> Broken Hill Gallery    Seaford Pier Sunset    Ballina Sunsets Lake Tyrrell Sunsets

 

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Urban exploration in Travancore, Melbourne https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2022/7/urban-exploration-in-travancore-melbourne Recently I have seen friends and colleagues taking the international trip either for conferences or personal holidays. I am still weary to do that. Simply there is too much potential troubles abroad. Better to keep it simple. 

Some self help articles on line talks about routine is not great for us. In fact, routine keep most of us sane and steady. Occasionally, taking time to do things differently would be sufficient. 

Travancore has been an area of interest for some time. I am more scared of the traffic in the area where many highways intersect. Parking in the area is also impossible as well. However, I finally take the leap to walk around the whole underside of freeways. The place stank like hell. People could be locked out anytime since the entrance is through a secret lock gate tacked away in a corner in a park. 

I mainly use Laowa 9mm f5.6 purely for the perspective and patterns. 

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La La waterfalls, Warburton https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2022/6/la-la-waterfalls-warburton Thanks to my buddy's extreme enthusiasm on the weekend, we were supposed to head to redwood forest but detoured to do the steep hiking trek for La La falls. 

Last week, Lal Lal falls is in the west of Victoria. La La falls is in the East of Victoria instead. Funny the names do not sound so serious at all.

I have to say this location is the dream haven for photographers. The creeks are wide and turbulent. The falls is high single span type. The foliage in the nearby forest are varied and unique. 

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Lal Lal Waterfall. Ballarat, Australia https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2022/6/lal-lal-waterfall-ballarat-australia Ballarat is usually colder than Bendigo. For some reasons, it is even colder on the day Joel and I visited this waterfall 15 minutes drive from the town.

The walking to the bottom of the falls is now banned. This was because of some students falling down the cliffs on the walking trails. It seems to be the case for every single waterfall in Victoria: Trentham Falls, Hopkins Falls, Little Rivers falls etc. 

Due to the stormy weather, we cannot stay in the place for long. The nearby creeks were fun to photograph but I believe they are not as good as the ones near Metcalfe in Greater Bendigo.

Some snaps from the day and keep warm - Damn El Nina 

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St Paul's Cathedral in Melbourne https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2022/5/st-pauls-cathedral-in-melbourne Weather certainly cooled down a lot. Since Premier Dan has this big build project going on, it is literally impossible to travel anywhere. It actually got me to explore the city again. CBD is not a place to visit after 7 pm. So I do my morning visit. The French Bistro for breakfast "Snails in Garlic" and "Omelette with shallots". Just so Yum. Then the same usual route for anyone that wants to shoot candid or street facades. 

Flinders Lane, Causeway, Collins arcade, Bourke St Mall and so on. The usual.

However, St Paul's cathedral hosts this earth globe inside it. I have to snap a photo of it before the globe will be taken down. Otherwise, I have not stepped inside this place for over 20 years lol. In my days using various vintage camera systems, I test bokeh quality of different esoteric lenses inside this church. It has interesting light inside there. 

St Paul's cathedral is of a neo-gothic design. Built by Mr William Butterfield. Apparently this is his masterpiece throughout his career. I am surprised about this actually. I never thought of this building that classic.

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This feels like a shot I saw on instagram!

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This shot reminds me of some spirits bending the lights!

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This is for now. Glad that I am still enjoying taking some snaps from time to time

 

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The Dead Are More Alive Than The Living - Bendigo Art Gallery Art https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2022/5/the-dead-are-more-alive-than-the-living---bendigo-art-gallery-art It is something that I do not realise until the pandemic hit out at us. This piece of art installation arrived Bendigo in 2017. The skull weighs 5 tons and is a artwork by Sydney artist Alex Seton. "Keeping on Keeping on" is the scripture written at the base of the stone piece.

I did quite a number of snaps around this skull over the years. It is my preference to use Sony FE 50mm f1.2  that gives a great narrow depth of field. Different sentiment is depicted through this beautiful lens.

At one stage, I find 50mm optic design not great for sharpness at any aperture brighter than f2.0; however, it is not the case with Sony FE 50mm f1.2. I am finding myself more in love with this focal length again should I give the credit to this lens.

I am starting to shoot my surroundings with 50mm focal length again. It is never easy but it gives that challenge to do creative photography

 

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Saint-Trophime Primatial Catholic Church - What a splendid place with unique design https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2022/5/saint-trophime-primatial-catholic-church---what-a-splendid-place-with-unique-design The recent re-organising the previous travel allows me to discover Arles France again.

Saint Trophime Priomatial Catholic Church uses no nails or screws in the entire building. It looks more middle eastern style too. I recalled I had a few hours in Arles Square as well. The strolling in the area was just fabulous. 

The camera I used at the time was Fujifilm. The sensor does not have a great dynamic range. The photos really need a decent rescuing given that I could not adjust the camera to high ISO setting nor I could use a tripod inside that old building. 

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Autumn from Mount Macedon, Victoria, Australia https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2022/5/autumn-from-mount-macedon-victoria-australia Mount Macedon requires an early morning visit to escape the crowd. It really takes an incentive to wake up that early to venture into a town for a few snaps in Honour Avenue. No cafes or shops are open until midday or so. All the garden or parks are not open until 11 am. So the latest trip was to go to a private garden of a local wealthy residents. Quite a nice tour around the massive garden with few Autumn leaves.

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Broadford Motorcycle Race Complex https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2022/5/broadford-motorcycle-race-complex I did something different last weekend. It was a unique opportunity to practice panning technique at this motorcycle complex. Short track. Cosy in a way. 

 

The whole day at the race was somewhat cathartic. Listening to the noise of the bike. The smell of gasoline is kind of stimulating too. So prepare to get sick of machine in motion blur!

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LOUVRE MUSEUM, PARIS, FRANCE https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2022/4/louvre-museum-paris-france The year that I could finally afford a luxurious trip to France taking mum and brother there was a memorable one. It was a time I took a long break from photography. Funny though most of the snap shots turned out to be quite memorable. 

It was nice to go through the same journey for which I barely recall years later. 

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This was the third time I was in this palace :)

 

 

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Living Desert in Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2022/4/living-desert-in-broken-hill-new-south-wales-australia Among all the contract works in various states of Australia, Broken Hill work is the most challenging. Not only the employer makes up the rules and conditions on the go, every "outsider" is considered as a subject to explore. This was why I had to shorten the contract to just 3 weeks so I could get out of the place as soon as possible.

Local pizza shops produce good pizza. However, I mainly visit the Indian for the extremely spicy curry called AK 7 special. It keeps my spirit up by excessive serotonin release from lethal chili ingestion. Silly Goat Cafe in the area is known for the best coffee. That is where I source my Caffeine supply. 

I have to admit. Living here is like a retreat of some kind. The intense sun during the day makes outdoor activity inappropriate unless one wants melanoma so badly. Living desert photography is the only place I have ventured on the day before my departure back to Victoria. 

The Palace Hotel is nice to visit but I did not realise its historical significance when I drove by. Maybe for a visit in the distant future when I ever picked up another opportunity to work there.

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This is kind of nostalgic to go through the photos over the years. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ballina Estuary Sunset - Coastal beauty in Nothern Rivers New South Wales Australia https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2022/4/ballina-estuary-sunset---coastal-beauty-in-nothern-rivers-new-south-wales-australia Once upon a time I worked various contractual projects in various regional centres in Australia. As soon as I get an opportunity, I would visit the photogenic spots in these various towns.

I had been to Ballina twice. The places to come back to were always the little estuary below the bridge. The light at the magic hour was almost always so beautiful. The feature of east coast is the daily stunning sunset.

These photos were taken when I took a sabbatical from my photography hobby. Pity that I did not take more. At the time, I felt that there was no so called skill in modern photography anymore. It was my belief that it was more about being at the right place at the right time... 

I guess we all grow up in various stages.

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Reverie of memories 

 

 

 

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Elvis came to Bendigo https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2022/4/elvis-came-to-bendigo For 9 years, I call Bendigo home. Frankly speaking, there is not much going on in town most of the time. Apart from usual festivity like Easter Dragon Dance or music festival Grovin the Moo, there is hardly anything that sounds exciting.

Art gallery in Bendigo does create some events that are really not original but attracting tourists from Melbourne. Merilon Munro exhibition was rather a success as the statue in Rosalind Park was a landmark to be recognised. However, the statue was taken down as a disappointment. Now it is Elvis exhibition event without a nice funky statue in the park. Just some cheap neon lights. 

At least, these signs and lights at night gave me something to do with my photography equipment. So here they are!

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Moomba Night - a note on 50mm focal length https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2022/3/moomba-night---a-note-on-50mm-focal-length 50mm focal length is closest to human vision perspective. What we see through this lens is easiest on the eyes as some bloggers say. My fascination with various 50mm lenses such as Leica Summicron, Voigtlander Nokton or anything else that are hard to pronounce gave me an unique insight on their "popping" looks. Something no other online analysists are managing to pinpoint with all the modern lens lingos available to date. 

It is really not a bad idea to invest in lenses. At least, when you no longer like what the lens does, it does not cost you a house and 80% of your assets. Sometimes there is still a re-sale value on the 2nd hand market! No bitterness at the end of whole romance with the equipment. 

Sony FE 50mm f1.2 L really did the job. I went to Moomba on an evening. The lens really captured some of the mood I experienced. Funny I used to bitch about Sony that only Canon or Nikon brands are the real pro. Well, my days being a fanboy is over.

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(Roentare) 50mm australia entertainment f1.2 fireworks melbourne moomba night photography ride roentare sony victoria https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2022/3/moomba-night---a-note-on-50mm-focal-length Tue, 15 Mar 2022 05:43:27 GMT
HMAS Otama at Mornington Peninsula https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2022/2/hmas-otama-at-mornington-peninsula Almost everyone in my circle is having therapies like flushing the toilets! The total amount of fees could afford them a few Leica vintage lenses!

 

I prefer to detox doing my photography at sunset hours 

 

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That is all folks

 

See you next time!

 

 

 

 

 

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Swan Street Bridge Night Reflection https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2022/2/swan-street-bridge-night-reflection Last year, Joel and I visited this location with no lights at all. Probably the cost was too high on electricity. 

 

This time, the light was on but there were no parking left. Most people that attended MCG and Arena took up all the spots. 

 

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Til next time!

 

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(Roentare) australia bridge color colour long exposure melbourne night photography reflection roentare scenery swan water https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2022/2/swan-street-bridge-night-reflection Thu, 17 Feb 2022 07:36:16 GMT
Sunset from Studley Park in Kew https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2022/2/sunset-from-studley-park-in-kew In these days, it is just not safe to walk into Melbourne CBD. The protestors and the new gangs that harass people in streets are doing it everyday. 

Studley park has this area with a particular gap among the trees that the whole city view was revealed through it. Easy to park and straight forward to shoot a picture next to the park bench. 

 

 

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Milkyway through Inverloch Sea Cave https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2021/2/milkyway-through-inverloch-sea-cave This is a shot I have dreamed of doing for quite some time. Finally one into my "pocket". 

 

It takes a good planning, plenty of good luck and cooperative weather for this to happen. Yes, it is so dark and scary in the coastal region.

 

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A day at Castlemaine Victoria Australia https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2021/1/a-day-at-castlemaine-victoria-australia One of the good things living in Bendigo is easy access to a country town with heritage status - Castlemaine.

The gold diggings national park includes most of central Victoria. Castlemaine is a town that is only 25 min drive from Bendigo. It has great food and many classical buildings.

Beck's Imperial Hotel

Beck's Imperial HotelBeck's Imperial HotelThe classical façade of this hotel in Castlemaine

This hotel is located on 56 Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine. In 1851, most of the gold digging population scattered around Mount Alexander. Some sort of consolidation measure took place by the government at the time. Castlemaine ended up as one of the towns that people settled in. 

Imperial hotel was also known as Townhall hotel at the time. It was built in 1861. The two storey attic hotel was erected for Faulder Watson to the design of Pauchas and Swyer. Then it changed hands to William Young's Imperial Hotel in 1866. In 1887, the hotel is passed onto Pearson. It is said to have over 50 names over the period of time.

Beck's Imperial HotelBeck's Imperial HotelA different angle

I tried the Instagram style angle shooting up with Laowa 9mm f5.6 

 

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The Mill 

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The classic township 

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Coffee Basics Das Kaffeehaus

Coffee Basics Das KaffeehausCoffee Basics Das Kaffeehaus Coffee Basics Das KaffeehausCoffee Basics Das Kaffeehaus I had the best cakes and coffee in this place!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mornington Peninsula Coastal Rock Formation, Blairgowrie, Melbourne, Australia https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2021/1/mornington-peninsula-coastal-rock-formation-blairgowrie-melbourne-australia This was a location that I tried out Laowa 12mm f2.8

The glare is controlled very well by the lens. The whole area was so wet that the tide would come back in any minute. 

This part of Melbourne is really wild

 

Mornington PeninsulaMornington PeninsulaThis rock looks like a camel similar to the one in New South Wales!

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Melbourne Skyline Sunset https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2021/1/melbourne-skyline-sunset Melbournians are so keen to get out door. Holiday this year at home state!

Therefore I find it so hard to photograph in any part of Victoria. Freeways are all like giant carparks. Commuting to CBD is taking forever as well. 

This was taken closer to where mum lives! What a shot. 

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Lake Tyrrell, Mallee Region, Victoria, Australia https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2021/1/lake-tyrrell-mallee-region-victoria-australia Lake Tyrrell is located in North West Victoria. A well known place for photographers. I travel to this region regularly for 7 years in a row. Initially I would only stay in my motel and enjoy local noodle box meal on Campbell Street between work. Thanks to my curiosity of the Mallee region, I always take a monthly trip to Lake Tyrrell. It is a place I am becoming so fond of it.

Tyrrell is an aboriginal word for "sky" derived from Wergaia. Boorong people were the original inhabitants in this region that were the star gazers observing astronomy. I learnt this from Google. Funny there were so little of this kind of information prior to one year ago. 

The lake is 20860 hectares big (I only have explored south and southwest of the lake). 

Some of the images over the past few years. 

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Hoiser Lane Candid by Laowa 9mm f5.6 https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2021/1/hoiser-lane-candid-by-laowa-9mm-f5-6  

Hosier LaneHosier Lane CandidA new life is injected into the famous Melbourne alley

It is almost a year since I last visited Hoiser Lane. 2020 is now gone. This lane seems so be so covered by chilly sentiment. Candid street photography is hard. It is even harder to adopt the traditional way of confronting strangers on the road. 

This frame shows the stubbornness of "Melbourneness". Oops, is that a word? 

 

 

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Sunrise with a farm house in Nyah West, Victoria, Australia https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2020/8/sunrise-with-a-farm-house-in-nyah-west-victoria-australia People in this town are tough. Most are farmers from my own impression. The nature of farming include everything from cattles to sheep to wheat etc. 

This is a special morning with the light like that. Sunrise that lifts your mood. 

 

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Petrified Rain forest, Cape Bridgewater, Victoria, Australia https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2020/8/petrified-rain-forest-cape-bridgewater-victoria-australia  

This area is used to be thought of a result of advancing sand engulfing an ancient forest of coastal trees that once covered the sea cliff. Actually the formation is a collection of hollow tubes of limestone called "solution pipes" eroded by million years of rainfall. Most pipes around Bridgewater cape are around 3 metres high. Some can be 20 metres though. 

 

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London Bridge, Portsea, Australia https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2020/8/london-bridge-portsea-australia  

London Bridge does not look like a bridge at all. It looks like a large rock sitting by the beach - the "Back Beach" of Portsea so to speak. 

The area is a haven for photographers during the low tide. The amount of sea weeds exposed during the low tide is just incredible. 

 

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Water tranquility of Lake Eppalock, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2020/8/water-tranquility-of-lake-eppalock-bendigo-victoria-australia Lake Eppalock is contructed between 1960 and 1964 to supply water to Bendigo and Heathcote, Victoria. Life line of central Victoria in Australia.

 

 

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Fog at Murtoa, Victoria, Australia https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2020/8/fog-at-murtoa-victoria-australia  

Murtoa is a wheat town located near Lake Marma on Wimmera Highway. I travel through this town monthly. The fog really casts an unusual light in the distance. The word "Murtoa" in Aborigine means "home of the lizards". I did not see any though. 

 

Apparently Murtoa Stick-shed is the World's largest rustically-built structure for emergency grain store. 

 

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Sunrise at Nyah West, Victoria, Australia https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2020/8/sunrise-at-nyah-west-victoria-australia  

Nyah is a town in country Victoria. It is 375 km northwest from Melbourne. The town was established when the railway was extended from Swan Hill to Piangill in 1915. 

In this town, I see the genuine life of rural Australia. 

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Nearby Forrest Cave, Phillip Island, Australia https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2020/8/nearby-forrest-cave-phillip-island-australia  

This is the nearby sandy beach area next to Forrest Cave. I particularly enjoy seeing that stark contrast of red rock vs the blue water. Very refreshing. 

 

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Sunset at Reed's Look out, Grampians National Park, Australia https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2020/8/sunset-at-reeds-look-out-grampians-national-park-australia Reed's look out is just a great location to view sunset. The light can vary so much giving a different vibe each time I visit this region. Weather is very fickle as well that I often experience rain or storm in this area.

 

Sunset at Reed's look out, GrampiansSunset at Reed's look out, Grampians

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Sea Cave, Portsea, Australia https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2020/8/sea-cave-portsea-australia Portsea is a seaside town of metropolitan Melbourne, Australia. 95km soutwest of central business district. 

 

Portsea is named after Portsea island which is an island incorporated by Portsmouth, England. Portsmouth is where the first settlers to Australia set sail from. 

 

The area is a pleasure to photograph especially during the low tide. This is one of the many caves in the area. 

 

 

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Sunset at Magic lands, Cape Woolamai Surf Beach, Phillip Island, Australia https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2020/8/sunset-at-magic-lands-cape-woolamai-surf-beach-phillip-island-australia I read it from the official website of local government description that Cape Woolamai is part of a tombolo system that includes the predominantly granite mass of the cape and the complex of volcanic rocks. Then I go "what is tombolo system"?

 

It is an Italian word "tombolo" meaning "mound". It is a deposition landform in which an island is attached to the mainland by a narrow piece of land called spit or bar. A Tombolo is a sandy isthmus. 

 

I often felt the landscape in Cape Woolamai looking so similar to Wilson Promontory landscape. Just the scenery is so beautiful. I love it. 

 

 

Cape Woolamai Surf Beach, AustraliaCape Woolamai Surf Beach, AustraliaThis sunset view was unforgettable

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Sunset at Cape Woolamai Surf Beach, Phillip Island, Australia https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2020/8/sunset-at-cape-woolamai-surf-beach-phillip-island-australia Cape Woolamai is a photographer's haven. It has a beautiful beach with amazing rocks that make up "magic lands". There are always many surfers in the ocean too.

From what I read, Woolamai means snapper fish in the language of Eora Aboriginal people from Port Jackson. Woolamai was named by George Bass when he passed it on whaleboat voyage in early 1798.

 

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Marie Gabrielle shipwreck remains, Wreck Beach, Moonlight Heads, Great Ocean Road https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2020/8/marie-gabrielle-shipwreck-remains-wreck-beach-moonlight-heads-great-ocean-road Wreck Beach, AustraliaWreck Beach, AustraliaA stormy weather

 

The location was rather a popular photographer's spot for landscape photography. Marie Gabrielle was the French Shipwreck that happened in 1869. The shipwreck coast is believed to have 700 ships submerged in its water. Only 240 ships were discovered. The walk from the damaged stairs is about 2 km. Timing of the visit is necessary as the location is totally submerged in ocean at full tide. 

This is such a mystical location 

 

 

 

 

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Lake Boort, Victoria, Australia https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2020/8/lake-boort-victoria-australia  

As I learnt Boort in Victoria has a strong Aboriginal history, many photographs I took started to imbue a different sort of feeling to another level.

Yung Balug clan habitated in this area for a long time. The region is labelled as the region with the most "scarred trees" in the world (I read it from ABC news column).  There are three lakes on the google map but only Little Lake Boort survived as the major reservoir adjacent to the town. 

Beautiful scenery in this area

 

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Sunset at Lake Boort, Victoria, Australia https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2020/8/sunset-at-lake-boort-victoria-australia After living and working in central Victoria for 8 years, it becomes clear to me that a place like Lake Boort is such a little gem to explore. 

In various photography fora, Lake Boort pops up like a haven for sunset photography. I manage to have a shot at the sunset after a whole day of waiting in the area. 

The Aboriginal word "Boort" means "smoke from the hill". Apparently there were many "middens" - cooking mounds in the area. 

 I hope you like the magical hour view of the lake. 

 

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(Roentare) Australia Boort central cloud color colour Lake landscape nature photography reflection reflections roentare sky sunset Victoria water weather https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2020/8/sunset-at-lake-boort-victoria-australia Wed, 12 Aug 2020 06:04:35 GMT
Dragon Head, Rye, Mornington Peninsula https://roentare.zenfolio.com/blog/2020/8/dragon-head-rye-mornington-peninsula Dragon's Head, RyeDragon's Head, Rye Dragon head is a famous spot when the tide is low at No 16 beach of Mornington Peninsula. 

The seaweed smell is very strong when this image was taken. The whole place would be under the sea in less than an hour. The long exposure shot in this location is very enjoyable. Apart from the crowd, this is a perfect place to get close to nature

 

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