Majestic Mt Beckworth

A fantastic start to the week on Monday morning. I was keen with the forecast calm weather to get some aerials and as I headed north out of Ballarat I could see some fog shrouding some of the low lying hills. Before long I found myself buried in the fog and decided to head out to Mt Beckworth where I was hoping the fog was low lying enough for me to get up above it to see what the view offered....and it was amazing! Once the sun lit up the landscape it was an incredible sight. Whilst I have quite a selection of images to work through this panorama deserves it's own post. Make sure you click on it for a bigger look - I've left it large than normal, I hope you have a big screen!
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More Colour and Drama

Another colourful start to the day on Sunday, once again close to home at Lake Wendouree. Initially the sky was looking pretty lacklustre, however as the sun rose the warmth it created enticed the clouds to form and this view shows the judges box at the end of the rowing course.
As you know, usually its around sunrise or sunset that the light is at its most dramatic. However, just occasionally you get something during the day that really stands out. Around 2pm a storm moved through Ballarat and the light at Lake Wendouree was something special. This is one of the small islands on the west side of the lake, and with the bright sunlight spotlighting the trees and the dark, threatening skies behind, I think you'd be hard pressed to find a more dramatic sight so close home .... and that bird flying towards me just adds that extra little element!

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Colour All Around

Some great colour around on Saturday, starting with some lovely clouds at sunrise looking north at Lake Wendouree. Helping out were some seagulls, adding that extra element into the scene.
And later in the day I spotted some colour building at sunset so made a quick dash up to View Point where the sky exploded into this colourful display.


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More Frosty Friday Fun

This series is from Friday morning...before I captured the 2 images in the previous post. After heading out well before dawn I was once again drawn to the area around Lal Lal Reservoir, and whilst I have been to this spot many times I feel this series is quite a new look at some of the incredible scenery in this spot. 
The first image here, looking down on an arm of the reservoir, shows an early morning mad flurry of cockatoos as they break free from the trees they have been nesting in throughout the night. Almost as startling as this view is the noise they make when they take off!
The second image shows some great coloured cloud reflections in the water that gives a unique look to this view.
The last 2 images are a bit further around from the previous, along the Moorabool River's course where the overall view from up high is quite a surprise. The last one shows just how frosty it was - minus 3 degrees!



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Frosty Friday

A very cold and frosty Friday morning with the temperature dropping down to around minus 3 degrees. Some great conditions down around Lal Lal Reservoir in Harris Road where I caught this first one as the sun was starting to warm up the air and actually increased the fog. A few miles further on I stopped for this fogbow near Mt Warrenheip, and nice continuation of this weeks "bows". Plenty of aerials to get to that I'll post tomorrow.

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A Late Burst of Light

Not a lot to show from Thursday afternoons travels though this late burst of light above the northern reaches of Mt Warrenheip was certainly colourful. So a good chance to post another image from Monday afternoons travels around the Waubra area where the constantly changing light was lighting up different past of the landscape.

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Water Flow

With some good rain over the last week or so I took the opportunity on Wednesday to check out one of my water sites to see how things were looking. This little weir on the Bo Peep Creek is always a good guide and as you can see it was flowing strongly. Everywhere you go is now saturated and any rain that falls is now running off into the water systems so with continued rain the waterfalls should get a chance to get flowing steadily. I also made a quick visit to Lake Burrumbeet on the way home to catch a bit of winter light looking across to Mt Callender.


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Majestic Mt Beckworth

A fantastic start to the week on Monday morning. I was keen with the forecast calm weather to get some aerials and as I headed north out of ...