A series of great pictures that captures some of the essence of Victoria. Like all of Australia, it is a land of contrasts, of softness and ruggedness, of greenness and barrenness, of droughts and flooding rains.
Koole Imaging is based in Queensland, in the harbour city of Gladstone. He says, among other things '...Australia is an amazing diverse country too beautiful not to share with the world! ... '
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Cain Curran Reservoir, Victoria, Australia. Cairn Curran Reservoir is located on the Loddon River, about 10 km west of Maldon. It was constructed between 1947 and 1956. The storage has a primary spillway, and a secondary spillway situated 2 km south‑west of the main structure that will spill before the embankment is overtopped. A 2 MW Hydro-electric power station generates electricity when irrigation and flood releases are being made. Info sourced from Goulburn Murray Water
Early morning frost, Creswick, Victoria, Australia. Simple, delightful beauty.
Mt Difficult, Grampians, Victoria, Australia. The Mt Difficult Range stretches between Roses Gap and Halls Gap enclosing Lake Wartook. The terrain of the mountains is, as the name suggests, very rugged with high, often overhanging cliffs surrounding the range. Mt Difficult is on the NW side of the range and offers several great walks. Info sourced from Big Ben's Victoria
A flood rescue at Newstead, Victoria, Australia. Australia is a land of droughts and flooding rains, as the song by Dorothea McKellar goes. Sometime people get caught out, as this photo of a vehicle with caravan in a fairly difficult situation. Such situations can quickly become serious and sometimes fatal, so a quick rescue before the floodwaters rise is essential.
A time exposure of the stars, near Maldon, Victoria, Australia.
A monochrome of a wagon wheel near Maldon, Victoria, Australia. The black and white really emphasises the derelict nature of the scene ...
A windmill in the impossibly bright yellow of the canola fields, Carisbrook, Victoria, Australia. A complete contrast to the previous pic.
Woodchops are an Australian tradition at country shows. Geelong, Victoria, Australia. I well remember them from when I was a young fella growing up, at the Harvey Agricultural Show, Western Australia, in the 1960s.
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