Foggy Friday

On Friday morning I was out at Lake Burrumbeet. When I arrived well before sunrise there was just a hint of some mist lying across the lake that enabled me to capture this group of pelicans. However, once the sun had started to warm up the air the fog really started to build up nicely for the next two images here.



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Long and Narrow

This set from Thursday morning all seemed suited to a long and narrow panoramic format. I started out with a view looking over the side of Mt Warrenheip before heading out towards Yendon and Dunnstown for the sunrise. Coming back to Ballarat I noticed the top of Mt Warrenheip was again looking pretty amazing with the fog swirling around amongst the towers. Once back in Ballarat a couple of stops at Lake Wendouree finished off a pretty good morning!





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The Greenery

Things didn't look all that promising on Wednesday morning. However once I got myself out to the sides of Mt Warrenheip there was a bit of mist around that worked well with the vibrancy of the greens and the white flowers just starting to bloom on a lot of the bushes out there. Would you believe this is actually an aerial shot?!
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It's Getting Early......

There was just enough colour for a few minutes on Tuesday morning at Lake Wendouree to make the early rise worthwhile. This is the school boatsheds on the north side of the Lake. As we get closer to Summer the sunrise is getting earlier and earlier......
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Monday Morning Magic

I knew on the way out to Lake Burrumbeet on Monday morning that the clouds were nicely set up for some good colour and that's exactly how it turned out. With the one lone pelican in the first image, and then a group of them to work with after sunrise, I came home with a pretty nice set of images to get the week off to a great start.




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Mmmmm...this looks familiar......

A fantastic morning on Sunday on the side of Mt Buninyong and then at Yendon. I've got plenty of images to go through and I thought I'd start off with this one from Mt Buninyong which looks remarkably similar to my Australian Weather Calendar image....
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Saturday Scenics

Some lovely early morning foggy light on Saturday morning where I came across this lone tree that's seen better days, once again out around Blowhard. Once the sun came up the light changed dramatically as you can see with the final two images here.


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Two Mountains

Some brief colour on Friday morning at sunrise out north of Ballarat that only lastde a few minutes. The first and second image here shows the two mountains of Moorookyle on the right and Kooroocheang on the left. And I thought the last image worked nicely in black and white with its range of different textures.


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Really, Blowhard!

We have some interesting locality names in the Ballarat district, and one that always brings a smile to my face is Blowhard, north east of Ballarat. Here's a couple of images from Thursday morning.....

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Early Contenders


As I was having dinner last night around 7.30 I was aware of some pretty interesting light outside with the sun and rain....perfect conditions for rainbows. So I dashed up to Lake Wendouree and captured three images that may be early contenders for next years weather calendar!


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The Hunt is On.....

The hunt is on for the next Weather Calendar image and I made a pretty nice start at Mt Warrenheip on Wednesday morning. Similar to a post from last Sunday, I called on three different cameras for the images here. The first shows one of my favourite trees at the top of the mountain, the second from half way down and the last is from afar looking back at the top of the mountain as I was heading back to Ballarat.


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Canoeing and Rowing

Before the rain set in on Tuesday there was a very spectacular sunrise at Lake Wendouree.....and this canoeist arrived at the perfect time. Also, plenty of rowing activity on the Lake at the moment as all the school crews prepare for the new rowing season......

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Mr June !


I'm excited to announce that, for the second year in a row, I'm Mr June in the Bureau of Meteorology Australian Weather Calendar for 2019. It was a big thrill last year to get into the Calendar and I think even more so to make it 2 years in a row. In fact, I'm only the second person in the 30 year history of this calendar to be included 2 years in a row. 
The image is from one of those amazing foggy mornings I've captured at Mt Buninyong and, amazingly, the picture was captured from almost the same spot as last years, though this one was taken with a totally different viewpoint.
The challenge now is for the hat-trick in 2020!
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Monday Moments

Not a bad end to the day on Monday at Lake Wendouree with some nice clouds and a bit of colour. And earlier in the day I found these 2 taking a rest......


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3 X 3

Three images.....three cameras. From Sunday morning, firstly at this pair of often visited trees at Bo Peep before popping over to the south shore of Lake Burrumbeet for a couple more......


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Saturday Sunrise SIghts

The third morning in a row at Lake Wendouree with some more great conditions. Initially there was only the low bank of clouds on the horizon that didn't look too promising until some high level clouds seemed to materialise out of nowhere to give me a great selection. And whilst the clouds and light were great, the addition of the canoe added that extra element to make these images very special......as did the family of swans doing a cruise by.....




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Intense

Another visit to Lake Wendouree on Friday morning rewarded me with some incredibly intense colour at the Palm Pond on he west side of the Lake. I've shot the sunrise here many times and it's still a thrill when you get colour like this.
And a little story from this mornings visit..... Well before this when it was still quite dark, as I was deciding where to shoot the sunrise from, I was driving around the Lake on the north west corner when I looked up and saw some movement in the middle of the road and as I got closer I realised it was a turtle! He was heading along the middle of the road so I quickly pulled over and picked him up and walked him over to the edge of the water....I checked later as I was heading home and he had moved on, hopefully to greener pastures. I'm still amazed he had got so far down the road without being hit by a car.


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Half An Hour......

This series from Thursday morning spans around half an hour or so on the west side of Lake Wendouree. Starting well before sunrise and ending up just after sunrise as I made may from the south west corner of the Lake up to the north side for the final rowing image. There was just enough gap on the horizon to let the light through though it felt quite dark because of the heavy cloud cover.







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Foggy Friday

On Friday morning I was out at Lake Burrumbeet. When I arrived well before sunrise there was just a hint of some mist lying across the lake ...