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Gippsland Lakes 1

I ventured to the Gippsland Lakes today on the promise of thunderstorms and in search of some new seaside subjects. Those watching the moto GP may have heard of major electrical storms which made their way to the Gippsland Lakes in due course.

 

Sadly, my long exposures are too long for the lightning to register but it mainly kept away from my location and just left me with great moody skies and wonderful heavy cloud formations. I decided to go to what are known as the Mitchell River Silt Jetties (just google this to see where it is) where this river enters the wonderful Gippsland Lakes. Upon arrival I came across several groynes which I thought were made of concrete, but on inspection they are actually massive sand bags! I have never seen groynes made this way before but they seemed very effective and strong.

 

I fell in love with their wonderful abstract and asymmetrical shapes - hope you like them too! My original name for this series was "Sandy Groynes" but that conjured up bad mental images and I opted for the one above.

 

PS - I will try to catch up on your contacts, comments and images - work has been so busy I am ready to fall in a heap - today was a pleasant relief but after 3+hrs driving and a 5:30am start - I'm stuffed!

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Taken on February 27, 2010