Monday Morning Magic

Monday morning once again offered some nice low lying misty conditions. The first image here shows a few tendrils floating around Saddle Back Hill just next to Lake Learmonth. Down at lake level a lone twig sticks out of the water, whilst on the way back home to Ballarat a slight detour up a side road gave me this lovely view of the mist before the strong sun burnt it all off. And a windmill in the scene always helps!


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Autumn

With another forecast of a foggy morning on Sunday, I was up and out early and after getting caught in fog that was too thick to do anything with down around Lake Burrumbeet, I finally ended up north of Learmonth towards Mt Beckworth. We have a number of wineries in the Ballarat area and I've had it on my list to capture images from them, so it was nice to find one sitting in amongst the low lying mists. What made this even more special was the way just a few of the rows had turned into a lovely strip of autumn colour, making this quite a unique capture. 
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Saturday Sights

Saturday was one of those days that offered some great, contrasting conditions. Starting with some misty conditions on the side of Mt Warrenheip around 9.30am, and after a generally cloudy day, a burst of sun snuck through just before sunset to light up the west side of Lake Wendouree, looking up towards the Botanical Gardens. Make sure you click on these for a bigger look, especially that 2nd one!

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A Few More

A few days back you may remember I had a great early morning out at the wind farm around Waubra and Addington. After capturing the aerials, I spent some time at ground level in the hills up the back of Addington where the light was really nice, helped out by a few sheep! This is another location I visit regularly and it has a real Scottish Highlands feel to it.



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Let There Be Light

Some great rain overnight really freshened things up on Friday. However the day remained mostly grey and overcast, until....just before sunset the sun managed to break free, creating a lovely golden glow up at Lake  Wendouree where I caught these images. I quite like that branch reflection!
Earlier in the day there was a very brief glimpse of some sunlight across the landscape looking north off the side of Mt Warrenheip. That's Clarkes Hill on the horizon below the dramatic clouds.



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A Lake Morning

After an amazing run of great foggy calm conditions over the last few days, on Thursday morning the wind was up, dispelling any chance of low lying mists. Nevertheless the sunrise was still very nice at the end of the rowing course at Lake Wendouree. I've spent many sunrises at this spot and it can still deliver something memorable as this series shows.



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Burrumbeet Beauty

Heading west early Wednesday morning for another great sunrise, this time with just a touch of morning fog. However look at that colour! One of the biggest explosions of colour I've seen for a while out at Lake Burrumbeet. I knew on the way out of Ballarat that the clouds were looking good and they didn't disappoint. 
After the colour show there was some lovely early sunrise light a bit further down the west side of the lake from up high, and from ground level as well. 
We've been in an amazing patch of superb morning conditions this last week or so...will be interesting to see what Thursday brings......





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Monday Morning Magic

Monday morning once again offered some nice low lying misty conditions. The first image here shows a few tendrils floating around Saddle Bac...