Fading Light

It is rare that I do two posts on the same day. However the year is about to end and I wanted to share these images with you. These images were taken some weeks ago, and I was going to make them the subject of a post earlier, but somehow they stayed hidden in my library. I’ve been reviewing my images for the year and came upon them.

I remember arriving at the lake as the sun was about to disappear below the horizon. The light was fading fast as I started pressing the shutter button.

To all who have visited my blog, to all my followers, thank you for your support and may you all have a Happy and Prosperous 2013.

Fading Light at Lake Colac

Fading Light at Lake Colac

Fading Light at Lake Colac #2

Fading Light at Lake Colac #2

Fading Light at Lake Colac #3

Fading Light at Lake Colac #3

End of Year Review

Misty Forest #2 near Lorne, Victoria

Misty Forest #2 near Lorne, Victoria

Superb Fairy-wren, Malurus cyaneus, Barongarook West, Victoria, Australia

Superb Fairy-wren, Malurus cyaneus – This is a male bird, identifiable by the bright colours.

Arum Lily, Botanic Gardens, Colac, Victoria, Australia, Zantedeschia aethiopica

Arum Lily – Colac Botanic Gardens

Rose Margaret Merril - Centre of attention

Rose Margaret Merril – Centre of attention

Old Swing Bridge, Lorne, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Old Swing Bridge and Boat Shed, Lorne, Great Ocean Road

Lily #2 - Botanic Gardens, Colac

Lily #2 – Botanic Gardens, Colac

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Red Flowering Gum, Corymbia ficifolia, Queen's Lake, Park, Moonee Ponds, Victoria, Australia

Red Flowering Gum, Corymbia ficifolia – an impressive base

Spotted Pardalote - the male of the species

Spotted Pardalote – the male of the species

Botanic Gardens, Colac, Victoria Australia

Botanic Gardens, Colac, Victoria Australia

It seems that at this time of the year, many of the blogs I follow have been publishing their best images from the past twelve months. The photographs I have chosen are more my favourites, and also the most popular among my followers.

Most Beautiful Masterpiece

My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece – Claude Monet

I perhaps I owe having become a painter to flowers -Claude Monet

Flowers must be one of the most popular photography subjects. They are also a favourite theme for many artists; one of my favourite painters is Claude Monet. His paintings of flowers were done in his own garden and are rightfully known as masterpieces!

Whilst I do not put myself in the same league as Monet, I do hope I have done justice to the flowers I photographed below.

Rose Margaret Merril - Centre of attention

Rose Margaret Merril – Centre of attention

Yellow Chrysanthemum

Yellow Chrysanthemum

Yellow Chrysanthemum #2

Yellow Chrysanthemum #2

Geranium

Geranium

Reward for Getting Up Early

I’ve been going through my photo library and came across some which I had almost forgotten about.

These two images were taken a few years ago. They were part of a small exhibition I held at the request of my local framing shop, and both these images proved to be very popular and sold very quickly. I must point out though that the Old Swing Bridge has been the subject of  previous post, but I thought it needed a second showing.

Both necessitated an early morning rise – 4am. I think the reward for effort made it worthwhile.

The images were cropped in a panoramic style and printed as such on Kodak metallic paper. Whilst not strictly a panoramic shot I find this format gives a pleasing result for many of my landscape photographs.

I must confess that these two are particular favourites of mine. I hope that you enjoy looking at them as much as I do.

Old Swing Bridge, Lorne, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Old Swing Bridge and Boat Shed, Lorne, Great Ocean Road

West Gate Bridge, Yarra River, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

West Gate Bridge, Yarra River, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Misty Forest

These images were taken about a week ago. I headed towards the coast after a night of heavy rain, hoping for a big improvement in the conditions. It was not to be! At the top of the mountain the heavy clouds had settled down to become a thick fog.

Misty Forest near Lorne in Victoria, Australia

Misty Forest near Lorne in Victoria, Australia

Misty Forest #2 near Lorne, Victoria

Misty Forest #2 near Lorne, Victoria