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The Twelve Apostles
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The Twelve Apostles
The Twelve Apostles
Great Ocean Road - Victoria
© Chris Malcolm
Nikon F-801 (N8008...
 
 
 
Murtaza H. Saeed
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    OK EVERYONE!! HANDS OFF, I SPOTTED THIS ONE FIRST!!!:)

A real winner, Chris!:) An Early Congrats on a very special photo! Is this place really called the Twelve Apostles?

2/5/2004 1:31:49 AM

 
Murtaza H. Saeed
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hehehe...ok, ok, as an after thought, this picture is open again for everyone to appreciate. Very well taken, Chris!

Aren't I the generous one;)

2/5/2004 1:41:33 AM

 
Kristen McKain
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gorgeous!!

2/5/2004 3:21:14 AM

 
Paul Coco
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Outstanding image, Chris.

2/5/2004 7:24:33 AM

 
Frederick Franzella
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Super looking shot! great color,clarity and comp.
Freddy

2/5/2004 12:04:04 PM

 
Karen Lewis
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Stunning image Chris! This is truely a brilliant seascape! :-)

2/5/2004 12:50:19 PM

 
Carol Brill
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Terrific warm light you captured on the weathered cliffs, Chris, there are so many interesting textures and saturated hues in this marvelous image that I can hardly take it all in at one glance!!

2/5/2004 8:18:59 PM

 
Chris Malcolm
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Murtaza,

Heya, thanks for allowing others to appreciate these wonderous natual formations ;-)and for your comments as well. All much appreciated.

Here is a short history of the are:

The mighty 12 Apostles are world-recognised icons of the Great Ocean Road. These giant rock stacks soar from the swirling waters of the Southern Ocean and are a central feature of the spectacular Port Campbell National Park that extends from Princetown to Peterborough.
The dramatic and imposing limestone cliffs that are the backdrop to the Apostles tower up to 70 metres, while the tallest of the rock stacks is around 45 metres high.
The Apostles had their beginnings up to 20 million years ago with the forces of nature attacking the soft limestone of the Port Campbell cliffs. The limestone was created through the build up of skeletons of marine creatures on the sea floor. As the sea retreated, the limestone was exposed. The relentess, stormy Southern Ocean and blasting winds gradually eroded the softer limestone, forming caves in the cliffs. The caves eventually became arches and when they collapsed, rock islands up to 45 metres high were left isolated from the shore.

2/5/2004 11:17:21 PM

 
Chris Malcolm
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Thankyou everyone for your comments. This one is destined for enlargement and on to my loungeroom wall. Have a great day everyone.

Chris

2/5/2004 11:21:11 PM

 
Ronald Balthazor
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Chris, this is an awesome sight. You've managed to create a wonderful image of this very dramatic scenery. You must have more. The natural bridges and endless coastline must have been fun to shoot.

2/6/2004 5:12:29 AM

 
Murtaza H. Saeed
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hehe...well I haven't felt that way about a photo for a long time. Thanks for excusing me and appreciating the comment...and many thanks for the history info. It's a very powerful image, well done!

2/8/2004 10:24:32 AM

 
Karen Lewis
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Congratulations Chris! Worthy finalist. Does Murtaza have a claim on this one? :-)

3/19/2004 2:03:21 AM

 
Murtaza H. Saeed
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I should think not;) It is back in the public domain by public demand. This picture should be seen and praised by everyone:) Congrats on this being a finalist, Chris!

3/19/2004 5:11:22 AM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats!...simply stunning

3/19/2004 7:43:31 PM

 
Carol Brill
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Congratulations and best of luck, Chris!

3/19/2004 11:36:31 PM

 
Jo Alvarez

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really awesome picture!

7/9/2004 5:28:57 AM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats!...incredible scenery and an incredible capture

8/14/2004 8:41:31 PM

 
Ed Heaton
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Hi Chris,
Congratulations on your win :-)

8/15/2004 4:49:22 AM

 
Kristen McKain
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Congrats! Well deserved!

8/15/2004 5:29:59 AM

 
Lorraine Phillips

member since: 2/20/2004
 

Congarulations on your win Chris. This surely is a beautiful area, I have been there many years ago but look forward to going again one day.
You have captured this beautifully, the colours are awsome!!
From a fellow Aussie
Lorraine.

8/15/2004 3:43:21 PM

 
Kelly Abernathy
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Congratulations on your win! Just a lovely shot! -K

8/16/2004 5:17:13 AM

 
Pu Chen

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Wonderful shot of the coastline and nice background story. Congratulations, Chris!

8/16/2004 3:32:34 PM

 
Ronald Balthazor
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Congratulations, Chris.

8/18/2004 4:41:42 AM

 
Carol Brill
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A belated congratulations on this fine work, Chris!

8/20/2004 8:43:03 PM

 
Chris Malcolm
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Hi Carol,

Thanx for the congrats. Keeps me going for another year. Have a great day.

8/25/2004 6:20:58 PM

 
Chris Malcolm
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Hello Ronald,

Always great to hear from you and thankyou for the congrats.

8/25/2004 6:21:47 PM

 
Chris Malcolm
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Hi Pu,

Thankyou for your comments, always appreciated. Have a great day.

8/25/2004 6:22:47 PM

 
Chris Malcolm
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Hi Kelly,

Thankyou as always for your encouraging comments and they are always appreciated. Have a great day.

8/25/2004 6:24:12 PM

 
Chris Malcolm
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Hello Lorraine,

Thanx for the congrats. I would really like to go back here again and spend more time in the area. Just returned this week from Wilsons Promontory. Now that is a truly amazing place as well. Have a great day.

8/25/2004 6:26:04 PM

 
Chris Malcolm
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Hi Kristen,

Thankyou :-) ... Have a great day.

8/25/2004 6:26:59 PM

 
Chris Malcolm
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Hello Kathy,

Thankyou for your comments. Just the boost that I need. Keep on clicking.

8/25/2004 6:28:51 PM

 
Chris Malcolm
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Hi Ed,

My last reply and have run out of comments. Thankyou for taking the time to stop by and have a say. Great encouragement ... thankyou.

8/25/2004 6:30:28 PM

 
Chelsea Mossman

member since: 8/4/2005
 

Just stumbled on this by accident Chris and just had to say "WOW". Beautiful image! Belated congratulations! Greetings from Adelaide!

9/9/2005 3:57:45 AM

 
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