Cranbourne Gardens (AKA Australian Garden)
Australian Garden© Karen Malbon
What a morning... almost 20 members braved the blizzard-like blustering winds that were sweeping Cranbourne Gardens for our Sunday shoot. It was cold to be sure. Andrea has the best gloves I've ever seen for such an occasion, mittens that fold back to reveal fingerless gloves ... genius!
Most of us left early for the hour-long drive to the other side of town, some smart cookies ventured down the night before and stayed locally. We met around 10am and consumed hot cups of caffeine to keep us warm and alert.
A few opted to take a ride of the shuttle-bus offering a tour of the park and pointing out all the different areas (and there were a few) to get the lay of the land, most ventured off on a self-paced walk around, snapping shots as they went.
Personally I had hoped the morning would present opportunity to practise some macro photography, but the winds were so strong they seemed to move everything in sight. So I can't say I came away with many good shots. Hopefully other members had more success and we can post some of their images to a gallery on this page as they become available.
While the forecast was for rain, I did say at the meeting on the previous Tuesday I would see what I could do about that, and well... it didn't rain for the morning, but ten past noon the rain was upon us and we ended where we began back at the on-site cafe where I took my leave.
I was thrilled at the turnout, given the dodgy conditions and I hope everyone who attended came away with at least one good image.