Sunset at Lake Colac

Lake Colac, situated in the south-west districts of Victoria, Australia, has a surface area of 2,778 hectares, with a circumference of 33 kilometres. It is a shallow lake with an average depth of about 2.5 metres. In 2009, the lake completely dried up for the first time in 173 years. With below average rain during the winter, and very low water levels, the lake is under threat as forecasts tell us we are about to begin a sustained dry period. Scientists have warned us we are about to experience a severe El Nino.

Bird Reserve, Lake Colac, Victoria, Australia

Bird Reserve, Lake Colac, Victoria, Australia

The Gulidjan clan of Indigenous Australians have called home the area around Lake Colac for tens of thousands of year.

Lake Colac, Victoria, Australia

Rotunda situated on the southern bank of Lake Colac, Victoria, Australia

Sunset is a good time to visit the lake. It is easy to see why the Gulidjan people have a spiritual connection to Lake Colac.

Sunset at Lake Colac, Victoria, Australia

Sunset at Lake Colac, Victoria, Australia

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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

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

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