Wednesday was the 1st of June and the first official day of winter here in Australia. This last week has been cold – the day before saw dawn temperatures down to -4 C. I took this image just before work at first light, a beautiful sky and the promise of a cold but good day 🙂
Hello again to everyone! Firstly apologies to my fellow bloggers that I haven’t commented on any of your posts, but hey at least I’m looking at them, lol!! Time is very short (as is for everyone). This post is just to say hello, I’m still here! 😀 Harvest is going to be very early this year so this might be a fleeting moment, very much as this image was…We have had so little rain this summer, but one afternoon last month I saw this feather covered in rain drops on our back deck and thought – macro! Click on the image for a larger view.
Autumn has been a bit odd this year – normally there are beautiful sunny days but this year has seen a lot of grey days and it is very dry. This image was taken last week, there was a frost and it turned out to be a beautiful day 🙂 This is a creek that runs into the dam and was taken literally as the sun was about to come up over the horizon.
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 🙂
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 🙂
The day before yesterday saw a really heavy fog at sunrise (we didn’t actually see a sunrise!). I knew that the spider webs would be beautiful and wasn’t disappointed, but from a photography point of view (excuse the pun), as the light slowly got better so the wind picked up. This shot isn’t as sharp as I would like (also on an old DSLR) but still an interesting web full of beads of moisture. The reflections are dormant vines and the trellis system.
Last week I went back to Lauriston Reservoir to take some images of the other side of the spillway, but the roar of water caught my attention. One of the sluice gates was open and I found myself nearly hypnotised by the cascade of water hitting a structure that covers a massive tap. Taken with the tripod as high as it would go, me on tip toes, and this milky effect produced by tiny bubbles – please click in to see more detail.
This was taken last month, late, on a very dull overcast afternoon at the Lauriston Reservoir in Kyneton. This is the wall of the spillway, at the top there are sluice gates that open and so that in the residual run off, several different types of algae (or maybe a different age?) have grown producing these rainbow stripes.