Australia’s coastline is home to some wonderful shipwrecks.
Thanks so much.
Fantastic pics … as usual!
Nice pic, but aren’t you supposed to be taking a break?
These were taken last weekend I promise, I’m resting
Beautiful and so calming.
Glad you like
Really great pictures! X
Glad you like them.
These shots are great, Tracie. They remind me of perhaps a whale skeleton, which is appropriate for a ship wreck lingering in the sea. I am assuming this wreckage has been there for a hundred years or more,given the state of decay of the ship. Do you know? It makes for interesting photography.
It was an iron steamboat which ran aground during heavy seas in 1893. It was re-floated, but again, heavy seas turned the ship about and back onto the sand where it remains to this day. Dicky Beach remains the only recreational beach in the world to be named after a shipwreck. The lady at the hotel told us that each year they dig it out of the sand and oil it, to try and preserve it… and then fill the sand back in. Part of it was removed and sent to a museum, as it was posing a risk. But the lifesavers are directly behind it, to make sure it’s safe. The sea is quite rough and I imagine it would be easy to get swept into the steel.
That is an interesting history. I love to imagine what life must have been like for people back then, and what their reaction might be if they could see how much the world has changed in so little time. Thanks for filling me in on the remains history and on how the beach was named. Very cool!
You are so welcome.
My gosh, these are amazingly beautiful.
How sweet of you… thank you.
Wonderful pictures….But I would have liked a bit of historical referrence to the “SS Dicky.” Maybe next time?
Check out my response to Orples above… hope that helps
Ah, thanks Tracie,that’s a very interesting story, and the work involved in maintaining it, is a tale in and of itself..
I don’t think they want to lose it… it’s quite the tourist attraction now. And you are never the only photographer on the beach
Absolutely breathtaking! How long was your shutter speed in these?
These were all taken at different times of the day. Some where sunset, some sunrise, and the wreck faces directly east, so sunrise was a challenge for sure. And 2 where taken right in the middle of a very sunny day…. so shutter speed varied greatly. All had ND filters, though.
Nature, the best nutural composter, returning the rusted iron carcass to earth
…or to water…
What beautiful shots, and I like the different treatments (the faded green, the emphasis on the rust color, the startling blues).
They were taken at different times of the day and with different filters on the camera. Thanks.
Ah, Tracie, these are other-worldly beautiful. I’m just shaking my head in awe.
You are so sweet George.
Beautiful photos!! Jay
“wow” is good… thank you
Good to see ya back! Ann
Amazing, like all your work. Now aren’t you suppose to be getting some rest?
I am resting…. I promise…. I took these last weekend, and just wanted to share.
Beautiful photos. Very nice photo subject also, you made it art…
“you made art of it” …
Thanks so much
Hopefully, you are looking after your health. Here, you have captured the essence of, ‘there’s more than one way to look at the same thing,,,,,,,,,,,,,and, really enjoy it!
Hope you are not pushing yourself, and you’re able to relax, a least, a little bit.
Thanks for giving me, my morning oasis in pictures…………
P.S. Finally got an SD card for my camera. I may find out over the week-end if, the ‘fire’ is there as it once was, quite a few years, ago.
Oh.. I can’t wait to see what you produce And yes Dave… I am looking after myself xxoo
Wow, these are beautiful! You capture such vibrant colors in your photos.
I do like strong colours But the world is such a colourful place.. thanks xxoo
Just stunning, Tracie, really. Gorgeous!
So happy you like them… thanks xxoo
I do love to come back to this page and just let it scroll…gorgeous, gorgeous work!
Wow. what a wonderful thing to say.
Im not kissing ass when i say you have some of the greatest photos I’ve ever seen.
Well that is a very wonderful thing to say… and I am very honoured that you feel that way. Thank you xxoo
I love the subtle power of the sea.
Me too… thanks so much for commenting
Those photo’s are fabulous, , I have to keep peeking, they are so peaceful, yet a little haunting at the same time…showing the real power of th ocean…. beautiful
What a truly lovely comment… thank you so very much
I cannot stop looking at you wonderful pictures. They all convey a very peaceful feeling.
I look forward to seeing your excellent work!
Thank you so much… you are very kind
Thank you for visiting & liking my page
When I was a child you could see a lot more of the wreck, but still amazing that part of it is still there,, I also think it is great that they kept the propeller for a monument, it is a beautiful beach, and your photos are fantastic.
Thank You very much for visiting my blog..
Thanks so much…. I was just so happy to see this wreck… wish I could have seen it years ago, but feel so blessed to have seen it at all.
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Have a great day,
Thank you Spencer… I very much appreciate you nominating me… I don’t participate in awards… but they always bring a smile to my face to be nominated… and the thought is always very much appreciated. hugs xxoo
Uau !!! Amazing photos Tracie !!
So glad you think so
Gorgeous shots! The colors and the softness of the water are dreamy!
What a lovely thing to say… thank you xxoo
This is Magic….
Awesome… thank you
You are an excellent photographer, love them all !
You are very kind… thank you xxoo
You too, thank you for all the LIKES
You are very welcome… you have been posting just some fantastic stuff… absolutely loving it.
TI am glad you like them, thanks again Tracie, have a great day!
A set of perfection.
What a wonderfully amazing comment… thank you so very much xxoo
your work is so amazing ,i really love your shots
You are very kind…. thank you
Beautiful series. Great work!
Thank you so much… I hope to add to it very shortly
Absolutely amazing photos!!,Tracie..
Thank you so much
In fact we must thank you for the amazing work
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Rust has a way of giving comfort somehow. Just beautiful work. It is almost as though there is a humaness to these photos.
Thank you Lesley for that wonderful comment
Thank you.. I am so glad you enjoyed them.
A beautiful series
Glad you liked it:)
Beautiful and inspiring!
Thank you for your kind comment.
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Fantastic photos on a great photography blog.
Where are these fantastic pictures taken?
Most of them are Dickys Beach at Caloundra on Australia’s Sunshine Coast. And I think from memory there is one in there from Fraser Island also in Queensland (where I live).
I often dream of travelling to these kind of places.
There are something magical about them.
There sure is.
wow, great photographs!! any special effects with the pic colours? i’m wondering how you know places having shipwrecks on the surface of the sea. thanks for stopping by and liking my post!
Thanks so much for the kind words.
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