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Mad Aussie
07-05-2010, 06:19 PM
I found this little memorial cross to someones dad above Coolum Beach. I can only assume he jumped or fell off here.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4077/4764920277_3a5cd555b9_o.jpg

Marko
07-05-2010, 06:23 PM
very striking image - love the drama here, goes well with the cross.

Mad Aussie
07-05-2010, 06:27 PM
Cheers Marko

Rinkdaddy
07-05-2010, 09:13 PM
The cross is a nice touch to get you thinking, why is it there?

Gem
07-05-2010, 11:09 PM
Aw :( That's touching. The presence of the cross changes it to a "cool" dramatic, to a "sad" dramatic for me. Very nicely caputured, MA!

Mad Aussie
07-06-2010, 02:55 AM
Thanks RD and Gem

Iguanasan
07-06-2010, 07:53 AM
Very dramatic looking sky and wonderful colours. I think you've captured a wonderful scene here. The cross certainly makes you wonder just why it's there. Great shot! :clap::clap:

Mad Aussie
07-06-2010, 04:57 PM
Thanks Ig

Wicked Dark
07-06-2010, 05:05 PM
We get a lot of those by roadsides where someone's died in a crash. Seems like a similar thing there and does add a bit of the unexpected.

Mad Aussie
07-06-2010, 05:32 PM
We also get the roadside crosses everywhere. This one wasn't by the roadside though. I guess he decided to jump the rail and get a better look. Either that or was swept off the rocks while fishing and they chose this spot above for the cross.

Wicked Dark
07-06-2010, 05:38 PM
I meant similar as in it marks a spot for a death, not a grave. The best ones are in Death Valley, CA - people just buried their dead where they dropped basically. Couldn't expend much energy toting them around. Most of the sites are windswept and unknown now.

Mad Aussie
07-06-2010, 05:46 PM
Yep I understood what you meant. Just thought I'd clarify this wasn't by the road.

Hillbillygirl
07-06-2010, 06:08 PM
We also get the roadside crosses everywhere. This one wasn't by the roadside though. I guess he decided to jump the rail and get a better look. Either that or was swept off the rocks while fishing and they chose this spot above for the cross.

Then again could be this was one of "Dad's" favourite spots, and this is where his ashes were spread??
Either way, very beautiful place, and captured wonderfully MA.

Mad Aussie
07-07-2010, 02:03 AM
Thanks HBG ... and yes ... that's another possibility.