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Sun, Sea, Swell


Sun, Sea, Swell
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Copyright: Doug Whincup (dougsphotos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 78 W: 5 N: 190] (849)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-09
Categories: Seascape
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-11-22 13:56
Viewed: 4187
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Crazy busy life at the moment; frustrated by the lack of autumnal photo opportunities (and it's nearly over!) I've instead delved into the archives!

This was taken up in Tasmania, on the northern part of the east coast, home of some wonderful beaches and sea scenes like this.

I love "contre jour" shots (those taken into the light) and really liked the effect of the incredibly bright sun on the turquoise sea, and composed deliberately to concentrate on the sea and the contrast with the huge weather-beaten boulders.

Post-processing was just:
Resize
Slight levels and saturation boost (but not much, it really was that colour!)
Sharpen
Simple border

I hope you like it.

A little information on the island and it's unique natural evolution...

Tasmania has seen barely two centuries of outside human influences. Large parts of the island still look today the same as when Charles Darwin or Captain Bligh first sailed to its coasts. Prior to when the waters of the Bass Strait cut the island off from Antarctica, Tasmania was the only land bridge between Australia and the South Pole. In fact Antarctica, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, South America and India were once part of a supercontinent called Gondwana . About 100 million years ago, it broke apart, and the land masses slowly drifted into their current positions.

But the remarkable array of Tasmania's native wildlife - the famous Tasmanian devils, kangaroos and the Tasmanian tiger -- lived and evolved in isolation. Indeed, the deep Australian waters prevented continental transfers of animals, and when isolated expeditions returned from Australia to England, great scientific controversies broke out over the authenticity of their preserved specimens. Thought to be hoaxes or taxidermist's tricks, the marsupials particularly seemed to be pasted together from pieces of known animals found elsewhere (like the platypus with its 'beaver-like tail', duckbill, and mammalian rearing of young).

I didn't see any taz devils on my trip unfortunately!

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2006-11-22 16:04]

Hi Doug,

looks like a nice spot mate, it's part of the world that's always intrigued me so i envy you! I like the colour of the rocks, it's nicely framed and as you say, the colour of the sea's pretty nice too!

Cheers,

Paul

Well that's a great picture. I love the reflections of the sun on the blue water. very good.

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