I may have squealed a little when we walked up the hill and saw this hobbit hole and the sign on the gate, which was definitely the icing on the cake.
Fun fact: The tree on top of the hobbit hole (in the first photo) is fake and after discovering that the leaves had been made a wrong colour of green 10 days before filming, Peter Jackson hired university students to hand paint each leaf the “right” colour of green.
I went to the Hobbiton movie set in Matamata earlier in February and haven’t gotten around to editing the photos until recently as I’ve been so busy with coming back to Melbourne to a half-finished apartment.
It was such a cool experience to walk through the set and hear little facts about how certain things were done. You also get a complimentary drink at the Green Dragon Inn at the end of your tour.
More photos of Hobbiton to come in the next few days.
I absolutely love double exposures. I used to always do them in-camera, whether that be film or digital. I decided last night that I wanted to try one out using Photoshop so I looked for some photos I could play around with and this is my first attempt, which I’m very happy with.
More cat photos. I promise I’m not a cat lady.
My boyfriend’s cat, Axle.
Meet my fur baby, Mako (pronounced like mako shark). He’s usually difficult to photograph because he doesn’t stop moving so when I saw he was in a super sleepy mood yesterday I took the chance and grabbed my camera. He was probably a little too sleepy and unresponsive but I like the calmness of these photos.
So my first year of university in Melbourne is officially done and my flight is booked back to Auckland for the summer on the 12th of November, where I’ll hopefully be doing heaps of personal work. Here’s a photo I took a while ago that didn’t make it into my university folio, I re-edited it today and played around with the split toning in Lightroom.
These two images are from a Tonality folio assignment for university where we had to shoot low contrast black and white images, which could be high key or low key.