AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)


Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Beyond the mangroves...

Mangroves are in the foreground.
Beyond the mangroves is a gracious white yacht.
Beyond the yacht are the not so gracious white shapes of industrial plants at Long Island Point.
Large oil tankers dock there.
It is the home of Esso and Bluescope Steel.
This is the view of Westernport Bay at Hastings.

Westernport Bay view
Nature softens industry
Unsettled partners

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Jannibele said...

Like the contrasts that you describe so well. Have a great week:)

Ebie said...

Fun, fun! I'd like to go fishing too!

Luna Miranda said...

a lovely scene. mangroves are fragile here. i hope the industrial plants are taking care of the marine life.

Lina Gustina said...

Like seeing different layers.
Wonderfully captured!
Thanks for dropping by :)

joanne said...

a beautiful scene, even with the tanks! I would love to travel thru a mangrove swamp, but worry about mosquitos!

Lisa said...

Interesting juxtaposition of natural versus industrial! But the yacht is gorgeous!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The industries seem fairly close to the harbor, I hope the mangroves do a good job in protecting the environment.

Kim, USA said...

Beautiful composition. So good that they still protect the mangrove. Great shot!

Visiting from Water World Wednesday

Leave It To Davis said...

I'd love to have a yacht....must be nice! Hey, my maiden name was Hastings!

Elaine said...

Interesting contrast of nature's beauty and man-made beauty and man-made ugliness.

eileeninmd said...

Love the mangroves, water and the beautiful yacht. Great capture for WW! Have a happy day!



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