I rose and walked down to the beach in the pre-dawn glow to see what photographic possibilities it would turn up. Dawn is not my time of day ... a rare event so please humour me over the next few days as I make the most of this.
Yes I did enjoy this trip. And yes I am getting much more comfortable with salt water. We dreamt of returning soon and did a few weeks later. But before that, it's time to check out what's been happening in the inland over at Blue Mountains Journal . I've decided to branch out to something quite new and post a series of B&W people shots.
When I look at this shot I understand why the images at Sunshine Coast Daily are always so colourful. Everything at the beach seems modern and bright. Even coloured napkins look right whereas they would look just plain garish in the mountains.
My eyes kept straying to the farmland which runs right down to the water's edge. The grass at the coast is so intensely green. But for the most part I pushed myself to stay out of my comfort zone and keep those sea pictures rolling. The coral trees seem to be a popular tree for marking boundary fences in the farmland.
I was detirmined to try and get some people in my photos. Just to prove to my friends over at 100 Strangers that I can do people (sort of). Surfers often stand this way, looking over the water. What are they looking for? What are they looking at? I have no idea, sea creatures are a mystery to me.
People like JM in Portugal were giving me a yearning for the sun, sea and escape from the winter cold. The weather was unseasonably warm so we were off. I was in a holiday mood so why not start with a postcard shot of East's Beach, Kiama.
We wrapped up a thoroughly enjoyable day with afternoon tea before heading home. That's it for this trip. Time to see what's happening over at Blue Mountains Journal. Then in a few days we'll be back here for a visit to the beach.