The judges of our Ballarat Through My Eyes competition have decided, and here are the 12 photos to be included in our 2014 Calendar.
The people’s choice for the front cover will be announced next week.
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‘How lucky we are to be able to drive out the road for 5 mins in any direction, and suddenly feel like we are in the heart of the country.’
‘Ballarat’s past has relied upon much turmoil, suffered by those honoured by the arch and the many trees, representing the soldiers. Here the soldiers are protecting the arch.’
‘Lake Wendouree is a beautiful way to engage with an active lifestyle, that so many Ballarat residents enjoy such a sensory experience – the lake is not just for the view, but for use by all as a source of life.’
‘Ballarat is home to some amazing talent for everyone to enjoy.’
‘This photo was taken on Easter Morning while I was in Ballarat spending the weekend with family. We love walking around the lake so this image reminds me of the awesome weekend.’
‘A cold and misty morning in Central Ballarat holds a special place because of the beautiful architecture and feel that the city has. Here I have concentrated on some of the mundane realism of down town Ballarat; but it is still, just so much the ‘Ballarat’ that we all love!’
‘After a cold Ballarat winter day a magical sunset cloud over the lake, reflected in the still water.’
‘I found this shack on a walk through the city and have always felt it has a very “Ballarat” feel to it.’
| Daniel Sallai
‘Most people from Ballarat will have seen countless photos taken of this pier on Wendouree Lake. I always thought it was a simple and nice feature of Ballarat. So I did something different.’
‘Ballarat is known for it’s Heritage buildings, but just off La Trobe Street are many old industrial buildings. Some are still in use, such as this one. It may not have all the hallmarks of a Victorian building, but it does have great colours due to rust. The area is slowly being pulled down, making way for new buildings. A great shame really as each building is different, unlike the modern estates where all buildings look alike.’
| Maggie Graham
‘An iconic spot for the young people of Ballarat. I think the Bluestone building is beautiful and an iconic building from our history.’
| Joshua Firman
‘This photograph represents ‘Ballarat Through My Eyes’ because it shows the passion that Ballarat young people have for their music.’