Driftwood on Greenhill Beach.

As an added bonus, there's a rock that looks like an elephant seal's head.

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View all photos taken: Sunday, 6th July 2008, This photo: 1:47pm


  • borealnz said:
    Nice DOF and colours David, can't spot the seal rock though :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Jill :) 'tis on the right.
  • looby88 said:
    decidedly nice colours I agree, I think you must mean that huge rock thats just poking into the piccy - what a big eye it has !
  • David de Groot said:
    Yep, that's the one. I didn't spot it when I took it, but on review it looked just like an elephant seal's head poking into the frame. (and since you've seen it too, it obviously wasn't just the flu speaking)
  • Jon McManus said:
    Interesting looking rock! Great photo, though.
  • David de Groot said:
    Danke :)
  • P de G 1952 said:
    Interesting. First chance I get I will go down to the beach and see if I can find the seal rock.
  • looby88 said:
    You have flu ? Oh thats nasty, now is it the real flu or just man flu ( in other words a bad cold !!??!! ) Either way, drink apple juice and a speedy recovery
  • leadegroot said:
    Dunno - we didn't see a doctor.
    But I gave it to him, and I was down with it for the best part of a week :(
    (Typical of me to get sick on holidays and stay home sleeping when everyone else goes to the beach. Mmmm... sleep... ;) )
  • David de Groot said:
    'twas around the second bay I think...
    Well it was probably a cold - some sort of virus with a touch of sinusitis thrown in for good measure.
  • looby88 said:
    My other half quite often comes down with some lurgy or other when he has a few days off, its somewhat frustrating, I think in his job he runs on adrenaline or something, so that when he stops- he flops !
    Poor people you, I hope you are both getting back to normal.... well as normal as you can be ; P
    are you back now or is your holiday all gone ?

    sleep - whats that ?
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah all back now (been back a week or so). As for normality, well that remains to be seen.
    Sleep.. hmmm, sounds like a good idea.
  • No Fixed Address / TJ said:
    Great capture Dave,
    We get some beautiful driftwood that floats up on the beaches in and around Vancouver, often red cedar which makes for interesting subjects... (also randomly and bizarrely human feet also watch up on a regular basis!)
  • David de Groot said:
    Feet you say... hmmm, 'twould make a different photographic study, for sure.
  • apurdam (Andrew) said:
    Reclining nude... ?
    With elephant seal looking on.
  • David de Groot said:
    A somewhat uncomfortable pose ?