Thursday 18th April.
This week Snappers are heading off to the Australian Gardens, Cnr Ballarto Rd & Botanic Drive, Cranbourne. We will meet in the car park at 10am.

The Australian Garden has 170,000 Australian native plants (WOW!) featured in contemporary landscaped display gardens. In the surrounding bushland and wetlands (maybe not so wet at the moment) there are 370 species of native plants, 20 native mammals and 11 amphibian species.
Barry tells us there it lots going on there at the moment, so lots of photo opportunities.
As usual we will have lunch afterwards for those who wish to do so.
Please let Di or Gail know if you can make it, so we can watch out for you.
A heads up…. there will be no Snappers on the 25th April as it is Anzac Day.



8 November 2018

Time Lapse at Federation Square.

From Gail

Time Lapse (click me)

From Barry

Not Time Lapse (click me)

1 Novemer 2018

Mason Falls King Lake

From Gail

18 October 2018

This week Thursday Snappers visited Redwood forest, one of Victoria’s hidden gems. Tucked away near the base of the Yarra Ranges, this mystical forest holds around 1450 Californian Redwoods that reach high into the sky.  Stepping into this forest was like stepping onto the set of a fairy tale. The trees have been planted in perfect rows and they muffle the noise of the outside world – the silence within the forest is beautiful and weird at the same time, which makes it a fantastic place to explore, photograph, and generally be creative.  Cement Creek running at the base of the forest is magnificent, lots of great photos and images created with a mystical crystal ball made the morning exceptional.

From Di
11 October 2018
Trip to the Zoo.
4 October 2108
A group of ten Snappers enjoyed a cool, cloudy morning at Cloudehill Gardens.  Maybe a little early for the gardens to be in their full glory, but daffodils and tulips provided lots of colour.
Followed by lunch at Pie in the Sky – what a great day.   Here are some images from the morning…..
From Di
From Gail
27 September 2018
Snappers today were fortunate to visit a beautiful 250 acre property near Warragul, full of lovely things to photograph.  Spectacular weather, spring flowers, birds and bees, horses, cattle and dogs, and LOTS of hills………..
From Kevin
From Di
From Barry
20 September 2018
From Gail
From Di
13 September 2018
From Laurel Box
From Rosie
6 September 2018
Thursday Snappers visited Mushroom Reef at Flinders today.  I thought we were going to see mushroom shaped rocks, but apparently it’s named for the mushroom shape of its reef.  Low tide, and lots of sheltered rock pools, ancient basalt rocks and different sea-weeds.  We NEED to go back at dawn when we could get some amazing shots at low tide.
30 August 2018), Thursday Snappers  visited Jells Park.

Three intrepid members visited Jells Park this week, freezing cold and overcast, we just made it back to a hot chocolate before the rain started.

But it was a good morning, Jells Park is nestled in Dandenong Creek Valley, Wheelers Hill, and it’s huge- if you haven’t been there, it’s worth a visit with wetlands, billabongs, beautiful open parklands, lakeside views, and lots of birdlife.  Hope you enjoy our images.

From Laurel Box
From Kevin
From Di
23 August 2018
This week (23/8 at 10.00 am) Thursday Snappers have a special workshop :  David Norris will be giving us some pointers on the best way to get the most out of portraits using  natural light.   It’s a practical session so please bring your camera gear and tripod.  Contact Di for further details

9 August 2018

Thursday Snappers visited Alowyn Gardens in Yarra Glen last week, on a lovely mild winter’s day.  Not many people around mid-week, and we were a little early in the season, but nevertheless there were daffodils, jonquils, and many hellebores to photograph.  We plan to re-visit in October when the magnificent wisteria arches will be in full bloom.

The 4 acres of gardens is designed along strong symmetrical lines, with many graceful gardens, ponds and forests.  The silver birch forest was particularly magnificent.  The trees were bare of leaves, showing their magnificent silver trunks and branches.

The slight breeze was a bit of a challenge for photography, nevertheless we had a wonderful couple of hours, topped off by lunch at the nearby Chocolaterie.

Thursday Snappers will be releasing a calendar for the next few weeks in the very near future – keep an eye out, and we would be delighted if members can join us on any of our outings.

Click on image to enlarge.

From Di

From Gail