Photographs from our trip to Melbourne and Hobart, Australia in December 2013
Our trip to Australia in 2013 was Elizabeth's first chance to meet my paternal grandparents on and also meet a whole lot of other family too, on both sides. We spent lots of time with family and also were lucky enough to be taken around by both family and friends to various sites around Melbourne and Tasmania. Melbourne feels like a very cosmopolitan city and from the reputation and our experience seems to have more cultural attractions than some of other big Australian cities (Australian family you can correct me if I'm wrong!). Tasmania feels quite similar to the UK, and we have heard this from locals too. Apple orchards, green fields and trees - but UK concentrations of tree rather than Northern USA/Canadian levels of inundation. We most definitely will return to see family and friends, but also for the scenery too.
This trip was the first trip after purchasing my first proper camera, a Panasonic G5, after deciding that I did really enjoy photography and desired a more professional camera but still in a small body. Four years on and I still really enjoy the camera, having gained significant muscle memory for all the various settings (although my lenses have gotten better).
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P.S. For any photography enthusiasts or professionals reading: I use a Panasonic G5 (micro four-thirds), and mostly used a 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 kit lens from 2013-2017 (full frame equivalent 28-84mm). In 2017, I replaced it with a much faster 20mm f1.7 prime allowing the capture of much more light, as well as an increase in saturation, a reduction in size and a significant boost in sharpness. This is the full-frame equivalent to a 40mm f1.7 so is a 'normal' lens in the traditional sense. I also use a telescopic 45-200mm f4-5.6, it has great reach given the full-frame equivalent of 90-400mm, but at f4 is not the fastest lens. If you would like to discuss cameras or photography I would be very happy to hear from you, just use the email in the footer.