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Delta (and dead whale), Angourie Beach, New South Wales

By BobinAus
This is a picture of Angourie Beach, located a few kilometres south of Yamba, a small coastal town on the north coast of New South Wales. Unusually low rainfall over recent weeks has reduced the flow of Mara Creek so much that it is no longer able to cut through the sand banks and the water has spread out in the delta shape that you see here.

I have visited this spot for a few years now but my previous hopes for a pretty sunrise were thwarted by thick cloud and rain. All I managed to photograph was the dis-articulated carcass of a juvenile humpback whale! I've attached the picture as a version simply by way of 'reportage'.

This year I thought that I would be disappointed again as I walked to the creek through wind-blown rain in the darkness but suddenly the rain ceased and the clouds passed to reveal this glorious sunrise.

This picture of the sunrise is a pano-stitch of three exposures.

Tags: Landscape Beach Seascape Sunrise Stream New south wales Landscape and travel Dead Whale

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debu 10 India
11 Feb 2019 6:38AM
Super view.
debu

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NDODS 9 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2019 6:40AM
A cracking sunrise captured perfectly.

Thanks for sharing.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
11 Feb 2019 10:17AM
Stunning sunrise capture, more than well worth the wait.
Ian
Minty805 Plus
3 33 6 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2019 10:50AM
Wow, your patience was well rewarded, Bob. The colours are glorious, and the way the stream cuts through the foreground reminds me of the sword slash of Zorro. The version has its interest, too, with the whale bones and the lowering sky; excellent pov. Regards, Allan
Niknut Plus
10 2.6k 82 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2019 5:35PM
Ooooo...gorgeous !...a sky to die for !!Smile
11 Feb 2019 6:49PM
SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
richmowil Plus
11 412 2 England
11 Feb 2019 11:16PM

Quote:Ooooo...gorgeous !...a sky to die for !!Smile



I agree with Keith here. Very nice Bob
11 Feb 2019 11:53PM
Perseverance has paid off Bob, you finally got your stunning shot , with the reflections turning out sublime as well
Cheers Walt
12 Feb 2019 12:38AM
Two really beautiful images great detail lovely colours superb captures, Bob. 👌🏽👌🏽👌🏽
BRITCHIE.
BobinAus Plus
5 2 10 Australia
12 Feb 2019 3:58AM

Quote:Super view.
debu



Thanks very much Debu. Bob
BobinAus Plus
5 2 10 Australia
12 Feb 2019 3:59AM

Quote:A cracking sunrise captured perfectly.

Thanks for sharing.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin



Thanks a million Nathan. Cheers, Bob
BobinAus Plus
5 2 10 Australia
12 Feb 2019 4:00AM

Quote:Stunning sunrise capture, more than well worth the wait.
Ian



Thanks for your kind comment Ian. Regards, Bob
BobinAus Plus
5 2 10 Australia
12 Feb 2019 4:02AM

Quote:Wow, your patience was well rewarded, Bob. The colours are glorious, and the way the stream cuts through the foreground reminds me of the sword slash of Zorro. The version has its interest, too, with the whale bones and the lowering sky; excellent pov. Regards, Allan


Hello Allan, I hadn't thought about Zorro! Thanks for your appreciative comments on both pictures. Cheers, Bob
BobinAus Plus
5 2 10 Australia
12 Feb 2019 4:03AM

Quote:Ooooo...gorgeous !...a sky to die for !!Smile


Thanks a million Keith. I hope the poor humpback feels the same way! Cheers, Bob
BobinAus Plus
5 2 10 Australia
12 Feb 2019 4:05AM

Quote:
Quote:Ooooo...gorgeous !...a sky to die for !!Smile



I agree with Keith here. Very nice Bob



Thanks very much Bill. Cheers, Bob
BobinAus Plus
5 2 10 Australia
12 Feb 2019 4:07AM

Quote:Perseverance has paid off Bob, you finally got your stunning shot , with the reflections turning out sublime as well
Cheers Walt



Thanks a million Walt. Cheers, Bob
BobinAus Plus
5 2 10 Australia
12 Feb 2019 4:08AM

Quote:Two really beautiful images great detail lovely colours superb captures, Bob. 👌🏽👌🏽👌🏽
BRITCHIE.



Thanks for your kind comment Bernie. Cheers, Bob
13 Feb 2019 2:30AM
Beautiful sunrise photo, Bob. So,often, photography is about waiting for the right time, the right light, clouds. And some luck.

Peter
BobinAus Plus
5 2 10 Australia
13 Feb 2019 10:43AM

Quote:Beautiful sunrise photo, Bob. So,often, photography is about waiting for the right time, the right light, clouds. And some luck.

Peter



Thanks very much Peter. Landscape photography, at least, is a waiting game. But it goes well with other outdoor activity like hiking, cycling or sailing and simply being outdoors is pleasant anyway. Cheers, Bob
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2019 3:42PM
Excellent work. Two very good quality images...
Isabel GrinGrin
BobinAus Plus
5 2 10 Australia
22 Feb 2019 9:17AM

Quote:Excellent work. Two very good quality images...
Isabel GrinGrin



Thank you for your kind comment Isabel. Regards, Bob
Saastad 1 16 5 Norway
28 Apr 2019 11:17PM
Beautiful seascape with great colors and a lovely composition!!!

Arne Smile
BobinAus Plus
5 2 10 Australia
28 Apr 2019 11:24PM

Quote:Beautiful seascape with great colors and a lovely composition!!!

Arne Smile



Thank you very much Arne.

Bob
Tooma Plus
4 2.1k 3 Scotland
28 Jun 2019 7:59PM
Super sky giving your pic the WoW factor, Bob. Great job. Smile
BobinAus Plus
5 2 10 Australia
1 Jul 2019 11:16PM

Quote:Super sky giving your pic the WoW factor, Bob. Great job. Smile


I'm glad you like it! Thanks Tom.
Bob

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