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Huge Driftwood and Torris Straits Island photos

Discussion in 'The Aqua Lounge' started by keithgh, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Huge Driftwood and Torris Straits Island photos

    I found these pieces of Driftwood on Poruma Island Torris Straits north of Aust.

    I was told they possibly came from the Fly River in New Guinea.

    I converted the photos to B&W ages ago and I cannot find the originals.

    If you want them all you have to do is wait for the very high Spring Tides then try and tow it off with a very powerful shallow draft boat, then lift it up.
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    Dug out boat also washed up on Island, & the luxury fishing boat I had to fish off every day for a week
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    Cray pot Boat the Islanders store their Coral Crayfish ready for shipping to the mainland
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    One of the many Red Emperors I caught while fishing off the Island

    Keith
     
  2. ghostsword

    ghostsword Aspiring Aquascaper Staff Member

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    Amazing driftwood! You would need a massive tank for that piece! :)

    It seems that it was a great experience, thanks for sharing. :)


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  3. charlyx

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    Even get it for your swimming pool.... :rock:
     
  4. yankadi

    yankadi Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Amazing :%3 ;)
     
  5. sonofall

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    nice driftwood, shots, and catch! How heavy was the fish?
     
  6. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    sonofall

    I think the Red Emperor was very close to 15kg

    I would love a small replica of one in the first photo.

    The one under the sand would be interesting to look at too.

    Keith
     
  7. SuperWen

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    Sorry for interrupt your thread, just want to share some photos when I travelled to wakatobi island, SE Sulawesi, Indonesia:

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  8. ghostsword

    ghostsword Aspiring Aquascaper Staff Member

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    It looks amazing, maybe start to import it!


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  9. sonofall

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    Nice! I know its a aquascaping website but I love fishing too.. must've been fun to pull in.
     
  10. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    In the tropics fishing is fun but it can take a lot of strength out of you.

    SuperWen

    I also notice all that junk on the driftwood its the same at the tip of Australia junk ever where.

    Keith
     
  11. SuperWen

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    oh really??

    but the the white box with "CLAS Mild" is not junk, that is my cigarrete use for photo comparator :D

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  12. randy0319

    randy0319 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    paradise!
     
  13. Legerdema

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    Those are some nice photos. I actually think the black and white photos in the OP work very well with this. Driftwood doesn't have a lot of color to it (or at least these samples don't) and the play of light and shade lends itself to some nice effects in black and white. Thanks for sharing your efforts.
     
  14. dr.dzek

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    beautiful
     
  15. Ed Villagracia

    Ed Villagracia Active Aquascaper

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    thanks for sharing guys.....nice photos:rock:
     
  16. Ed Villagracia

    Ed Villagracia Active Aquascaper

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    about driftwood....did you ever watch in you tube how many people carried dw used by amano in his monster planted aquarium...that's really huge:))
     
  17. randy0319

    randy0319 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    That drift wood makes me salivate for some in my tank. You are so lucky!
     

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