Thursday, April 24, 2014

White Swan Wonder

The colourful week continues here on Thursday with a visit out to the White Swan Reservoir. I haven't been here for at least a couple of months, so it was very apparent how much the water level has dropped, and in so doing has given me new compositions to play around with. This is the inlet stream running into the reservoir from the superpipe...with some great colours right on sunset.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

Todays USA National Park image comes from one of the most remote parks we have visited on our travels. Though this looks quite warm and inviting, I do remember this being a VERY cold morning that quickly developed into a lovely autumn day.

Skyshow at Lake Learmonth

So I made a definite decision on Wednesday not to go to Lake Burrumbeet, even though the conditions looked quite promising. So a bit further north is Lake Learmonth and its fast disappearing shoreline as the water recedes. And, boy oh boy, did I make the right choice! Perfectly positioned to catch these amazing clouds that put on a show for quite a long time. The final burst of colour was a real bonus as the sun sets behind the hills. Still plenty of water and rocks to use here, and with some recent rainfall we may manage to keep the lake in reasonable shape through winter. Its certainly been a very colourful week, and I still have to get back to the images from Lake Burrumbeet on Tuesday. I hope Fon from Learmonth gets to see this set!


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Zion National Park, Utah

Todays USA National Park image comes from Zion National Park in Utah. This is the view from behind the the Zion Human History Museum. The Towers of the Virgin are seen with the West Temple on the left. Early morning sunrise from our trip last March. This is worth clicking on for a larger look!

Why I Keep Going Back…...

If you've been following the blog you know I visit Lake Burrumbeet regularly. So much so that I've been feeling I'm going there too often rather than getting out to different local spots. So on Tuesday as I headed off out of Ballarat, I was going out east, well for about 3 blocks that was before I realised the interesting clouds were out west…and you know where that leads! I think this series will convince anyone that you go where the action is, no matter how many times you may have been to the same spot in the past.
Mirror like reflections gave me plenty to work with, and the massive clouds only added to the drama. This is just a start…..I've got so many from this one visit that it could take a while to get through them all!
Tonight I'm determined to head in a different direction…but who knows…….


Monday, April 21, 2014

The Bamboo Forest, Haleakala National Park, Maui, Hawaii

Todays USA National Park image comes from last years trip to Hawaii in late February. One of the wettest hikes we have done on our travels along the Pipiwai Trail, part of the Hana section of the National Park. One section of the hike includes this fantastic section of bamboo, its gotta be 20-30 feet in height. In fact it got so wet that on the return leg of the trail I decided it best to put the good camera away, and was using my small, waterproof one. This image was taken with the good one!

Start and End of the Day at Lake Wendouree

As predicted in yesterdays post, Monday morning was a very colourful start to the day! Mmmmmm, I must be psychic! Some terrific colours with some helpful birds in a great display for the start to a new week. And then later in the day, from almost the same spot, some lovely soft pastels in the sky in the opposite direction to the setting sun.