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Oceania by AtomicBrownie Oceania by AtomicBrownie
Old photo (from 2009), but I think it's one of the better landscapes/waterscapes that I've ever taken. (Though the black parts of the rocks in this photo seem...I dunno...pixelly? Something looks off about it. Oh well.) So I guess you're in for a rare treat. :D

This is the Twelve Apostles in Australia.

I submitted this as my entry to :iconscenic-somewhere: contest, "Scenic-Summer" (this contest is now over). I wasn't satisfied with the photos I took this summer and I still haven't sorted last years (that's why you see random Europe photos in my gallery sometimes o_o;; ), so I'm submitting this one.

On a side note, if I remember correctly, this is one of the multiple photos I submitted to a contest in my local newspaper several months ago, and although that contest has not ended yet, right now, looking at what's been happening in that contest, it's pretty clear to me that I'm not going to be winning any prizes there. XD So I thought it'd be okay for me to submit this to the Internet now. Just letting the newspaper know (not going to put its name because that might reveal where I live), I am the same person and I did not steal this photo.

I really liked the trip to this place as summer vacations go. For one thing, I went here during the summer (though in Australia it is considered to be winter time because it's the Southern Hemisphere) and it was nice to be able to go somewhere that had cooler weather because it was so hot back home. At the same time the place still retains a summery feeling, partially because it doesn't snow in most of Australia but also because of all the beaches and blue skies. I like practically every place where I can see the ocean, but this has got to be one of the best coast areas I've ever been to. And I think it's pretty important to go there, soon, if you have the opportunity, because the rocks are being worn away by the ocean. They won't be there long. (It's called the Twelve Apostles, so I think that's because there used to be twelve of the huge rocks, but several of them have already eroded away) If it were closer to home, I'd go there all the time.

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MayEbony Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your photo is beautiful.  I went there last November but my photo isn't as good as yours I only travelled 3 hours by plane and then 2? by coach to get there.  You came a long way!  It looks as if they didn't disintegrate noticeably between your photo and mine but yes, it will be very sad when they each fall :(
AtomicBrownie Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! But yours is really nice too, it's got a lovely composition (blame the weather for the difference in lighting xD). Hopefully it won't disintegrate too quickly ):
MayEbony Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome, and thank you too :tighthug:  We were fortunate enough to do the helicopter tour, but it was way too fast to take good photos from up there lol
AtomicBrownie Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Aww, that's a shame ): Is it dizzying going up in a helicopter? I tend to get carsick and seasick so I'm not sure if I should try it xD
MayEbony Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's totally amazing being up in a helicopter.  That was our 3rd trip and by far the shortest!  We did 1 hour in Hawaii and 20 minutes over Perth (the Australian Perth).  I get dreadfully travel sick too - believe me, I feel your pain - but I take travel sickness tablets before going in a helicopter (or plane, or boat) and then it's the most wonderful experience!
AtomicBrownie Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Ooh, must've been gorgeous in Hawaii too (: That's a good idea, I'll take some if I go on a helicopter and hopefully I won't have to worry about nausea.
MayEbony Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It was lovely yes - we were there for 3 weeks.  10 days on Kauai and 5 in Honolulu.  They say ginger helps travel sickness and although I'm all for natural remedies where possible, I draw the line with travel sickness and take the highest possible dose at all times (without exceeding recommendations on the packet).  It's worth it.  Travel sickness is such an awful feeling, particularly when you're stuck on a plane with many hours still in front of you and no way off lol
AtomicBrownie Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm not too fond of ginger (I think it's mostly because one time I mistook it for sashimi and tried to eat a big piece of it xD) so I think I'd probably take the medications instead of ginger. Yeah, if there's one thing I hate about traveling, it's the process of having to get to wherever it is I want to go xD
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BongoSkillz Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Gorgeous Photo! That's such a cool coastline! :D
AtomicBrownie Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! (:
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