Port Willunga is an old port (mainly for wheat) about 50km south of Adelaide. The sentinal like posts are all the remains of the old jetty. Today it is just a quiet beach.
Whilst the water looks very calm a ship did get wrecked nearby in a massive storm - the Star of Greece in 1888.
Those cliffs are made of sand and fishermen in the past dug out caves for storing their boats and nets - the caves can still be seen.
The cliffs may look innocent enough but whilst we were in the region recently a boy playing on similar ones sadly fell to his death.
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dta (70913) 2012-05-09 1:11
Hello Ian ,
Old posts often provide excellent subjects for the photographer .
You've captured this beach superbly , using the contrast between the dark pieces of wood , with the luminous cliffs in the BG .
Colors are splendid , too .
chrislo (4155) 2012-05-09 5:19
There are many wonderful things in this image and they all tie together nicely. Very aesthetic framing with these poles standing like shore guards and giving perspective to the image.
Great composition as well as a very crisp and clear image.
dkmurphys (52177) 2012-05-09 8:27
Very attractive capture. I love the blue water and the ruins of wood. Well captured.
delpeoples (54625) 2012-05-09 17:34
I think you've found my "happy place"! Wow I love this beach and the wooden palings add such a great element of interest. The colours are luminous, especially the limpid water in the FG and I think you handled the strong light really well. The place sounds dangerous, so nightshots no advisable? Imagine what this would look like in slow exposure? WOW!
ricardomattos (5143) 2012-05-09 17:57
Excelente composição com estes postes do velho porto.
Ótimas cores e luzes também. Parece ser um lugar muito agradável.
AuldCom (196) 2012-05-10 5:38
Once again, you're sharing a very nice shot from your beautiful country ! Thanks very much.
The various shades of blue are great, and the composition is very well done.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-05-11 4:27
The sea will eventually erase the traces of this ancient port. The photo is skillfully framed. Sharpness and depth are excellent, the colors and the light also. Bravo.
Have a nice day
SnapRJW (31625) 2012-05-13 1:11
Hello Ian - Why is is we are so fascinated by subjects which show natures' triumph over man? I love to see how the land and sea take back. This is a great example and a fine composition. Love the colours and contrast in this. Warm regards Rosemary
ChrisJ (103503) 2012-05-14 3:14
Amazing warm cold colour contrasts between the red and blue with very good graphism added by the repetitive, rotting old stumps of the derelict pier. Nice sharpness and good clarity in the fg tidal pool. Tfs!
- Copyright: Ian Fegent (ifege) (10363)
- Genre: Lieux
- Medium: Couleur
- Date Taken: 2012-04-16
- Categories: Nature, Transports, Ruines
- Camera: Pentax K20D, Pentax 18-250, 62 mm HOYA Circular Polarize
- Exposition: f/13.0, 1/90 secondes
- More Photo Info: view
- Versions: version originale
- Date Submitted: 2012-05-09 0:26