Lens Artists Challenge #295 – Rock Your World

Donna from Wind Kisses has challenged us to Rock Your World. Not the usual meaning to that I don’t suppose.

This is what Donna had to say:

We live on a remarkable planet. Earth is filled with lush forests, blue oceans, high mountains, meandering rivers, and a diversity of plants and animals. With Earth Day around the corner, it seems natural to celebrate this place we all call home.

I like the idea of looking at the place we call home. So I have photos from my country, not all my home in the strict sense of the word, but home as in my home country.

I think it would be hard to find any photographer who doesn’t have rocks in their archives. For me it meant I didn’t have to go far. There are so many photos in my archive it was hard to work out what to show you.

So here we go. Sometimes the rocks are the subject and sometimes they are the support act.

The first ones are a set of three that I took when I was last in Tasmania. For me the set are a bit of a joke, well the names are. I like trees growing on rocks. There is something not quite right about it. How does a tree grow on a rock?

I divided the rest up into by the ocean and then inland.

The first lot are by the ocean and most have been taken around Melbourne, actually, they all have been. Some are from trips away to take photos and the rest are from day trips.

These are all from inland. There is something amazing about find big rocks when you go out.

I had to include the biggest rocks I’ve ever seen, that being Uluru and maybe the Kata Tjuta. I have included waterfalls because they always involve rocks I think.

You might find a photo there that seems to be odd. The tree, well it is at a place called Dogs Rocks, so I had to include it.


My offerings for this this challenge. I hope they are okay.

Thank you so much Donna for this wonderful challenge to Rock Your World.  Great host and great challenge. Please go and check out her post here.

Maybe you would like to participate this week, it is a great challenge to do. To find out how to join the Lens-Artists Challenge, click here for more info.

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  1. Wow. Really beautiful photography here Leanne my friend. Those blue oceans, meandering rivers and high mountains are a delight, just breathtaking 💯🔥🔥🔥🙏

  2. What can I say…you work magic with your camera, Leanne. I had expected Uluru, of course, but they are all stunningly beautiful. The first gallery with the trees is a fantastic gem. I hope they are on your walls.

    1. Thank you Ann Christine, oh yes, had to include Uluru. I don’t have the first one on my wall, I sold that one, but I do have Another tree on a rock on my wall. It is small but I had it printed on metal which was interesting.

  3. Of course your offerings are much more than okay, but leaving that aside, I loved the elements you caught in the first header shot: light, break wave, stunning rock. Although all the rest of your photos were, as usual, glorious, I also enjoyed the ones with rushing water.


  4. WOW! Beauties. Love that header shot, and 99.9% or more of the rest. Superb. The ocean shots are my personal faves. Love those crashing waves.

  5. Leanne, these are spectacular photos! There is no way I could choose one as a favorite. Those trees on the rocks are amazing. Then, you shared the ocean views. Wow!

    1. Thank you Egidio, That is nice of you to say. I love the trees on the rocks, some of my favourite all time images. Good to hear you like them too.

  6. Not surprisingly Leanne, they are all wonderful. My husband and I spent the night under the stars at Uluru and it is one of my fondest memories from our many travels. I’ve seen 2 skies with zero ambient light – the southern cross from Uluru and the skies over a Texas wilderness in the middle of the night. Both were stunning enough that if I close my eyes I can still see them. There is no way to choose favorites from your beautiful post but I did really love the tree images.

    1. Thank you Tina. I am hoping to go back to Uluru to do the milky way in the next year or two. I can’t wait to see it there. Last time was the wrong time of the month. There are so many places in Australia where you can just lie on your back and stare up at the stars, I remember doing it a lot when I was a kid.

  7. So many wonderful examples, Leanne! Your opening photo sets the tone. Centuries of wave action haven’t brought down that rock. My favorite image, though, is that tree on the rock.

  8. Oh, Leanne a beautiful gallery of “your” spaces. Yes, I too am fascinated by how rocks grow in the strangest places. And water? How they fill in the empty spaces around them is so beautiful, as you show. . Divine! Love them all, but a bit of a longer linger at Apollo beach. Thank you for always bringing us the view through your lens.

    1. Thank you Donna, you picked a good one. It is so weird when you see trees like that. Though they are rarely very big. YOu’re welcome, I really enjoy these challenges.

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