Australia’s Blue Mountains, with its famous landmark the Three Sisters, have long been a favoriate tourist destination and weekend getaway for Sydneysiders.
Lake George, just northeast of the Australian capital city of Canberra, is normally a major freshwater lake. But right now it’s completely dry, a good indication of the kind of drought pretty much the entire continent is suffering.
I took this timelapse earlier in the year while visiting friends in the Towamba River Valley. You wouldn’t know it from the video, but it was stifling hot that day–really hot–and the clouds look dramatic but led to no rain, a problem for the region that was afflicted with drought.
Photos of the start of Australia’s 2009 Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, one of the world’s great ocean yacht racing events.
A Blue Moon comes around once every few years, but it falls on New Years Eve only every quarter century or so. New Years Eve 2009 was one of those rare occurrences. Since I knew I would have a great view of the moon over the water all evening while celebrating, I figured it would be a good chance to try my first real experiment with night-time timelapse photos.