A very early rise on Saturday morning, and chasing the light saw me finally north at Newlyn Reservoir, where the moon made a great addition to the this landscape scene just before sunrise has lit the fields. Very soon after this I was a bit further east, once again with the moon making quite the statement in the sky overlooking the hills just east of the reservoir. Quite a few more to work my way through that look worth sharing. And then a big sunset at the end of the day at Lake Wendouree here in Ballarat was a real bonus as we had the best colour I've seen for quite a while.
Friday evening ended another week with some blue tones out at Lake Burrumbeet. This tree always makes a nice silhouette, and then just a touch of colour on the horizon at sunset helped add a nice warming contrast to the scene.
I was out dropping off some books to Creswick Info Centre on Thursday afternoon and I took the opportunity to visit Blue Waters, a surprising location just a couple of kilometres out the Melbourne Road, opposite the road to St Georges Lake. The water really is this colour, especially when you get some sunlight on it, and makes a striking contrast with the orange cliffs and shore line, topped off by the dramatic clouds we had all day.
I spent Tuesday night at Barkly and there was just enough colour in the sunrise to keep me happy, and make the 5.45am rising time worthwhile! After this the weather really closed in and led to a very, very windy day throughout the whole state. I did make a quick stop at the tiny Barkly Church on the way home for this image and it seemed suited for a bit of sepia toning.
On Tuesday I had the opportunity to visit a friends property at a place called Barkly, about 110kms from Ballarat, north past Avoca and Moonambel. This old shack caught my eye and then at dusk we were treated to a lovely, almost full moon, and with some reverse sunset clouds in the sky and one of the small dams on the property, I was very happy to capture this scene. It's a place I'll be very happy to return to!
On Monday evening I captured some nice scenics looking across Lake Wendouree from the north west corner of the lake. The wetlands area in the north gardens added an extra splash of blue in the first one, and there was a couple of nice clouds in the sky just to add in that little bit of contrast.