I took this image last Friday about 30 minutes after sunrise. The sky was amazing as there was a weather front coming through which produced these wonderful cloud formations :)
This image was taken at Alowyn Gardens and is a series of Wisteria tunnels or walkways. I shall go back (very soon) when the Wisteria blooms for a colour image…lining up the image was hard enough let alone planting and constructing it :)
I missed the deadline for MMC 30 this week, but do check it out :)
I appreciate this image won’t be everyone’s cup of tea! This is a complex reflection of a cliff face with gums trees growing on it, taken a few weeks ago at Turpins Falls. (The website image looks like it was taken at about the same time of day) The reflection is on a very large pool which in turn is being distorted by ripples from the distant waterfall. I found the patterns literally mesmerising as the late afternoon sun sank lower and the reflections became more vivid :)
I’ve had the last week off work and the weather hasn’t been brilliant. On Tuesday, the weather was dark with heavy drizzle and I was inspired by a post on Leanne Cole’s ‘second’ blog to visit a local waterfall. This was taken at Trentham which is one of the highest single drop waterfalls in Victoria at 32 Metres (35ft), taken with both a long and short lens :)
I’ve been too busy to really play with the near IR camera but now I have a week off…I found the website for this garden, Alowyn Gardens, in Yarra Glen, and immediately thought of IR for the topiary (I have a BIG weakness for formal gardens!)…so here is the first of a few :) Also my entry for Monochrome Madness, week 29 hosted by Leanne Cole.
It’s early spring here in southern Oz and the weather can be very dramatic! I took this on my way home from work last Tuesday – 5 minutes before the thunder and hail was so bad we had to pull over due to no visibility and localised flash flooding…then I saw this scene :) A little unnerving as new thunder cells to my left and behind me rumbling away, but in front of me this passing cell with HUGE boiling clouds – I felt very small :)
…and nearly the end of pruning! I apologise again for not having been on WordPress and liking or commenting on posts. This is a snapshot of my working day at the moment – we will finish the major pruning this Thursday :) :) Some interesting facts that went through my head the other day…approx 22,500 vines to prune but a double canopy so equivalent of 45,000 and each vine has four arms (cordons) held down by a total of 90,000 cable ties which takes around 3 months labour as all done by hand!!
Another rushed post, and whilst on the topic of rushed, I apologise for not answering comments at the mo, but I do read them and very much appreciate them – things will get back to normal in a week or so :) This is an upward view of Ghost Gums which are native to my part of the world here in SE Australia. I love their white trunks and the foliage now highlighted in near infrared. Also this is my submission for the 27th Monochrome Madness curated by the ever hard working Leanne Cole :)
I am flat out with work at the moment and so this is the first time I have properly logged into WordPress for what seems an age (well 5 days!!), and is likely to be this way for another week or so. In turn, I am snatching photo opportunities when I can. This image was taken last Thursday morning just after sunrise with the fog so thick you could look at the shape of the sun :)
This week is the 26th Monochrome Madness Challenge posted on Leanne Cole’s blog (Wednesday mornings AEST). Since it is a landmark posting of half a year, the challenge this week was to post a colour image that is monochrome. I do love my bits of old wood and found this one last Saturday – weathered to this silver grey with a hint of orange from the lichen. Congratulations to both Leanne and Laura Macky for starting and curating (Leanne being the curator) to what is fast becoming an institution :)