Friday, January 13, 2012

Wild Weather

Well that one wasn't too hard: four out of eight people who commented said water or ocean. Although some of those did have a bet either way :-)

I was really impressed with some of the other guesses, pencil, ultrasound and wood.

Well here it is

I shot this on Saturday during my break. Deb and I acted as tour guides for Deb's sister down along the Great Ocean Road. It is meant to be high summer down here in Oz, but it was blowing a gale most of the time. And on Saturday evening it really clouded over. You can see the sun is bravely trying to poke through the incoming storm!

Fortunately there were periods when the clouds blew off but the wind was constant.

It is a beautiful section of the coast and I can never get enough shots of it. I will post more over the next little while but I simply haven't had time to sort them yet.

A sample though, The Twelve Apostles at sunset the evening before. Unfortunately the clouds had built up out at sea and robbed the evening of the rich sunset colour.

This was taken the same afternoon as my “What is it Wednesday” shot. I thought it illustrated how wild the sea was getting. These cliffs are about 45 metres (147 feet) tall. Those are navigation masts on top not golf flags!

11 comments:

Anne Gallagher said...

The Twelve Apostles are GORGEOUS. Oh please please please show more pics of those. I've never seen anything like them.

And gotta love the fury of Mother Nature, especially in Oz. Those waves are beautiful. Okay Majestic for want of a better adjective.

Old Kitty said...

Oh you fooled me!!! LOL!! I look forward to the next challenge!!

Loving the wild and wonderful shots too! Take care
x

Misha Gericke said...

Lol I thought it could be water, but then I thought it would be too easy. :-D

I can't believe that the sea was so wild!

Linda G. said...

Gorgeous! And wild. I love it! :)

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

The last two pictures are particularly beautiful. As Oliver said, "Please, sir, may I have some more?"

Carolyn V said...

I should have guessed water!!!

I love the pictures of the 12! So cool. And those waves. Yikes!

M Pax said...

Stunning photos and coast line. Wow.

Indigo said...

I'm always amazed at the pictures you share with us. (Hugs)Indigo

KarenG said...

So beautiful but dark and cold. I'd be scared to walk there alone LOL.

Kathleen Jones said...

I love the sea when it's really wild like that - such power! Fantastic. Look forward to more detailed photos of the coast.

Lisa said...

Holy smokes, that is a stormy sea!