Show us your favourite beach moment.

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Last week Phil started the ball rolling on a wonderful thread about campfires. That got us thinking about the other places that give rise to those “highlight of the trip” type experiences.

Beaches would have to be high on the list. There is the sheer fun and excitement of surfing, playing beach volleyball or cricket, through to the quiet contemplation of a sunset or sunrise over the ocean. Toss in the thrill of catching a fish, exploring headlands and rock pools, spotting whales, and the awe we feel watching a storm driven surf. And that’s just for starters; a bit of beach driving, exploring mangroves, clambering down precarious cliffs, the list is endless…

Dig out a photo or two of your favourite beach moment to show what the beach means to you during your travels.



For John it’s sunrise or sunset over the sea, through the clouds, across the rocks.



For Val it’s the unexpected things the tide brings in, especially after a storm,



We both love seeing dolphins and whales, especially when close in to the shore, and finding beaches made of shells or shingle or even mounds of seagrass.



What’s your favourite beach moment?

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Reply By: Ron N - Friday, Nov 29, 2013 at 19:05

Friday, Nov 29, 2013 at 19:05
The beer can regatta at Mindil Beach was some excellent beach fun.

This was the 53 foot Riviera Cabin Cruiser of the beer can brigade.


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Reply By: Member -Pinko (NSW) - Friday, Nov 29, 2013 at 19:57

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Follow Up By: Mick O - Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 at 00:35

Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 at 00:35
I reckon I was on the same beach at the same time Pinko.

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Reply By: The Explorer - Friday, Nov 29, 2013 at 20:29

Friday, Nov 29, 2013 at 20:29
Hello

None of these are of my favorite beach "moment" - don't have photos of that....but these should do...









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Follow Up By: Mick O - Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 at 00:28

Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 at 00:28
I am but a rank amateur after seeing those. Well done.

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Follow Up By: Member - Toyocrusa (NSW) - Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 at 10:30

Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 at 10:30
I think we all are Mick. Very humbling.
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 at 13:35

Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 at 13:35
Thanks for comments, though don't think my pics are any more special than any of the others posted - Dunc's are pretty flash (but I think he must be trying :)...I am a rank amateur also and full credit must go to the camera - I just pressed the button.

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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Monday, Dec 02, 2013 at 00:52

Monday, Dec 02, 2013 at 00:52
Found a couple of others from 80 Mile Beach...





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Reply By: Member - Murray R (VIC) - Friday, Nov 29, 2013 at 22:42

Friday, Nov 29, 2013 at 22:42
A few beachs and right place at the right time

Cactus beach SA

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Head of Bight


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Reply By: Mick O - Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 at 00:44

Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 at 00:44
Here's some of mine











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Reply By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 at 01:45

Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 at 01:45
A few images that immediately came to mind





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Reply By: Member - John - Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 at 07:17

Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 at 07:17
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Reply By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 at 08:22

Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 at 08:22
You beauty. I was hoping you would do this John and Val. You have a knack of finding the correct photo.

Got house work to do.

Phil

PS: I will be back!!
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Reply By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 at 09:12

Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 at 09:12
Gday
There are some pretty rough things on the beaches where we go. Kuta beach Bali with Darling and Little Ben ...
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Follow Up By: Member - Toyocrusa (NSW) - Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 at 10:33

Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 at 10:33
Is it just luck you have the Tee shirt for every occasion Muz? lol
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Follow Up By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 at 20:24

Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 at 20:24
Gday
one must do ones best ...
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Reply By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 at 12:12

Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 at 12:12
Excellent idea John and Val.

I have a few. The first is the iconic grand parent’s photo of the grandson fishing. Taken at Elim Beach, just north of Cooktown, on our Cape York trip.



Now a couple from Cape Leveque near Broome.





And a couple taken during our MV Diversity II cruise along the Kimberley coast. (MV Diversity II cruises)





Back in 1960 a small band of surfers (note NOT surfies) Me on far right.


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Reply By: Ron N - Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 at 12:41

Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 at 12:41
There's some stunning photos in the ones above, some real award winners.

I hate these re-sized small pics, though - I'd love to see all those above, in large format, to get the proper impact.

Here's the beer can catamaran in large format, to enable one to see the fine details ...

http://oi43.tinypic.com/wkk3v5.jpg

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Follow Up By: Member - John and Val - Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 at 13:05

Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 at 13:05
Ron,

As you say - some great photos here. And yes, it would be nice to see them full screen.... but bigger image means bigger file size, hence slower downloads, and of course more of our host's disk space to house them.

Is everyone aware that clicking on these images will take them up to full available size? (That's the uploaded size with a limit of 800 x 800 pixels.) In fact you can click through all (almost!) of the images in the whole thread at their maximum size, just by clicking one then clicking on its right or left hand side to move forward or backwards through the whole list. (The one exception appears to be yours Ron, which is hosted elsewhere. Thank you for posting the link - it is certainly a spectacular creation!)

Thank you everyone for your input. They are great! Keep them coming!

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Follow Up By: Ron N - Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 at 14:40

Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 at 14:40
John - Yes, I'm fully aware of the ability to click on the forum-hosted images to enlarge them - and I'm also very aware of forum limitations for picture-hosting.

As a result of other forums problems with showing pictures, I decided long ago that hosting pictures on forums is a dead loss.
There are dozens of photo-hosting sites out there, and a lot are free - and you can post large format files on most.

However, perhaps a number of people have chosen the small format to prevent internet theft of top-class photos, which is an on-going problem.

It never ceases to amaze me the number of people who think that because a photo is posted on the internet, they're entitled to steal it, and re-use it as they choose.
I had a barney with a bloke on another forum who pinched some of my best photos, then started reposting them all over the place - without any credits, or request to use them.
He now reckons I'm the greatest ar*ehole that ever lived, because I chided him - yet copyright is copyright, and the law backs me to the hilt.

I now put restrictions on simple right clicking and copying to reduce theft of my best photos - but that can be worked around by those in the know, so it's not a complete fix. I just wish people would respect others intellectual property rights as regards photos on the internet.

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Follow Up By: The Landy - Tuesday, Dec 03, 2013 at 21:57

Tuesday, Dec 03, 2013 at 21:57
It is very difficult to monitor and control photos on the internet, at times I will watermark, but that gives little protection.

In the end I don’t worry too much about it.

But just the other day I was contacted by a West Australian company who market personal safety and adventure kits and they asked could they use my “Cobb & Co” photo from an upcoming promotional brochure. They had come across it on the net after it was picked up from my website.

Being a relatively easy going sort of bloke I suggested that as we were the adventurous type that they could in exchange for a kit…

They posted it that day…

So there are some good guys out there who respect the property rights of others!

Cheers, Baz – The Landy

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Follow Up By: The Landy - Tuesday, Dec 03, 2013 at 21:58

Tuesday, Dec 03, 2013 at 21:58
Oh to edit…

"For an upcoming promotional brochure!"
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Follow Up By: Ron N - Tuesday, Dec 03, 2013 at 23:40

Tuesday, Dec 03, 2013 at 23:40
Landy, I picked up a copy of the West Australian just a couple of days ago when I was waiting for lunch in a cafe (haven't bought a newspaper for years), and they had a half-page ad warning people to ensure that they have permission to re-use or re-post ANY articles, photos, and other copyrighted items, that are the property of the West Australian Newspapers group - and the subtle message was, they have Rottweiler lawyers on standby to pursue anyone using or reposting their material without permission.

A lot of organisations (and individuals) are getting deadly serious about others using their copyrighted material without permission.
The West Australian included this website in their printed warning ad ..

Australian Copyright Council: http://www.copyright.org.au/

A lot of people are unaware how you can make quite good money from top-class photos. Calendars are a classic example, but many organisations, such as you mentioned, are happy to pay for good photos.

I read an item once, where Gary Larsen, the animal cartoonist who specialises in the cow cartoons, withdrew all his cartoons from the Internet because of the losses he was incurring due to unauthorised reposting of his cartoons - and he actively sought out any site that reposted his cartoons - and in many cases, either had them shut down, or extracted sizeable fees from the website, if they did repost his cartoons without his permission.

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Reply By: Member - sparra - Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 at 22:33

Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 at 22:33
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Reply By: Motherhen - Sunday, Dec 01, 2013 at 00:24

Sunday, Dec 01, 2013 at 00:24
A lovely theme John and Val

The beach at McGowan's Island at sunset was as good as it gets - as was the fishing out in the bay.



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Reply By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Tuesday, Dec 03, 2013 at 20:51

Tuesday, Dec 03, 2013 at 20:51
it is hard work thinking of our best moments but here are a couple,





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Reply By: The Landy - Wednesday, Dec 04, 2013 at 05:30

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Reply By: Member - John and Val - Wednesday, Dec 04, 2013 at 18:23

Wednesday, Dec 04, 2013 at 18:23
Thanks to everyone who posted. Some wonderfully atmospheric shots there, capturing those special moments of sunrise and sunset.

Also shots where you can smell the salt tang and almost feel the sand under your feet. Love Phil’s fishing shot and you can fast forward to image the thrill that little tacker will get if he gets to be in a situation as in Beatit’s fishing photo.

And those wonderful scenes of camps on Fraser Island and points north, just makes you want to get out there again.

Doubt that we have yet captured all the moods of the beach, so keep them coming.

How many times have you just sat and watched big swells rolling in and crashing on the rocks?



Cheers,

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