Tombolo - Palm Beach - Sydney - Australia by Bryan Freeman
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Photo taken from the top of the headland where the lighthouse is situated, 350ft above sea level.

Canon EOS 400D
Canon Lens 18-55mm

3 images, HDR and tonemapped adjust in PS

3 November Featured in Vanishing Points
7 November Featured in Going Coastal
31 October Featured in At Sea Group

Palm Beach is on the left with the Pacific Ocean/Tasman Sea. On the right is Station Beach and Broken Bay. This is what is known as a Tombolo I love that word…it just rolls off the tongue, Tombolo, tombolo, tombolo…… (At least I amuse myself, if no-one else!) ;-)

There is a walkway down the middle of the bushland. It’s very sandy and difficult to walk along and very, very hot, sticky and airless on a summer’s day. If you’re going to walk to the lighthouse, the best way to go is along Station Beach, close to the water where the sand is hard packed and easier to walk on. You’ll then see signs closer to the headland that will direct you to one of two paths. One is very difficult and not for the faint hearted. It’s mostly steps and steep inclines. We went up this one and were huffing and puffing by the time we reached the top, but it was fun, in a masochistic kinda way. The second walkway is much wider and has a gentler slope. We took this on the way back down and found it tough going for some reason. We wished we had gone back down the harder way!

The tide was way, way out when I took these photos. You can see the exposed green sea weed along the shoreline of Station Beach.

Photo taken from the top of the headland where the lighthouse is situated, 350ft above sea level.

Canon EOS 400D
Canon Lens 18-55mm

3 images, HDR and tonemapped adjust in PS

3 November Featured in Vanishing Points

7 November Featured in Going Coastal

31 October Featured in At Sea Group

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I live in Sydney, Australia and love to travel. I enjoy creating landscapes scenes using my Canon DSLR cameras and lenses.

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  • Bryan Freeman
    Bryan Freemanalmost 5 years ago

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 5 years ago

    WWOW!!

  • Thanks Cee.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • Tim Wright
    Tim Wrightalmost 5 years ago

    Very nice

  • Thanks Tim-bolo

    – Bryan Freeman

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaalmost 5 years ago

    excellent

  • Thanks Scott, appreciated mate.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • GailD
    GailDalmost 5 years ago

    Great shot Bryan. Looks like a ‘must see’ place.

  • Thanks Gail. Yes, it’s a wonderful place to visit.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • BCImages
    BCImagesalmost 5 years ago

    stunning

  • Thank you Steve.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKalmost 5 years ago

    Stunning capture Bryan.

  • Thanks Don.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • LindaJBazor
    LindaJBazoralmost 5 years ago

    Very beautiful and unique location. I feel like I’m seeing mirror images. I love it!

  • Awesome stuff Linda. Thanks for the feature and your lovely comment. I’m one happy chappy!

    – Bryan Freeman

  • David's Photoshop
    David's Photoshopalmost 5 years ago

    Great image Bryan, well done and congratulations on being featured.
    David

  • Thanks David, appreciated.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • KathyT
    KathyTalmost 5 years ago

    What a beautiful scene – well captured.

  • Thank you Kathy, appreciated

    – Bryan Freeman

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