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 #2
Birregurra Post Office
The Drapery – Circa 1911
The Old Bank
79 Main Street, Birregurra
The other night while on the the southern shore of Lake Colac to photograph the moon rise, I was able to catch the lake in all its blue hour beauty.
Lake Colac at Blue Hour
Last night I returned to Lake Colac in time for the moon rise.
Moon Rise at Lake Colac
Moon Rise over Lake Colac – With hovering Goshawk
The plaque said: Dahlia Hybrids, Mexico – Central America. That statement seemed to belie the beauty that was on show. But, I must admit Dahlias are one of my favourite flowers.
The following images were taken at the Botanic Gardens in Colac, Victoria, Australia.
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!
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 at King Tide #2
Ross Creek at King Tide #3 – At low tide these boats would be sitting on the sandy bottom.
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
Ross Creek is on the outskirts of the small coastal town of Yeppoon in central Queensland, Australia. For recreational fishermen it is a favourite spot; it is a safe mooring place for boat owners.
These images were taken at low tide.
Ross Creek – At low tide
Ross Creek #2 – At low tide
I have just returned from visiting family in Queensland. I was born and grew up in Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia. While living there I spent many hours visiting the nearby beach at Yeppoon. The following images are of the Main Beach taken on my early morning walk.
Main Beach, Yeppoon
Main Beach #2, Yeppoon, Queensland, Australia
I must confess I really like my macro lens (Olympus Zuiko 50mm Macro). At the moment it would be my most used lens. Every morning this week I have been out taking close up shots for practice. Many were deleted but these I thought were good enough to share.
Iceberg Rose #2