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The Blue Pool
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC Camera: K30 Photo Location: Bermagui, NSW ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: Above 6s Aperture: F11 
Posted By: Adinfinitum, 05-09-2013, 07:36 PM

This is the popular and unimaginatively named "Blue Pool", is a tidal pool on the south coast of NSW. A beautiful spot for both amateur and professionals alike and a not-to-bad place for an early morning dip. Taken at 30s, 11mm.

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Very nice. The location lends itself to many angles, I suppose. Is there some history to it?
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Wow. Great shot. Love the colours and reflections on the edging beside the pool.
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Amazing colors

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It sure is blue! I agree, awesome colors.
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Very nice. The location lends itself to many angles, I suppose. Is there some history to it?
As a matter of fact...

The site was well known to locals as far north as Sydney Town since the 1800's when it was simply "The Blue Hole", a natural rock pool. In the 1930's the area was frequented by the American western author and Fisherman, Zane Grey after whom a local camping ground was named. The popularity of the site and the limited capacity of the natural pool (hole), as well as the patronage by a famous international celebrity led to a number of benefactors and grants funding the creation of a concrete tidal pool. The popularity of this project grew and additional funding from the NSW Government led to the construction of the concrete steps down the steep cliff face, as well as the change sheds at the top of the cliffs.

The site has been renovated several times over the decades and today boasts some of the best water-quality anywhere in the world. The location itself is the closest point on the Australian East Coast to the continental shelf, accounting for the popularity of the area for fishing.
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very serene scenery. nice angle & colors.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Adinfinitum Quote
As a matter of fact...

The site was well known to locals as far north as Sydney Town since the 1800's when it was simply "The Blue Hole", a natural rock pool. In the 1930's the area was frequented by the American western author and Fisherman, Zane Grey after whom a local camping ground was named. The popularity of the site and the limited capacity of the natural pool (hole), as well as the patronage by a famous international celebrity led to a number of benefactors and grants funding the creation of a concrete tidal pool. The popularity of this project grew and additional funding from the NSW Government led to the construction of the concrete steps down the steep cliff face, as well as the change sheds at the top of the cliffs.

The site has been renovated several times over the decades and today boasts some of the best water-quality anywhere in the world. The location itself is the closest point on the Australian East Coast to the continental shelf, accounting for the popularity of the area for fishing.
Thanks for that. I suppose I could have googled it :-)

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An excellent shot Tony.Well captured.--charliezap
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Mesmerizing... really lovely shoot. I can't look away...
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Beautiful stunning colors. The light on the rock just puts the icing on the cake.
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Thank you all kindly for your time to comment.
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Wow could not think of a better name - absolutely stunning colors and thanks for the history..
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The original forerunner to the modern day infinity pools.

Great vivid colours here, well done.
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Looks super cool (both figuratively and literally)

Good work
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