Wednesday, 9 May 2018

A Lake and a Dam

Yesterday was a rainy day but the afternoon was alright towards evening, so we ventured to Trevallyn Dam which was built in 1955. A bush drive along the way with plenty of walking tracks.
Picnic areas in different areas and there is no autumn colours as there are no introduced trees in the area.

Bought a new camera last week, have been on three photo shoots with it. 
Got a Canon EOS 750D DSLR this hopefully will compliment my Nikon DSLR 700D which is still ok but getting old.  Always like a challenge when it comes to cameras.
The Canon came with 3 lenses, one tripod and a Canon bag, the deal was too good to be missed.
So I've been out practising with the new Canon..

The dam doesn't look attractive to me but certainly serves a purpose as it provides water for hydroelectricity.


2016 floods with a view of the dam overflowing.




Yesterday's view below taken from the dam across the water to a suburb called Blackstone Heights, Launceston, Tasmania.


The next two photos are of Lake Trevallyn, well I call it that as for researching wasn't fruitful.
The boat ramp is very steep.


A view over the lake.  As far as I'm aware rowing is done on this lake as well as fishing.


45 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your new camera. Hope it serves you well.
    These are good pictures.

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    1. Thanks. Had several Canons over the years, like my Nikon too..

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  2. The lake looks attractive enough to me. Have fun playing with your new toy.

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    1. You bet I will have fun with the new Canon, be handy when travelling this year it’s so much lighter than the Nikon which is like a brick to hold..

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    1. Trying to rain today, cloudy and breezy..
      Thanks re Canon.

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  4. Tengo también un trípode que tuve, como regalo ero la verdad es que no lo suelo utilizar...bastante peso llevo ya con la cámara.

    he renovado mi antigua Canon 450D por la Nikon 7200. Mi decisión por esta cámara, además de por sus condiciones técnicas ha sido también el peso.

    Besos

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    1. Well I’m sure you are enjoying your Nikon....it’s a later model than my Nikon but not a lot of difference. I find my Nikon to be a bit heavy for me but it does take a beautiful photo.

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  5. Wow a new camera alway fun.
    We could use some of that water here our dams are getting low.
    Merle..........

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    1. I’m sure rains will comes eventually Merle... trying to rain here but not much luck so far.

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  6. New camera, yay!
    Love the pics, thanks for sharing!

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  7. It takes me a while to learn all the ins and outs of a new one--- How to make it give me the look I want. Still-- it's fun!

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    1. Always fun and a bit of a challenge and that’s what I like, to try new things when the situation arises..

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  8. Must have been a windy day from the waves on the lake.
    Certainly would have been COOL !!!!!! as in temperature.
    Colin

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    1. Was windy Colin. Temperature was 18 yesterday when the photos were taken, cooler today though..

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  9. Nice shots, I cannot take a good photo, couldn't even before the tremor and now with the tremor it is near imposible

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    1. A tripod is the answer and self timer Jo-Anne.
      Frame your photo in 3rds with the main subject in the middle frame slightly to left or right, whatever you prefer..

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  10. Great captures, thanks for sharing. Congratulations for your new DSLR :)

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  11. The photos are great, keep posting them. I notice you have your name on them, can you please tell me how you do that. Is it a certain app on your computer? I used to be able to do the same on my photos with Picasa but that is no longer available and I haven't been able to find another way to do it.

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  12. Thanks for the great photos. Can you please tell me how you get your name on them. I used to be able to do the same when I had Picasa for editing but it no longer is available.

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    1. Thanks Rosemary.
      I put my name on with Photoshop on my computer and make it look like 'glass'. There are apps for the mobile phones that will do it too, one is Snapseed it's free, and you can write text on your photos with that.
      On your desktop there is 3D Paint, that also has text..
      Hope that's helpful.

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  13. Great news! you bought a new camera.. and these pictures are fabulous!

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  14. Have lots of fun with your new camera Margaret - by the way did you think that the Rosemary above was me!!!

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    1. Thanks Rosemary. I did think it was you :) didn't look at your photo ID next to your name!

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  15. Beautiful shots of the lake and sluice. And, I love your new camera, Canon is the best.

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    1. Thanks. Always had Canons previously, bought that Nikon few years back to see how they work in comparison.

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  16. I love the overflowing dam picture. Hope the new camera is everything you want. But will you take both cameras out and about or will the old one just get left home feeling sad.

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    1. Knowing me I will use both until I get a favourite then then I won't use the non favourite as much...at the moment I'm still comparing for the want of a better word...
      Thanks.

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  17. Nice pictures. Congrats on the good deal on the new camera. I know you will enjoy it!

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  18. Have fun with your new camera! Lovely photos!

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  19. Have fun with the new camera. I love to hike with my 720 and EOS 5T

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  20. Stunning photos, Margaret...absolutely stunning. :)

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