Rocky Cape, Tasmania, Australia

Friday 31 August 2018

'Rocky Cape National Park is full of surprises. You may only want to make a quick visit to the Rocky Cape lighthouse with its sweeping views, but there is much more to see if you take the time.

Before you know it you're finding out there's more to this park than meets the eye. Aboriginal heritage, ship wrecks, rock formations turned sideways, beautiful hills running down to the sea and an incredible variety of flowering plants. It makes the many corners of this small park worth closer inspection.' [parks.tas.gov.au] (2521)

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Newtown, Victoria, Australia

Thursday 30 August 2018

'Newtown is a rural locality 3 km south of Scarsdale and 23 km south-west of Ballarat. In 1890 a railway through Newtown to Linton was opened, and Newtown became a railway junction when a line was constructed southwards to Cressy (1911-53). The Linton line closed in 1985, became a railway trail. About 2 km west of Newtown there is a 103 metre long trestle bridge across the Woady Yaloak Creek.' [victoriaplaces.com.au] (2520)

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Triplet Falls, Victoria, Australia

Wednesday 29 August 2018

There was a huge amount of water going over the Triplet Falls last week. My previous visits had only revealed a small trickle, so I was very fortunate to witness the strong flow this time. The right-hand section of the falls has cut its way through the rock to make a well-defined channel just above this image but I couldn't see where the other side of the falls came from. It was very late in the afternoon, and the sun was shining through the trees with a golden glow. (2519)

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Bancoora Beach, Victoria, Australia

Tuesday 28 August 2018

I'm not sure that there is anything very special about this image, other than the wet sand is so reflective of the rising sun. The water from the receding tide has left pools around many of the rocks, which adds a bit of interest, and if you look very closely, there is a fisherman on the horizon. Normally I would remove him from my photographs, but there wasn't very much else going for it, so he stayed. (2518)

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Port Fairy, Victoria, Australia

Monday 27 August 2018

Sir (David) Fletcher Jones OBE (14 August 1895 – 22 February 1977) was an Australian clothing manufacturer and retailer, and a pioneer in workforce participation. It has been claimed that 'Arguably, no single person or firm had done more to transform and, for a time, homogenize Australian dress standards, particularly among men, than Fletcher Jones and his staff.' [Wikipedia]

The Sir Fletcher Jones 'Beetle' whaleboat is moored here in Port Fairy and carries the name of the Australian clothing pioneer.

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Triplet Falls, Victoria, Australia

Sunday 26 August 2018

Walking through the National Park, towards Triplet Falls was a very pleasant experience. I only came across a few people on the path, two of who had decided to run the two-kilometre track. I heard them coming well before they came into view, and they were soon out of sight, and the solitude of the trees and wildlife quickly returned. The large number of steep steps down to the falls were a bit of a trial for me, but I survived and returned to the car with a few photos and a wonderful memory of the lovely afternoon. (2516)

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Campbells Cove, Victoria, Australia

Saturday 25 August 2018

Just before leaving Campbells Cove, I took a quick look over my shoulder and took in this view of the unique little community. The dozens of beach sheds, some of which look like they might be lived in, at least for part of the year are all lined up along the beach. The tide was out, so there was a lot of seaweed on the beach, which added to the unusual appeal of the area. It is certainly worth a visit if you find yourself close by. (2515)

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Triplet Falls, Victoria, Australia

Friday 24 August 2018

I managed to fit a months worth of exercise into a two-hour walk yesterday. I'm possibly not the fittest person, so a large number of steps along the pathway leading to the Triplet Falls really tested me. All along the walk, you could hear the falls, but not see them. They became progressively louder the closer I came and I was rewarded with a beautiful spectacle that made the arduous walk worthwhile. Further upstream as I walked away from the falls, the beautiful river meandered through the bush, totally unaware of the enormous drop that was coming up. (2514)

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Campbells Cove, Victoria, Australia

Thursday 23 August 2018

Another early start this morning, but one that resulted in an unexpected find. Campbells Cove is on the north-western side of Port Phillip Bay, in an area that is very secluded. It took a bit to find the location in the dark, but as the sun rose, I saw several dozen beach sheds of varying size, colour and construction along the seaweed strewn beach. There wasn't a cloud to be seen in the sky, unfortunately, but the quirkiness of this small community easily made up for the colour in the sky. This signboard provided me with directions to Ireland, Malta and even Creswick, so it was very clear where I was! (2513)

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Rocky Point, Victoria, Australia

Wednesday 22 August 2018

I've been to Rocky Point a few times, and each visit produces images that are unique and interesting. The weather has a lot to do with the final result, sometimes it is stormy with clouds that are dark and heavy, while other times the sky is completely clear, like today's photograph. While the sky didn't light up with wonderful colours, like when there are clouds to catch the colours of the rising sun, the colours in this image come from a small orange glow on the horizon and the wonderful colours of the rocks. (2512)

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Kennett River, Victoria, Australia

Tuesday 21 August 2018

A soft image today, from the beach at Kennett River. Sometimes a photograph with very little detail, but soft and warm colours can still be interesting and pleasant to the eye. I particularly like the wispy clouds in the sky that are reflected in the wet sand on the beach. (2511)

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Silverband Falls, Victoria, Australia

Monday 20 August 2018

The Grampians National Park houses the beautiful waterfall known as Silverband Falls. Known for its charming scenery and many activities for visitors of all ages, the Silverband Falls welcomes all visitors to its unique and serene setting.

The waterfall was actually named by European settlers during the early 1800’s. As the fall resembles a narrow stream of water, it was named the Silverband Falls. The falls are also considered a mysterious waterfall as the stream of water tends to disappear on the ground and later, reappears.' [grampianspoint.com.au] (2510)

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Rocky Cape National Park, Tasmania, Australia

Sunday 19 August 2018

This little beach on Tasmania's north coast was very rugged and isolated. The rocks are laid out in distinct lines and on a forty-five-degree angle to the ground. Very little plant life can grow on these rocky lines, which all point towards the water. As I was preparing to take this photo, a small aluminium fishing boat with three occupants came ashore. Without them, I wouldn't have seen anyone else that morning. (2509)

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Boat Harbour Beach, Tasmania, Australia

Saturday 18 August 2018

This amazing 'moon-scape' image was captured on the shoreline at Boat Harbour Beach, on Tasmania's north coast. The wonderful rock sculptures don't appear to have been weathered by the sea but stand ruggedly in defiance of it. The orange colours are also interesting and provide a lovely contrast to the stormy clouds overhead. (2508)

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Addiscot Beach, Victoria, Australia

Friday 17 August 2018

I'm not a geologist, but I suspect that the rocks on this beach are made of different material to the surrounding cliffs. For one thing, they are different in colour, being redder than the cliffs, and their texture is far more sharp and rough. But what would I know, other than the morning was beautiful and well worth the visit to Addiscot Beach. (2507)

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Liffey Falls, Tasmania, Australia

Thursday 16 August 2018

Walking beside the river, with the sun streaming through the canopy of the forest was a lovely experience. I had just visited the Liffey Falls in the north of Tasmania and was walking back to the car. Sometimes you think to yourself that the scene is so beautiful that there is no way that you could possibly capture it in the camera, but spending a lot of time in post-processing, the magic begins to bring back the memory. Still, there is nothing like being there, hearing the water in the river as it cascades over the rocks, the birds singing in the branches above and the smell of eucalyptus from the surrounding trees. (2506)

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Smiths Beach, Victoria, Australia

Wednesday 15 August 2018

In stark contrast to yesterdays photograph, today's is light and bright, with a touch of colour in the sky. No two mornings are the same, especially on a beach, and thank goodness for that. If I had to produce the same looking images every day, both you and I would get very bored with it. Today's image has a beautiful reflection of the sky in the large puddle in the foreground, and a golden light on the wet sand behind that. A few wispy clouds in the sky make for a very pleasant scene. (2505)

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Red Rocks Beach, Victoria, Australia

Tuesday 14 August 2018

A wonderful sunrise with brilliant colours isn't always necessary to assure an interesting beach photograph. Sometimes having amazing and moody clouds can help, as can having an intriguing foreground subject, like this green life on the cliff of the Red Rocks Beach. The cliffs are mostly unhospitable for any type of life, so the fact that these hardy bushes survive the windswept coast is amazing. Clearly, some of these bushes haven't fared so well with dead branches and sticks also featuring in the scene. (2504)

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Torquay, Victoria, Australia

Monday 13 August 2018

I really love it when the sun explodes with colour at sunrise. Obviously, clouds have a lot to do with the quality of the spectacular, with too much resulting in a dull glow and none leaving very little evidence of the event. I guess I could call it the Goldilocks syndrome for sunrises. Well, today's photo was 'just right' and resulted in a lovely scene at the Torquay surf beach. (2503)

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Derwent Bridge, Tasmania, Australia

Sunday 12 August 2018

This is another image from my trip across Tasmania, from the east coast to the west. While much of the western side of the state is forests, occasionally these grassed areas provide a longer view of the surrounding area. They are lush with green life, dotted with fallen tree stumps, which are slowly being broken down by moss and other creepers. (2502)

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Southside Beach, Victoria, Australia

Saturday 11 August 2018

Despite the stormy appearance, the sea was relatively calm at Southside Beach. What I didn't know, but should have (rookie mistake), was that the bluff was directly in line with the rising sun, and I didn't get to see any of it. The high tide meant that I couldn't walk around the bluff, either. I did witness a few pink colours in the surrounding sky, but I missed a shot of the sun completely. What I lacked in the sunrise, I found in the wonderful rocks, which caused the water to swirl around them and produce lovely white foam trails. (2501)

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Nelson Falls, Tasmania, Australia

Friday 10 August 2018

While processing today's image, I kept thinking to myself, what a mess! There are trees down and debris all along the river, just below the Nelson Falls. I presume that they will eventually rot or be washed down the river with the next flood and the river will be litter free again. I also noticed that this is my two and a half thousandth daily image, and wondered whether this photo was an analogy for my work ... a mess? I hope not, as I have loved taking all of these shots and spending my evenings processing and posting them. Thanks for taking an interest in my work. (2500)

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Southside Beach, Victoria, Australia

Thursday 9 August 2018

I revisited Southside Beach this morning, after a number of years absence. Southside is the next beach along from the famous Bells Beach and it also attracts many surfers in the morning, as I experienced today. There is a good pathway down to the beach, but it is so steep in places, that this (unfit) photographer struggled with the walk back to the car. Stopping at the top, to catch my breath, I looked out across the coastal scrub towards the beach and thought it was worth a quick pic. (2499)

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Grassy Creek, Victoria, Australia

Wednesday 8 August 2018

Bright light in a photograph can be a bit tricky, and often doesn't come out looking the way I remember the scene. Of course, I wasn't actually looking directly at the sun, unlike my camera, so my memory isn't as accurate as the photo, but I think this one looks like it felt. It was very bright with lots of glare, and there was orange coloured fog that was hugging the Great Ocean Road in the background. (2498)

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Rothwell, Victoria, Australia

Tuesday 7 August 2018

I took a quick trip out to Rothwell, near Little River to photograph the wonderful bluestone bridge. The morning wasn't all that good, from a light point of view, but for a second or two, a pink tinge appeared as I photographed the river. So instead of getting a great shot of the bridge, I had to be content with one of the waterway and surrounding bush. (2497)

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Snug, Tasmania, Australia

Monday 6 August 2018

'Following the establishment of a colony at Hobart Town, the Snug River was discovered and named reflecting the 'snug and agreeable seclusion' of the inlet. By the 1820s a port and sawmilling facilities had become established at nearby North West Bay. Subsequently, around the 1840s and 1850s, a small settlement was established at Snug itself.' [Wikipedia] (2496)

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Table Cape, Tasmania, Australia

Sunday 5 August 2018

'Table Cape Lighthouse is located on top of a large promontory with breathtaking and dramatic views over Bass Strait and beautiful rich farmlands.
The Lighthouse was built in 1888 and is situated on a ‘volcanic plug’ formed 13.3 million years ago and is five kilometres from Wynyard on the North West Coast of Tasmania.' [tasmaniasnorthwest.com.au] (2495)

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Linton, Victoria, Australia

Saturday 4 August 2018

There is something special about late afternoon sun on autumn leaves. Trees seem to glow in warm orange and yellow radiance, while the surrounding ground is illuminated in soft dappled light. This is the lovely scene that greeted me on a recent visit to Linton. (2494)

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Point Lonsdale, Victoria, Australia

Friday 3 August 2018

The Point Lonsdale lighthouse is almost as iconic as the nearby pier or The Rip, for which it was built to protect. There are thousands of photographs of the lighthouse, by hundreds of photographers, which means that this image isn’t all that unique, but I can guarantee that nobody took a photo from this point of view at the same time that I did! I really love the pastel shades in the sky which were covered by clouds, just a few minutes after the image was captured. (2493)

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Torquay, Victoria, Australia

Thursday 2 August 2018

There has been a lot written about the benefits of moving away from behind our desks, or from in front of the television and walking or hiking in natural settings. The fresh air and natural light are just the start of the benefits, with physical and mental gains also included. I only mention this because a walk on the beach ticks all these boxes, and you can also witness wonderful sunrises or sunsets, and of course, observe the beauty of our picturesque coast. (2492)

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Wye River, Victoria, Australia

Wednesday 1 August 2018

There are a number of small communities along the Great Ocean Road, including Wye River. They all have wonderful views of the ocean and lovely beaches to swim in. I would imagine that holiday times might be a little trying for these people, with tourists swelling the numbers and possibly making it a little less tranquil, but at other times this would be a fantastic place to live. (2491)

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