Monday, December 18, 2006

Hot day in the rocky desert

A drink, a drink please, I beg you! In this rocky desert, water is everywhere - but it's salty. Taken yesterday, this lone man
on the rockshelf at Terrigal tried to protect himself from the sun by wrapping a shirt around his head. His dog walking ahead of him sent the seagulls flying. All along the coast, rock platforms like this one are very popular with fishermen (a few of them each year get taken away by rogue waves). The naturally sculpted rock formations on the right are a photographer's delight.
A boire, à boire, le pays de la soif ! L'eau est partout ici, mais elle est salée... Pris hier, cet homme arpentant les rochers de Terrigal s'est protégé du soleil en s'enroulant une chemise autour de la tête. Son chien qui marchait devant a dérangé les mouettes. Tout le long de la côte, les plate-formes rocheuses comme celles-ci sont très prisées des pêcheurs (et chaque année des vagues traîtresses en emportent quelques-uns). Les rochers à droite, naturellement sculptés par l'érosion, sont un régal de photographe.

14 comments:

Kate said...

"Water, water, everywhere,
And all the boards did shrink;
Water, water, everywhere,
Nor any drop to drink."

It's been years since I've thought of these lines, but your comments reminded me of them. The scenery is fabulous.

Ja said...

Um, wow.

Jing said...

very beautiful landscape!!
:))
i think this one could be a very popular postcard!!!
and i esp. like the moment you took..vivid birds and human...add much more atmosphere to the silient rocks!!

have a nice day.
jing

GiuCe said...

a lot of water but just a few it's for drink :S

an interesting shot Nathalie :)

Sally said...

Hi Nathalie!

There's an answer to your stubby question over on my site!

Lovely rocky headland pic!

Olivier said...

belle photo d'un moment de la vie. les rochers sont tres beaux.


beautiful one moment old photograph of the life. the rocks are very beautiful.

Lavender Lady said...

Oh, how much agony on a day like that. it seems so strange to see obvious signs of heat ...when we have been freezing.

Keropok Man said...

those rocks formation's a beauty!

~tanty~ said...

Very beautiful view! Love it.

alice said...

Tu as rencontré le Capitaine Haddock? Je blague, mais tu connais mon opinion sur tes photos...

Pierre said...

Héhé... Tintin! Sans doute au Pays de l'Or Noir. Belle image, à la fois statique et dynamique!

les maudites said...

ici on apprecie plutot les chocolats chauds!
ton site nous donne vraiment envie de partir en vacances ressortir lmes maillots de bain....et surtout les tongs!
Joyeux noël sur la plage

Chris & Deb said...

...and your magnificent capture is a viewer's delight as well!

photowannabe said...

Wonderful composition, color and story. I think it would make a great postcard too.