Sunset at Lake Corangamite

The following photographs were taken last night. It was four nights into the new year, and the signs were there that we could be in for a good sunset.Clouds are an integral part of sunset.

No1 – Golden Clouds

Lake Corangamite

I arrived about an hour before sunset. With the sun still above the horizon it gave the clouds a beautiful golden glow.

No2 – Changing cloud formation

Lake Corangamite

When the sun disappeared below the horizon, the formation of the clouds changed.

No3 – The colour show

Lake Corangamite

We all know that the real show starts well after the sun has left the stage.

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2016 -Coming to an End

2016 is fast coming to an end. I thought it might be interesting to share with you some photographs I snapped over the course of the year.

There is no rhyme or reason to these images, they are more a pictorial diary of my year.

City Skyline

No1 – The city skyline of Melbourne.

During the school holidays I was called upon to look after two of my grandchildren. I snapped this shot from the waterfront at Williamstown, looking across Hobson”s Bay, while we were talking an evening walk.

Murray Street Bridge

No2 – Barongarook Creek Bridge.

I had seen a 19th century postcard taken from almost the same spot I stood to take this photograph. It was my intention to attempt emulating his work.

The postcard photographer would have been standing in the middle of what is now the Princes Highway. There were two reasons I chose to stand on the footpath to take my shot. The first is the busyness of the highway (the main carriageway in and out of Colac) and the tree to the left of the bridge would have blocked out the old Post Office and the old Shire Hall.

Lake Bullen Merri

No3 – Lake Bullen Merri.

This lake is near Camperdown, a small town near where I live. Though reasonably close to my home, I had not visited the area for sometime.

Sunrise Memorial Square

No4 – Memorial Square.

This Memorial is situated on the main street of Colac, near where I live.

Otway Range

No5 – Otway Ranges

The seaside town of Apollo Bay sits at the foot of the range of mountains simply known as the Otways. Here the houses seemed to be dwarfed by the mountains behind them.

Lake Colac

Lake Colac

Lake Colac

Lake Colac

No6,7,8,9 – Lake Colac.

By the autumn of 2016 the lake had almost dried up. No decent rain had fallen for a couple of years and it seemed that Lake Colac would dry up completely for only the second or third time since European occupation.

Lake Colac

No10 – Lake Colac.

However winter and spring gave us some of our wettest months for a long time. And, though far from being full, it, at least, looks like a lake again.

Prince of Wales Hotel

No11 – The old Prince of Wales Inn.

The bridge in the foreground of this photograph was washed away by rushing water after a deluge that lasted all one night and most of the next day.

Storm Front

No12 – Storm Front.

I took this photograph from my front verandah. Just minutes after I clicked the shutter, the heavens opened up and I watched nature at her most fierce. I spent the next few hours in darkness as the electricity failed.

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Meredith Park

Last night at sunset I was in Meredith Park on the northern end of Lake Colac. The park is also a camping ground which is very popular with caravaners travelling around Australia. Despite only offering basic facilities it does not charge fees.

Lake Colac - looking north to south

Lake Colac – looking north to south

Meredith Park, Lake Colac

Meredith Park, Lake Colac

Sunset - taken standing at the boat ramp.

Sunset – taken standing at the boat ramp.

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Sunset at Lake Colac

This is my 150th  post. My blog had its first birthday just a couple of weeks ago. With these milestones in thought, I went to Lake Colac last night for the sunset. Whenever I need inspiration, I go to this lake and it always seems to deliver something special. Last night was no exception.

I also think that it is time for a new theme to freshen up this blog. I hope you like my choice which is Hero.

Sunset at Lake Colac

Sunset at Lake Colac

Sunset at Lake Colac

Sunset at Lake Colac #2

Dusk at Lake Colac

Dusk at Lake Colac – The view looking north over the lake as the sun set in the west

Dusk at Lake Colac

Dusk at Lake Colac #2 – Looking north-west