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Mad Aussie
10-06-2013, 02:57 AM
Caves Beach is well known for its namesake - a network of sea caves at the southern end of the beach, which can be explored at low tide. It's found at the southern most end of the city of Newcastle, NSW region near Swansea.


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The Awakening - Caves Beach (http://www.flickr.com/photos/astrovisual/10107152183/) by AstroVisual (http://www.flickr.com/people/astrovisual/), on Flickr

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QuietOne
10-06-2013, 04:08 AM
I'm kinda behind, because I'm in and out lately. How's life?

Mad Aussie
10-06-2013, 05:13 AM
I'm kinda behind, because I'm in and out lately. How's life?
Well ... ok now. Our travelling dream died awhile back when our business took a dive. The upside is both my wife and I got work at the same company. We work in the same office, and as graphic designer and copy writer, I get to play with images and photos and write all day so I enjoy that. Life has been very busy though, especially living in a caravan ... but that will change over the next week hopefully as we have sold the c'van and are moving into a townhouse/unit in the heart of the city we live in. Re-focused ... and ready to cruise on as usual.

Marko
10-06-2013, 11:25 AM
Fabulous set MA!!! Love shot 1

QuietOne
10-06-2013, 03:55 PM
Well ... ok now. Our travelling dream died awhile back when our business took a dive. The upside is both my wife and I got work at the same company. We work in the same office, and as graphic designer and copy writer, I get to play with images and photos and write all day so I enjoy that. Life has been very busy though, especially living in a caravan ... but that will change over the next week hopefully as we have sold the c'van and are moving into a townhouse/unit in the heart of the city we live in. Re-focused ... and ready to cruise on as usual.

What is it they say? Life is what happens while you're busy making plans? Sounds like that one's true.

Mad Aussie
10-06-2013, 05:45 PM
Fabulous set MA!!! Love shot 1
Thank you Marko.


What is it they say? Life is what happens while you're busy making plans? Sounds like that one's true.
Yeh it is. Our business struggling before we left and we'd hoped we could drum up more business in our travels ... too little .. too late. Still we had an awesome holiday for several months, and now live in an area that suits us better climatically, with plenty of interesting places to see, and we have good jobs we really do enjoy. One chapter closed, another opened.
Soon I might even have more time to take and process photos soon, and heaven forbid ... spend more time on photography.ca. We'll see ;)

aubintbay
10-06-2013, 06:42 PM
Great stuff MA! You seem to get to the best places. The first is awesome especially the added flash and liking that last one too!

Hillbillygirl
10-06-2013, 07:47 PM
Beautiful MA. Again I struggle to find a fav. All so perfectly composed and the lighting is to die for. Thanks for sharing.
Glad to hear things have turned for the better for you and yours also.

Bambi
10-06-2013, 08:51 PM
beautiful images MA, as usual. hard to pick a favourite but I think I'm leaning towards the first one.
Thanks for update on your life as well.

Are you still in Brisbane?

Mad Aussie
10-07-2013, 01:49 AM
Thank you AB, HBG and Bambi. :) I like light painting.

Bambi ... no. We are now living in Newcastle, NSW ... about 2 hours drive north of Sydney.

mbrager
10-07-2013, 02:00 AM
Really like the first one. That blue color is fab. Light painting is also fab. Nice to hear from you too.

Mad Aussie
10-07-2013, 02:02 AM
Really like the first one. That blue color is fab. Light painting is also fab. Nice to hear from you too.
Thanks so much for that MB ... I missed you too ;)

Runmonty
10-07-2013, 05:26 AM
Great shots MA. As others have said the colours are super, you really controlled the flash well , and I love the footprints in the sand. I think 1 & 3 are my favourites where there is more detail in the rock.

Mad Aussie
10-07-2013, 06:30 AM
Great shots MA. As others have said the colours are super, you really controlled the flash well , and I love the footprints in the sand. I think 1 & 3 are my favourites where there is more detail in the rock.
Thanks RM. Actually no flash used in any of these. I used LED lights to paint in the detail I needed. The footprints were mine :)

nomad358
10-07-2013, 08:27 AM
Wow! Awesome set! Well done! :-)

mrthahma
10-07-2013, 09:03 AM
Very nice.

Mad Aussie
10-07-2013, 04:12 PM
Thanks for looking nomad and mrthahma :)

Yisehaq
10-08-2013, 03:19 AM
The usual quality, MA! Very impressive!

Mad Aussie
10-08-2013, 03:50 AM
The usual quality, MA! Very impressive!
Thank you for saying so mate :)

casil403
10-13-2013, 05:34 PM
All of these are just crazy good! Well done MA!

beatles2
10-13-2013, 05:42 PM
Those are all so very very well done, Outstanding Sir.

Iguanasan
10-13-2013, 08:33 PM
Everyone is really excited over number one of this excellent set, however, I'm leaning more towards number two where you are little closer to the footprints and the light is peeking around the corner of the rock.

Mad Aussie
10-14-2013, 04:10 AM
Thanks very much Casil, Beatles and Ig!

I'm torn between 1 and 2 myself Ig.

Jim Scrimger
10-14-2013, 05:41 PM
Beautiful work - there is just no more to say.

Mad Aussie
10-15-2013, 04:15 PM
Beautiful work - there is just no more to say.
Thanks very much Jim :)