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VOLCANO?  Point Roadknight, Australia.  You might be forgiven for thinking this is a volcano photo.  In fact it is the sun rising above a rocky outcrop on the Point Roadknight beach early one morning.    I am very lucky to be living in a very interesting part of the country where I can see pristine white beaches, right through to spectacular rocky cliffs and  protrusions all within an hours drive.

VOLCANO? Point Roadknight, Australia. You might be forgiven for thinking this is a volcano photo. In fact it is the sun rising above a rocky outcrop on the Point Roadknight beach early one morning. I am very lucky to be living in a very interesting part of the country where I can see pristine white beaches, right through to spectacular rocky cliffs and protrusions all within an hours drive.

GOOD FOR ONE'S SOUL Anglesea, Australia. Don't you just love mornings!  I know a lot of people who aren't the brightest in the morning, but it is when I do my best work and getting out in the fresh air with nobody else around and taking in the very best that nature provides is good for one's soul!

Lynden Smith is a fine art photographer based in Geelong Australia providing a daily dose of wonderful photographs from Australia and the world.

LIKE WEATHERED WOOD Palm Cove, Queensland, Australia. I have walked along hundreds of beaches over the years, and they are all very unique.  At the north end of the Palm Cove beach there are these rocky outcrops that contain a unique surface.  It is almost like the ends of a weathered piece of wood, the layers have been worn away to produce a wonderful surface.  Yet the next rocks along the beach are very rough and so different to the ones in the foreground.

LIKE WEATHERED WOOD Palm Cove, Queensland, Australia. I have walked along hundreds of beaches over the years, and they are all very unique. At the north end of the Palm Cove beach there are these rocky outcrops that contain a unique surface. It is almost like the ends of a weathered piece of wood, the layers have been worn away to produce a wonderful surface. Yet the next rocks along the beach are very rough and so different to the ones in the foreground.

THE SPECTACULAR Bright, Victoria, Australia. This is what Bright is known for, the lovely autumn colours! The township comes alive with visitors who come for the spectacular every year, some years more vibrant than others. It doesn't hurt that this is also the gateway to the high country and will see snow lovers visit after the leaves have fallen and enjoy Bright for the same hospitality and friendliness that I found on my recent trip.

THE SPECTACULAR Bright, Victoria, Australia. This is what Bright is known for, the lovely autumn colours! The township comes alive with visitors who come for the spectacular every year, some years more vibrant than others. It doesn't hurt that this is also the gateway to the high country and will see snow lovers visit after the leaves have fallen and enjoy Bright for the same hospitality and friendliness that I found on my recent trip.

RELENTLESS WAVES  Barwon Heads, Australia.  This is another image from my Barwon Heads photo shoot, showing relentless waves pounding the rock ledge.  This photo was taken late in the day, so as the light faded, the shutter speed lengthened.     I love the softness of the water caused by the longer exposure, but short enough to still show the movement of the water.

RELENTLESS WAVES Barwon Heads, Australia. This is another image from my Barwon Heads photo shoot, showing relentless waves pounding the rock ledge. This photo was taken late in the day, so as the light faded, the shutter speed lengthened. I love the softness of the water caused by the longer exposure, but short enough to still show the movement of the water.

UNDULATING Korumburra, Australia.    I love the word, undulating!  But when does a landscape go from being undulating to hilly?  I suppose the same can be said for hilly to mountainous, although I'm sure I have seen some hills that have been called mountains, Mount Elephant in Western Victoria, for example!    Anyway, I hope you like my undulating (almost hilly) photo today!   (424/500)    View the rest of my portfolio at www.LyndenSmith.com

UNDULATING Korumburra, Australia. I love the word, undulating! But when does a landscape go from being undulating to hilly? I suppose the same can be said for hilly to mountainous, although I'm sure I have seen some hills that have been called mountains, Mount Elephant in Western Victoria, for example! Anyway, I hope you like my undulating (almost hilly) photo today! (424/500) View the rest of my portfolio at www.LyndenSmith.com

MIRROR FINISH  Loch Chon, Scotland.  I am bringing out a photo from earlier in the week while in Scotland.    I freely admit that my knowledge of Scotland's Trossachs was sadly lacking before this trip and was pleasantly surprised by the large number of Lochs and a single lake that we found.  Each of them had a mirror finish first thing in the morning that provided the most wonderful reflections of the surrounding mountains.

MIRROR FINISH Loch Chon, Scotland. I am bringing out a photo from earlier in the week while in Scotland. I freely admit that my knowledge of Scotland's Trossachs was sadly lacking before this trip and was pleasantly surprised by the large number of Lochs and a single lake that we found. Each of them had a mirror finish first thing in the morning that provided the most wonderful reflections of the surrounding mountains.

INTERESTING NONETHELESS Sand Gully Beach, Victoria, Australia. The beautiful cliffs of Sand Gully Beach are already remarkably orange in appearance, and add the bright morning light and they almost glow.  This section of the beach wasn't all that sandy, but interesting nonetheless. The lovely exposed sea grasses and succulents have grown on the rocky outcrop and provide a lovely foreground interest and complement the cliffs at the rear.

INTERESTING NONETHELESS Sand Gully Beach, Victoria, Australia. The beautiful cliffs of Sand Gully Beach are already remarkably orange in appearance, and add the bright morning light and they almost glow. This section of the beach wasn't all that sandy, but interesting nonetheless. The lovely exposed sea grasses and succulents have grown on the rocky outcrop and provide a lovely foreground interest and complement the cliffs at the rear.

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Lynden Smith is a fine art photographer based in Geelong Australia providing a daily dose of wonderful photographs from Australia and the world.

WONDERFUL CONTRAST Hawley Beach, Tasmania, Australia. An early morning splash of golden light across Hawley Beach made these rock glow and the unusual cloud formation provided for a wonderful sky.  The trees on the horizon give a lovely transition from the harsh rocks to the soft sky and the smooth white sand in the foreground adds a wonderful contrast to the ruggedness of the image.  This was a fantastic find on the first day of this trip to Tasmania!

WONDERFUL CONTRAST Hawley Beach, Tasmania, Australia. An early morning splash of golden light across Hawley Beach made these rock glow and the unusual cloud formation provided for a wonderful sky. The trees on the horizon give a lovely transition from the harsh rocks to the soft sky and the smooth white sand in the foreground adds a wonderful contrast to the ruggedness of the image. This was a fantastic find on the first day of this trip to Tasmania!

THE LONE PHOTOGRAPHER  Portesea, Australia.  When I visited the Portsea ocean beach I noticed a lone photographer trying to get a close image of the rock ledge waterfalls.  In fact it was that he was standing precariously further out than I was game to go that made me notice the waterfalls that were created as the waves washed over the ledge and then receded.    I love the green moss on the rocks in the foreground!

THE LONE PHOTOGRAPHER Portesea, Australia. When I visited the Portsea ocean beach I noticed a lone photographer trying to get a close image of the rock ledge waterfalls. In fact it was that he was standing precariously further out than I was game to go that made me notice the waterfalls that were created as the waves washed over the ledge and then receded. I love the green moss on the rocks in the foreground!

FLOWING THROUGH BRIGHT Bright, Victoria, Australia. The Ovens River flows through the lovely township of Bright in Victoria's high country.  'Hamilton Hume and William Hovell explored the area in 1824, naming the Ovens River.  The town was first known as Morse's Creek after F.H. Morse but in 1861 it was renamed in honour of the British orator and politician John Bright. ' [Wikipedia]

FLOWING THROUGH BRIGHT Bright, Victoria, Australia. The Ovens River flows through the lovely township of Bright in Victoria's high country. 'Hamilton Hume and William Hovell explored the area in 1824, naming the Ovens River. The town was first known as Morse's Creek after F.H. Morse but in 1861 it was renamed in honour of the British orator and politician John Bright. ' [Wikipedia]

DOG ROCKS  Batesford, Australia.  Just outside Batesford is a large granite outcrop called the 'Dog Rocks' with one lone tree beside it.  This small tree is one of the most photographed in the area by local enthusiasts, so why shouldn't I have a go at it too?!   (433/500)      View the rest of my portfolio at www.LyndenSmith.com

DOG ROCKS Batesford, Australia. Just outside Batesford is a large granite outcrop called the 'Dog Rocks' with one lone tree beside it. This small tree is one of the most photographed in the area by local enthusiasts, so why shouldn't I have a go at it too?! (433/500) View the rest of my portfolio at www.LyndenSmith.com

END OF THE HARVEST  Birregurra, Australia.  I was fortunate to be driving back home late one afternoon and witnessed a fantastic sunset.  I stopped the car at a paddock that had just been harvested and had golden straw that stuck out of the ground like the hair on a spiked hair cut.   The clouds turned a pretty pink as the sun set and the shadows cast in the straw provided great contrast to define the rows of the crop.

END OF THE HARVEST Birregurra, Australia. I was fortunate to be driving back home late one afternoon and witnessed a fantastic sunset. I stopped the car at a paddock that had just been harvested and had golden straw that stuck out of the ground like the hair on a spiked hair cut. The clouds turned a pretty pink as the sun set and the shadows cast in the straw provided great contrast to define the rows of the crop.

TOOK MY INTEREST Loch Katrine, Scotland. This is another photo from my Scotland Loch series and this one is of  Loch Katrine.  It is a beautiful body of water that is located in the centre of the Trossachs National Park, a bit smaller than some of the others, but as pretty as!  The colours of these islands took my interest and stood out on a very bleak day.

TOOK MY INTEREST Loch Katrine, Scotland. This is another photo from my Scotland Loch series and this one is of Loch Katrine. It is a beautiful body of water that is located in the centre of the Trossachs National Park, a bit smaller than some of the others, but as pretty as! The colours of these islands took my interest and stood out on a very bleak day.

LOW LIGHT Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia. 'The white lighthouse at Queenscliff was built 1862 to replace an earlier wooden lighthouse erected in 1853. It is built of the same bluestone that was used to build the Black Lighthouse but was painted white to distinguish it in daylight. The lamps and housings were manufactured by Chance Brothers in England.  The light was converted to gas in 1890 and later converted to electricity in 1924. The lighthouse forms the front, or low, of a ...

LOW LIGHT Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia. 'The white lighthouse at Queenscliff was built 1862 to replace an earlier wooden lighthouse erected in 1853. It is built of the same bluestone that was used to build the Black Lighthouse but was painted white to distinguish it in daylight. The lamps and housings were manufactured by Chance Brothers in England. The light was converted to gas in 1890 and later converted to electricity in 1924. The lighthouse forms the front, or low, of a ...

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