Thursday, February 23, 2017

Final Preparation

I was back at Lake Wendouree on Thursday morning and once again it was the rowing activity that kept me busy. This time I was at the end of the rowing course where a number of crews were coming in and out and from up high you get some great viewpoints. It's the last one here that's my favourite....I really like the shadows of the rowers cast onto the lake surface!




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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Blue

After the first evening at South Bruny National Park, I was really happy with what I had captured, little realising the sunrise the next morning was going to be one of the great ones, not just for the Tasmania trip, but for the last 10 years. As soon as I hit the road well before sunrise I could tell the clouds were perfectly positioned for some big colour, and I headed off to the location I had scouted the day before. Coal Point is a great rocky point that overlooks Adventure Bay with South Bruny National Park in the distance. I did post an image from here whilst on the trip showing some of the incredible colour and even as the colour faded the sky still put on an amazing show with the blues coming to the fore. I could actually post a whole gallery from this sunrise .... this is just one of many amazing images from that morning.
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On The Lake

On Wednesday morning I spent some time at Lake Wendouree. Conditions were quite calm and well before the sun rose I caught this image of the Ballarat Grammar and Ballarat High School Rowing sheds. With the Head of the Lake coming up this weekend there has been a hive of activity on the lake as the crews put in some last minute training, and in this image you can see the entire Grammar rowing crews meeting out on the front deck of the shed. Quite a unique shot, I would think.
A bit later and not too far away after the sun had risen, a lone grebe swimming caught my eye with the great reflection .... and then the reflection changed dramatically as the swell from one of the passing boats added this fantastic distortion to the refection. Probably one of the best reflections I've ever captured at the lake.


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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

South Bruny Sunset

Though I have many more great images from Mt Field National Park, the next day we headed south to South Bruny National Park. To get to North and South Bruny Island you catch the ferry at Kettering for the 20 minute trip, always a nice break on a trip from all the driving. We stayed 2 nights at Adventure Bay and on that first evening we went for a walk around the bay into the National Park. I wasn't really sure what I was looking for as the sun was setting, so I settled on some of the great rocky outcrops that line the coast and waited for the sun to set. This was just the start of a great couple of days spent along the coast...great to be able to play around with water themed images. And the sunrise the next day....WOW (with capital letters!)
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Lal Lal Land

A great pre-sunrise on Tuesday down at Lal Lal Reservoir. The low lying mist across the water adds a fantastic atmosphere to the view, especially when looking down from up high.
And once the sun had come up - wow! (Those to follow......)

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Monday, February 20, 2017

High Up at Mt Field

A follow-on from yesterdays post from Mt Field National Park in Tasmania. As I previously mentioned we stayed at the Government Huts located about 16km into the park on a road that climbed all the way and puts you above the treeline. Some really nice open expanses up here with these lovely little tarns scattered around. This view is from the morning and was handily placed...only a couple of minutes from the hut. I was really glad we made the effort to stay up here - it was a lovely spot that I would love to re-visit.
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The King of the Sky

On Monday morning I was out at The Farm, the year-long project I am working on. The plan was to capture a herd of cows being moved along the back tracks behind the farm and then down the road to their new paddock. Whilst I was waiting for the cows to arrive I kept myself busy, first with a nice view across the paddocks to capture the light moving through. And then I was witness to a bit of an airborne battle. An eagle (I think it's a wedge-tail) came into view being chased by a few others, I think the one here up close is a magpie. Quite thrilling to watch....the eagle didn't seem to be bothered at all by the attention! I've included a close up crop of the maggies attack.
I'll get to the cows later...they're great!


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