Images of a Big Island

Trapped!

Hi all,
Yesterday I went for a drive out to Cedar Ck. Falls and as I expected there was no water coming over the falls, but it is a nice little spot to potter around anyway. No people around which made it very peaceful indeed.
Moving around very slippery rocks with a walking stick and a tripod over my shoulder was a bit of a challenge at times,but that’s all part of the fun!
Downstream from the falls there is another creek which was still running and this little eddy caught my eye.

While reviewing it on the screen, I was reminded of a recent news item.
A couple of days ago a yacht made of recycled plastic and water bottles sailed into Sydney after a 4 month crossing of the Pacific. Along the way they sailed into the Great Pacific Garbage Patch which is an oceanic eddy, full of flotsam and jetsam such as plastic bags, bottles, nets etc, but on a much grander scale. It is estimated that this garbage patch covers the area of NSW and VIC. combined which is a lot of rubbish just slowly spinning around in a giant circle!
While plastic is undoubtedly a great modern material, unfortunately a lot of it ends up in our seas and causes lots of problems, but because it is in the sea, out of sight,out of mind!
So, next time you go fishing for example, make sure you put your plastic bait-bags in the bin or take them home with you for disposal instead of leaving them at your fishing spot as many people do because it is too messy to deal with!
This is another image from the same spot but with much more water flow.

Both were shot at 3s @ f8 100ISO.

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8 responses

  1. Hi Tim,

    That first shot is really cool, it really draws the eye in. I’ve crossed the Pacific Ocean on the way to Hawaii and back and never saw the Great Pacific Garbage Patch but I’ve heard its massive.

    Jamie

    July 28, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    • Thanks Jamie,I’ve sen a coupl of articles about it. Problem is that because it is so far offshore nobody wants to deal with it. I reckon a few midwater trawlers would remove a fair bit of rubbish1

      July 30, 2010 at 12:58 pm

  2. phonecharger

    It is unbelievable,how can you do that?

    July 28, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    • Do what?

      July 30, 2010 at 12:59 pm

      • phonecharger

        how to take the picture?

        July 31, 2010 at 1:20 pm

      • Tripod mounted camera, 3 second exposure to get the trails of the foam, desaturate all colours except yellow,orange and green in Adobe Lightroom. Voila!

        July 31, 2010 at 2:59 pm

  3. These are some great shots! Love the water movement, keep it up mate.

    Ryan Epstein
    http://www.ryanepstein.com

    September 6, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    • Thanks Ryan, you have some nice images on your website!

      September 9, 2010 at 11:25 pm

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