The Twelve Apostles

© Chris Malcolm

The Twelve Apostles

Murtaza H. Saeed 2/5/2004 1:31:49 AM

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? #94461

Murtaza H. Saeed 2/5/2004 1:41:33 AM

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;) #362301

Kristen McKain 2/5/2004 3:21:14 AM

gorgeous!! #362321

Paul Coco 2/5/2004 7:24:33 AM

Outstanding image, Chris. #362727

Frederick A. Franzella 2/5/2004 12:04:04 PM

Super looking shot! great color,clarity and comp.
Freddy #363103

Karen Lewis 2/5/2004 12:50:19 PM

Stunning image Chris! This is truely a brilliant seascape! :-) #363214

Carol Brill 2/5/2004 8:18:59 PM

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!! #363709

Chris Malcolm 2/5/2004 11:17:21 PM

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.
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Chris Malcolm 2/5/2004 11:21:11 PM

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

Chris #363762

Ronald Balthazor 2/6/2004 5:12:29 AM

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. #364012

Murtaza H. Saeed 2/8/2004 10:24:32 AM

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! #367392

Karen Lewis 3/19/2004 2:03:21 AM

Congratulations Chris! Worthy finalist. Does Murtaza have a claim on this one? :-) #431149

Murtaza H. Saeed 3/19/2004 5:11:22 AM

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! #431829

Cathy Barrows 3/19/2004 7:43:31 PM

Congrats!...simply stunning #435191

Carol Brill 3/19/2004 11:36:31 PM

Congratulations and best of luck, Chris! #435494

Jo Alvarez 7/9/2004 5:28:57 AM

really awesome picture! #638953

Cathy Barrows 8/14/2004 8:41:31 PM

Congrats!...incredible scenery and an incredible capture #710948

Ed Heaton 8/15/2004 4:49:22 AM

Hi Chris,
Congratulations on your win :-) #711525

Kristen McKain 8/15/2004 5:29:59 AM

Congrats! Well deserved! #711671

Lorraine Phillips 8/15/2004 3:43:21 PM

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. #713088

Kelly Abernathy 8/16/2004 5:17:13 AM

Congratulations on your win! Just a lovely shot! -K #714145

Pu Chen 8/16/2004 3:32:34 PM

Wonderful shot of the coastline and nice background story. Congratulations, Chris! #715714

Ronald Balthazor 8/18/2004 4:41:42 AM

Congratulations, Chris. #718753

Carol Brill 8/20/2004 8:43:03 PM

A belated congratulations on this fine work, Chris! #724795

Chris Malcolm 8/25/2004 6:20:58 PM

Hi Carol,

Thanx for the congrats. Keeps me going for another year. Have a great day. #734938

Chris Malcolm 8/25/2004 6:21:47 PM

Hello Ronald,

Always great to hear from you and thankyou for the congrats. #734941

Chris Malcolm 8/25/2004 6:22:47 PM

Hi Pu,

Thankyou for your comments, always appreciated. Have a great day. #734944

Chris Malcolm 8/25/2004 6:24:12 PM

Hi Kelly,

Thankyou as always for your encouraging comments and they are always appreciated. Have a great day. #734951

Chris Malcolm 8/25/2004 6:26:04 PM

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. #734954

Chris Malcolm 8/25/2004 6:26:59 PM

Hi Kristen,

Thankyou :-) ... Have a great day. #734956

Chris Malcolm 8/25/2004 6:28:51 PM

Hello Kathy,

Thankyou for your comments. Just the boost that I need. Keep on clicking. #734961

Chris Malcolm 8/25/2004 6:30:28 PM

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. #734967

Chelsea Mossman 9/9/2005 3:57:45 AM

Just stumbled on this by accident Chris and just had to say "WOW". Beautiful image! Belated congratulations! Greetings from Adelaide! #1816910

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Great Ocean Road - Victoria

Uploaded on 2/5/2004 12:10:41 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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