The Tidal Sand Flats at Avalon Beach by Christine Smith

The Tidal Sand Flats at Avalon Beach by 

Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Lens: @ 14mm, ISO: 100, Aperture: f4, Shutter: 1/250

Taken from the road beside the tidal sand flats, at Avalon Beach just outside Geelong in Victoria, Australia. The peaks in the distance are The You Yangs, a series of granite ridges that rise to 364m (Flinders Peak) above the Werribee Plain approximately 55km south west of Melbourne and 22km north east of Geelong. Much of the southern parts of the ranges are protected by the You Yangs Regional Park. The name “You Yang” comes from the Aboriginal words Wurdi Youang or Ude Youang meaning “big mountain in the middle of a plain”. Explorer Matthew Flinders was the first European to visit the You Yangs. On May 1, 1802, he and three of his men climbed to the highest point. He named it “Station Peak” but the name was changed in 1912 to “Flinders Peak” in his honour.

Photography been a longtime hobby that has now become an obsessive passion. I am fairly eclectic in my choice of subjects, and try to see beauty in most things. Thank you for dropping by my site and I welcome any feedback and tips.

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  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 3 years ago

    Lovely view Christine, great sky …

  • Thanks ever so much for both your kind words and the fave Tom.

    – Christine Smith

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 3 years ago

    oh my goodness, Christine!!!!! What a magnificent vista … so beautiful!!!!!!!

  • I really appreciate your lovely comment and the fave Lois. Have a great day!!

    – Christine Smith

  • Hans Kawitzki
    Hans Kawitzkiover 3 years ago

    Wonderful work Christine,great depth and clarity

  • Thank you very much Hans.

    – Christine Smith

  • William Bullimore
    William Bullimoreover 3 years ago

    Beautifully captured Chrisitne. Excellent composition. Hopefully I can get down Geelong way when I’m in Melbourne in February.

  • I appreciate both your comment and the fave William. I hope that you do make it to Geelong if you can. I’ll keep watching.

    – Christine Smith

  • Ellanita
    Ellanitaover 3 years ago

    Fabulous capture and image Christine !!!

  • Thank you so much for your kind words.

    – Christine Smith

  • Akkra
    Akkraabout 3 years ago

    The only time I see a sky like that is on my Windows screensaver. :D Stunning view and stunning colours!

  • Glad that you like it. We’ve had lots of blue skies this summer.

    – Christine Smith

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 1 year ago


  • Thank you for both your comment and the fave Lorilee.

    – Christine Smith

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