Mossy Point, New South Wales, Australia

Saturday 10 October 2015

This is what happens when the sun rises and there is still fog resting on the beach. For less than two minutes, the sky lit up like it was on fire and produced a wonderful pink glow over the entire beach. It was one of those moments that you had to be there to see, or you can look at this photograph and almost feel what it was like. (1465)

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Addiscot Beach, Victoria, Australia

Friday 9 October 2015

There is something very tempting standing at the top of these steps and looking down towards the beach and the green sea and anticipating the images I might be able to capture in this lovely spot on our coastline. It is also very worrying watching the dark clouds roll in and wondering if I will get back up the steps and into my car before the rain starts.

Luckily I was able to both climb down the step and take a few pics, then struggle back up what seemed like twice as many steps and back to the car without getting wet. That's what I call a successful photographic expedition! (1464)

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Binalong Bay, Tasmania, Australia

Thursday 8 October 2015

I really love the rocks on the beach at Binalong Bay. They are unusually colourful and seem out of place on the pristine white beach that surrounds a very green sea. Unfortunately there was a pesky photographer walking along the beach, and although I could have removed her, the scale of these rocks was enhanced by leaving the photographic wander in place. Can't wait to go back to Tasmania and explore some more! (1463)

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Point Danger, Victoria, Australia

Wednesday 7 October 2015

'Point Danger is a limestone headland on the coast of south-western Victoria, Australia on the northern side of Bass Strait. It is adjacent to the coastal town of Torquay, separating the town’s front and back surfing beaches. It is the site of Torquay’s war memorial and a venue for ANZAC Day services.

The waters off the headland are protected in the 25 ha Point Danger Marine Sanctuary, which includes a large, sandy, limestone reef platform. It contains a diverse variety of marine invertebrates, with 96 species of opisthobranchs recorded in the area.' [Wikipedia] (1462)

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Bright, Victoria, Australia

Tuesday 6 October 2015

This spot on the Ovens River at Bright looks very inviting, a tranquil and cool place to rest after a long walk. I love the seats and table that are made out of wooden slabs, mounted on wooden posts. I think that it would be even better if the seats were facing the water, but the view in front isn't bad either. So, now that you have had a rest, lets keep walking. (1461)

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Smeaton, Victoria, Australia

Monday 5 October 2015

'The Granary at Anderson's Mill was built in 1866. Partitions were used to form separate compartments but these were removed after 1945 when the original timber floor was replaced with concrete. Bags of grain could be taken up into the loft through the hatch at the west end, along the central elevated walkway and placed on top of the stored piles. Iron fittings are attached to the posts along the external walls. These may have been for
tying rods to support the walls against the pressure of the bags stored against them.
External timber props were also used to support the walls.' []

The large number of lights and the existence of a chalk board lead me to think that this building is used for school groups who now visit, but I could be wrong. There certainly isn't any grain stored here now. (1460)

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Smeaton, Victoria, Australia

Sunday 4 October 2015

'The Bridge over Bullarook Creek on the Ballarat to Castlemaine Road is a notable example of a small bluestone bridge. The single span, 50 foot bridge was constructed in 1892 for the Creswick Shire and it was designed by engineers H and W H Gore; William Barker was the successful contractor. The bridge has unusually wide spreading abutments in proportion to its span.

The Bridge over Bullarook Creek is architecturally significant as an intact representative example of a small, late Victorian stone bridge. The bridge is an excellent example of stonemason's art and is aesthetically pleasing with its ornately carved stone commemorative plaques, rusticated string courses, parapet cappings, voussoirs and a small gargoyle to the southwest face of the bridge. The structure is typical of a vernacular engineering tradition but is distinguished by the high quality of its craftsmanship.'
[] (1459)

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Sand Gully Beach, Victoria, Australia

Saturday 3 October 2015

The beautiful Sand Gully Beach looks wonderful in the early morning light. The golden tones give an indication that the day might be just be warm, even though it is still cold as I take the photo.

I hope everyone has a great weekend and that your football team wins. I should mention that the two main football codes are having their grand final matches today and tomorrow and that it is a long weekend for much of the country. (1458)

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Canberra, ACT, Australia

Friday 2 October 2015

This photograph was taken across Lake Burley Griffin towards our two parliament houses. The white building in front is the old Parliament House which was in use for 61 years and only ever build as a 'provisional' building. The new Parliament House is the cream building behind and has a huge 81 metre flag pole atop. It was opened in 1988.
From where I placed my camera to the flag pole is 2.25kms so this image is very much compressed, thanks to the help of my beautiful 70-300 Canon lens. I really love the symmetry of this photo and with the layout of central Canberra in general. (1457)

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Twofold Bay, New South Wales, Australia

Thursday 1 October 2015

'In 1857 Alexander Walker Davidson built a whaling station on the shores of Kiah Inlet about six kilometres south across Twofold Bay from Eden.

The cottage, Loch Garrah which still stands at the station was built in 1896 by Alexander's grandson, 'Fearless' George Davidson and lived in by the family until 1945.

The Davidson Whaling Station site is now administered by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.' []

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