A quick post today. The weather has been miserable and wet for the last few days and so no opportunity for outside shots and heaps of other things going on. I did manage this one just at sunrise on Friday after a heavy frost, the valley had filled with the mist and looked a promising day (the reality was that a really heavy fog rolled in just after and it was overcast for hours!)
When I first saw these seaweed impressions left in the sand they struck me as looking like bare trees in a forest, or an art nouveau frieze. I decided to convert it to mono to bring out the contrast a little more, as even though the impressions were quite deep, the light was comparatively flat.
A post note! My husband has looked at this and said he thought water had made the pattern as it drained back out to sea – so I may have assumed the wrong artist, not seaweed!!
In the last few days we managed to get a couple of nights away at the coast. We stayed at Waratah Bay which is near Wilsons Prom, the most southern point of mainland Australia. Today I was rewarded with an amazing sunrise. I had checked the tide times and knew high tide would be about 2 hours before first light – perfect! This image was taken about 15 minutes before actual sunrise…. 🙂
Last week I went back to Lauriston Reservoir to take some images of the other side of the spillway, but the roar of water caught my attention. One of the sluice gates was open and I found myself nearly hypnotised by the cascade of water hitting a structure that covers a massive tap. Taken with the tripod as high as it would go, me on tip toes, and this milky effect produced by tiny bubbles – please click in to see more detail.
For a long time I have wanted to visit the Tooborac region which amazingly is only 30 minutes drive away. Despite it’s close proximity, the landscape is so very different… in some ways it is like another world. It is a seemingly desolate land of dry grass, boulders and sheep. The outcropping stone is granite.