Lake Tyrrell: Victoria’s mirror to the sky
Photographer Anne Morley takes us through her 12-hour shoot at photo-worthy Lake Tyrrell, and Jeremy Bourke explains the international appeal of Victoria’s mirror lake.
This moonscape shot reminded me of those famous photos of Armstrong’s footsteps on the moon. The setting sun is quite low and highlights the shapes in the salt. Beyond is this horrible black, sticky mud. I sank into it halfway up my shins, it’s frightful stuff. There were quite a few thongs and gumboots around that had been abandoned to the goo.
I was worried the clouds were going to blow in and kill the sunset but in the end they enhanced it. Cloud can make sunsets better but you need the right cloud in the right place. This shot shows up the salt crystals and how glossy and hard they are.
Photographers call the hour before sunset the ‘golden hour’. It’s when the light softens and colours are richer. My guide’s daughter posed so we could get the classic reflection pic that draws so many tourists here.