Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: 1990s Seascapes

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Landscapes or Seascapes

For this Fun Foto challenge, I’ve decided to share some old photographs taken in the 1990s with my horrible olden-days camera. This first one is at a beach near Adelaide, South Australia.

1993, Near Adelaide, South Australia
1993, Near Adelaide, South Australia

This second one is what is left of the Twelve Apostles, along The Great Ocean Road, near Port Campbell, Victoria. We called in, on the way home from the Port Fairy Folk Festival, and joined scores of tourists on the viewing platforms. In 2005, eight years after this photo, the apostle in the foreground collapsed.

1997 - The Twelve Apostles, near Port Campbell, Victoria
1997, The Twelve Apostles, near Port Campbell, Victoria

Wikipedia says:

The Twelve Apostles is a collection of limestone stacks off the shore of the Port Campbell National Park, by the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia. Their proximity to one another has made the site a popular tourist attraction. Currently there are 8 apostles left but the name remains significant and spectacular especially in the Australian tourism industry.

These old photos have a certain nostalgic charm and are just as they scanned, without enhancement.

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23 Comments Add yours

  1. Sue says:

    Oh dear, what a shame. I remember when little we would go and see them, absolutely spectacular, albiet very windy. At one stage people were clambering over them, and unintentionally causing terrible damage, so they banned access to them.

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    1. ChristineR says:

      I think that London Bridge one is along there somewhere – the stone on the ‘bridge’ collapsed (1990) and a helicopter had to rescue people. Now it’s just called the London Arch!

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      1. Sue says:

        Interesting, I didn’t know they changed the name. Also, the Loch Ard Gorge isn’t that far away, with its shipwreck stories.

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        1. ChristineR says:

          It’s a fantastic coastline, Sue, for sure.

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          1. Sue says:

            Also you could use the 1993 photo of the Adelaide beach for “Silver challenge” it seems to have all the different silver colours. Its like a tarnished teapot getting a good polish until it glows.

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          2. ChristineR says:

            I’ll keep that in mind, Sue! ❤

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  2. la_lasciata says:

    As they should be, imho. Because otherwise they would look like anything shot today – which would make their subject matter quite wrong ! 😀

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  3. bkpyett says:

    Both beautiful photographs Christine. Nothing wrong with that camera, nor the person taking them. The light in the first one is very special. 🙂

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    1. ChristineR says:

      The light is amazing, isn’t it! I actually took two identical photos, but the other is a completely different colour.

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      1. ChristineR says:

        … okay, not that different, a little darker. 🙂

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  4. These don’t need enhancement. They are marvelous photos.
    Thank you for the explanation about the Twelve Apostles. I love how I learn new things every day. 😀

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    1. ChristineR says:

      You’re welcome, Tess.

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  5. Cee Neuner says:

    Wonderful landscapes for this week’s challenge. Thanks ever so much for participating.

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  6. milliethom says:

    Both photographs are wonderful Christine. I always love seascapes and you’ve really captured these two well.

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  7. Cee Neuner says:

    Congratulations! I have selected this post to be featured on my Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge.
    http://ceenphotography.com/2014/12/23/cees-fun-foto-challenge-cities-and-city-structures/
    I hope you are having a wonderful week!

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    1. ChristineR says:

      Thanks Cee, I’m thrilled! ❤

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  8. both are great, but the 12 apostles, for me, was very gripping. Randy

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    1. ChristineR says:

      Thanks for dropping by, appreciated. 🙂

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