North Shore, Victoria, Australia

Friday 18 April 2014

I recently took a run out to North Shore, an area I hadn't been to before to see if I could get a sunrise over Corio Bay. I was saddened to see that in this remote part of an industrial area the graffiti vandals had been hard at work. In the background is a well lit oil refinery reflected in the water and only a moderate sunrise, unfortunately. (928)

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Jan Juc, Victoria, Australia

Thursday 17 April 2014

I don't think anyone will be heading down to the beach this weekend, not here in Victoria at least. The weather is predicted to be very cold so it is time to dig out the winter clothes to help stay warm. I'm planning a photo shoot over the entire weekend, so hope it doesn't rain too much and that I get a few good images.

The photo today is of a warmer time, not so long ago of the steps down to the Jan Juc beach. (927)

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Peterborough, Victoria, Australia

Wednesday 16 April 2014

The Victorian coastline is amazing and the drive along the Great Ocean Road is a must if you visit this part of the world. A number of rock stacks and arches can be seen along the drive, like this one which is imaginatively called 'The Arch'. You can see why this area of the shoreline is called the 'Ship Wreck Coast' with the white water that is thrashing around the rocks. (926)

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Point Lonsdale, Victoria, Australia

Tuesday 15 April 2014

These sunlit steps are one of the ways down to the Point Lonsdale beach from the cliff above. They are imaginatively designed with wonderful curves at the corners but they still take a lot of energy to get back up to the top, just like any other. (925)

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Leopold, Victoria, Australia

Monday 14 April 2014

I visited a new area today, the Leopold portion of Corio Bay and found this lovely scene as the sun rose above the horizon. Not a normal beach scene, but a coastal view none the less. I love the warm feel of this image with the sun lighting up the bushes in the foreground! (924)

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Torquay, Victoria, Australia

Sunday 13 April 2014

This spherical rock caught my eye as I climbed over other rocks, trying to beat the rising tide to get to the beach on the other side of the bluff. As a side note, when taking photos on rocky beaches it is very important to know which way the tide is going. It can be dangerous getting caught against a cliff or on a rocky ledge with a rising tide. But back to the story, this large rock seems out of place with all of it's surrounding neighbours who have been worn flat by the years of relentless waves, yet it stands tall and defiant. It must be made of tougher stuff! (923)

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Drysdale, Victoria, Australia

Saturday 12 April 2014

This is a shot of the Drysdale railway station, the platform used by the historic steam train that travels down to Queenscliff. I was here early in the morning so nobody was on the platform … just the way I like it! Am I unusual, or do you also like the solitude of spending time by yourself? (922)

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Zeally Bay, Victoria, Australia

Friday 11 April 2014

The beach in today's photo is a bit unusual … the left side is covered in rocks while the right hand side is just covered in beautiful white sand and water. it makes for a lovely contrast in the image. Of course the inclusion of a rising sun reflecting in the wet sand tops of a great view which I was fortunate to be able to witness. (921)

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Zeally Bay, Victoria, Australia

Thursday 10 April 2014

This is another shot from the most fabulous photo shoot I think I've ever had. Out of the almost 100 unique pictures taken of this one spectacular sunrise, there are more than 80 that I consider worth processing! My only concern is that I will bore you witless over the next month or so with images of this one location, so let me know when it all gets too much for you ... leave a comment saying enough is enough! (920)

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Torquay, Victoria, Australia

Wednesday 9 April 2014

This little café on Torquay's front beach caught my eye, not because of it's modern & unusual design but because of the sunrise reflection in the front windows. This was a 30 second exposure for my camera because of the early hour, and my patience paid off. The old anchor in the foreground is from a ship that was wrecked at nearby Point Impossible in the 1800's but only found by divers in 1970. (919)

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Zeally Bay, Victoria, Australia

Tuesday 8 April 2014

The colours of sunrise change dramatically, from beautiful pinks & purples before the sun reaches the horizon and then oranges and reds as it comes into view. When the sun is fully above the horizon the light tends towards white and the magic of the early morning's light slowly disappears. When you experience a truly great sunrise you hope it won't end, but it inevitably does, leaving you wanting for more! (918)

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Zeally Bay, Victoria, Australia

Monday 7 April 2014

What a great morning we had today … a fantastic sunrise for those of you who ventured out at Zeally Bay just after 6am. For everyone else, you are going to have to put up with my images from this morning to see what I mean, and you might see more than one or two of them over the next few weeks!

This image is of a groyne on the beach with the sun's reflection on the wet sand coming through the gap in the wooden structure. (917)

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Thompson Creek, Victoria, Australia

Sunday 6 April 2014

This is the spot where Thompson Creek flows to the sea. A massive sandbar blocks most of the creek's mouth but it has dug a channel through the sand to make it's escape. I love the clear aquar water in the forground and the pinks and purples in the sky that unfortunately only lasted a few minutes. (916)

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Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia

Saturday 5 April 2014

I captured this peaceful scene while hopefully waiting for a sunrise to appear. It didn't! The cloud cover was too great for the sun but it was very still and this waterway provided a lovely reflection of the tree at the end, so all wasn't lost. (915)

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Friday 4 April 2014

At the recent Melbourne White Night Festival there were many street artists, including this one called the Street Workshop. It had attracted a huge crowd by the time I passed by so my curiosity was tweaked and I managed to get a quick photo, albeit a bit noisy. (914)

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Lake Connewarre, Victoria, Australia

Thursday 3 April 2014

Lake Connewarre is a hidden jewel of the Geelong region. Not generally displayed on the tourist attractions, it is the home of a large number of birds and is the last step before the Barwon River spills into Bass Straight.

The morning I visited didn't have a cloud in the sky (much to my disappointment) but the water was glassy still and so peaceful that I pretty much forgot about the cloud problem! (913)

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Yarra Glen, Victoria, Australia

Wednesday 2 April 2014

I snapped these two volunteer firemen walking down the road last weekend after staffing a CFA stall at the historic Gulf Station homestead. I love the winding track and while I normally don't include people in my images, these two make a great addition to the scene. (912)

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Red Rocks Beach, Victoria, Australia

Tuesday 1 April 2014

These deep red coloured rocks give the beach it's name and provide a great contrast to the white sand and blue water of this wonderful stretch of the Great Ocean Road. A very long walk to this spot was well worth the effort to see this great sight. (911)

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