“Twelve Apostles”.

The_twelve_apostles_Victoria_Australia_2010The Twelve Apostles is a collection of limestone stacks off the shore of the Port Campbell National Park, by the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia.
The apostles were formed by erosion: the harsh and extreme weather conditions from the Southern Ocean gradually eroded the soft limestone to form caves in the cliffs, which then became arches, which in turn collapsed; leaving rock stacks up to 45 metres high.
The site was known as the Sow and Piglets until 1922 (Muttonbird Island, near Loch Ard Gorge, was the Sow, and the smaller rock stacks were the Piglets); after which it was renamed to The Apostles for tourism purposes.
The formation eventually became known as the Twelve Apostles, despite only ever having nine stacks.
via Wikipedia.

“Plugger” the Pilot.


Photographer: Tiff Firth · · From Pic of the Week
I really wanted to capture this shot to picture the last day of winter.
Many thanks to the pilot ‘Plugger’, who made me wobble on my ladder when he zoomed up my driveway for this shot.
This is exactly how I had it visualised.
And don’t worry, that’s smoke he’s blowing out, not chemicals.
Aerotech Australia has the most awesome staff.
This is an Airtractor contract sprayplane and a paddock of our canola on the last day of winter.
Lower Eyre Peninsula. South Australia. Cummins SA 5631
Source: ABC OPEN: Hit The Deck || From Project: Pic of the Week

“The Cow and the Moon”.

118887Photo by Ann Killeen · · From Pic of the Week
A Full Moon Rising in Rutherglen, Victoria 3685
Source: ABC OPEN: The cow ran away with the moon || From Project: Pic of the Week

“Storms over Oz”.

Here are a selection of photos sent in by ABC Open audience members from around Australia. 
A shelf cloud rolls over Sydney on the afternoon of 6 November, 2015. – ABC Open contributor louise76
A lightning storm rolls across the Queensland town of Emerald. – ABC Open contributor Michael Gaskin
See more Images via ABC Open Pic of the Week – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Red Rocks off Bicheno.

Lichen-covered rocks almost glow under the light of the early morning dawn in Bicheno, Tasmania.
Image Credit: Photograph by Dr Yuri Trusov,
The red lichen-covered rocks of Bicheno, Tasmania greet the dawn.
Congratulations to this week’s AG Flickr group member Yuri Trusov, for his image ‘colours of Tasmania’.
“Red rocks of the eastern shores of Tasmania have always attracted me”.
“Finally this year I managed to get a short time off work and fly from Brisbane to Hobart for ‘some serious photography'”.
My expectations were exceeded with the actual beauty of Tasmanian landscapes,” says Yuri.
“This particular image was taken in a small town, Bicheno, located about 185km north-east of Hobart.
I spotted these colourful rocks a day before and came back the next morning before the sunrise.
Out of dozens of shots from different angles this one looked quite good already on the camera’s preview.
The image was taken in RAW format and processed later with Photoshop to correct sky brightness. Long exposure allowed me to obtain the ‘smooth’ water surface.
Source: Colours of Tasmania – Australian Geographic

“Mountain Sunset”.

Photo by dsallai · · From Pic of the Week
Myself and a mate did an overnight hike out at Mount Cole and Mount Buangor.
We ended up setting up camp on the summit of Mount Buangor.
We sipped cheap whiskey and watched a storm smash down on Ararat.
It was an awesome evening and beautiful spot.
We will definitely revisit many times in the future!
Bayindeen VIC 3375

Source: ABC OPEN: Mt Buangor Sunset || From Project: Pic of the Week