Just enough colour in the sky at Lake Wendouree on Thursday morning to make the early visit worthwhile, which also gives me a chance to share an image from last week on a morning visit to Sawyers Bay at Lake Burrumbeet, just as the sun had risen and was starting to light up the trees.
It's really feeling like winter this week with strong cold winds and low temperatures and more rain on the way today. On Wednesday morning at Lake Wendouree it was cold, very windy and quite rainy/misty which created some nice images, firstly near the Yacht Club and then on the north side of the Lake looking across to the old Jubilee Church hall.
With absolutely no clouds in the sky on Tuesday morning, I had to work out another way of finding some nice colour for my early morning visit to Lake Wendouree. The early morning sunshine really lit up the Palm Pond on the west side of the lake and I found some great reflections to work with. Later in the day I had just a couple of minutes to capture a bit more colour.....
Some nice colour at sunrise on Monday morning at Lake Wendoure, once again helped along by a few feathered friends. And another image from Sunday morning, this time looking at Mt Misery as the sun lights up the top of the misty peak.
A nice graphical set of structural images from Sunday morning from three different locations. The first one is the new set of silos that has gone up at Windermere, adding to the collection already there...these ones are much larger - I'm keen to get to the top of these at some stage ( I know the owner!). The second image is just before dawn as the sun is almost about to crest the horizon looking across to Lake Learmonth from Remembrance Drive, and then to finish a view of some of the wind towers out at Glenbrae.
Some nice conditions on another sub-zero frosty morning on Saturday. I was out around the Lal Lal Reservoir area, shown in the first one here where one patch of low lying fog was hanging around and when the sun lit up the scene was very nice. Not far from this spot a couple of trees were well placed to shield the sun and create some great shadows....you can see how frosty it is in these two. Whilst the first image here is obviously an aerial shot, it may not be so obvious the other two are as well!
Wednesday was the coldest July day in history here in Ballarat....a maximum of just 4.4 degrees. Mostly grey and drizzly all day, I was lucky to catch just a bit of nice, soft colour in the sky around sunrise at Lake Wendouree looking down to the south. Luckily a flock of seagulls and a lone ibis flying into the distance added a nice touch to these images.
After the wind towers from the day before on Tuesday I managed to find some more towers and captured this nice shot on the top of Mt Warrenheip where a low ceiling cloud bank was creating some pretty nice conditions around the towers on the top of the mountain.
On Monday it was great to find some of the conditions I really love to work with.....fog. I was out north west of Ballarat around the wind farm at Addington and once the sun had risen it created some fantastic light. The first couple here show the wind towers and what made them so unique is the incredible shadow cast by the blade into the fog and clouds. I took quite a few images here and it was only on a couple that I managed to get the shadow in just the right spot. Just a few minutes after these and only a short distance away I knew I had to stop for the last image here!