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Fossilised Backbone by John Sharp

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The raised ridges and the shape of the green covered rocks reminded me of some ancient whale or dinosaur skeleton when viewed from this angle.
No it wasn’t anything like I thought… but just lichen covered rocks along the shoreline at Smythe’s Creek on the Great Ocean Road near Apollo Bay.

100 Views: 24 December 2012.

Olympus E-30, Zuiko 12-60mm SWD, 26mm, f/22, 2.5 sec., ISO 100 + ND Filter 0.9
HDR – Three exposures (-1, 0, +1). Processed in Oloneo HDR.


lichen, green, rocks, water, ocean, long exposure, smythes creek, apollo bay, great ocean road

I enjoy photography and love the freedom that digital photography allows you. I enjoy photographing landscapes, coastal scenes and nature.

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  • John Schneider
    John Schneiderabout 2 years ago

    Great captue, well done sir!

  • Thanks John. I really think I was dreaming of greater things about whales or dinosaurs, but the shape and colour caught my attention.

    – John Sharp

  • clickinhistory
    clickinhistoryalmost 2 years ago

    Congratulations nice sense of movement and stillness in this. Would look great in b/w too ;) lol

  • Thanks for the Feature. Much appreciated.

    – John Sharp

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