There is a scientific reason for the blue colour "it revolves around the warming of the surface layers of the lake during the summer months to around 20 degrees Celsius (70 °F), causing calcium carbonate to precipitate out of solution and enabling micro-crystallites of calcium carbonate to form. This results in scatter of the blue wavelengths of sunlight. (thanks wikipedia)"
The opportunity for photographing sunsets in Australia is huge. The weather and the big open skies see to that.
This shot of palm trees in front of a pink / purple sky was taken in Cooktown in Northern Queensland. It it is not a shot I had been planning and standing around waiting for, i just hopped out of the car and there it was. I reached for the camera, snapped and this is the result - I love it.
Here is the second instalment of Wildlife Wednesday.
This is one of my favourite images....
One of Australia's many types of lizard sunning itself on a termite mound waiting for breakfast.
Maybe an expert could fill me in on what type of lizard?
Canberra is a very attractive city with lots of parks and memorials, even the roads are beautiful. That's just as well as if you have ever tried to drive in Canberra you will understand how easy it to take a wrong turn!
This image is of the Captain Cook Memorial Fountain with the Cook Memorial Globe in the foreground and the National Library in the background.
In a supersized country you need move a lot of things at once to keep the number of long trips down.
One way of doing this is the famous Australian Road Train. Here I caught a Shell one at an outback fuel station. Not sure what his superiors at Shell would say about him filling up at Mobil :-)
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The Great Dividing Range runs all the way from Far North Qld to the bottom of Victoria where the land drops into the ocean (3,500 kms). The highest point of which is Mt Kosciuszko in the Snowy Mountains.
This mountain Range is a huge feature of the East Coast and to go anywhere inland from the east, you need to cross this barrier. Wonderful views are on offer all the way up the range. This shot was taken on The Great Alpine Road not far from the town of Omeo. We felt like we could see forever...
Margaret River is very popular with visitors, it has many wineries and is also famous for food (the cheese factory particularly caught my eye!).
It is a reasonable 272kms or 3 hours drive south from Perth and is also famous for an awesome surf spot called 'Surfer's Point'.
This photo was taken in Tasmania, Australia's island state. The waterfall is called "Horseshoe Falls" because after heavy rain both sides of this waterfall flow in a curve and meet in the middle. When I took this shot there was only enough water for half the horseshoe but it still makes for a beautiful photo.
Tasmania is an affordable 9 hour ferry trip from Melbourne Victoria.
The falls are located in central Tasmania in Mount Field National Park and are 100 metres up stream from the amazing Russell Falls (photo still to come ;-)
Today we go from the heart of the outback to the tropical waters of Cable Beach in tropical Broome.
Broome is on the north west coast of Western Australia and is somewhat isolated. It has an oriental heritage and started out as a pearling village.
Broome is great at the time of year these shots were taken (June - winter)
It is the best time to visit, as in the summer the tropical storms come and I imagine this palm tree would be blowing sideways!.
I have added 2 pictures today because I am away Saturday with no internet....
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