Admiration

I’ve met a very cool group of people via the IGers Melbourne hashtag. Each month, we all get together to photographically investigate a particular area of the city.

In April, the meetup coincided with Earth Day and became a world-wide InstaMeet (WWIM), where people from all over the world shared their images with the same hashtags #EarthDay2016 #WWIM13

Our Melbourne meetup also included a “PropUp” event, where we were invited to bring a prop and collaborate with the other photographers to come up with some interesting photographs.

One of the organisers went via an army disposal store and picked up an old parachute and we had such a good time getting some fantastic shots – everyone was laughing, coming up with new ideas, all helping each other out, taking turns flapping the chute in the breeze. I had the best day.

I really admire the organisers of the event (one of them is the superhero in the shots below). They come up with a new meeting point each month and inspire everyone to get together and collaborate and talk and learn.

I’m so happy to have found this group. You can search on Instagram for the same meetup in your city by putting your city in place of the word Melbourne in the hashtag #IGersMelbourne – let me know if you join a meetup in your own city!

I’ve shared a number of these photos on Instagram and I will post some more within my Melbourne Streets Sunday series.

For The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Admiration.

x desleyjane

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49 Comments Add yours

  1. pix & kardz says:

    looks like lots of fun! and the lines and patterns on the parachute add so much to your images. thanks for sharing.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you! Yes it was the best fun, a really great day.

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  2. inidna says:

    Looks like so much fun! Lucky you to have met some awesome people there! You’ve inspired me to look up #IGersBali now πŸ™‚

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Yes!! Do let me know if you join them.

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  3. katieprior says:

    How wonderful, so great to meet up and share inspiration and ideas! Love the superhero poses! 😊

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Katie. It was great. Our superhero dive bombed himself into the grass about 10 times so that we could get those shots!

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  4. RuthsArc says:

    What a fun day. Thanks for sharing as I’ll look for a local group πŸ™‚

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Ruth. It was excellent. Let me know if you find one!

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  5. Ninette D.S says:

    Such awesome photos! πŸ˜€

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks so much 😊😊 Such a fun day!

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  6. this whole idea is so great. The compo on the feature shot is spot on!

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  7. Nandini says:

    Loved the way you’ve composed these pictures, Desley. Real fun! πŸ™‚

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you! Yes it was an extremely fun day, one of my favourite days since moving here.

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  8. Debbie says:

    what a great way to meet new friends in a new city! love the parachute photos! glad you are enjoying Melbourne! πŸ™‚

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Debbie – it was the best fun!

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  9. Helen Bushe says:

    It all looks good fun 😊

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Absolutely it was Helen!

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  10. Heyjude says:

    So what is an IGer?

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Sorry, an Instagrammer – one who posts on Instagram. πŸ˜‰

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      1. Heyjude says:

        Ah! I see. I am a bit of an old fogy when it comes to all this social media stuff. Blogs are enough for me πŸ™‚

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        1. desleyjane says:

          LOL I hear you!

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          1. Heyjude says:

            Sorry? What was that? LOL? πŸ˜‰

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            1. desleyjane says:

              πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  11. tildy1 says:

    Superhero committment! It must have taken more than a few dives for those great shots! Sounds like you found a fun group of people!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      It did, he jumped at least 5 times for us. Such a champion.

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      1. tildy1 says:

        Did he get to see any of the pictures?

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        1. desleyjane says:

          Yes! The good thing about the Instagram group is that everyone searches the relevant hashtag for the meet up and also I tagged him specifically. He was really happy with all the shots from everyone.

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  12. pommepal says:

    So much fun, love the photos, especially in b n w…

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks PP. It was fabulous.

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  13. The featured shot is superb, but the others are too. No need to choose here. Playful and creative shots all over.
    It’s really great for you to have joined this group. I follow some of the IG’ers in Amsterdam but haven’t gone to their meet ups.
    You inspired me to give it a go.
    Great photos!!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you, it was so much fun! I do check the IGersAmsterdam tag every now and again to see what’s happening over there. I hope you join them! Xx

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      1. Really? You know them better than me. Worth it?

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        1. desleyjane says:

          Yes I think so. It seems quite organised with sponsors like Canon. I’ll join you! 😊

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          1. When are you arriving? πŸ˜‰ let’s organize Olympus sponsorship!

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            1. desleyjane says:

              That’s a super good idea. Hmmmnnnn, how to get there……

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              1. How about heading to the airport?

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                1. desleyjane says:

                  Ok. Give me 30 hours.

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                    1. ✈️ sending to you. Just in case.

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  14. What a fabulous idea this is.
    Other people can provide more ideas for inspiration.
    Fabulous photos with superheroes in the mist.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Isn’t it brilliant?! We had the best day. Next month we’re doing some work with light painting at the beach!

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  15. Fantastic photos and it was such a fun afternoon. Great to meet you and everyone else I got a chance to chat with and photograph. K is definitely a superhero (with matching bruises no doubt)

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks so much. Yes lovely to meet you too. Coming to the road trip?

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  16. Helen Bushe says:

    Wonderful images. So full of life!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you Helen!

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