Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Blue Morning

A nice blue light start to the day on Tuesday at Lake Wendouree with just enough colour in the sky to make the early rise memorable. I found myself on the north side of the lake near the three small boat sheds that make a nice subject. In the first one you can just see the waning moon at the top of the trees adding a nice extra element to the image. And something a little different in the last one - there is still plenty of water around as you can see in this boat ramp driveway that leads down into the lake.


Monday, October 24, 2016

A Bit Different

With a forecast for fog on Monday morning I was out early...only to discover there wasn't any sign of the fog! Rather than head back home with nothing to show I decided to make a visit to Lal Lal Falls. Still plenty of water going over the edge, and on this visit I was keen to try and find something a bit different. Everyone and their dog has been here this season with the great rainfall we've had.....so I was quite happy with this image that I feel shows another side to the falls. Wasn't sure if it was best in colour or black and white....? And just for good measure I captured this close-up of the ledge that sits about three quarters of the way down the falls, still pouring plenty of soil-laden water over the edge.


Sunday, October 23, 2016

St George Again!

On Sunday morning I made my third visit this week to St Georges Lake at Creswick. Whilst there was no spectacular light for sunrise, it was calm enough that I did some flying. The trees shown here is the same group I captured last Wednesday on that fantastic morning and I also caught the small jetty that sits on the lake. Going back to Wednesday there's also a selection from that morning last week when the light was so magical! 
And speaking of Creswick.......the Creswick Museum has an exhibition opening on Thursday highlighting my images of the local gold mines Then and Now.  If you would like to attend the opening please let me know...you have plenty of time to visit the Museum as the exhibition is on for a few months.


Saturday, October 22, 2016

A Great Start to Saturday

On Saturday morning I was up at Lake Wendouree before sunrise and initially it didn't look too exciting. A very clear sky didn't offer too much, however, seemingly out of nowhere, this bank of clouds developed and slowly drifted from south to north right across the scene at the perfect time just as the sun was cresting the horizon. And just as quickly it disappeared .... quite an amazing experience to witness. Quite a few in this post to show the quickly changing conditions, and an egret group just to finish up.


Friday, October 21, 2016

Yarroweeing at the Gong Gong

We had another very wet day on Friday with 17.4mm added to the already wet month, well over the average with over a week to go. It rained just about all day....around 5.30 it had eased a bit so I headed to a spot that I thought would be flowing well....the Yarrowee River as it leaves the Gong Gong Reservoir. Sure enough it was booming and I came home with a nice series from just a short section of the river. A couple here to give you an overall view of the location, and then a couple of nice close-ups. 


Thursday, October 20, 2016

St George Cascades

After the great sunrise the day before at St Georges Lake in Creswick (more images to come later) I was keen to return. Not that I was expecting another foggy morning, however I wanted to explore the area downstream of the lake spillway. There used to be a very nice waterfall off the end of the lake, however after the floods of 2011 there has been a huge amount of reconstruction work going at the lake.They have removed the waterfall and replaced with a huge spillway - the second image here shows how one half is a sea of rocky boulders and the other section is the original sandstone base. I had noticed the day before some nice sections and as the water is still flowing there are still some great sections that are worth capturing. 


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Sensational St George's Lake

I was up well before sunrise on Wednesday, heading north of Ballarat out past Creswick. I had an image I was asked to get of Calembeen Park in Creswick, however I had some time to fill in and ended up way north at Birch's Creek at Lawrence. Whilst I did capture some nice images from that part of the morning, it was as I was heading back to Creswick that I realised I might be onto something special.....a low lying fog had moved in and I quickly realised it was around St Georges Lake. It turned into something very special, and whilst I did capture many fantastic images, I'm letting this single image tell the story. Whilst I did catch a glimpse of someone else heading off onto the trail around the lake, I had this amazing scene to myself.
I've left this image a bit larger than normal, so make sure you click on it for a larger look. And is it just me ... can you see the buffalo profile?