Oxley / Victoria
Under the shade of river gums the Forges gather horses. Some are for riding, some are for loading up. Packing a horse was something of an art form in days gone by. You can even get a piano packed onto horses if you have to! Learning to pack a horse need not begin with a grand piano, so why not start with another local treasure in King Valley - Prosecco. Bottles of bubbles add a little pleasure to the task of learning to pack your horse.
Forges run clinics for riders, workshops on packing a horse and an annual cattle drive experience. And they're just lovely folks.
The bubbles of love you see in these pics are beautiful bottles of Prosecco made in King Valley by Dal Zotto Wines.
The King Valley region is less than 3 hours drive from Melbourne. It's gorgeous all year round.
Ewen Bell's other website is called "Photography for Travellers", an online guide rich in features both practical and philosophical. Field guides to wonderful locations, insights into techniques plus inspiring idea to help you think differently about the art of photography.
Photography for Travellers
Ewen's guiding principles are simple...
"Go slow. Get closer. Look for the light."
"Photography is about showing other people how to see, to share the beauty of life. It's not a job, it's a lifestyle. We only get one lifetime, one chance to add some light into the world. Photography competitions are mostly silly. Cats are excellent."