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Pacific Paradise by andyhutchinson Pacific Paradise by andyhutchinson
Murrays Beach is located in the Booderee National Park in Jervis Bay. It's an amazing location, the beaches and the marine environment are pristine. The island in the distance on the left is Bowen Island which is home to a large colony of Little Penguins.

In the 1960s the Australian government gave serious thought to placing a nuclear power station right here on this very beach. The project was cancelled in 1971 after site works (excavation and levelling) were done and a road was constructed to the territory border. The levelled site is now the car park for Murrays Beach and its adjacent boat ramp.

This photo was taken in mid-winter.
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Canon 10-22mm @ 10mm | f11 | 1/125th sec | Hoya Circ Polariser | No HDR | Minor Lightroom Tweaks
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Islandgirl45 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
Lovely transparency and coloring of the water! I admire your pic called "The Charge," too. Have these ever been offered as desktop wallpapers? (I have a weakness for waterscapes.) :)
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:iconandyhutchinson:
andyhutchinson Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank-you kindly. No these were never turned into wallpapers. Not ruling it out though :)
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GinLime Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Photographer
Hello, have you used any special technique to capture that transparent colors of waves ? Polarizer ?
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:iconandyhutchinson:
andyhutchinson Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yea, Hoya Circular Polariser - I mention it in the description :)
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:iconginlime:
GinLime Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Photographer
No need to priggery. But thanks.
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Alumfelga Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
I want winter like that, too :D Australia is absolutely the number one on my place-to-visit list!
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:iconandyhutchinson:
andyhutchinson Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Marta - the winters are very pleasant for the most part :)
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celestialprincess101 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi there! You've been featured in my journal this week! :iconblueheartplz: :iconcheerplz:

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:iconandyhutchinson:
andyhutchinson Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome stuff, thanks Amy :)
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celestialprincess101 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconwelcomesignplz:
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celestialprincess101 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I just love the colour of the water!
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:iconandyhutchinson:
andyhutchinson Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Amy - I reckon it's probably a similar colour in the Caribbean :)
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:iconcelestialprincess101:
celestialprincess101 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, definitely :)
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Jace-Lyn Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
beautiful shot :)
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:iconandyhutchinson:
andyhutchinson Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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MyLifeInFocus Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow this is an amazing shot! Really love how you're basically level with the top of the ocean, giving you the chance to see into the crystal clear water where the wave hasn't broken yet! Really gorgeous shot!
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:iconandyhutchinson:
andyhutchinson Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks mate. Dodgy process when you're not using a waterproof camera!
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MyLifeInFocus Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Sure thing! And haha I bet it is! :D Great job all the same!
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:iconartamusica:
artamusica Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Fab! Just love that color of the water. And so much better than a nuclear power plant!
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:iconandyhutchinson:
andyhutchinson Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Definitely better than a nuclear plant :)
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:iconartamusica:
artamusica Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely!
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sannwald Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
One cannot but look at the water. :stare:
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:iconandyhutchinson:
andyhutchinson Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It's nice, isn't it :)
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sannwald Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Lovely! :heart:
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IpomeaTricolor Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
love the clear water..looks like glass :)
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:iconandyhutchinson:
andyhutchinson Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Emmy - it's incredibly clear water. I was sitting in this bay on a surf board one day and watched a 4m hammerhead shark swim lazily underneath me about 10m down. :)
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IpomeaTricolor Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
omg! I just saw dolphins in Egypt :)
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ragnaice Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Winter :stare: That's not my definition of 'winter'.... bitterness aside, great picture :D The sea somehow reminds me of these plastic cooling bags with some substance in them if you know what I mean, almost solid.
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andyhutchinson Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I do know what you mean about the cooling bags. However as someone who endured 40 years of British winters I think I'm entitled to a few Australian ones. :)
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Dunkin-Prime Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice, looks similar to what the beach in my city looks like ^^
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:iconandyhutchinson:
andyhutchinson Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It does - but I think yours is a lot more built up off the sand :)
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hull612 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wish my winter looked like this.
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:iconandyhutchinson:
andyhutchinson Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Jon - in fairness I did have to move 12,000 miles round the planet to get a neighbourhood like this. :)
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mektek22 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012   General Artist
That water is beautiful! So glad they didn't put a nuclear power station there. Beautiful shot!
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:iconandyhutchinson:
andyhutchinson Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I appreciate it :)
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SageFillyLuna Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student General Artist
beautiful!!!
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:iconandyhutchinson:
andyhutchinson Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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SageFillyLuna Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student General Artist
my pleasure, monsieur
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