This Melbourne Life will be coming to you from Fiji over the next few weeks. I’m over here to participate in the Fiji Sailing Regatta with good friends Robyn and Roger on their boat Phantom Mist and to spend time sailing around the beautiful Fijian islands. This was the 32nd year of the Regatta, a […]

Those of you who follow me on Instagram and Facebook will know that I recently did a night photography class as I’ve been bombarding you with my practice shots ever since. I’m posting some again for this week’s photo challenge so hope you’ll indulge me just one more time. This week we’ve been asked to […]

Today Was a Good Day is the theme for this week’s challenge. We’ve been asked to post a series of photos using an app called Mesh to describe an ideal day. I’ve not used Mesh before and started with the built in captions, but found they covered most of the photo so decided to describe my day […]

There was a hint of the Spring warmth to come last weekend when the temperature reached 17 degrees. Unfortunately today is back to being cold, damp and grey. This has been our chilliest winter for 17 years and I am definitely over it. Bring on Spring! Despite the bad weather, I’ve managed to get out […]

For this week’s theme of Beneath Your Feet I’ve selected a photo from my recent trip to Shanghai. I took this shot from the balcony of the Jing’an Temple. I wanted to capture the beautiful patterned paving stones of the courtyard beneath and waited for the couple to enter the frame to give the image an additional element […]

This is my very late post for this month’s Changing Seasons series. Melbourne is in the depths of winter and has been very cold and wet. The plane trees that line many of the city’s streets are bare and show off our beautiful old buildings in a way that we don’t see for most of […]

I’ve fallen a few weeks behind in the weekly challenges mostly because I’ve been quite sick. Nothing too serious thank goodness – just a really bad cough and cold. Anyway I’m finally feeling well enough to notice all the things I’ve not done over the past few weeks and this is one of them. Last […]

I’m very late for this week’s photo challenge.  This is partly due to feeling pretty lousy with a bad cold for most of the week but also because I’ve struggled to think of something to publish. But trawling through my photos one more time looking for inspiration it suddenly became obvious. What better symbol of Melbourne […]

Door is the theme for this week’s challenge. Easy! Well so I thought until I started trawling through my archives and discovered that I have so many photos of doors. So which do I post? I took this photo in AC/DC Lane on one of my recent city wanders – if you look closely you can […]

What is my Muse when it comes to taking photographs? What subject do I turn to frequently, more inspired each time? These are the questions we’ve been asked to consider for this week’s photo challenge. For me it’s the streets of Melbourne. Whenever I’m looking for inspiration or I want to try a new technique with my […]