Lake Pop In

I popped out to Lake Burrumbeet on Wednesday morning, always a place that gives me something nice. My favourite is the third one here..can you see the birds in the bottom right corner?


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Look Both Ways

On Tuesday morning, after chasing the clouds around, I finally captured a couple of nice images out at Eastern Peake. The first one shows the peak from up high with a shroud of fog in the background over Mt Bolton. The second image is almost from the same spot, but looking the other direction and from ground level, showing the twins peaks of Mt Moorookyle and Mt Kooroocheang in the far distance just as a wave of sun rays passed through.

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Which Way Is Up?

Something a bit different today from an early morning visit to a local creek on Monday. Can you guess which is the right way up? And that second one here looks surprisingly like a Milky Way image!

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A Welcome Return

On Sunday morning I made a visit out to Lake Burrumbeet for what turned out to be a lovely, calm morning. My first visit here for a little while and it was nice to be back...and have the place to myself!





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Another Gorge

I'm always looking for new locations to photograph in the Ballarat district and on Saturday morning I made it to a spot that's been on my list for a while. Whilst scouring Google Maps for interesting locations I came across a label "Mt Cameron Gorge" that's on the Tullaroop Creek north of Clunes. It's just within my 42km boundary from home that I try and stick to...in fact as the crow flies it's 41kms!
A pretty foggy morning added some nice atmosphere to these views looking both ways up and down the creek. Certainly worth a return visit every now and then.



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Selfie?

If you look closely at this image from Woady Falls on Friday morning you just might be able to see me...does that make this a selfie?
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A Return Visit

On Thursday I made a (very!) early morning return visit to Woady Falls at Piggoreet. After visiting a couple of weeks ago I was keen to return to get some aerial images. So these may not look like aerials but it's the only way I can get to these spots to get the views I was after. In the last one you can see some fantastic colour in the front section of the water...that's a reflection of the clouds that had just started to colour up for a short while.


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An Amazing Sight.....

In yesterdays post from Lal Lal Falls I mentioned some unusual views I found on the same visit. If you head a few hundred metres downstream from the falls the creek flattens out as it enters the Lal Lal Reservoir and it was here I found some amazing froth being churned up by the rushing water.
The first one is looking back towards the reservoir with some great reflected light off the clouds from the sunrise that have given the golden glow to the water. The second image is looking back upstream where you could almost believe you were looking at an ice pack flow. In the last one, if you look closely, you can see a couple of ducks, obviously not too worried about the frothiness!

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Full to the Brim

With all the good rain in the last day or so Lal Lal Falls is probably the fullest its been this year....here's an image from up high. You can see the new Lal Lal Windfarm in the background adding a totally new aspect to this view. I did capture some very unusual images a bit before this...I'll post them tomorrow when I get myself organised.
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Monday Morn

On Monday morning I made a visit to Lake Wendouree and though there weren't any clouds in the sky to work with, I still managed to find a few nice images. Once the sun had risen the reflections in the Palm Pond on the west side of the lake were quite intense, the colour coming from the reflection of the Lake Pavilion.


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Downstream

These 2 images from Sunday morning are from the Lal Lal Creek, way downstream from the falls, where the creek joins the Lal Lal Reservoir.

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!80 Degrees

Here's a couple from Saturday morning.....the interesting thing about these 2 images taken out near Mt Warrenheip is that they were taken from pretty much the same spot. In the first I was looking to the north west at the side of a foggy Mt Warrenheip where one lone gum tree has died off, turning this vibrant red. And then turning 180 degrees to the south east to the view of the Lal Lal Wind Farm.

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Go the Swans!

Without really planning to, I've captured a series of swan images over the last three days, all out at Lake Learmonth.



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Foggy Friday

We had a lovely calm, foggy morning today, the best morning for quite a while. Here's a set of images, starting with 3 from Lake Wendouree and the last one taken before sunrise at Lake Learmonth.



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The Best

I've had quite a range of waterfalls over the last few days which just goes to show how amazing the local Ballarat district is. Todays image was also captured on Monday morning, the same morning I captured the Moorabool Falls image. Granite Falls is easily my favourite local waterfall, in fact this view that I have been to many times, is probably my favourite all-time view in the district. This may look like an aerial image, however I am perched (somewhat precariously!) on the top of the canyon wall that faces the falls and I reckon at the moment  its almost the perfect amount of water flow. 
I know of another dozen or so waterfalls locally that hopefully I can continue to visit this winter with the good rainfall we've been getting.
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Sailors Falls

Sailors Falls is a double waterfall about 6km south of Daylesford on the Ballan Road and is a really easy one to get to view. In fact these 2 images from Tuesday morning were taken at the top of the stairway that goes down to the bottom of the falls and is the spot where you get the best view - it's only about 20 metres from where you park your car!

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Monday Morning at Moorabool

Monday morning and I was up early again, trying to dodge the persistent drizzle that seems to have become the norm of late. This time my waterfall location was Moorabool Falls, one of the threesome of falls in the Lal Lal/Moorabool area. A couple of views from the"other" side - the usual viewing platform is on the other side of the river...you can see it in the first one here. And in case you are wondering...these falls are around 52 feet in height, about half of Lal Lal Falls

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Even More Water

Whilst the weather lately has been dreary, to say the least, it's actually ideal conditions for photographing waterfalls. Here's another one, from Sunday morning....Borrumbeeta Falls, located on the Moorabool River East Branch between Ballan and Gordon. Last one is a bit soft...that's what happens when you get a lot of fine mist on the lens!



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More Water

My tour of the Ballarat district waterfalls continued on Saturday with a visit to Woady Falls at Piggoreet. I've only ever been here once before when the water level was lower. Its quite a difficult place to get I'm amongst the action when the water is so high, however I still came home with a few nice images. It's a bit hard to gauge the scale in these....in the first image the drop from the top down to the bottom of the image has to be  at least 40 feet or so....much bigger than you'd think.



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Ibis Above

It was a mostly grey morning at Lake Wendouree on Tuesday, however there was a patch of colour in some high level clouds that made a fleetin...