Views of Melbourne City

By ColleenA
Good day...
Thank you for your votes and comments and to Isabel (Chinga ) and Uma (ukgubbi) for their UA's...much appreciated.
We had lovely weather this weekend so Rob and I explored our neighbourhood and to our delight found this park and views 800m from our home. We took a picnic basket with us and I spent an hour capturing images of the wild flowers.
Yarra bend park is the largest area of natural bush land near the heart of Melbourne. It is 650 acres and features steep river escarpments , open woodlands , paying fields and a golf course. There are magnificent walks and the yarra river below. I need to find a walking partner to explore further. The spot of green top right is a golf course. Amazing to think we live in a Green belt and the City is only 6km away.

Tags: Landscape and travel Melbourne skyline

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Bantu 8 7 1 India
15 Sep 2014 4:08AM
Colleen,a lovely capture,you also capture all fields which i like the most.

Hermanus 9 4 South Africa
15 Sep 2014 4:10AM
Lovely images Colleen !! When my sister moved there we received Cockatoo photos by the dozen - until they discovered there were more to Melbourne than its Cockatoos Smile
15 Sep 2014 4:35AM
I think the bench adds a place to view from, a sense of meaning for the view. V3 for me. Great sense of the city as separate from the countryside, even if park and not wild.

CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
15 Sep 2014 5:26AM
Wonderful images of your new surroundings, Colleen. Carol
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2014 5:50AM
Beautiful scene Coleen! Looks like a fabulous place for good photography! Grin
Love how you tease us with just a peek at that lovely skyline.
We have a place like that in London called Hamestead Heath! GrinGrinGrin
prabhusinha 13 5 5 India
15 Sep 2014 6:27AM
True, without tree there will be no oxygen.An integral part of all life forms
ddolfelin Plus
9 103 3 Wales
15 Sep 2014 6:37AM
Wow! Lovely vistas for us today, Colleen.
Good to know it is on your doorstep.
LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2014 7:04AM
Brilliant choice of POV.
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2014 7:21AM
That's my home town for you....
If you get a walking friend you will miss alot with your yabbering
Can you imagine CarolG ever going out with someone...she would never get her brilliant images
mistere Plus
8 7 4 England
15 Sep 2014 7:36AM
Lovely images Colleen, so nice to have a beautiful area of parkland close to your home.

JohnoP 16 2
15 Sep 2014 8:05AM
So close to the city and yet you must feel like you are in the countryside! Enjoy exploring on foot and with the camera Colleen! Smile John
HarrietH Plus
11 303 Portugal
15 Sep 2014 8:29AM
Melbourne is a beautiful city. I don't think this park existed back in "the old days". I agree with Barbara photography is like shopping best (at least for me) done without distractions.

gary_d 13 576 13 Wales
15 Sep 2014 8:35AM
Looks a lovely place to explore. - Gary
PhilT2 Plus
11 560 32 England
15 Sep 2014 9:09AM
Looks a great place for photography opportunities and luckily so close to you GrinGrin
Jenny-D 11 1 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2014 9:32AM
Super images Colleen, I'm sure you will capture many lovely images here...

Jenny Smile
gwynn56 9 88 England
15 Sep 2014 9:41AM
nice set of images Smile
nonur 12 18 13 Turkey
15 Sep 2014 10:16AM
Excellent images Colleen. Would you think of exchanging the placement of V2 and V3?
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2014 10:18AM
Wonderful scenes Colleen. Would love to be your walking partner, but your just a tad too far away.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
Nikonuser1 Plus
9 168 16 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2014 10:26AM
Great set of images ColleenSmile

ColleenA Plus
9 500 7 Australia
15 Sep 2014 10:39AM

Quote:Excellent images Colleen. Would you think of exchanging the placement of V2 and V3?

OK will do
digital_boi 15 3 6 Scotland
15 Sep 2014 10:52AM
certainly looks like a fine spot to sit and munch and sup margaritas Colleen

Irishkate Plus
11 45 121 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2014 11:25AM
Best of both worlds with countryside and town.
I'm sure we'll see lots more of this parkland in the future.
Amazing skyline of buildings too.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
15 Sep 2014 12:19PM
Nice to have a park that you can ''escape'' to Colleen
for a bit of peace and quiet !!
Good shots.
fotobee Plus
8 4 3 South Africa
15 Sep 2014 1:26PM
Excellent photo of the green belt, Colleen. This sounds like the ideal getaway place for a bit of contemplation. You are very lucky to have it all, only a few km from home. Regards Martin. (No bergies!!! heh heh)
15 Sep 2014 1:48PM
Lovely set of images
15 Sep 2014 2:23PM
Lovely distant views of Melbourne with good composition. Well done Colleen.
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
15 Sep 2014 2:31PM
Looks and sounds a very nice peaceful spot to sit and take in the city skyline, Colleen Smile
Trev Smile
15 Sep 2014 2:39PM
Took a long time to decide what was my choice of these ! - After all , V 1. is my favorite because of the great Depth of the field. -An excellent set ,Colleen ! SmileSmileSmile --- Jukka.
15 Sep 2014 3:05PM
A very nice panorama of Melbourne.
Maiwand 14 3 73 England
15 Sep 2014 3:42PM
Lovely images Colleen.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
15 Sep 2014 5:01PM
V3 for me Colleen.

JuBarney Plus
10 34 5 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2014 5:24PM
A fine set and love V3
15 Sep 2014 5:51PM
What a beautiful place to live so close to, Colleen - I love the zooming in from V1 to V3.

15 Sep 2014 6:14PM
A beautiful place with stunning views, what more could you ask for Colleen.

Mary Grin
15 Sep 2014 7:48PM
A lovely place to sit and watch the world go by, nice to have a park to visit and get away from it all

Patty GrinGrin
15 Sep 2014 8:53PM
Lovely shots Colleen. What a lovely place. Cathy
brandish 7 3 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2014 9:57PM
Looks much like any city anywhere Colleen,what sets it apart from most is that lovely parkland in close proximity,so it is V1 for me.Photographically,they are all 1st class.Glad you are finding your feet in your new surroundings and getting out and about doing what you do best,photographing.
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2014 11:00PM
lovely set Colleen

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