Monday, December 5, 2016

Monday Magic

An awesome sunset at Lake Wendouree on Monday evening. The full range of colours in a sunset that lasted quite a while and gave me plenty of time to try different compositions all from one small stretch of the shoreline. I was surprised there were no other photographers around...this was one of the good ones!


Sunday, December 4, 2016

A Colour Burst

Sunday started with a very colourful sunrise at Leigh Creek and ended very nicely with some great clouds and colour at Lake Wendouree. The morning was one of the most colourful sunrises for quite a while and I found this ridge line that gave me a few nice images. The sunset at Lake Wendouree was quite unexpected after the day turned grey in the arvo and we had our first rain for December...before it cleared nicely to let the sun sneak through.


Saturday, December 3, 2016

A Mixed Bag

Quite a mix from Saturday starting with some nice colour at the Palm Pond at Lake Wendouree at sunrise. Whilst at that spot its always worth grabbing a few images of the ibis in the trees, especially with some nice colour behind them.
A bit later in the morning I noticed the lavender outside along the driveway at home were catching some nice light. And to finish off, a sea of this red flower out at Suky on the way to Creswick beckoned me to pull over for a few shots.


Friday, December 2, 2016

Lake Burrumbeet Trees

On Friday evening I made a trip out to Lake Burrumbeet. I was thinking of adding to my Lake Burrumbeet Trees project and though there were no clouds to work with, I was very happy with a couple of images I came home with. Whilst dramatic clouds are a great addition to any image, this first one here shows how its not always necessary. In fact I think the lack of clouds helps this image as you focus more on the foreground details and textures. The second image is an example of using the subject to fill in the sky area of the image. It's amazing how intense the colour can get just before sunset, especially when there is some haze on the horizon to really intensify the colour.


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Yendon Light

The last few days have been great with the fogs early morning, however on Thursday I finally got what I've been waiting for.....calm conditions with low lying fogs. I ended up down around Yendon and the first pic here is the first pic I took...thank you to the one sheep that added so much to this image with his intense stare! After this I drove down to Racecourse Road that cuts through from Yendon-Lal Lal Road down to Lal Lal Falls. Along here I had a great time both above and down on ground level. I've a heap more to share is a select few. It's not often I give so much attention to the cows, however I really liked these 3. The first from above is a little soft as the lens on the camera was covered in dew, however I like the painterly effect that gives to the image. In the next one can you see the amazing shadow on the body of the cow...looks like another animal, a pig perhaps?! And in the last one I find this has a feel to it similar to many 18th and 19th century paintings you see of prized cattle from English farms.


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Two Views, Again

It's funny how I can get images from the the same location on consecutive days before I then move on to another location. This is never really planned as I am generally going where the best conditions are. On Wednesday morning I ended up out at Warrenheip again  to play around in amongst the fogs that were sweeping through. No chance to fly in the strong winds though I'm still happy with what I got from ground level. The first one here shows the early morning colour in the western sky (opposite the sunrise) above a layer of fog that was nicely placed. You can see a group of trees, with one in particular, that offered another great view a bit later on from the opposite side. In fact I didn't realise it was the same group of trees until I got home and started going through the images.


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Lava Drama

Here's something you don't see everyday....lava flowing into the ocean at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island of Hawaii on a very early morning cruise that started in the dark well before sunrise. Can't believe this was way back in February 2013! Just another one of the many hidden images stored away.....