Finding your favorite boab tree while driving in the Australian outback is not easy – there are so many! You cannot possibly stop and examine all of them to decide. However, when we passed this one I said, “STOP! Turn the car around. I have found my favorite boab.”
Sawn Rocks, in New South Wales, Australia, is an example of a volcanic rock formation called “organ-piping”–it’s easy to see why. On our way to see this formation, a mishap occurred and I’ll share with you the following quote from my travel journal: “Sad day. On our way to Mt. Kaputar NP, I accidentally locked the car key in the boot. The car was unlocked, but the inside latch wouldn’t work. We ended up being towed by a guy named Brian to a garage in Murrurrundi owned by a guy named Ashley. It took a full 24 hours to get the key out and we ended up staying across the street from the garage at a trucker hotel instead of Craigton Resort at the NP.”
All was well in the end and I even managed to take this shot on our abbreviated visit to the park. We had schedules to keep!
Today’s challenge theme is Season and I chose this first image to send to Leanne for the challenge. To see all of the creative entries in the challenge, visit Leanne Cole Photography.
The second image, taken in the same location in Colorado, is also monochromatic in appearance. I processed both images for a light, high key look.
This is the first of many images I will post from my recent trip to Australia. It is from the first state I visited, Tasmania. It rained on the walk up to this lookout over the bay and the weather naturally encouraged me to think in monochrome! The image is composed of two shots, overlapped and stitched together. I’m glad to be participating in Leanne’s weekly challenge again and I appreciate so much that she took such care in showing my husband and me around in Melbourne and on the Great Ocean Road. To see all of this week’s entries, click over to Leanne Cole Photography.
I shot this a few years ago while in Ireland. The bridge, located near Galway in western Ireland, was featured in the movie The Quiet Man starring John Wayne.
Not only a quiet lake in the midst of the emerald hills for which Ireland is known, Lough Gur and its surrounding area comprise an important archaeological site. The surrounding area abounds with vestiges of human habitation going back 3,000 years. These include ring forts, a hill fort, grange stones, crannogs, and a tower house.