Contrasts

Some striking contrasts on Monday starting with a very misty morning at Mt Warrenheip. I had a battle keeping the moisture of the lens in the first 2 images here, though they do add a nice feel to the images. 
And then just after sunset there was the first Supermoon of 2019, this time rising over the Fly Fishers Clubrooms at Lake Wendouree.


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A Couple of Mountains

Chasing the conditions on Sunday saw me down at Mt Buninyong where the sun managed to find a way through the low lying fog over the mountain in the first two images here. Not long after this on the way through to Yendon this small dam often catches my eye, and then swinging back past Mt Warrenheip, the sun was just cresting the top of the mountain....I really love the rainbow colours on the edges of the cloud in this one.



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20 Minutes


On Friday I went down to Melbourne to do an online interview with the Bureau of Meteorology about their Weather Calendar and photography. The BOM is in a huge building at 700 Collins Street and I must admit it was a bit of a thrill to see a poster right on the street, wrapped around one of the pillars outside the main entrance, with my Mt Buninyong June image on display. 
And if you have a spare 20 minutes, you can take a look at all the fun here... 

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From Start to Finish

The highlight of Friday morning at Lake Wendouree was when this kayaker came along and launched right next to where I had been for the previous half an hour or more.....
However, it was the sunset that was the real star of the day. Starting off with some nice clouds above a fleet of small yachts awaiting Saturdays regatta, once the colour fired up around the old fountain it was a spectacular show after a mostly grey day.



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The Blue Hour

A couple of simple "blue hour" images at Lake Wendouree on Thursday morning. 
The blue hour (from French l'heure bleue) is the period of twilight in the morning or evening, during the civil and nautical stages, when the Sun is at a significant depth below the horizon and residual, indirect sunlight takes on a predominantly blue shade.
As you can see it was very calm and the light reflections were really nice.

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Grass

Here's some local grasses, the first 2 from Wednesday morning and the 3rd from earlier in the week....


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Colour All ROund

A colourful day on Tuesday started with a great sunrise at Lake Burrumbeet and ended with another nice sunset at Lake Wendouree....





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Monday 'Mazing!

I found some amazing conditions on Monday morning out at Lake Learmonth and Saddleback Hill. The lake has all but dried up and the dark, muddy surface almost looks like a bushfire has been through the area. With the contrast of the fog floating above it all, it was quite a sight. The second image here shows Weatherboard Hill sitting above the fog and the last image is looking back towards Saddleback Hill. This is just a first look, I have plenty more from this morning.....


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Mt Buninyng Bonanza

On Sunday morning I headed down to Mt Buninyong to grab a few images amongst the fog on the top of the mountain. Initially it was pretty thick and there didn't seem to be much hope of the sun getting into the pics. However, not long after sunrise the warmth of the sun managed to burn off a lot of the fog and the views out to the east were pretty nice!


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Softly, Softly.....

Though there was no huge colour show on Saturday morning at Lake Burrumbeet, the stillness and the soft subtle colours more than made up for it....


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More Colour......

Lake Wendouree has been very productive this week with another great sunset on Friday evening. It was a perfect night for a walk up to the Lake where I didn't have to travel too far to find this set....


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Not Too Bad....

Quite a nice sunset at Lake Wendouree on Thursday.....

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A Few Birds

Some nice conditions at Lake Burrumbeet on Thursday morning with just enough colour in the sky, nicely reflected off the lakes surface. And a few birds always add that little bit extra to the scene.....



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Clouds

There were some fantastic clouds at Lake Wendouree on Wednesday morning looking across to Mt Warrenheip, cloaked in its misty cap. And when the sun rose a bit higher it created some great sunrays.



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More Fog

Here's a few more images from Tuesday mornings foggy start to the day. After visiting Mt Buninyong I made a couple of stops....first at the Dunnstown Quarry where it was hard to see what was going on down below. And then a lap of Lake Wendouree gave me a couple more nice foggy images.



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Vertical

On Tuesday morning I found myself in some heavy fog out east of Ballarat and was hoping that by the time I got to Mt Buninyong I might find myself up above it....
This set all seemed suited to a vertical format...the last one is looking across to Mt Warrenheip.
I made a couple of stops on the way back to Ballarat that I'll post a bit later...certainly quite different from this set.




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Contrasts

Some striking contrasts on Monday starting with a very misty morning at Mt Warrenheip. I had a battle keeping the moisture of the lens in th...