Sunday, May 3, 2015

Almost 12 Hours

On Sunday my photographic exploits were very well spaced early morning visit to the sides of Mt Warrenheip had me leaving with only a handful  images, and the only bit of colour I could find was this view of Wombat Hill looking to the north on the only piece of sky to show any colour.
Fortnately the end of the day was far more exciting....a spectacular moonrise across Lake Wendouree with some perfect sky colours and late evening sun. The first moon here was just as the sun made a final burst below the clouds behind me to light up the remnants of the autumn colour. I then watched in awe as the moon slowly rise higher into the sky. All images today taken with the big 100-400mm lens...its amazing how big it can make that moon when zoomed into the max!


Saturday, May 2, 2015

Fun with Fungi

On Saturday afternoon whilst running around Victoria Park I came across a spectacular block of fungi, so as soon as I got home I raced back (in the car!) before anyone had the chance to spoil it. It was right on the main path so I can imagine any youngsters would have had a hard time not turning it into a football! This view is from directly overhead, and I remembered I had another nice image from last weeks visit to Piggoreet in a similar vein. 
The end of the day at Lake Wendouree with the almost full moon wasn't too bad, either!


Friday, May 1, 2015

Morning Magic

This is a continuation of the great sunrise at Yendon on Thursday morning. As the sun continued to rise it really started to impact on the lingering fog around the tree casting these great beams of light. A stop a bit further up the road in Dunnstown gave me this web....the webs are always in abundance on these mornings, in fact its hard not to keep stepping on them as you wander around the roads edge.


Taking Care of Business

A simple end to the week at Lake Wendouree here in Ballarat. Though I took a number of images of the sunset, it was a series I took of this swan preening itself that I felt had the most interest. Every so often a big shake of the body created the lovely circular ripples and after many attempts I managed to catch one where his head was up rather than buried in the feathers. 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Fog On Fire

On Thursday evening I was due to give a presentation at the Rosanna Photo Club in Melbourne, so I knew my best opportunities for the days images would be early morning. And with a forecast of clear skies with low lying fogs I was keen to head out around the Dunnstown/Yendon area before sunrise. When you have a whole landscape of low lying fog in front of you its sometimes a bit daunting to decide where to go. I had enough time to scout a few spots and ended up down a dirt road off the Yendon-Mt Egerton Rd that I had never been down before that dead ended in a great spot with some terrific trees to work with the fog and slowly rising sun. This is just a first set as the sun made an impressive start to the day....there were many more great opportunities as the sun got higher and higher that I'll post later.


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

From Piggoreet to Burrumbeet

On Wednesday afternoon I was down south west of Ballarat checking out some locations around the Devils Kitchen at Piggoreet. There is a lot to be explored in this area and I found this nice view along one of the country lanes. You can see in the background there are some enticing valleys though I'm not sure how to get to them just yet. 
With a nice sunset building I raced up to the south shore of Lake Burrumbeet for what turned out to be a very nice sunset.


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Moon on the Lake

As I continue to go through the archives looking for images for my USA National Park book, I'm always coming across images that have never seen the light of day. This is from September 2012 from the north western shore of Lake Superior. Our first full day on this trip before we headed over to Isle Royale National Park the next day. We had a lovely evening on the shores of the Lake in a town called Grand Marais.....I highly recommend re-visiting your old trip photographs, it brings back many great memories!