No Show Snow

No sign of the hoped-for snow over the weekend as the wet and mostly grey weather continued. The district is starting to look quite wet in most places and the run-off into the creeks and streams is building nicely for the rest of the year. Another small cascade on the Bo Peep Creek here followed by one of my district trees that, year by year, is losing its branches and will soon be little more than the trunk.

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Dean Reservoir

Though it was just grey and overcast in Ballarat very early Saturday morning, out at the Dean Reservoir and around the hills of Mollongghip there was a very thick fog. I thought a nice place to garb a few images would be at the Dean Reservoir and as you can see I came home with quite a range of different images. Similar to a couple of images earlier this week, the greens are incredibly vibrant as you can see in the image with the carpet of green on the edge of the water.





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Morning Evening

A couple of visits to Lake Wendouree  kept me busy on Friday, starting with a multitude of swans on the west side of the lake. Ater a mostly grey and wintry day it was nice to see a touch of colour at sunset after what has been a dull week. With a bit of luck we may even see some snow over the weekend.



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A Touch More Green

We are really into Winter now and sometimes you have to work a bit harder to find things to photograph. Luckily Mt Warrenheip is close at hand and whilst it was just grey and dull in Ballarat, out at the mountain there was some nice mist hanging around and the sun was even making the occasional break through. The first one here is another of my district trees that I can always rely on and with all the damp weather of late, the green mosses are really thriving.


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A Touch of Green

Another grey day on Wednesday had me searching for a location that suited the conditions. This small cascade on the Moorabool River West was pretty dark for shooting that added a nice brooding feel to the images. The greens on the rocks at this spot are looking great, almost unbelievable in their intensity.

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Flowing

Some good rain the last couple of days has got the water flowing again. I found a great patch of the Yarrowee River that gave me a few nice images.
Some interesting light effects in the last one here where the one second exposure has created the pencil like scribblings on the surface of the water.



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Monday Morning Mountains

A nice start to the week on Monday morning with some great colour out north of Ballarat. I made an initial stop at Mt Hollowback for the pre-sunrise colour. A nicely placed crescent moon was an extra bonus in the second image here. 
I then headed a bit further north to another hill, one I have been past many times and only discovered yesterday is called Mt Cavern as the sun rose.





Just a little bit further I found a nice view where a patch of fog was just catching the early light, as was the sheep under the tree.  I've seen so much fog lately that I'm wondering...am I chasing the fog, or is the fog chasing me?!
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No Show Snow

No sign of the hoped-for snow over the weekend as the wet and mostly grey weather continued. The district is starting to look quite wet in m...