Monday, 30 April 2012

Our World Tuesday - Remarkable Rocks

They really did have their “let’s give these places sensible names” hat on when these remarkable rocks were named.  They are called Remarkable Rocks.  If only everything was as straight forward as this!

They are on the western end of Kangaroo Island and are one of the islands most well known attractions.  These rocks have been blasted by wind, rain, salt and summer heat for 500 million years.  That’s a long time by anybodies standards.  Now busloads of tourists (and me) add the erosion of feet to the process.

I’d love to be there when I did not have to dodge and weave around the crowds, and I’m sure the crowds thought the same about me.

What is not apparent in these pictures is just how windy it was.  A significant storm system was moving up the coast and this was one of the more exposed sections.  At times it was hard to stand up, let alone think about composition or exposure. (Well I was thinking about exposure – but of the hypothermia type!)
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Enjoy the pictures.

13 comments:

darlin said...

Wow, these are fascinating rock formations Stewart. I love your shots of them, it makes me want to still get to Kangaroo Island but I'll have to see how the travel plans go first. Thanks for sharing these, now I can at least say I've seen some of Kangaroo Island! ;-)

TexWisGirl said...

they are gorgeous. and cool. and live up to their name. :)

Sylvia K said...

They do indeed live up to their name!! Terrific captures, Stewart! What an amazing and beautiful place! Somehow I can almost feel the storm in the air! Superb! Have a great week!

Sylvia

ladyfi said...

They are definitely remarkable! And such good pictures of them too.

Gary said...

They sure have the right name!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Karen said...

Fab pics Stewart!

CameraCruise said...

They're remarkable.
Great shots of the cool rocks.

Black Jack's Carol said...

Yes, what a luxury it would be to wonder about these rocks unaccompanied, perhaps sit in the fold of one of them and take in the energy. I especially loved your third photograph. Fascinating place and post!

NixBlog said...

I love rocks, especially the wonderfully baroque ones you have shared here, Stewart. I still haven;t visited Kangaroo Island, but it's on my list!

Liz said...

They are very cool rocks. Definitely remarkable!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Had to laugh about your comment on "exposure". Wonderful photos, and perfectly exposed!

Tito Eric said...

The works of nature can be remarkably captivating. Great shots! Thanks for sharing.

firaszphotography said...

It's remarkable---looks pristine and clear rocks. Nice shot!