Another old film photo scan.
This is Moonlight Head, along Victoria's Great Ocean Road. Just down the road from the famous 12 Apostles, this lovely spot is virtually unknown. And even less so the amethyst stones that give this place its name.
They're found on just one small part of the beach. When held up against the sun, just enough light shines through to make it appear as though you're looking at the moon.
The plank of wood resting on the stones is just as I found it. For a second, my imagination almost had me wondering if one of Lovecraft's mythical sea creatures had created it for the ritual worship of some aeons-old, aquatic deity.
The gloomy grey sky really gave the whole place an eerie, primordial atmosphere.
From memory, I think I used a graduated filter for this shot, which is why the cliffs are so black.
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Merline (0) 2008-09-26 9:36
I think this would have deserved more attention. I miss a wee bit of sharpness in the foreground, but I like very much the grandiose view, so wild and empty, all the things I love. That plank of wood makes for a special addition, one of the small magical things of life. I hope this spot remains untouched. Some may not like it but I appreciate the way the cliffs went so dark with the filter. Still I would be curious to see the result also without it.