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:

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

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

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

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

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  5. 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.

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  6. Beautiful place and photos!
    Greetings, RW & SK

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  7. Wow, beautiful coastlines, great photos as well.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  14. Love it from this perspective!

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  15. I agree with you. The colors are really something.

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  16. Super schöne Fotos :)
    Grüsse Babs

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

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

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

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  20. Great view! Must be a great experience driving there.

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

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

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  23. 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.

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