October Squares – Week Two Review

Following on from last week . . .

. . . here’s this week’s review of the photos I’ve shared in Becky’s photo challenge for the month of October.

Mt Field National Park – Tasmania

Day 7 – Bonus Square

My featured and bonus image used in last week’s review is a photo of Russell Falls in Tasmania’s Mt Field National Park.  This photo was taken by Dean and you can see the entire image here.

Below, in the review for the photo used for Day 13, you’ll find a link to a photo gallery from Mt Field National Park where this photo of Russell Falls is also included.

Kalbarri National Park – Western Australia

Day 8 – Sedimentary Lines

Kalbarri National Park is one of Western Australia’s best-known parks and it preserves an inland desert of stunning red and white striped Tumblagooda sandstone.  Although we arrived around 6:00 am, trying to beat the heat, it was incredibly hot by the time we left some three hours later.

The sandstone formations were amazing and well worth the discomfort of the heat.

You’ll find more information and photos here.

Photographed in Kakadu National Park – Northern Territory

Day 9 – Feathered Lines

I cannot believe I took this photo, let alone comprehend that this majestic White-breasted Sea Eagle posed so perfectly for me 🙂

This photo was taken when while cruising Yellow Water Billabong, and (I believe) it proves that a ‘point ‘n click’ camera can take incredible shots.

There’s another photo of this eagle in this gallery.

Roe Plains – Western Australia

Day 10 – Plain Lines

We took three days crossing the Nullarbor Plain from east to west.  Some find the plain boring.  I thought it was exciting and I loved it.  There was so much to see and there’s more than one plain to navigate.

After crossing the border into Western Australia, the Eyre Highway travels down through the Eucla Pass and traverses the Roe Plains for 182 kilometres (113.1 miles) to Madura Pass where the highway rises back up to Nullarbor Plain.

I’m glad we decided to take our time and enjoy the rugged terrain.

You can read more about it here where you’ll also find more photos.

Gordon River – Tasmania

Day 11 – Reflection Line

One of the things I clearly remember about the Gordon River Cruise was the tranquillity of the water as we travelled upriver.  Entering this segment of the river saw us leave the turmoil of the bay behind, the clouds cleared (almost) and there wasn’t a breath of wind.

Just the right conditions for the surface of the water to have the most amazing mirror-like finish.

You can find more photos here.

Lightening – South Australia

Day 12 – Power Line

This photo was also taken by Dean.

We were at Cactus Beach, out and about exploring on foot when a storm blew in.  As we huddled in a (sturdy) little shelter, thunder and lightning boomed all around us.  It was a little scary, but trying to outrun the storm would have been scarier.

As it was, the storm moved over quickly, leaving us two soaked rats to wander back to our mini home.

You can find more photos here including one of Dean walking up a sand dune just before the storm hit and one of the toilet shelter which is not unlike the shelter we huddled in (minus the toilets).

Snow Gums – Tasmania

Day 13 – Gum Lines

Snow is very exciting stuff when you live in the tropics or the sub-tropics.  But it’s not as if either of us had never seen snow before because we had.  However, while visiting Mt Field National Park, the urge to see and touch snow that had fallen overnight was too much to resist.

I can’t remember what the temperature was, below freezing I guess, but I do remember, having driven to the summit/viewing area, or as far as the road would take us, it was so cold we were only out of the car for a few minutes.

I managed to take a few photos, and you can find them here, including the photo of Russell Falls from last week’s review (as mentioned above).

Bunda Cliffs – South Australia

Day 14 – Cliff Line

Any trip across the Nullabor Plain would be incomplete without stopping to view the Bunda Cliffs.

These cliffs are part of the longest uninterrupted line of sea cliffs in the world and their heights vary from 60 to 120 metres (196 to 393.8 feet).

They are a magnificent, hypnotic, and stunning sight and stretch in an unbroken line for approx. 200 kilometres (124.4 miles).  WOW!

This photo was my ‘Photo of the Week’ posted on November 9, 2015, and you can see the entire photo here.

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This is part of my October Squares – Day 14 entry in Becky’s photo challenge – Lines & Squares.

Here’s a coloured square of my featured image.

(It didn’t make the cut this week.)

Photographed at Point Perpendicular Lighthouse – New South Wales

Author: Clare

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4 thoughts

    1. Thank you, Jude, and you’ve hit the nail on the head. I didn’t know many of these things existed before we set out on our trip, but I do now 🙂


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