Stepping Back In Time

Near where I live there is a small village which I pass through regularly on my way to the coast. It’s called Birregurra. Just before the holidays I found myself in this village and I stopped for coffee in one of the cafes. There are times when the Main Street is deserted of cars, and it is very easy to imagine a street filled with horses and carts – just like stepping back in time. Many of the buildings were built back in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Historical Centre

Historical Centre

Historical Centre #2

Historical Centre #2

Post Office

Birregurra Post Office

The Drapery - Circa 1911

The Drapery – Circa 1911

Old Bank

The Old Bank

 

79 Main Street, Birregurra

79 Main Street, Birregurra

 

Beautiful Light – Lake Colac

Last night I found myself walking by the lake. I had been doing a photo-shoot in the Botanic Gardens which is situated on the southern bank of Lake Colac. At the end of the shoot I decided to walk down to the Yacht Club jetty. I’m glad I did! The light was absolutely beautiful!

Lake Colac

Lake Colac

Ross Creek at King Tide

During my visit to Yeppoon situated in Queensland, Australia, an event known as King Tide was occurring. King Tide is a term which originated in Australia to describe an especially high tide, and occurs a couple of times a year. This particular one was rumoured to be an extra high tide and warnings were put out that flooding  could be expected in some areas. However these tides fell short of the five metre height, but were still spectacular.

On this occasion I visited Ross Creek to record the King Tide. Normally I would have gone either much earlier, or later, to get the better light. If I had have gone then I would have missed the tide. These images were taken between 10am and 10.30am when the tide was almost at its height.

Ross Creek during King Tide

Ross Creek during King Tide

Ross Creek, Yeppoon, Queensland, Australia

Ross Creek at King Tide #2

Ross Creek, Yeppoon, Queensland, Australia

Ross Creek at King Tide #3 – At low tide these boats would be sitting on the sandy bottom.

Sunset at Yeppoon

We all like a nice sunset; it’s the time of day we get to take our best images (other than sunrise). And we all want some nice fluffy clouds to reflect the colours. But, I must say this is one of the most unusual cloud formations I have photographed. I could have called this post The Claw – but that sounded more like a B-grade horror movie.

Sunset at Yeppoon - The Claw

Sunset at Yeppoon – The Claw