Capturing summer through a lens


Cruising around in summertime throughout the Dandenong Ranges is such a beautiful experience to take in those breath taking views, explore our beautiful nature, enjoy strolling around those gorgeous gardens and wineries.

It really is a photographer’s delight.

Photographer Tracy Dasler likes to start her day bright and early with a magical Sunrise, driving those back roads to find those amazing old rustic sheds, old homestead, rolling hills, beautiful landscapes and loves the farm animals also.

You may also find her chasing hot air balloons around the Yarra Valley, it’s so much fun guessing where there might land.

Another favourite, for the photographer is visiting local cafes for a homecooked breakfast or lunch, then you can sit and relax taking in those beautiful views.

Ms Dasler loves to end my day with a beautiful Sunset overlooking the magical mountains with a picnic.

We have so many stunning places to explore from gardens, parks, waterfalls, winery’s, lookouts, birdlife,

Here are some of her favourite places to photograph:


Dandenong Ranges Botanic Gardens (Olinda)

Emerald Lake Park (Emerald)

Alfred Nicholas Gardens (Sherbrooke)

Cloudehill Nursery & Gardens (Olinda)

Piriander Gardens (Olinda)

George Tindale Memorial Gardens (Sherbrooke)

Grants on Sherbrooke (Kallista)


Kalorama Park (Kalorama)

Burkes Lookout (Mount Dandenong)

John’s Hill Reserve (Kallista)


Olinda Falls (Olinda)

La La Falls (Warburton)

Ship Rock Waterfalls (Hoddles Creek)

Steavenenson Falls (Marysville)