Thursday, November 20, 2014

Moorabool Falls

On Thursday afternoon I made a trip down to Moorabool Falls to check on its current flow. I have a group coming up this weekend from Rosanna Camera Club so I wanted to see if it was worth a visit. It started to rain around 5pm so this was the first time in a while that I've been out in the rain which added a nice saturation to the scene and really brings out those colours in the greens. Flow is actually better than last week thanks to the good rain we had last weekend. I risked life and limb to get the first one here and then spent some time upstream amongst the rocky cascades that line the river. So the verdict is - definitely worth a visit!

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Guarding His Charges

On Wednesday evening I headed out to Lake Burrumbeet with some nice clouds around. On the way out through Windermere I caught a sight of the first image here and realising it was worth a stop I had to double back to catch this guy guarding his flock. Alpacas like this are now a common sight amongst the flocks of sheep, to me they always have a comical look about them.
Once I got to Lake Burrumbeet a lone pelican did a glide by in some lovely late light and then a very nice sunset brought the day to an end. I've said it many times in the past - you can't go wrong on a visit to Lake Burrumbeet!


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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Back to Arizona

I found this image whilst looking for something else from this trip....its from our trip to the USA in Feb/March 2013 when we visited the iconic Horseshoe Bend near page in Arizona, this one more focused on some of the great bushes that were scattered around. A dark, damp day that highlighted the red rock.
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Creeks and Trees

On Tuesday I made a trip out to Lawrence to have a look to see how Birch's Creek is flowing. This spot just upstream from Wheeler's Bridge has some nice rocky areas and with some good flow after the weekends rain I found a couple of spots that really caught my eye. And when I was walking back to the car this lone tree, that I have photographed a few times in the past, was catching the last sunlight - well worth another stop!



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Monday, November 17, 2014

Burrumbeet Black and White

I've been looking on this image for a few days and working on a black and white version...this one I think works pretty well. Yes?.....No?
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At Least The Trains Are Running!

After the good rain over the weekend, on Monday I thought a trip down to Borumbeeta Falls, which is located between Gordon and Ballan, would be worthwhile. However there was only one small trickle over the edge, luckily the 6.16 train to Melbourne came flying past and gave me one nice image to make the trip worthwhile. Looks like I'll be waiting for next winter before things get going again here.
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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Flying Past

Something a bit different today. On Sunday here in Ballarat we had the Ballarat Ironman 70.3 and the course for the bike leg and the run leg went past the end of the street. So I wandered up to take a look, and with the good overnight rain we had I found this puddle that gave me a great reflection as the bikes flew past. It took a while to work out who was who and when I did I was lucky to grab an image of the winner of each of the mens and womens section. Then onto View Point which was part of the run course...you probably need to click on this to enlarge it but you can see one of the runners coming around the bend. And finally, a nice little sunset to finish off an action packed day....I'm exhausted!



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