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Ballina

Ballina

Been offline for a week and due to heavy workload decided to take a break. Have to say it feels like a year though :>) Happy to report that unusual winter rains occured last week & we were blessed with 10 inches or 200mm of rain. Our dams & tanks are again filled which means we have water now until at least the end of the year.

Now I'm off to catch up with a lot of galleries...may take me days but I will get there I promise.

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Guest 27-May-2008 21:26
Beautiful Shot V
Sheila16-Jul-2005 12:55
The texture of the sand really stands out here Laine. Thanks a lot for leaving the 1st comment in my new gallery, much appreciated :-)
Carmen13-Jul-2005 02:40
Such a lovely, peaceful image. Amazing how simplicity is usually the best... We need rain badly -- send some here!
Ray :)11-Jul-2005 21:29
I don't think I could stick your climate! But I love the warm evening sun making the shadow and shell.
Guest 07-Jul-2005 01:39
Wonderful detail ... glad you survived the deluge! :)
Lee Kindness06-Jul-2005 23:14
Next we need Mt Limpet to make it to the Southern Hem! Great texture
Lee Rudd06-Jul-2005 21:24
lovely.... great contrast between the colours... did you find them like this?
Tine Verheyden06-Jul-2005 20:51
perfect light, I love sand, sea and shells, voted
Chris06-Jul-2005 20:29
Great resolution
Ric Yates06-Jul-2005 19:51
Lovely detail and great lighting.
Michael Bertrand06-Jul-2005 18:38
Wonderful shot. Fine sandy beaches are excellent to photograph and walk on!!
Pepe Zyman06-Jul-2005 18:30
Excellent detail and exposure.
Lazy 3L Photography06-Jul-2005 15:13
Wow, very good news about the rainfall....I love the light and shadows in this shot, as well as the way the water as sculpted the sand around the rock and shell.
Dominic Kite06-Jul-2005 12:16
Now usually that much rain would be a pain, but given how dry you guys are, it sounds like a godsend!
antidote306-Jul-2005 11:50
rain in queensland - not possible, it is supposed to be fine one day and beautiful the next. :)
testure on this is awesome.
Chris Sofopoulos06-Jul-2005 09:23
Beautiful detail! Great light and tones.
Valeska06-Jul-2005 07:11
Glad you're back. Hope you're okay now. Love the little shell. We had rain again and we don't love it. Water enough in Holland. No beach for me this week :-(
Steven Jusczyk06-Jul-2005 06:21
Nice and simple. Beautiful texture.
Argishti Khachik06-Jul-2005 06:07
lovely and a wonderful shot with a great composition!
Excellent.
Cheers
Linda Willets06-Jul-2005 04:03
Oh I miss the beach.. a lovely find
Karen Leaf06-Jul-2005 01:51
VOTE VOTE VOTE.
For this most excellent photo, but for your return.
(catching up myself!)
Mindy McNaugher06-Jul-2005 01:42
Absolutely exquisite lighting! Such a lovely image! Makes me long for the beach!
Robin Reid06-Jul-2005 01:01
That is a great deal of rain. Did you see the article in Nat'l Geographic?
Welcome back and excellent image.
Cassie 06-Jul-2005 00:36
Laine good news about the rain. Your photo tells me to take time off and go to the beach house and walk on the beach.
don nieman06-Jul-2005 00:12
Great shot, I like the composition you have created and the textures you have captured.
Tom Darby06-Jul-2005 00:09
Very pretty and glad to hear about the rains down under : )
Take your time no reason to hurry over to my pad, LOL!
Elaine (etfitz)06-Jul-2005 00:06
Wonderful textures!
Herb Knufken05-Jul-2005 23:33
Very nice
petesie05-Jul-2005 23:09
Now if I could just put my foot down and squish the sand between my toes. Excellent and I love the shadow and the way you framed it. Glad you are back. I missed you.....
Guest 05-Jul-2005 23:06
excellent shot. excellent filtering.
steve mcsweeny05-Jul-2005 23:01
Beautiful shot! i can see every grain;) Very nice detail.
Coleen Perilloux Landry05-Jul-2005 22:56
Lovely photo, really lovely. I can feel the grit of the sand and the smoothness of the dark shell. Just beautiful.
Dougie Robertson05-Jul-2005 22:47
Nice texture.
Zak05-Jul-2005 22:44
exshellent!
good news about the water :-)
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