A Link With the Past by Michael John

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These big old rusty linked chains were found while walking on a sandstone rock platform near the beach.

They originated on a boat, possibly as part of the anchor’s chain, and were washed up onto rocks following the wreck of the SS Minmi in 1937.

Botany Bay National Park, La Perouse, NSW, Australia.

Canon 400D, as is.

Beach, River and Lake Treasures – Mar 2010
The Weekend Photographer – May 2010
Going Coastal – May 2010
Everything Ends – Jul 2010
The World As We See It – Apr 2011
Cee’s Fun Artsy Friends – Jun 2011
Remember When – Oct 2011
Featured For A Challenge – Nov 2011

102 views at 4/6/10
527 views at 9/11/11


chains, la perouse, links, rusty, rusted, shipwrecks, anchors, nautical, minmi, australiana, sydney, historical, coastal, landscapes, macro

I live in Australia and enjoy bushwalking in the great outdoors, especially the world heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park.

My photographic interests are pretty much related to Australian landscapes, rustic Australia, historic Australia, Australian wildlife, flora, fauna, birds, etc. Guess I love the country I was born and live in.

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  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsover 4 years ago

    Nice one. I love the weathered look of the metal. I’ve got a good shot of some bloke almost giving himself a hernia trying to lift this chain.

  • Thanks. Yes, it is very heavy – I know – I tried to lift it!

    – Michael John

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanover 4 years ago

    Great rustic image … somewhere back in my gallery I have an image of one of the bells from the SS MInmi that is on display in the Newcastle Maritime Museum♥

  • Thanks Bev. Ok, that it interesting. There must be pieces of it scattered around everywhere.

    – Michael John

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 4 years ago

    A nice find … it does look heavy!

  • It was – I tried to lift them!

    – Michael John

  • Bellavista2
    Bellavista2over 4 years ago

    Congratulations Michael! Your brillant image has been Featured in the ’Beach,River and Lake Treasures Group"

  • Thank you for the feature.

    – Michael John

  • Cat2be
    Cat2beabout 4 years ago

    Congrats on your feature 28 May 2010

  • Many thanks Kimba…much appreciated.

    – Michael John

  • bazcelt
    bazceltabout 4 years ago

    Congrats on the features Michael! Great shot, great story.

  • Thanks heaps matey!

    – Michael John

  • E.R. Bazor
    E.R. Bazorabout 4 years ago

    Love it!

  • Thanks for the feature. You have made my day!

    – Michael John

  • valandsnake
    valandsnakeabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture. Great detail and very interesting. Congrats on the feature

  • Thanks for the comments Val. I am pleased with the feature.

    – Michael John

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations on the latest of a long line of features. Well done Mike.

  • Thanks heaps Michael.

    – Michael John

  • jeanlphotos
    jeanlphotosabout 4 years ago

    Congrats on your feature….GREAT shot!!

  • Thank you Jean.

    – Michael John

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