Australian Landscape Photography

Posts tagged “wonthaggi desalination plant

Rivers End

Another shot from the South Gipplsland region where you have to fight off the crowds to get a shot…….not. The moss/lichen on the rocks was what attracted me to the scene in the first place but the river flowing into the sea was also nice, and then the sand patterns…………not to mention the view with the cape in the background cystral clear………..and this is the spot that the state government decide to put a fucken desalination plant!. Talk about rectal cranial inversion. 

Sth Gippsland Glow

Long time between posts. The beautiful bass coast in Southern Victoria, with the sand patterns and dunes illuminated by the suns first rays. Magic part of  the globe that few people see. 

Kilcunda Pastels

Some nice sunset pastels down at Kilcunda, South Gipplsand around Christmas time. Caught up with Tony Middleton but he didn’t bring the camera down on this occasion, being that his home beach and all…..

The Rocks of Kilcunda

Caught up with Tony Middleton for a shoot or two over the break and lucky enough to have a sunset that went off. This was taken in the same place as the last post so another shot to the left and the desal montronsity would have to be cloned out to maintain the integrity of the image. 

Victoria’s Desalination Disgrace

What is wrong with this image?

Probably a few  technical issues but I didn’t spend heaps of time on it as is won’t be a keeper.

The main problem is this –

This image was taken with a 17mm lens but on the large file the desalination outlet structure on Victoria’s beautiful Bass Coast is very promenant and is only about 500metres or so off the coast!. This image is to demonstrate to those with cranial rectal inversion or never leave the safety of their air conditioned homes and offices and feed on government propaganda, that there is actually an environmental cost and scar, not to mention the physical cost of a desalination plant. Rather than look to reuse water and capture storm water and a myriad of alternatives, the government goes and wrecks this magnificent coast line, spends billions of dollars, increases energy consumption to run the bastard and subsequently increases everyones electricity and water bills rather than investing a lesser amount towards more sustainable and appropriate solutions to achieve the same result. That is what I call a disgrace and standing on the beach looking at the thing leaves a sour taste in your mouth, hence this post.