Natural Bridge at The Gap, Albany, Western Australia by Elaine Teague
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Canon 450D (Canon lens 18-55mm)
3xRAW bracketed exposures processed in Photomatix and finished off in Topaz Adjust.

The Gap forms part of the Torndirrup National Park. The continents of Australia and Antartica were bound together along this rugged coastline for more than one billion years forming part of the super-continent Gondwana. The continents were formed mainly of gneiss, a rock created deep in the Earth’s crust. Pressure and friction at the base of the two fused contents caused rock to melt and slowly rise up through the gneiss. This molten rock slowly cooled, hardening into granite and helping to cement the continents together.
Australia and Antartica separated about 45 million years ago. Rock formations on Australia’s southern coast can still be matched to identical rocks on the norther coast of Antartica.
Waves relentlessly pounded on the coast eventually tearing away loose blocks of granite to create the gap and the natural bridge.
Sometime in the future the gap will widen and disappear; the natural bridge will collapse and become a new gap.

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Comments

  • Elaine Teague
    Elaine Teagueover 3 years ago

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 3 years ago

    What beautiful work dear Elaine.First class.x

  • So pleased you like this Catherine. It was such a fascinating and ethereal place to be. Many thanks too for the fave. xx

    – Elaine Teague

  • Prasad
    Prasadover 3 years ago

    Fantastic image, Elaine

  • Many thanks Prasad.

    – Elaine Teague

  • PS: Thanks too for the watchlist add.

    – Elaine Teague

  • fauselr
    fauselrover 3 years ago

    lovely

  • Thank you Fauselr.

    – Elaine Teague

  • John Hare
    John Hareover 3 years ago

    Wonderful image and I love the processing Elaine.

  • Thank you John for your great feedback and also for the fave.

    – Elaine Teague

  • shazart
    shazartover 3 years ago

    So interesting & an excellent shot of the Gap. I have been right there to see the rush !

  • Thanks Sharry. You will know then how mesmerising this place can be.

    – Elaine Teague

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeover 3 years ago

    Splendid artwork by YOU, I love it:)
    Take care&love yourself, you’re precious…
    ………..
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    Marquis De Vauvenargues

    Best regards,
    Sunny

  • Thank you Sunny for your feedback and kind words, also for the fave. xx

    – Elaine Teague

  • Hank Eder
    Hank Ederover 3 years ago

    Such a gorgeous capture! Instant fave!

  • Thanks very much Hank and for the fave.

    – Elaine Teague

  • NolsNZ
    NolsNZover 3 years ago

    Great shot Elaine. I love it there. Really interesting history as well so thanks for posting. Cheers, Nola.

  • Thanks Nola. I felt rather like I was on another planet.

    – Elaine Teague

  • Eve Parry
    Eve Parryover 3 years ago

    I love the detail that HDR gives.

  • Me too Eve.

    – Elaine Teague

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