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Winter just came to an end in Melbourne and the weather is already showing signs of improvement. Trees have blossomed back into life and everything is feeling a lot less icy than it was a month ago.

Summer is an awesome time to be living in Melbourne. Festivals, activity, birthdays, Christmas and new years all make up 3 of the best months to be alive!

The original photo of a tree is my own, from a shoot in the city. The texture was taken from, specifically from here. Colour altering and slight darkening of original image.

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Canon 50D
18 – 55, 58mm
f7.1, 1/400, ISO 100


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Andrew is a Melbourne born, independent photographic artist who has exhibited and sold works globally.

Recreating the world as we forgot it..

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  • Desirée Glanville
    Desirée Glanvillealmost 5 years ago

    GREAt treatment!! fantastic piece! Love the mood!

  • Ah thanks so much Daisy! I had a lot of fun making this one :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Maria  Moro
    Maria Moroalmost 5 years ago

    Yes…Spring has finally arrived….. away with the old feel of winter & a time for new beginnings…’s spirit & mood is lifted knowing that Summer is on the way….. a soft & welcoming image Andrew… your textures & tones are so lovely… resembles a canvas painting… have a good night my friend… don’t stay up to long….

  • That basically describes every reason behind my making this! Thanks very much Maria, the canvas look is exactly what I was going for with this one :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • gobucki
    gobuckialmost 5 years ago

    Damn you people south of the equator. Great piece, it’s just I hate winter.

  • Haha, oh mate, I feel your pain, winter kills me. I’m sorry it’s coming up there now :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • DeviousLili
    DeviousLilialmost 5 years ago

    Autumn hitting here as Spring is blooming there. My favourite time of the year as it’s getting cooler versus your adoration of it getting warmer. Silly little shifts. :)
    Great editing!

  • Thanks Steph! Looks like we are both heading for our favourite times of the year then :) My turn to roast!!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Wayne Grivell
    Wayne Grivellalmost 5 years ago

    very good, wonderfully atmospheric

  • Thank you very much Wayne!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Kim  Calvert
    Kim Calvertalmost 5 years ago

    OH Lucky you..winter is on its way here and I hate it..summer goes way to fast..great image the editing.

  • Summer could go all year for me and it still wouldn’t be long enough lol! Thanks a lot Kim, very much appreciated :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Ursula Rodgers
    Ursula Rodgersalmost 5 years ago

    Gorgeous work Andrew. Beautiful composition and tones. Loving your texture work!

  • Thanks a lot Ursula! It’s all so new to me and I’m having a ball with it. Makes it so much more enjoyable knowing others like it too :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Ann  Palframan
    Ann Palframanalmost 5 years ago

    Really something special, Andrew – hoorah for Spring!!

  • Oh thank you Ann! Yay, so exciting, we have done our time!! :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

    JUSTARTalmost 5 years ago

    great work

  • Thanks so much!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • enchantedImages
    enchantedImagesalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful work!
    Hooray for summer…. for you! Autumn is closing in fast here. I don’t like winter but the way I look at it is… least Christmas brightens it up. :- )

  • Ahh that’s a great way to look at it Bobbi, I would love to experience a white Christmas. Thanks for your great comment :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

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