This week the daily challenge asks what inspires us. My answer – the Australian landscape, every day, everywhere I go.
About two weeks ago I was in Victoria and lucky enough to go to the Great Ocean Road and the 12 apostles which are limestone stacks formed off the Australian coastline. There used to be 12 but not now as erosion from the constant battering of the sea has destroyed some but over the next century or so new ones will form so it is an ongoing process. In fact the platform we were standing on (where I took the video) will eventually be a stack out on its own one day. It is a well known tourist destination and for some reason I have never been before this.
I have travelled to Melbourne a few times but had never thought to hire a car and take the time to go to this area – I highly recommend it. It is so beautiful and there is a lot to see. My post on Cape Otway and Hopetoun Falls being just two of the wonderful places to visit besides the 12 apostles. The Great Ocean Road has a lot of surprises.
I have been to many places in this world and have been astounded by the beauty I see but I have never cried. When we arrived at the viewing platform for the 12 apostles, I literally cried, surprised myself but the beauty was so monumental to me that I felt overawed by it. I was also proud to be an Australian and the love of our landscape (as varied as it is from state to state) made me cry.
So my inspiration for every photo I take is our landscape, diverse and ever changing.
Press on the link above to go to my rather amateur video of the 12 Apostles
For more inspiration go to the Daily Post link here.