Saturday, July 18, 2009

Do You Sea What I See?

Okay, Sly, Cue The Theme Music From "Rocky"

Photographs copyright: DAVID McMAHON


I thought about posting images of rocky outcrops at Kluane National Park in the Yukon. I thought about posting images of lichen-covered rocks from different parts of the world. I thought (yes, naturally) about posting images from the periphery of rock music.

But then I remembered this simple series of images and I figured I would post these instead, to remind us of the power of Nature and how objects around us that we take for granted have been there (and will continue to be there) for millennia.

These rocks with eddying sea water foaming around them and emphasising their colour and shape are on Sydney's famous North Shore. We were there on a beautiful autumn day on the Easter weekend and as you can see from the shot below, of the same scene but composed horizontally, there was so much to admire.


Visit TNChick's Photo Hunt. Today's theme: "Rock(s)''.

27 comments:

Shadow said...

that cliff must be sight on a stormy day...

Janet said...

Excellent choice!! Although I must admit it takes me aback somewhat to hear you talk about a lovely AUTUMN Easter Day!

~Just me again~ said...

Very nice pic!

James said...

Outstanding picture David!

Maggie May said...

These are lovely pictures, David and could easily have been taken around the coast of Britain!

Sarah said...

David these are wonderful!! I see a seahorse in the first one - lol!! You asked - kinda. Sarah

Mojo said...

Sort of puts one in mind of the shoreline of Goa doesn't it? Not that I've been to either place, but that's what it reminded me of.

With every passing year I become more convinced that it's simply not possible to take a bad photograph of the ocean unless you really try.

Love both of these. And if memory serves, my Photo Hunt entry for this week is very similar in theme -- if not in composition. (You can find out in a couple of hours.)

lakeviewer said...

The sea and its many splendors-ugh, many outcrops. This could be Oregon.

Kay said...

What great shots! How they remind me of so much....

Splendid Little Stars said...

Scenes like this never fail to captivate me. I love the play of water against rock along a shoreline.

Sassy Scribbles said...

forces of nature can also be so serene as captured in your photos,great work!

Ananda girl said...

Seems like every time I come here I add another place I want to visit to my list! Gorgeous photos!

Cynthia said...

Gorgeous shots! I heard the Rocky music in my head and started to think that you would be propelling down or doing some other athletic maneuver! <3

i beati said...

I lose myself in the power of shots like these Sandy

Cheffie-Mom said...

Yes, I sea! Beautiful! enJOY your weekend!

Michelle said...

Beautiful shots David.

Kat said...

Absolutely gorgeous! And a little scary too. ;) It really does look so powerful.

Light and Voices said...

What a sight to behold! Have a wonderful week-end.
Joyce M

jennytalks said...

would love to see those rocks when i go back there. My entry is taken at Kiama NSW. you might have been there too.

happy PH

The Social Frog said...

Wow, very beautiful :)

janezlifeandtimes said...

they look great in the sunlight with yachts sailing by on the way to Hobart.

great reminder

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Awesome place, but at first I thought it is Ireland. There is a very similar rock formation there, the name escapes me. Shot it quite some time ago in a dense fog, with expected results...

Have a great weekend!

Colin Campbell said...

That last shot looks like parts of the UK. Lovely shots. Take care.

julie said...

That cliff looks great!

introspection said...

Fantastic shots...!!
Does remind me of Goa.

Greyscale Territory said...

I remember so many beautiful rocky areas round Sydney Harbour. But this is one of the highest points! Delightful photos!

Leslie: said...

Stunning images that I hope to see one day! :D