05 December 2011

Sandstone Splendour

There's something quite special to me, about sandstone cliff-faces.  So much light/shade, colour-tones and textural exchanges to soak up  Gosh, I could sit opposite any of these with a packed lunch, and think about nothing much else.







It's not upside down; was taking the photo from underneath, looking upwards.....

Notation: Within the pages of Journal of Coastal Research, P. T. Hanamgond makes reference to Alveolar or honeycomb weathering of Hawkesbury Sandstone at Bondi Beach (Triassic Age, 190-225 million years).









Would like to know how this creative-art was accomplished; what kind of tools were used.  How skilful.  Can't help but think about my back.



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22 comments:

Ellie said...

Oh I can really see why you like this, it's very eyecatching. Great shots.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Amazing structures. You have caught them well with the camera. I like having the people in the second as they give some size perspective.

Leovi said...

I love these compositions, excellent and very creative, great set of lines, shapes and textures with great color contrast. Wonderful!!!

the cuby poet said...

Nature does some wonderful things which creates pleasure to the eye. This is a fabulous example.Thanks for sharing these photos.

TexWisGirl said...

thank you for sharing a part of your world we wouldn't know of otherwise! these are so cool!

Karen said...

Fascinating formations.

Hilda R.B said...

Beautiful series. Thanks for sharing this. Have never seen this sandstone before. They are great!!!

Pat said...

Great shots of these fantastic sandstone formations! Nature's sculpture!

Andrew said...

Wonderful images.
It looks like a fantastic place to visit.. and I was so unaware of it before so many thanks for aharing.

EG Wow said...

Incredibly beautiful!

Lyn S said...

Amazing detail with those close-ups Carole!

lisa said...

My goodness Carole, these are amazing!
I have never seen anything quite like them. I have to wonder as you do, how these came to be. Really beautiful.

Thank you so much for sharing these today at The Creative Exchange.

Have a great evening!

lisa.

Jeanne said...

Really such fascinating designs on those cliffs, and you have captured such good angles on them. Lovely, and what a great place to go! Have a great day!

Nadege, said...

Wow, they are amazing. Wonderful textures. I love the sculpture.

Merike said...

Wow! Stunning collections! Nice to my eyes :)

Sharyl said...

Love the looks of this place! Your photos are always so clear, perfectly lit, and interesting. It makes me want to rush to the site!

I have to admit, I got a little dizzy with the "not" upside down photo! (That' MUST be a sign of good photography!)

Lui said...

What an amazing show of natural wonder. I also enjoyed the jellyfish in an aquarium in Japan!

Evelyn S. said...

Amazing, Carole! I have never seen anything like this...I didn't know such natural wonders existed. Beautiful captures.

Sivinden said...

Amazing textures and you captured them so well. I like the sculpture very much too.

Heather T. said...

Beautiful! We have some similar rock formations further south in Oregon, at the Shore Acres Park. They're absolutely fascinating!

Anika said...

Wow! How beautiful! Nature is so impressive. Love your images, looks like such a pretty place.

Connie Smiley said...

What incredible texture!