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    The Drought has Broken

    The Malmsbury Botanical Gardens is one of my favourite places to shoot – it has the 4 seasons in all their glory. I have so many images of this old (but still in use) rail bridge. The river below is always a trickle because it sits just below a dam wall and water is controlled. There are 3 reservoirs in the chain and this is below the bottom one. Last Christmas the top and bottom reservoirs were empty and the middle was just 30% of capacity.

    In the last 3 months rains have filled all reservoirs and the current rains over 5 inches in 48 hours saw quiet an amount of flooding as seen by these two images.

    The 10 year drought has broken.

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    Re: The Drought has Broken

    Wish we had that weather Peter, I prefer the second image due to the composition. Works better for me though the first is well framed

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    Thanks Alex. It is a really funny thing but I have some images of the bridge I really like but only have 4 of the 5 arches. The locals hate them. Any image must have the 5 arches. There is so much rubbish in front of the bridge it is hard to get a clean shot. I was really pleased when the rains came.

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    I like the first one Peter. Looks very peaceful. I am no expert so take no notice of my comments if you like but perhaps a park bench of some such thing might have added a bit of foreground interest. By the way, where is Malmsbury Botanic Gardens? I have never heard of it - beautiful spot. Good to see you have had some rain down south but" 5 inches in 48 hours" pshaw! a light afternoon shower

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    just an example of how things have changed down here........finally
    although I do think they should keep some of our water restrictions in place, seems silly now to start wasting it.

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    Re: The Drought has Broken

    I like both of the pictures, Peter. They work well with your commentary, which is an interesting glimpse of your corner of the world.

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    Thanks for the chart Kay and you thoughts David. Things are changing here after a very long time.

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    Thanks for the chart Kay and you thoughts David. Things are changing here for the better after a very long time.

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    Re: The Drought has Broken

    Quote Originally Posted by mastamak View Post
    I like the first one Peter. Looks very peaceful. I am no expert so take no notice of my comments if you like but perhaps a park bench of some such thing might have added a bit of foreground interest. By the way, where is Malmsbury Botanic Gardens? I have never heard of it - beautiful spot. Good to see you have had some rain down south but" 5 inches in 48 hours" pshaw! a light afternoon shower

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    Hi Grant,

    I have some great shots with a park bench but the locals don't like them because they ony show 4 of the 5 arches. I did choose these two because they were taken for approximately the same location.

    What do you mean a light afternoon shower. We are all running around saying how 'Tropical' it is.

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