Monday, 18 November 2013

Great Ocean Road.

While we were away in the last school holidays we spent a bit of time driving on The Great Ocean Road.  You can't really drive anywhere around Lorne without doing this!
I have seen lots of pictures of this part of the world that focus on the long sweeps of the road between the steep hills of the land and the white waves of the sea.

I thought I'd try to see something different.

What I noticed was the wave shapes in the water, the sand and the road.  It was as if all of the features were part of the same ocean wave system.

I also rather like the colours!





From our viewpoint on the hill we could also see the way that the waves in the ocean churn the seabed as they break.  From here its clear why lots of fish live in this zone of tubulance - any tasty morsels of food would have little change of being able to hide in sand that was constantly being turned over by the waves.  The plumes of sand looked rather like clouds.


You can find more images from around the world at Our World Tuesday.  SM



24 comments:

ADRIAN said...

Great textures and views. It was worth looking at the area afresh.

Carole M. said...

yes certainly a different perspective and most effective too Stewart; a lovely part of the world to visit

eileeninmd said...

Wow, what a beautiful view. A lovely scenic drive for sure! Neautiful shots, Stewart.

stiefbeen said...

Geweldige foto,s wat mooi om de verschillen zo goed te zien.

Pallavi said...

It really does feel like the ocean spills out to the land with the wave formations. Its indeed astonishing Stewart. Love the color of the azure water as well! Splendid.

Our photos said...

Beautiful place and photos!
Greetings, RW & SK

Bob Bushell said...

Wow, beautiful coastlines, great photos as well.

Lea said...

Really love those shapes and patterns!
Have a beautiful week!
Lea

Kerri Farley said...

Beautiful!

TexWisGirl said...

reminds me of melting ice cream with chocolate sauce. ahem! :)

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

These scenes look very much like where our Russian River meets the ocean at Jenner in Sonoma County California.

Montanagirl said...

I LOVE that first shot especially. What a great view of the winding hills and road.

Irma said...

Beautiful pictures of a beautiful environment.
Very nicely photographed, Stewart.
Greetings Irma

Sylvia K said...

So much dramatic beauty!!! Terrific captures, Stewart! Thanks for sharing! A beautiful world you have indeed!! Hope you have a great weel!!

Karen said...

Love it from this perspective!

Lady Lilith BloodCrave said...

I agree with you. The colors are really something.

Babs Helferich said...

Super schöne Fotos :)
Grüsse Babs

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Great observation -- the sand does echo the wave shape beautifully.

Gary Phillips said...

Looks great!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Cynthia said...

That was fascinating. So much going on and so many different colors.

Kusum Sanu said...

Great view! Must be a great experience driving there.

jeannettestgermain said...

Happy you caught that for us! A wave road by the ocean waves:)

Fun60 said...

You have really captured the essence of that road. Beautiful photos Stewart. A cup of coffee sounds good.

Pat Tillett said...

You are so right, they really do go together. You have a great eye for these things. Put it all together and you take some really fine nature photos.