Mt Warrenheip to Lake Burrumbeet

There was not a lot on offer on Friday, though I did capture a couple of nice images out at, and around, Mt Warrenheip. The low lying clouds created some nice atmospherics amongst the gum trees and I do like how this one light coloured tree contrasts with the darkness of the others. In the second image a lone tree always makes for a strong, graphic element in landscape photography, certainly helped by the fast moving clouds rushing past.
And just a taste of what's to come from another fantastic Saturday morning, starting out at Lake Burrumbeet.


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Newlyn Morning Magic

Thursday morning was remarkably similar to Monday morning. Initially when I hit the road the conditions were grey and flat, however I detected a slight hint of colour on the horizon out to the north east and made my way over to Newlyn Reservoir. Slowly the colour built up into what was a pretty spectacular sunrise that, like Monday morning, quickly passed into more grey, overcast conditions. The last image here is the small water tower at the reservoir surrounded by some interesting reflections of the sky above.


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The Winter Solstice

This years Winter Solstice has come around very quickly and I was keen to capture the start and end of the shortest day of the year. Conditions were not too exciting for sunrise though the early calm conditions at Lake Wendouree offered some nice reflections and in the first one here you can see some unusual light above the sports grounds along Gilles Street. These first 3 images were taken 11 minutes apart and give a good idea of how the light can change so quickly. Later in the day the conditions hadn't improved a lot when I captured this trio just around sunset with some colour in the eastern sky.



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In the Shadow of Eastern Peake

The foggy conditions were back big time on Tuesday morning. I found myself in the shadows of Eastern Peake where the view looking out across the landscape was spectacular. 
I quite often post a couple of images from a particular spot and say I'll post some more later...this time I've decided to give you the full gallery in one sitting...so I hope you're prepared....it was a good one for sure! 
The last image here caught my eye as I was flying around and thought might be of interest to those that may wonder how I get the aerial shots.












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Hepburn Lagoon on a Monday Morning

With another forecast of calm, foggy conditions, I was keen to head out on Monday morning. However I quickly realised there was no fog as I headed out to Hepburn Lagoon. I had to settle for a colourful sunrise. And whilst the colour was very intense, I felt this first image was best suited to a mono tonal sepia colouring. The second image shows some of the reflected colour, whilst the 3rd image, my favourite of this set, highlights some lovely colour breaking through and lighting up selected areas of the landscape.


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A Couple of Stops

After leaving Nimmons Bridge (see previous post) I was soon into some heavy fog and thought I'd make a detour via Lake Burrumbeet. The first image here is from some reeds in the water on the south side of the lake before I made a stop at the Bo Peep Creek. With everything nicely saturated from the moisture, the colours looked great in contrast with the foggy distant view.
And then I finished the morning off with a stop at Victoria Park back in Ballarat.....that's to come next!

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Nimmons Bridge Newtown

On Sunday morning I made the trip down to Nimmons Bridge at Newtown, out past Smythesdale and Scarsdale. This amazing old trestle bridge is a popular spot, though not so much before sunrise on a winter morning! Some pockets of fog added to the atmosphere, and the old mullock heap of the Golden Stream Historical Site just off to the side of the bridge also caught my eye. And as I was driving back up to the highway along the dirt road, a sudden burst of light had me pulling over for another image.
And then I made my way back to Ballarat into the heavy fog........! More to come......



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Three Stops

Yesterday I posted some foggy Saturday morning images that I captured in Ballarat. Well, before that I had been out to the Lal Lal area and made 3 separate stops....here's one from each location. The first one is looking down on the mouth of the Lal Lal Creek where it flows into the Lal Lal Reservoir. Not long after that I caught the sun just as it was starting to warm the landscape right next to the Moorabool River West Branch, just on the left of the image. And not long after that this view is looking down on the Lal Lal Creek again, this time just south of Lal Lal Estate. As you can see it was pretty frosty!


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Another Foggy Start

Here's a few from Saturday's fantastic foggy morning. A couple from a sun soaked tree at the Chisholm Street Reserve, then a view from the Black Hill Lookout. The last one is near the Gong Gong Reservoir looking across to the timber yard out that way....almost looks like black and white, doesn't it?
Wait til I show you the good ones!




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Yes, There Really is a Place Called Weatherboard!

I've got a mountain of images to go through after two fantastic sessions on Friday and Saturday mornings. These cold, calm conditions are creating some amazing images and I thought I'd start with this set from Friday out at Weatherboard, north of Burrumbeet. I have a lot of individual trees in my arsenal of the Ballarat district and I think I can add this one into the mix. The first 3 images are from ground level, then one from a bit higher up. 
Wait til you see the others!



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Something Different

Here's another catch-up post from last Saturday night's fantastic foggy evening here in Ballarat. A totally different viewpoint of the Arch of Victory....



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Dean Scenes

On Thursday morning as I was heading north out of Ballarat well before sunrise, I quickly realised that my only chance of some colour was further out to the east, so I changed course and made it to Dean Reservoir just in time to catch a very fleeting sunrise. As it was calm I thought I'd go up high and see what the view looked like...and it was pretty good!

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The Church

Remember that great foggy Saturday evening last weekend? Well the morning wasn't too bad either! I caught some great foggy conditions out at Coghills Creek, especially above St David's Church. How's that fogbow in the second one...I've captured fogbows a number of times, however when you get up high the fogbows are flipped...quiet amazing to see!

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Mt Warrenheip to Lake Burrumbeet

There was not a lot on offer on Friday, though I did capture a couple of nice images out at, and around, Mt Warrenheip. The low lying clouds...