A Smorgasbord - Take Your Pick!

A big day of photography on Thursday with multiple locations captured. 
Started with a nice start to the day at Lake Wendouree in between some very heavy rain just after sunrise...these 2 images from the end of the rowing course where the sky was putting on quite a show.
Later in the morning I made a visit out to "The Farm", my year long project capturing the various activities, this time in amongst the cows. Whilst out that way the canola was suddenly bathed with a sunny break that really lifts the colour, especially with some dramatic skies.
Around 6pm I was coming back from a visit out near Smeaton where, once again, the sun broke through to light up one of the old mullock heap mines.
And I thought that was it for the day, though around 7.30 a touch of colour in the sky tempted me back up to Lake Wendouree for a colourful end to a great day.








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Row Row Row Your Boat

The local Ballarat schools have all started their rowing programs in the last week or so and an early morning visit to Lake Wendouree gives you a good idea of the effort they put into their training, especially from up high! It must be nice to be out on the lake on such mild, calm mornings such as this.
You may remember in a couple of recent posts I've shown a guitar shaped small dam out near Lake Learmonth. Correct me if I'm seeing something that's not there, however in the last image here can you see the guitar shaped island?!



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A Moon and a Grebe But No Clouds!

The forecast for Tuesday morning was for clear conditions, however I knew there would be a nice crescent moon just before sunrise and so I placed myself near the Fly Fishers Club to catch the first couple of images here. On the way home around the lake a stop on the west side of the lake gave me a couple of nice crested grebe images just before the sun rose.
Whilst clouds are often what I'm after to add drama to my images, I think this set is a nice example of not having to rely on them to capture interesting images.



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Pelicans in the Mist

Another fantastic morning on Monday at Lake Burrumbeet.....plenty of images to work through, I'll post this one whilst I get myself organised......
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The South Shore

I don't visit the south shore of Lake Burrumbeet all that often as I feel other areas of the lake have far more to offer. However, on Sunday morning I think you'll agree the pickings weren't too bad at all! Gotta love those pelicans!




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The Two Towers

On Saturday morning the conditions looked a bit flat to start with on the side of Mt Buninyong. However as soon as the sun had risen high enough to add a bit of light to the scenery, it all changed. These 2 images show the towers on the top of the mountain sitting amongst the fog that was constantly changing as it moved through. In the 2nd image you can see the lookout tower that I'm sure many of you have visited at some stage....great views from up there! By the time I had finished the fog had really built up and was almost too thick to see through.

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A Friday Morning

Friday morning was very overcast...and calm. So I took the opportunity to capture some images at View Point at Lake Wendouree. Taken around 20 minutes or so before sunrise, the blue hour effect is at its best in these. And almost half way through October and it's nice to see the rowing crews are already preparing for the next season.



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A Smorgasbord - Take Your Pick!

A big day of photography on Thursday with multiple locations captured.  Started with a nice start to the day at Lake Wendouree in between s...