Cult of polygony – Victoria chapter
I have only been for short rides out in the flood plain and haven’t felt like pulling my camera out on rides for the few natural polygons I’ve seen. But I did do a swing through the village on the way home the other day to get some polygons so I can remain part of the Cult of Polygony. I’m moving next weekend, so this was the last chance to tour town most likely.
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Understand how the hauling of photography gear can add weight and slow you down. I never carry my tripod on bike outings, but have been on hikes and the thing is mighty heavy. I have a cheaper lightweight one, but fear the camera will take a tumble on it. Hope you are moving somewhere you will enjoy as much as we’ve enjoyed pictures of where you live now.
Oh, all I’ve got is a point-and-shoot camera, but the best place for that is in the handlebar bag which I don’t always put on. My phone has terrible pictures – it’s 3 years-old and only cost $50, so you can’t expect much quality. I put it in my shorts pocket when riding but still have to stop and mess with it to be able to take a picture. So sometimes I just don’t want to bother! I understand serious photographers like you having to wrestle more gear though. I really don’t have that excuse though!
Here is a better picture of that weird bus shelter whose former life was a kiosk in Melbourne
Very interesting polygons. That is a really cool bus shelter and what a good use of a kiosk.
I hope your move is a good one and won’t take you too far from “home”. Have definitely enjoyed the photos of you surroundings.
Thanks, Nancy. I’m actually moving closer to ‘home’. We moved to the region in 2004. I lived in Albury until 2015. So that town feels most like home, but I’ve now lived in two other towns about 45 min from there. Albury is right on the Murray River which is the state border between NSW and VIC. I am moving up to Wodonga which is the twin city to Albury on the VIC side of the river. Really, it feels like one big town. I prefer the Albury side, but I found a one-bedroom unit (those are hard to find) that was the end unit (not a middle unit with shared walls) at the back of a property. The unit has a split system heating/air con unit which means I will have adequate heating and cooling for the first time ever in my time in Oz. Plus the property backs onto a public land reserve, so there aren’t as many neighbours. So it all sounded good. It gives me a new ride start point, too, and some new roads to explore. So this whole region is ‘home’ to me, but I am moving back closer to the town that feels most like home.
Glad you’re at least getting out for short rides. I have trouble making myself stop for pictures as well. When I do stop, I tend to take pictures while still on the bike, which makes it kind of hard to get the bike in the picture.
Yeah, those short rides I think I am all about the ride and getting in a ride groove. Longer rides I’ll stop more. If I see a good photo opportunity, I’ll also have something to drink at the same time.
Nice ones, Em! Hope your move goes smoothly and that you benefit from healthier new surroundings!
Thanks, Suzanne. I hope 2021 is a health year for you, too!
It looks like Victoria has a well-developed culture of Polygony, and I’d be proud to come out there to teach & preach the “word.”
I think The Feeshko would really like to visit Australia. And by the time Australia opens its borders again, her knee should be good enough to endure 15 hours in economy class. There are all sorts of bakery pasties waiting to be sampled here for you 🙂 Some preaching and teaching of the Church of the Great Outdoors would be really welcome – there are many members (whether they know it or not) in this part of the country. And I think the polygony speaking circuit could be an untapped opportunity over here.