10 on 10 Project – February 2015 {St.Kilda Festival}

10 0n 10 Project Feb 2015 Title Pic Square

A new year and I had made a promise to myself to try new things this year. So, I’m doing just that.

This month I am starting something new…it’s a photography project. Just a couple of weeks ago, the wonderful and talented photographer; Rowe Timson, suggested the idea of a small group of us starting up a new photography circle. I nervously enthusiasticaly committed to joining the 10 on 10 Photography Circle along with a bunch of lovely bloggers and fellow graduates of the Clever Cookie – School of Blog.

We will all post 10 photos on the 10th of every month, sharing our favourite 10 photos through a blog post and we will link up with one another to create a photography circle of all our posts with all our 10 photos. Sounds fun, yeah!?

Our little circle is being flexible {just the way I like it!} with our 10 on 10 Project, so we may share 10 photos from one whole day or we may just choose 10 of our favourite photos from the previous month. We may even share more than 10 photos at times…sometimes it’s hard to set limits on great photos. {Who knows what I’ll actually do each month! I’ve only just scrambled through this first month’s post!}

What I do know at this stage is; I want to challenge myself in learning new photography skills and putting them into action. I also want to share some of my everyday moments. You know, if I go on holidays I am like some crazed lunatic clicking and snapping photos every second of the day and night…but when I am at home, I don’t really think much about capturing the every day moments and sometimes they are the most precious moments and memories. So, I want to make a point of sharing the little things and the every day moments.

Another bonus of the project, I get to be apart of a blogging photography circle where we can be inspired and motivated from one another and share a little love around the blog-o-sphere. Hopefully you’ll find some new blogs to follow and get inspired to take some photos yourself too!

So, here we go folks.

On Sunday 8th February it was ‘Festival Sunday’ for the annual 9-day St.Kilda Festival. I’ve been going to St.Kilda Festival for years – it’s always a great day! A celebration of music and the arts, famed as Australia’s biggest single-day free music festival.  It’s a Melbourne tradition and a great celebration of summer in Melbourne on the bay.

So, when the clouds parted and the sun came out to shine across the bay, I grabbed my big girl camera {my Nikon} and my new wide angle lens, {I call it new as I only got it last year and it has only been on one overseas adventure so far! So we’re still getting to know each other!}. I wandered out along the back streets and little alley-ways to find myself at the festival, and ready for some fun in the sun.

Amongst a crowd of over 400,000 people I {unconsciously} became the minimalist photographer. This is not my usual style but I think it was my way of enjoying the moment and blocking out the crowds.

My ten favourite photos of  Festival Sunday @ St.Kilda Festival.

P.S. I’ve included some {bonus} candy-colour pop pics at the very end. So. Much. Fun! I’m totally inspired by Matt Crump of late.

St K Fest Luna Park

St K Fest Palais

St K Fest Sunflare + ride

St K Fest Ferris Wheel

St K Fest Ride 2

St K Fest stuffed toys

St K Fest crowd of ppl

St K Fest clock tower

St.K Fest Novotel

St K Fest Bubbles

St K Fest Candy Pop NEW

I hope you enjoyed my very first 10 on 10 post and be sure to check out Jess’ photos over at A Little Part of the World {her photos are absolutely stunning…and so dreamy!} and continue to follow the links to complete the Photography Circle before you get all the way back to me again. I promise you’ll be in for a visual treat! Enjoy!


    • indospired says

      Thanks so much for your kind words ‘Mum of Five Girls’ – it was a stunning day with the sunshine and blue blue skies. Luckily for the weather I managed to come up with 10 photos, if it had’ve been overcast I’m not sure what I would have posted.;)

    • indospired says

      Thank you SO MUCH Shannon! I don’t put enough of my photos on display at home…they are all on my laptop. I must do something about that! 🙂

  1. says

    Ohhh Julie! I love your creativity here!! I’m a Nikon Gal too and would love a wide angle lens but I just can’t make a choice – what have you used? Do you love it?? If only I didn’t pick such expensive hobbies!! Thanks so much for sharing your day out at St Kilda, i just love it 🙂

    • indospired says

      Thanks so much for your kind words Sally! Glad to see I’m not the only Nikon Gal! 😉
      I have the AF-S NIKKOR 10-24mm – I absolutely love it! It was on my list of want-haves for a very long time and I just bit the bullet last year and got it! No regrets – I think it’s my favourite lens! And YES I know ALL about expensive hobbies – you don’t want to know about my camera/lens collection hehehe. Thanks again for your feedback! xxx

    • indospired says

      Thanks so much Steph! It’s really not my usual style – I usually like lots of detail but these were my fav pics at the end of the day!

  2. says

    Wow! I absolutely love these. Love how the blue sky is is dominant in all the photos – ties them all together perfectly. But you still get a great insight to all the other sights you saw on the day! And a big yay for some candy lovin at the end! Can’t wait to see what you come up with next month. xx

    • indospired says

      Awww thank you SO much Fleur! I’m loving all the positive feedback today! 🙂
      Hmmmm I’m going to have to start thinking about next months 10 on 10…this one was so last minute!

  3. says

    Now we are Melbourne locals we will need to add this to our things to do list for next summer. Loved the negative space and the candy pops. The ferris wheel was the show stealer this time.

    • indospired says

      Thanks Michelle and yes you must add St.Kilda Festival to your summer list of activities. Melbourne really does come alive in summer, so many great events on. 🙂

  4. says

    I want this blue sky right now! You made me travel and feel a bit of summer fun. Thanks you! You made a really good purchase in that lens! I love the one with bubbles and the candies edited are really good ones!

    • indospired says

      Awww thanks so much Jess! It was a great day and I got super lucky that the morning clouds did disappear and allow the sun to shine and yes that blue sky as far as the eye can see certainly helped with the end result of my photos. 😉

  5. Roweena says

    I am so pleased you decided to do this project and I really love all the images in this post! So colourful and bright. Your composition is so creative! Brilliant job Julie x

    • indospired says

      Oh wow – thanks so very much Rowe! I’m feeling very lucky to have a wonderful group of fellow CC’s supporting, inspiring and motivating me along the way. I really enjoyed creating the post (doing something quite different on the blog) and I’m already thinking about the next 10 on 10 hehehe. Thanks again for your kind words, it means a lot! xxx

  6. says

    i love your photos! such beautiful colours!! I am a big fan of colour 🙂 i think my favourite photos is all the stuffed animals.. and the photo of the ride above it too. This project is so fun 🙂

    • indospired says

      Thanks Makayla! I’m also a fan of colour in my photos – love bright and bold colours. So glad you like the stuffed animal toys pic – I wasn’t too sure about that one. The 10 on 10 Project is SO much fun. I really enjoyed it and I’m already excited for next months! {Crazy – I know!} 😉

  7. says

    I LOVE St Kilda. I lived in Elwood for a couple of years and hung out in St Kilda as much as I could. I have grand plans to buy an apartment there – one day. These are fab photos. Such wonderful blue sky and I particularly like the Luna Park shot 🙂 x

    • indospired says

      Hi Ellen! So glad you stopped by to check out my St.Kilda pics, especially as you are a past local resident of the area! You just gotta love St.Kilda don’t you?!;) I love living on the bay, love seeing the ocean every day. Oh, I love Elwood too, just that little bit quieter and I often walk along the beach to Elwood. And… I TOO dream of one day buying an apartment in the local area {with sea views of course!}
      Thanks again! xxx

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