Weekly Photo Challenge-Elemental

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Elemental

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My elemental images are all from Torquay this week.I find the sea beautiful…

even when it is calm in my first two image.

 

Generating a bit more energy… 


it provides a playground for…


surfer and photographer alike.


And when it becomes… 

 

too heavy for surfing…


it is a photographer’s delight.

 

 In my opinion.

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I don’t know how I missed… 

the Aquamarine challenge.

 

I quickly remembered photos…

which my eyes tell me are good for the post.

All photos taken at Torquay,

near Bell’s Beach, which is where the

Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach,

World Surf League Championship

is held each Easter.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Aquamarine

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Autumn-Metal

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My contribution for this week’s

Autumn Metal

 

Some autumnal colours for this week’s challenge.

First from St Leonards Pier on…

Victoria’s Surf Coast.

 This one is at Torquay Beach,

also on the Surf Coast.
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Black and White Tuesday

 March 28 2017

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Still down on Victoria’s Surf Coast,

but at Point Lonsdale this week.

Point Lonsdale is on the Western side of

what is known as The Heads…

Port Philip Bay’s only entry/exit to Bass Strait.

There is also another name used to describe

this entrance/exit…The Rip.

The Rip is a triangular area of water between

Point Nepean, Shortlands Bluff and Point Lonsdale.

Although the distance between

Point Lonsdale and Point Nepean is 3.5 km

there is only about 1 km which is navigable.

Due to rocky reefs and shoals the ocean floor

varies from less than 5 metres to 100 metres deep.

This reef is about 200 metres off shore.

Point Lonsdale pier with Point Nepean in the right background.

Again Point Nepean just visible on the right horizon.

And finally, this was my target for the morning.

The Point Lonsdale lighthouse reflecting the rising sun.

The cloud bank was mad to order and moving so quickly

that I only had a few minutes to capture this.

Between, and below, the two smaller buildings is a concrete

bunker/pill-box built for World War 1.

It is through the dark rectangle in this wall

that MGW and I  had to haul a table, chairs,

decorations, food, candles and so on,

so Number 2 Son could propose to his girlfriend.

AND just for the record I have a 25 foot extension ladder

which had to be extended 3-4 feet to make

it safe to climb up the required 10-12 feet to enter.

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Hope you enjoyed.

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Travel Theme-Over

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My

Over

Travel Theme.

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Decided to stay with my surfing theme this week…

and present some board rides which were definitely over.

Although still almost vertical, the facial expression says it all.

The next shot was of surging white caps

and no sign of a surfer, or board.

Could not recover from this one, or…

this ride on Monday, March 27, 2017.

Earlier in the morning I had driven an hour

to capture the sunrise reflection on the light house.

This is not the pick of the morning’s images

but it is certainly the best with the rainbow

over the light house.

As with all of mother nature’s splendour,

it only lasted minutes.

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Where’s My Backpack: Over

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Black and White Tuesday

 March 21, 2017

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Monday was the best surf at Torquay for some time.

Still only relatively small waves, however,

there were some good rides.

Furthermore, I had never seen a surfer using a paddle before.

Or is that a paddle boarder, surfing.

It seemed to aid with balance at times.

I like this shot with the water splashed up around his knees.

I think here is a whole range of captions

which could be applied here.

Definitely my favourite for the day.

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Hope you enjoyed.

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