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Post Options Post Options   Quote natamambo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 August 2007 at 03:44
Originally posted by Frankman Frankman wrote:

Can somebody pick me up on the way through - I'm in Perth.

Frank


Love to Frank, how does next Saturday sound ;-). Did Melb - Nullabor - Esperance - Albany - Busselton - Perth - Pinnacles and home via Kal 18 months ago, desperate to do the trip again. Awesome part of the world, ~2400 photos didn't do it justice! (about 1/2 were macro wildflowers). 13,000kms in 4 weeks. Where are you exactly? We stayed out north somewhere near Wanneroo (can't remember the suburb name) but also visited people in the hills and went across to Rottnest. One of my favorite all time photos was taken in Perth from the Barracks Pier at sunset looking across the river:

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Rosie I'm another in Melb and my father & daughter (not Dyxum members but 7D/5D respectively owners) make 3 in our family.

Happy to take the 5D for a trundle but gee I miss the 7D. It's only been 5 days since it got pinched and I often went much longer than that without using it, but somehow knowing I can't just grab it when I want to makes it all the harder.

My daughter is doing Year 12 art with photography as her "major piece" so depending on when / what we photograph she is highly likely to tag along. Dad too I suspect, always glad of an excuse to take a photo, but depends on his work.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Alpha_project Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 August 2007 at 04:15
lm from melbourne aswell :)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote natamambo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 August 2007 at 04:34
Welcome Alpha.

Time we stopped talking about it and made a date :-). I just can't decide where to go, here's my suggestions:
* Queenscliff
* Williamstown (less old stuff)
* Sovereign Hill (love it there, you get some great people & low light shots)
* Dandenong Ranges somewhere (eg tulip festival, Silvan dam)
* Puffing Billy at Belgrave / Selby Bridge / Emerald Lake
* CBD but a bit hard to stay together as a group
* Somewhere along the Yarra (but apart from Southbank area it's not too photogenic generally, I've tried lots of times!!)
* City from down under the Bolte (but a bit limited for variety)

Sat arvo & sun arvo suit me best, but can do all day Sat at a pinch.

Rosie, since the thread was your idea ;-), got any location suggestions?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote RosieA100 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 August 2007 at 10:31
Sunday's are best for me and natamambo, if your daughter could come too that would be great or I will be outnumbered something chronic!!!!

The Yarra around Studley Park is very beautiful and haven't been there for say 15 years, Puffing Billy would be a blast as it is even longer since I have been there!!! Soverieign Hill is 2 hours from here (I have 2 kids at Uni up there) but I am happy to wonder the city too - I'm not being very helpful here am I?

My camera club is going to the Tulip Festival on Sunday 23rd Sept - that is always a good day - no Minolta/Sony there though!! We are scheduled to go to the Maldon area on 30th Sept - a long day but fun never the less!!

Ok, some ideas there... lets narrow it down!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Scott B Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 August 2007 at 11:05
Sundays are good for me also.Rosie i am also planning on going to the Tulip festival on that day so keep an eye out for a Sony A100 you never it might be me.

A couple more suggestions
Botanic gardens are central.
St Kilda/Port Melbourne Foreshore
Emerald lake is another good location as you get puffing billy as well.
sorry just more ideas probably dosnt help much.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dA100vor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 August 2007 at 12:02
Hm everyone covered what I was going to suggest.. puffing billy is cool, my camera hasnt walked the CBD or st kilda either so Im up for that one.

Not fussed really, but since Im working weekends I can only do afternoons :/
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote RosieA100 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 August 2007 at 14:02
How about... with 2 already planning to go to the tulips we do that then? On Sunday 23rd Sept. I will be there from opening which is about 10am but we could meet up later?? What say you all???
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Casper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 August 2007 at 14:47
1 from Sydney here, anyone else?

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Rosie 23rd sounds good. Gotta get to Church first, so wouldn't be up in the hills until about 1:00pm but if the weather's good that should give us about 4 hours, which is plenty long enough for a first time I suspect.

Maybe we settle on either the tulip farm or Emerald Lake. EL shuts at 4:30pm, though at the moment and the best light is still yet to happen. Tesselars shuts at 5:00pm.

23rd will be very busy at Tesselars as that's the Dutch festival weekend, could make good photos hard to find among all the tourists.

Since we already have 2 in the hills on the 23rd and I'm just down the road it seems the hills could be the goer, all we need now is consensus on which part of the hills we go to. I vote for a 1:00pm start.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote RosieA100 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 September 2007 at 00:15
Graham, I wouldn't worry too much about the tourists. I was there 2 years ago on the same weekend and the extras there are just too good a photographic opportunity to pass up on - costumes galore and entertainment to boot!

True, there are prople EVERYWHERE but I have some great shots of the folk dancing and the cheese races.

There are 1000's of tulips and there is the chance tostay later and catch the opera, not too sure about the sunset though but from right down the other end of the farm looking back up the hill, it could be quite nice.

There is a discount for 10 or more and the chance to have another plate of poffertjes makes it an outing I am looking forward to ;P

1.00pm start I am sure would be fine for everyone - so who's interested???

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Scott B Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 September 2007 at 01:17
23rd at Tesselars is perfect for me 1pm sounds like a good time.I have never been before and have been looking forward to going for a while.
So count me in.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote natamambo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 September 2007 at 02:07
23rd at at 1:00pm at Tesselars it is then!

I'll be the one with a 5D around my neck :-( (unless I can borrow Dad's 7D spare for the day!!).
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Post Options Post Options   Quote natamambo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 September 2007 at 02:27
Whoo hoo - that last post was number 500!!

I have just pm'd dCap to create a thread for us.
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congrats Graham :) I missed my 1000th :(

will pm Bob as dCap is no longer a Mod

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