Menindee Lakes Tree Sunset – Menindee Lakes is one of the more interesting locations in the NSW outback for photographers, but as always it requires Mother Nature to play along and on two out of three visits, she has not.
Yes golden hour was present, but the lack of clouds in the sky once again made it difficult to get those classic Menindee Lakes sunset images it is so famous for. So, I went and put the shore lined trees to use, just as the sun was about to dip below the horizon.
The Menindee Lakes is a chain of shallow ephemeral freshwater lakes connected to the Darling River to form a storage system. The lakes are in the far west region of New South Wales, Australia, near the town of Menindee. The Menindee Lakes Water Storage Scheme supplies water to Broken Hill, the lower Darling and to water users along the Murray River in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia under the Murray-Darling Basin Agreement.
Seven of the lakes have been incorporated in an artificially regulated overflow system providing both for flood mitigation and as storage for domestic use, livestock and irrigation downstream. The lakes are also important for waterbirds.
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