In an effort to kill the water weed in Lake Mulwala, it has been drawn down till just the original Murray River course contains the water flow. This leaves a haunted appearance with the dead Redgum trees draped in weed as well as reaching skyward.

An HDR image composed from three images and processed using DXO Optics and Photomatix.


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Photography has been one of my hobbies for more years than I care to remember, but I still find joy in taking a good photo of a nice scene. Relatively recently, I have taken up aerial photography as something a bit different and exciting.

I hope you enjoy my photography.

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  • Kristina K
    Kristina Kabout 5 years ago

    i was going to visit this weekend, but will have to be soon, as water is coming in again makes for a very haunting scene well done :)) k

  • The lake is to be filled by the end of July. My guess it will start filling again in a week or two at most, as it takes at least a month to refill. Last time it was lowered this much was about seven years ago.

    – David Hunt

  • Kat36
    Kat36about 5 years ago

    Hey David, looks fantastic, I did actually visit when it was last this low, but would like to go again, its certainly a contrast to what it normally looks like!

  • Thanks Kat. It’s still low. I don’t expect the current rain will have much effect, so there’s still time to catch it at its lowest.

    – David Hunt

  • The lake has now started re-filling. Probably on Monday, but it was quite noticable this morning, driving over the bridge.

    – David Hunt

  • Philip Johnson
    Philip Johnsonabout 5 years ago

    i was there new years and there was plenty of water, mind the murray has areas of blue green algae i suppose its a good time to get the other garbage out too i wonder how many dumped cars can now bee found

  • No cars, but several shopping trolleys.

    – David Hunt

  • rosson1
    rosson1about 5 years ago

    Good work mate:))

  • Thanks Ralph. You have some pretty amazing shots of Lake Hume.

    – David Hunt

  • HannahannaH
    HannahannaHabout 5 years ago

    As i live right on the lake front i used images for the drained lake as my major photography project and i had to use an inspiration. As i was searching the net i come across your photos and i then used them as my inspiration. I just wanted to say a huge thank you :)

  • I’m glad that my pictures gave you some ideas to go out and capture some interesting shots for your project. Thanks for your kind message.

    As you live on the lake front, you will notice that the sky, light and water patterns are always changing. This gives an almost endless opportunity to capture different aspects and effects.

    In case you were unaware, there is a new “Yarrawonga Camera Club” just getting started. I attended tonight for the first time, although it was apparently the third meeting. About 25 people attended. From tonight forward, the Club will meet every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Yarrawonga Neighbourhood House in McLean Street. It is likely that the venue will change in the near future, since with the number of interested attendees, the facilities were inadequate. I don’t think the convenors expected the extent of interest that has been generated. The Club is aimed at the broadest range of interest from people who know very little, but want to learn, to semi-professional photographers.

    I hope your project goes well.

    – David Hunt

  • dvande1
    dvande1almost 5 years ago

    Nicely captured David!

  • David Hunt
    David Huntalmost 5 years ago

    Thanks for the comment. You have some really interesting shots on your site. I particularly liked the “Broadway Station” shot.

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