It has only taken me 364 days to get my husband’s portrait for my blog. He is one of the most stubborn buggers around when he wants to be!
Although the ocean looks beautiful and relaxing, and I have often thought that going out for surf would be the ultimate self indulgent relaxation, I still find the dedication of a surfer inspiring. On a cool, misty morning, you would not find me dipping my toes into the great blue ocean.
The rusty colours and texture of the chain fence around the ocean pool are great. Even better against a blue ocean & sky!
I was looking out to the ocean along this wall when I noticed the pattern on the edge of the concrete. It intrigued me, it looked like a sandy wave of stone, but when I felt it, it was actually soft and furry. I guess it is a mossy seaweed of some kind. Put that next to the textured concrete edge, all the different colours and a background of ocean, I thought it worth capturing!
I have seen the pump house at the ocean baths completely engulfed by the sea with waves crashing over it, so I was excited that the morning I chose to shoot sunrise it was low tide! I was able to choose exactly the angle and distance I wanted to shoot from, rather than being limited by the ocean! I love the feeling of solitude it conveys.
I know that the harsh light of the midday sun is not the best time to be taking photographs, especially on the beach. But I really like the silhouette of Kyle here, just contemplating the world as he stares out to sea. This is at the gorgeous Seal Rocks from our day trip last week. Camping here is definitely in our near future!
It’s that time of year when it’s hot, muggy and the beach seems like a great place to go. The kids have a ball playing and swimming. Sandcastles are built over hours and knocked down in seconds! And best of all, the kids collapse into deep sleep two minutes after going to bed that night. It’s an awesome way to spend a summer day.
But usually the beaches are busy. The idea of being on a deserted beach is quite appealing, but usually you need to go before sunrise to get that pleasure. Well I did just that when I was up at my sister’s place in October. My brother-in-law and I went to Blackrock Beach to catch the sun rising. There was only the odd fisherman and the early bird walkers out, it was beautiful.