London Bridge, Victoria, Australia

This rock formation is known as London Bridge because of its resemblance to the real bridge. Until 1990, tourists could walk out to the end of the rock, but then one of the arches collapsed trapping two tourists. They were rescued by helicopter.

London Bridge, Bay of Islands Coastal Park, Victoria, Australia

London Bridge

Sunset, Bass Strait, Bay of Islands Coastal Park, Victoria, Australia

The sun sets across Bass Strait near London Bridge

Cliffs and Beach, Bay of Islands Coastal Park, Victoria, Australia

Near London Bridge – The glow of the setting sun reflects on the sand and rock cliffs

Bay of Islands

The Bay of Islands Coastal Park is situated on the south west coast of Victoria, Australia. It is thirty-two kilometres long with outstanding ocean views and many other fine features, and is accessible by the Great Ocean Road.

The Arch, Bay of Islands Coastal Park

Carved by the wind and the ocean this rock formation is called The Arch

The Grotto, Bay of Islands Coastal Park, Victoria, Australia

The Grotto

Worm Beach, Bay of Islands Coastal Park, Victoria, Australia

Worm Beach

Worm Bay, Bay of Islands Coastal Park, Victoria, Australia

Worm Bay

A Volcanic Site – Red Rock

Red Rock Reserve is situated about ten kilometres north of Colac, Victoria, Australia. It is a major volcanic site and consists of several maar craters which, at times, fill with water forming small lakes.

It is a sleeping volcano and there has been no activity for about 10,000 years.

There is a look-out on Red Rock which overlooks the craters and the rich volcanic plains. It also overlooks Lake Corangamite. This lake is the largest in Victoria, but does not sustain any water creatures. It is seven times saltier than the ocean!

Volcanic Craters, Red Rock Reserve, Victoria, Australia

Volcanic Craters, Red Rock Reserve, Victoria, Australia

Red Rock, Victoria, Australia
Red Rock, Victoria, Australia

Red Rock, Victoria, Australia
Red Rock, Victoria, Australia

Sunset, Lake Corangamite, Victoria, Australia
Sunset, Lake Corangamite

The Twelve Apostles

Formed up to twenty million years ago, the Twelve Apostles are rock stacks situated off the coast of south west Victoria, Australia. They are part of the Port Campbell National Park, and were formed by the  ocean slowly eroding the limestone cliffs.

The Twelve Apostles are one of Australia’s iconic destinations where thousands of tourists visit every year.

The Twelve Apostles

The Twelve Apostles – The pile of rocks in the foreground was once a stack. In 2005 it collapsed.

The Apostles, Western View, Victoria, Australia

The Apostles, Western View – The red glow of the sunset highlight the cliffs.

The Twelve Apostles, Eastern View, Victoria, Australia

The Twelve Apostles, Eastern View

A Tree Trunk

This image is of the trunk of a Corymbia (formerly Eucalyptus) ficifolia or the Red Flowering Gum. It was taken on one of my nature photo-walks through the Botanic Gardens, Colac, Victoria, Australia. The tree is native to Western Australia.

I was drawn to the tree by the texture and the way the light fell upon it.

I used an Olympus E-500 Digital SLR with an Olympus Zuiko 40-150mm Digital Zoom Lens. The settings were: ISO 200 – 68mm – f11 – 1/13sec. It was shot in RAW format.

Red Flowering Gum

Red Flowering Gum

A Bluestone Church #2

I often drive through the little town of Birregurra, in Victoria, Australia. Nestled in among the trees and houses, up on a hill, I can see the spire of the Anglican Church. It is constructed of bluestone and was built in the 19th century. It therefore fits into my definition of a Historic Building – and, being bluestone, it makes a good black and white image.

Anglican Church, Birregurra, Victoria, Australia

Anglican Church, Birregurra, Victoria, Australia

Anglican Church, Birregurra, Victoria, Australia
Anglican Church, Birregurra, Victoria, Australia