Sunday, 30 June 2013

On the beach

On our weekend at Flinders we went is search of a The Blowhole - a feature in a rocky coast the jets water up into the air.  I'm not convinced we found it!

However, we did find a beach with black sand - which was good to look at and very hard to photograph!  White surf, black sand and looking into the sun was all too much for my meagre brain!

So, faced with this I decided to do some macro shots instead!



You can find more macro shots at Macro Monday 2 and I love Macro

21 comments:

Barbara/myth maker said...

I like the glistening rocks, and gritty looking sand, and softness of the seaweed.
In the second one, the bubbles are on quite journey.

Arija said...

Those gleaming, black pebbles! I remember a perfect beach in Kalamatta that had little glistening, black spots too. Unfortunately we stepped in some on the way to the water and found it to be an oil spill! We wondered why the beach was so empty on a warm day . . .

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Stewart There is always a photo around to be shot and I am glad to see you didn't miss an opportunity to do some good Macro work. Margaret

Carole M. said...

my favourite is the first photograph Stewart

eileeninmd said...

Great shots, Stewart! My favorite is the first shot! Have a great week ahead!

Marcia said...

Did you swim or was it too cold for that? Do you get snow in Australia in the winter?

Linley S said...

I like both these shots Stewart. Great camera work.

thewovenspoke said...

That reminds me of a couple of beaches I've been to on the Oregon coast while on vacation a few years ago. Nice shots.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I did a similar thing while at the beach, looking at the small stuff. I did three shots, a stone, feather and shell in the ebb tide. They came out so well I made prints and they now hang in our bathroom. It pays to look at the world at your feet. Your top photo I like best.

DIMI said...

Hi Stewart!!Great macro shots!I have'nt see black sand before!!
Have a lovely new month!
Dimi..

Lavender Cottage said...

A black sandy beach and stones is interesting, and I like the contrast in the second photo.
Judith

Prasad Np said...

Beautiful pictures. The foam captured in the second one is really good.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful shots. I like the different textures in the first one.

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Lovely shots... I like composition of second picture...

Laura said...

wonderful details Stewart! Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

Rustic Vintage Country said...

Well, they turned out good!

Timur said...

I like These pebbles ... Wonderful photos... :)

Greetings

bailey-road.com said...

Nice shots, Stewart! I like the black sand.

Pat Tillett said...

Nice photos of a beautiful place Stewart! Those shiny volcanic rocks are fantastic.

Susie Clevenger said...

Love the photos...the delicacy of the seaweed...and the bubbles/foam in the second.

pattisjarrett said...

The black sand is unique. I'm glad you outsmarted it and captured a photo to share.