1000 words about … CLOUDS!

Sunset at Lake Lascelles, Hopetoun, Victoria
Sunset at Lake Lascelles, Hopetoun, Victoria

My legendary inability to embrace the concept of brevity has meant some favourite photos don’t see the light of day.  Or are lumped together with other photos that dull their impact.

They don’t fit in to my longer blog posts about a destination or theme – and the idea of posting a single shot with virtually no commentary just never occurred to me.

So welcome to my new series where I let the photo speak the 1000 words a picture is generally attributed with all by itself!

Well nearly. This sunset over Lake Lascelles in Hopetoun, Victoria at one of our all time favourite campsites gave me one of those rare moments that photographers crave when several factors converge to produce a perfect moment that’s captured in a shot.


I used another photo of Lake Lascelles HERE but this one didn’t fit the theme – so now I’m giving it the post it deserves!!

* Aussie phonetic pronunciation of ‘Have a good weekend’

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  1. @Sallie – Ah, you’re just too polite to say I struggle with brevity, right?!?!
    @Stewart – Not having to struggle with the technology to ‘fix’ it suits me just fine!!
    @diane b – I took your advice and off-centred it!!! I guess that worked!
    @Cathy – That’s what I thought!
    @SFlaGuy – Ah, you’re too kind … I’ve only ever seen it on my small screen – because that’s the only one I’ve got!
    @Explore Australia – We couldn’t believe our luck that this fab campground was virtually empty!
    @Go Camping – It’s a superb spot – the gateway to Wyperfeld NP, also worth a visit!
    @Marcie – Sunsets are universal, aren’t they?!
    @Kath – HHHMMMmmm… there’s a thought!
    @Johanna – Just btw u & I, I think some of my readers are glad I didn’t use 1000 actual words …
    @Ayelet – This has been a success – I’ll be doing lots more shorter posts now!!
    @Marianne – Thank you!!

  2. @Saucy Kod – I used to look for clear blue skies but now I know clouds make MUCH better pictures!
    @John – Thank you!
    @Carole – I couldn’t believe my luck!
    @Filip & Kristel – Greetings to you too!
    @Windsmoke – I’m glad it affected you like it affected me!
    @Andrew – what do you mean, ‘one day …’?! This was one of those lucky ‘right place, right time, camera working’ moments …
    @TMWH – Thank you! Photoshop is WAAAAY beyond my limited powers …
    @River – One day the planets will again align and I’ll get to do another one!!
    @Alessandra – Me too! They add so much character to the view!!
    @MJWC – Glad to hear you survived Isaac – looked pretty scary from down here!
    @PDP – Thank you!! Glad you liked it!

  3. I switched from my phone, to my laptop, to my 23″ widescreen to better enjoy this photo and it’s still not enough. Glad your 1,000 words come with 10,000,000 pixels.

  4. That picture is amazing. I love how the clouds are reflected in the water.

    Funny you should write about clouds. I was watching clouds all last week because of the Hurricane that was on it’s way and going to ruin my vacation. We ended up leaving the area we were in and going North.

  5. Good point about good photos getting lost in multiple photos. When, one day, I take a good photo, I will ensure that doesn’t happen. “Tis a lovely photo.

  6. Love the phonetic expression and always love clouds n sunsets. One of my favourite times of the day to be able to take photos. You are 100% correct “let the photo speak the 1000 words”.
    I can certainly see why this would be your favourite campsite, very beautiful sunset at Lake Lascelles. Thank you Red for sharing this new series of yours. LIKE VERY MUCH!

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