In an expanse of rippled sand and brooding sky from the sandbanks of the Black River, a hole in the sky opens up over The Stanley Nut.
Black River Picnic Reserve
NW Tasmania

Nikon D40
Sigma 10-20mm @ 10mm

1500+ views
50+ faves

featured in Natural Colour & Light group 26th March 2009
featured in Your Magic Places group 26th March 2009
featured in Fine Art of Landscape Photography group 9th April 2009
featured in Tasmania group 12th April 2009
featured in Unlimited Quality group 1st June 2009
featured in Photography 101 group 20th June 2009
featured in Photography 101 group 8th July 2009
featured in Nikon D40X Users group 13th July 2009
featured in Tasmania group 14th November 2009
featured in Friends of Red Bubble group 30th November 2009
featured in The Silky Touch group 10th February 2010
featured in Creative, Talented & Unknown group 26th May 2010
featured in Nikon DSLR Users group 28th May 2010
featured in Lost For Words group 28th May 2010
featured in Made By Nature group 10th June 2010
featured in Beachscapes group 17th September 2010
featured in Sold group 26th September 2010

winner of NW Tasmania’s “The Advocate” newspaper “Our Patch” photographic competition
from 1300 entries announced 12th November 2009

winner of the Horizon Photography Challenge in Photography101 Group 8th July 2009
Top Ten image in Made by Nature Group – The Beach Challenge 8th June 2010
Top Ten image in Beachscapes – Patterns Challenge 26th September 2010

featured photo of the month for August 2009 for the Nikon D40X users group
Hosts’ Selection in the Favourite 20 group 22nd February 2010

Sold as a framed 30″×20″ metallic print as a result of a friends wife seeing it in a local newspaper competition


beach, clouds, garth smith, nut, ripples, sand, sky, sold, stanley tasmania


  • Raquel O'Neill
    Raquel O'Neillover 5 years ago

    Wow, simply stunning!

  • Thank you Raquel, I am glad you like it.

    – Garth Smith

  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanover 5 years ago

    excellent Garth.

  • Thank you Jenny.

    – Garth Smith

  • shakey
    shakeyover 5 years ago

    Great work Garth

  • Thanks Shakey

    – Garth Smith

  • David Murphy
    David Murphyover 5 years ago


  • Thank you David.

    – Garth Smith

  • wiz66
    wiz66over 5 years ago

    Lovely work Garth

  • Thank you Shane, much appreciated.

    – Garth Smith

  • James Nielsen
    James Nielsenover 5 years ago

    What an awesome photo Garth. Fantastic texture and depth to the shot. Brilliant.

  • Thank you James for your kind words.

    – Garth Smith

  • micklyn
    micklynover 5 years ago

    Absolutely stunning. Love it!

  • Thank you micklyn

    – Garth Smith

  • Lisa  Kenny
    Lisa Kennyover 5 years ago

    this is fantastic Garth … those squiggles in the sand ;)

  • Thank you Lisa

    – Garth Smith

  • simonesphotos
    simonesphotosover 5 years ago

    This is absolutely breathtaking Garth, the colour, texture, lines and that ominous sky all work together beautifully!! Great work!!

  • Thank you Simone

    – Garth Smith

  • Pamela Inverarity
    Pamela Inverarityover 5 years ago

    Wonderful colours and textures! Nice shot!

  • Thanks again Pam

    – Garth Smith

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