Grass Creek, Australia

Friday 30 August 2013

As the sun rose during my Grass Creek photo shoot, I turned around and noticed this unusual hill overlooking the ocean and all the way down to Aireys Inlet. As it got lighter I could also see the two houses perched on the side of the hill with what must be one of the best views along the Great Ocean Road. Something a struggling photographer could only dream of! (699)

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Clifton Springs, Australia

Thursday 29 August 2013

These unusual rocks caught my eye when I strolled along the Clifton Spring's beach. They appear to be man made and covered in a hessian type material. In the background you can see the piles of the old pier silhouetted against Corio Bay. (698)

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Perth, Australia

Thursday 29 August 2013

The Swan Bells are a set of 18 bells hanging in a specially built 82.5 metres (271 ft)-high copper and glass campanile, commonly known as The Bell Tower or the Swan Bell Tower, in Perth, Western Australia, Australia. Taking their name from the Swan River, which their tower overlooks, and forming a sixteen-bell peal with two extra chromatic notes, they are one of the largest sets of change ringing bells in the world.

Twelve of the set are historic bells from St Martin-in-the-Fields church in Trafalgar Square in London; six others, cast in recent times by the Whitechapel Bell Foundry, round off the set. [Wikipedia] (697)

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Luss, Scotland

Wednesday 28 August 2013

The wonderful reflections in the calm Loch Lomond make all of the ducks look like they have two heads! The soft light of Scotland's winter makes for an image that doesn't look real but it is a photographers dream. (696)

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Grass Creek, Australia

Tuesday 27 August 2013

The wonderful lava flows along the Great Ocean Road are very evident at Grass Creek. The unusual rock formations pool water and provide great reflections of the morning sky. (695)

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Portarlington, Australia

Monday 26 August 2013

The iconic Portarlington pier is the home to the mussel boat fleet. In January each year the small town hosts the Portarlington Mussel Festival .

I love the way the (well trained!) seagulls sat on the fence and provided a nice silhouette against the morning sunrise. (694)

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Grass Creek, Australia

Sunday 25 August 2013

This morning I found a beach that I had passed many times before, but had never stopped at. Between Aireys Inlet and Lorne where Grass Creek meets Bass Straight there is a prehistoric lava flow that has some amazing rocks with unusual shapes.

I hope you like this one and the others that I will post over the next week or so. (693)

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Barwon Heads, Australia

Saturday 24 August 2013

A low rocky outcrop runs along the shoreline between The Bluff and 13th Beach and when the waves crash into it at high tide the water looks like it is boiling. Hope you like this photo as I got my feet wet taking it! :-) (692)

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Warrnambool, Australia

Friday 23 August 2013

A morning visit to the Boat House on the Hopkins River was rewarded with a lovely image of the iconic buildings. The boats wouldn't sit still for the long exposure but everything else came out tack sharp.

I love the warm tones of the morning sun on the buildings and it was still early enough for the light on the larger building to be glowing and provide me with a beautiful starburst. (691)

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Perth, Australia

Thursday 22 August 2013

What a fantastic tree! It is located in Kings Park and has a very large span, which I can only image will look wonderful in spring when it's leaves return.

Again I was unlucky with an almost perfect blue sky, a few fluffy clouds would have made for a more spectacular shot, but we can't always be in the right place at the right time. (690)

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Point Roadknight, Australia

Wednesday 21 August 2013

Boy is it cold down here in the south of Australia! Winter is really upon us so it's time for the northern hemisphere people to take pity on us early morning landscape photographers. This is a shot from Point Roadknight at sunrise which might show how bleak it is but the orange sky disguises how cold it is! (689)

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Perth, Australia

Tuesday 20 August 2013

I spotted these love locks outside the Bell Tower in Perth on my recent trip there and was amazed to see so many. The concept of love locks seems to have started in China but has now spread to many cities of the world and is a way for couples to display their love for each other. (688)

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Melbourne, Australia

Monday 19 August 2013

Don't you just love these bollards with their stainless steel caps! The lovely reflections that they create, particularly with a beautiful sunrise in the background is wonderful. Hope you like them as much as I liked shooting them! (687)

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Point Addis, Australia

Monday 19 August 2013

Our coastline is constantly changing and the cliffs along the beach towards Point Addis are no exception. These crumbling rocks would have once stood proudly on the cliff overlooking Bass Straight but have now have fallen victim to the relentless wave and wind action and will eventually disappear as sand on the beach.

I really love the colour in the rocks and of course I love the colour in the sky as the sun rises on a very cold winters morning here in Australia. (686)

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Shoal Bay, Australia

Sunday 18 August 2013

Well, it's the end of another great day and another weekend. Why do weekends go so fast? (685)

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Breamlea, Australia

Sunday 18 August 2013

Yet another opportunity to get my feet wet again! But with reflections in the wet sand like this, I thought it was worthwhile. It isn't often that I find a beach that is so flat that each major wave covers so much sand before receding & giving me the chance to take a photo that has almost as many clouds on the ground as in the air. (684)

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Portsea, Australia

Saturday 17 August 2013

The London Bridge rock formation Is a popular tourist attraction off the eastern end of the Mornington Peninsular. You can see all of the footprints in the sand as proof off the large numbers of people viewing this natural wonder. (683)

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Loch Chon, Scotland

Thursday 15 August 2013

This image of Loch Chon lacks a little colour, mostly because of the low winter, light but it has abundant reflections of the hills and trees in the near still water to make it worth posting today (I hope?). (682)

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Black Ranges, Australia

Wednesday 14 August 2013

This sunrise was unusual … the sun was constrained by the horizon on the bottom and the cloud base on the top, creating a very thin orange line. I had great expectations for this sunrise but unfortunately this was as good as it got! (681)

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Anglesea, Australia

Tuesday 13 August 2013

Don't you just love mornings! I know a lot of people who aren't the brightest in the morning, but it is when I do my best work and getting out in the fresh air with nobody else around and taking in the very best that nature provides is good for one's soul! (680)

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Clifton Springs, Australia

Sunday 11 August 2013

Early one morning I had the opportunity to visit Clifton Springs which is one of the beautiful spots on the Bellarine Peninsular. This rock pile caught my eye as is has been placed so as to hold a solar powered light beacon to guide boats to the launching ramp. By the look of the stains on the rocks, the local birds also appreciate this little island! (679)

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Loch Achray, Scotland

Saturday 10 August 2013

There is something regal about swans as the glide across the water. They appear to move without expending any energy although their feet are obviously working hard under the water.

These two swans floated into shot as I was capturing this image of the beautiful Loch Achray. I normally don't let people into my landscapes, but swans are another thing! (678)

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Docklands, Australia

Thursday 8 August 2013

Melbourne is renowned as the sports capital of Australia and has incredible sporting arenas like Etihad Stadium. This complex has a retractable roof which makes it perfect for night football matches in the middle of winter. There's nothing like a 'soft' spectator, not to mention the football players who don't have to worry about the rain on their face! (677)

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Melbourne, Australia

Wednesday 7 August 2013

A Melbourne icon is the Flinders Street railway station. The State Government has recently commissioned a design competition to redevelop the site and has asked the public to vote on the six design finalists. You can see them all and vote at ... there are a few really good proposals and all of them save the wonderful and historic corner of the station, so we will still be able to say, 'meet you under the clocks'. (676)

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Geelong, Australia

Tuesday 6 August 2013

A interesting photo of Geelong's waterfront, not taken from the usual touristy spots but a bit further around on the Western Beach side. Possibly not the best photo I've taken but I just loved the clouds and sky in this image so hope you don't mind me posting it today. (675)

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Loch Ard, Scotland

Monday 5 August 2013

I don't know if it was luck or if the lochs in Scotland are all glassy smooth all of the time. My trip around the Trossachs over a three day period revealed this to be true in all cases, although I suspect at other times of the year things might be different.

Loch Ard was smaller than most of the ones I found but what it lacked in size, it more than made up for with reflections! (674)

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Shoal Bay, Australia

Sunday 4 August 2013

I suspect that this inflatable belongs to one of the yachts moored in Shoal Bay and that the owner might just have come a shore to visit the bar that is opposite the beach. Plausible story? I can't think of any other reason to leave this little boat on the beach as the sun goes down on another beautiful day on the north coast of New South Wales.

What really caught my eye when I took this image was the colourful sky that looked more like a brilliant explosion! (673)

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Bells Beach, Australia

Saturday 3 August 2013

One of the hazards of taking beach photography is the tide. My recent visit to Bells Beach was great to capture the sunrise but the tide was high and still rising. I was unable to stay too long, or risk getting trapped against the cliff.

I love the way the water swirled across the beach and into the rocks at the bottom of the cliff while the sky started to light up with the oranges and pinks of a lovely sunrise! (672)

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Loch Katrine, Scotland

Friday 2 August 2013

This is another photo from my Scotland Loch series and this one is of Loch Katrine. It is a beautiful body of water that is located in the centre of the Trossachs National Park, a bit smaller than some of the others, but as pretty as! The colours of these islands took my interest and stood out on a very bleak day. (671)

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Gibson's Steps, Australia

Thursday 1 August 2013

Walking back up Gibson's Steps, I paused (to catch my breath!) and looked back at the scene that had occupied my attention for the past 2 hours and thought it worthy of one more capture. Instead of sand and water, I was now able to see some of the beautiful flora that covers the top of the cliffs while still soaking up the breathtaking sunset of late summer. (670)

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