Jetties, Lake Colac

I often visit the lake for inspiration and I have photographed these jetties many times. This time I used a medium zoom lens to give the images a different perspective.

Currently the Yacht Club Jetty is not being used. After a sustained period of drought the lake dried up. It is now slowly filling, however the water is still not deep enough to sail the yachts.

Jetty, Lake Colac, Victoria, Australia

Jetty at Lake Colac, Victoria, Australia

Jetty, Lake Colac, Victoria, Australia

Jetty at Lake Colac #2

Jetty, Yacht Club, Lake Colac, Victoria, Australia

Jetty, Yacht Club, Lake Colac

Jetty, Yacht Club, Lake Colac, Victoria, Australia

Jetty at the Yacht Club, Lake Colac #2

First Light…Last Light

As photographers we know that light plays an important part when we make our picture. Personally I find the light best just as the sun rises over the horizon or just before it disappears in the west. At these times it covers the world in a reddish glow.

Causeway Lake, Sunrise, Queensland, Australia

First Light – At the Causeway Lake

Causeway Lake, Sunset, Queensland, Australia

Last Light – Sunset at the Causeway Lake

Trees

Botanic Gardens, Colac, Victoria Australia

Botanic Gardens, Colac, Victoria Australia

Botanic Gardens, Colac, Victoria Australia

Botanic Gardens, Colac, Victoria Australia

Botanic Gardens, Colac, Victoria Australia

Botanic Gardens, Colac, Victoria Australia

Botanic Gardens, Colac, Victoria Australia

Botanic Gardens, Colac, Victoria Australia

Botanic Gardens, Colac, Victoria Australia

Botanic Gardens, Colac, Victoria Australia

Botanic Gardens, Colac, Victoria Australia

Botanic Gardens, Colac, Victoria Australia

I must confess I have a love of trees. I have fond memories of Arbor Day while at primary school; all students took part in planting trees in the school surrounds. I was taught that trees purified the air. I was also taught that the Amazon jungle was considered the “lungs of the earth”. So why are we so quick to clear the forests and jungles?

The images above are of trees all found at the Botanic Gardens in Colac, Victoria, Australia.

A Splash of Colour

Botanic Gardens, Colac, Victoria, Australia

A splash of colour – Botanic Gardens, Colac

Botanic Gardens, Colac, Victoria, Australia

A splash of colour #2 – Botanic Gardens, Colac

I think we all like to have a little colour in our life. And spring is just the right time to find some colour.

The following splashes of colour were found in the Colac Botanic Gardens. The first image was shot a couple of weeks ago, but the second was taken while on my walk this morning.

History in the Main Street

The following images were taken in the main street (shopping centre) of Colac, located in south west Victoria, Australia. When looking at the shops, my eyes tend to gaze above the street level, for this is where the history of the town is on display.

Colac Reformer, Colac, Victoria, Australia

Colac Reformer – Founded and edited by journalist Benjamin Hoare (1842 – 1932)

Colac Reformer, Colac, Victoria, Australia

Colac Reformer

Norfolk Chambers, Colac, Victoria, Australia

Norfolk Chambers – A historic building of Colac, Australia

Norfolk Chambers, Colac, Victoria, Australia

Norfolk Chambers #2, Colac

Norfolk Chambers, Colac, Victoria, Australia

Norfolk Chambers #3, Colac

Shire Hall, Colac, Victoria, Australia

Shire Hall, Colac – Circa 1892

Moran and Cato, Colac, Victoria, Australia

Moran and Cato, Colac – Circa 1911. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Moran and Cato were the largest grocery chain in Victoria, Australia

The Road I Walk

“I’m always mentally photographing everything as practice.” – Minor White (American Photographer: 1908 – 1976)

The images I am sharing with you today are the “mental photographs” I have taken while on my daily walk. It had been heavy overcast conditions and rained most of the day, but late in the afternoon the rain stopped and the sun burst through.

Farmland, Larpent, Victoria, Australia

Looking across the dairy farms of Larpent. In the distance is Larpent Hill.

Waterway, Larpent, Victoria, Australia

Waterway – This dam provides water for the farm.

Farmland, Larpent, Victoria, Australia

Pastures – Looking west

Farm Fence, Larpent, Victoria, Australia

Farm Fence – I was drawn to take this image by the light on the wire.

Trees, Irrewillipe, Victoria, Australia

Shelter Trees

The Road, Larpent, Victoria, Australia

Finally, this is the road that I walk.