This image is from the same location on the same late afternoon as my two previous posts. All I had to do was look in the opposite direction and take a few steps. Here the cliffs overlooking a cove in Laguna Beach, California, are standing strong against the force of incoming breakers.
This is another of the historic lighthouses along the rugged coast of Victoria, Australia, and I believe this image shows just how rugged the coastline is. The photgraph sends a chill up my spine when I look at it, but not for the reason you would think. The spot where I stood to take the shot had been deeply eroded underneath by the the sea and this danger became apparent to me only after I walked away and happened to look back. Yikes, at least I lived to tell the tale!
This charming structure on Australia’s southeastern coast is a lighthouse no more, but preserved as a historical monument. I love technology, especially sustainable solutions to human problems. However, I have to admit my nostalgia when I think that now there is a solar-powered light in front of the original structure that efficiently emits three white flashes every 18 seconds. Where’s the romance!
One of the many things to appreciate about Australia is the opportunity to take in an unobstructed coastal view, something that still exists but is not always readily available in the U.S. The Victoria coastline, even being in a relatively populated area, still offers a bit of morning solitude and, on this particular morning, beautiful light for a sunrise image.
Another thing I took special note of in Australia is the way the spindrift blows backward off the breakers. I know our waves in California have spindrift sometimes, but it seemed especially lovely along the Victoria coast. Lovely also is the morning light reflected in shallow pools dappling a shoreline rock shelf.