You Still Have Time.....

With the Photo Biennale into its last three weeks, you still have time to visit my Lake Wendouree exhibition at the Golden City Paddle Steamer Museum, next to the Boatshed Restaurant. Open everyday from 10 - 4.
And here's 3 images you won't see there. The first 2 are from Monday morning just to the north of the end of the rowing course. The 2nd image is what happens when you rotate the camera as you press the button. The 3rd image is from a week ago showing a lone fisherman up bright and early casting a line across the water.


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The Old Jetty

Sunday morning...the old jetty at St Georges Lake in Creswick...seemed best suited to black and white.



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Top of the Falls

I wasn't planning on visiting Lal lal Falls on Saturday morning, however it was the only place I came across that had a bit of fog worth capturing. Well worth the stop, I reckon...I've never seen fog here like this before in the countless visits I've made here.

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Friday Colour

A very colourful sunrise on Friday at Lake Wendouree and once again it was the birds that feature in this series......



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Yep, This Was a Good One!

Fantastic morning on Thursday out at Lake Burrumbeet. Here's a short selection of the many, many images I captured, starting with the first shot of the day looking north as a crescent moon was sitting high in the sky. Then changing directions and looking south down Dobson's Road on the west side of the Lake. Next was a quick stop along Cockpit Lagoon Road, just north of the freeway, as the sun rose and, I'm sure, started to warm up the sheep! On the east side of the Lake the sun was looking intense just as this bird launched itself out of the branches. To finish, the low lying fog over the shore looking north was an amazing sight.




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Autumnal

Some interesting colour out amongst the trees in the Creswick State Forest on Wednesday morning. It almost felt a bit like autumn......


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Too Much?

We are well into canola season and all the rain we've had hasn't helped. These 2 images from north of Creswick shows how affected some of the crops are.....they still make for interesting abstracts. The last one here is a nice reflection in a local small dam.


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Monday Morning Magic

The cygnets at Lake Wendouree continue to put on a good show...here's a series from Monday morning.


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Sunday Sights

Quite a nice morning at Lake Wendouree on Sunday with plenty of sun and calm conditions. First up here is a view looking down on Ibis Island on the west side of the lake just as the sun has started to light up the scene. The high water level of the lake at the moment is leaving less and less for the ibis to set up their nests.
The second image here shows just a bit of low lying mist on the water at Fairyland.

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Foggy Morn

A foggy start to Saturday morning east of Ballarat. These sort of images always look great in back and white.....
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Always Something Different

I've lost count of the number of times I've captured sunrises at Lake Wendouree, like this one on Friday morning.  And I've also played around with the reflected sunrise light off the rocks and edges of the lake many times, too. However, I think this is the first time I've ever come across an egg like this. Not sure what bird it's from, it was quite large and probably had been abandoned by the mother.
And that's why you keep visiting the same location many, many times....there is always something new to discover.



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More Fog

Here's a couple more images from the great foggy morning on Wednesday. These were taken at Windermere after I had left Lake Burrumbeet......as you can see, still plenty of fog to keep me happy! 
The second one shows Burrumbeet Creek just north of the freeway...I thought it worked well in black and white.

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Fountain Fun

It was very windy all day Thursday here in Ballarat. This image was taken early morning showing the new fountain at Lake Wendouree as the sun lights it up from behind. It was taking a battering with the wind really helping to spread the spray well away from its source. 
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A Cracker of a Morning

Some fantastic conditions at Lake Burrumbeet on Wednesday morning. The first image here shows a view looking east from the north west corner of the lake where you get up pretty high and get a great view looking across the peninsula that sticks out into the lake. The second image is the same peninsula from the opposite side showing the cliffs of Lake Burrumbeet. From that same viewpoint I swung around 180 degrees to get the last view as a layer of fog floated over the lake.
Plenty more from this visit, too....!


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Blue Waters

One of the more striking views in the Ballarat district, especially from up high, is Blue Waters at Creswick, an old mining remnant. I believe it has something to do with copper in the water.
And yes, it really is this colour!

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Spring Has Well and Truly Sprung!

As we get further into Spring you'll find more and more baby birds at Lake Wendouree. A family of plovers has set up home just near the Boatshed Restaurant - be careful, the parents are very protective and quick to charge you! I was hiding behind a tree to capture this one.
And of course a swan family on parade across the lake is always a great sight!

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Fountain Fun

I captured some aerials of the new Lake Wendouree fountain on Saturday morning just before dawn......

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"...a perfect morning...."

On Friday  the APSCON conference got underway with my first workshop - the sunrise at Lake Burrumbeet. As one of the attendees commented "...a perfect morning...."
I grabbed a few images.....




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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...