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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Theme Day: Perspective



In the distance it appeared out of the sand, was it an antediluvian monster whose ancient petrified bones had been revealed by the great storm or was it the wreck of a ship from the age of canvas and timber?
The child in me wanted it to be the dinosaur, ( I named it  Woolgoolgasaurus), the adult went home and researched that it was a ship, called ironically the Buster, who came to grief 118 years ago on Woolgoolga Beach. Every decade or so after another great storm produces beach erosion, it's mysterious bones/timbers reappear.
In the end I decided I could easily reconcile both perspectives, child and adult, imagination and reality.

On the 1st of the month the City Daily Photo community come together and shoot to a theme. For September it is Perspective.Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

20 comments:

  1. This is SO fabulous, both what you show and what you write!
    I would love to discover these remains!

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  3. Definitely looks like Woolgoolgasaurus to me, and a particularly fine specimen!

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  4. Fantastic image and story Mark. The ship's name Buster as interesting as Woolgoolgasaurus! no wonder you could reconcile the perspectives of imagination and reality.

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  5. This is absolutely amazing! Great post.

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  6. love how you've caught part of it reflected in a pool

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  7. I love your imagination! A great post.

    Happy first day of spring.

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  8. A great shot Mark and the sunlight is just picking up the deep burnished tones of the rust!

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  9. That's a terrific shot, Mark. Great for theme day too.

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  10. That's quite an ancient perspective! Cool camera find, Mark!

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  11. A rusting whale carcus. Lovely.

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  12. How fabulous, Mark. What a perfect photo for today's theme and how fascinating. I remember a wrecked boat on 40-mile beach at Noosa. Perhaps you already told me it has long disappeared. Someone did.

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  13. Mark, your dinosaur's spine is so clearly exposed I don't believe a word about the Buster's wreck story.

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  14. Intriguing! Love mysteries like this based on an enigmatic reality! Great post!

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  15. Looks impressive whatever one's imagination makes of it ;-)

    Chrissy
    http://mancunianwave.blogspot.com/

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  16. I'm with child-you, definitely a dinosaur.

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  17. A very interesting perspective indeed. It does look rather like a dinosaur! :)

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  18. Wonderful perspective, great photo for today!!

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  19. That is a brilliant picture, brings out the child in all of us I'd say, monsters and sea creatures. What I find fascinating is that it can only be seen after a big storm..I have a friend who is going to be equally agog when I tell him about this. Oh, and thanks for the visit to Perth Mark.

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  20. My first thought was dinosaur. Excellent idea for the theme day.

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