Steaming Along

A really nice sunrise on Sunday morning from the side of Mt Buninyong, however that will have to wait. I was keen to capture the steam train on show across the weekend as part of the Ballarat Heritage Weekend and this year I was after something a bit different. The first train due on Sunday left at 9.25am so I raced to get myself into position a few kms along the track. A couple of things I really like in these....in the first one that great shadow of the train! And the last two are definitely a bit different...... what do you reckon?
I've got some great video, too, that I'll post a bit later.






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Saturday Sunrise Show

Saturday morning at Lake Wendouree was quite a nice colour show at the end of the rowing course. Some intense colour lit up the sky, and I thought the Olympic Rings would make a nice silhouette against the sky. This weekend is Ballarat Heritage Weekend and I'm looking forward to chasing the steam train!

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Fantastic Friday

With the forecast of fog and calm conditions, I was hopeful Friday morning would be a good one....and it was! I made my way out to the wind farm near Waubra for sunrise and came home with a fantastic range of images. This set is all from ground level and as you can see conditions were still fantastic when I got back into Ballarat and Lake Wendouree.
And as for the aerials....wow! I'll get to them next.........






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A Simple Rose...plus!

A lack lustre day on Thursday had me once again grabbing the macro lens for some close ups, this time of a rose. The water droplets really add a nice element to this image, and whilst I know I'm not the first to capture this sort of image, it's all part of a process to teach myself macro photography.
Now, Friday morning...that was something very special...here's a quick teaser......

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George, Dean and Wendy

A great days photography on Wednesday started with a foggy morning out at St Georges Lake at Creswick. From there I made my way over to the Dean Reservoir for some soft, subtle tones amidst the lingering mist that was just starting to lighten. The end of the day was also well worth sharing with a nice sunset at Viewpoint at Lake Wendouree.





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Great Indeed!

On Tuesday morning there was a very brief slice of colour on the horizon at Lake Wendouree that I just managed to capture. However, on my way back around the lake to home a flash of white caught my eye in the North Gardens Wetlands that had me grabbing the big lens where I spent some time capturing this  Eastern Great Egret. Amazing to think you can capture something this special so close to the City - I'm sure I could convince you I took this in some exotic location well away from all the hustle and bustle!



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Nine Minutes

On Monday morning I was out east of Ballarat before sunrise and once I got myself to a high vantage point I could see the only spot with a bit of potential was Clarkes Hill. It was covered with a shroud of fast moving cloud so I headed over that way. By positioning myself behind the hill I was hopeful that once the sun came up it would light up the clouds. And indeed it did...with a spectacular, vibrant, ever changing show. This is nine minutes of the action!



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Steaming Along

A really nice sunrise on Sunday morning from the side of Mt Buninyong, however that will have to wait. I was keen to capture the steam train...