Over 12 months ago I got an enquiry from Hayley asking if I would be interested in taking some photos of her. Hayley is from Sydney and we planned to meet up around the Central Coast for some photos around the lake.
Due to time restraints and other commitments on both our parts, the shoot never happened, but we became good friends in the meantime. Continue reading...
My neighbour, Blake, recently delved into the world of photography with a Canon 7D. We’ve been meaning to get out and shoot together but the opportunity just hasn’t really been available.
Anyway, this afternoon we managed to find some time to head into town. I thought Susan Gilmore Beach would be a nice quiet spot, and often has waves crashing over rocks for a nice effect. Unfortunately there was a layer of brown scum on the water, which would’ve looked quite unattractive in photos.
After a few weeks of late finishes at work, and generally pretty average sunsets, I met up with Naomi for a sunset at Belmont Jetty.
After seeing a few shots of Snapper Point Cave on flickr, this one here in particular, I set off for a drive to Munmorah State Conservation Area to check it out for myself.
The road out to Snapper Point Cave was a mix of tar and then turned into dirt roads, often with large ruts to navigate. But I was in my rally car, so felt at home!
Today the weather decided to give up showing grey skies and presented a bright blue sky, and quite warm temperatures. I thought I would make the most of it and take a wander down to the beach. And so did everyone else…
I walked for about an hour through Bournemouth before finally arriving at the beach at around 5pm. The beach was soo busy! I arrived at the Pier approach and walked west along the promenade past a whole selection of amusement games, little ice cream stalls and loads of beach huts.
I wandered along a zig-zag pathway up the side of a hill to be offered a wide, bird’s eye view of the beach.
Up here I noticed a lone Nikon user on his way to the beach. He noticed my red Canon strap and we had a bit of a chat. He was convinced his Nikon was far superior than my Canon, but what he doesn’t know won’t hurt him ;) You can check out Troy’s photo blog at Shooting through Life.
Turning around, I walked about 2.5km along the beach to the east to have a look at Boscombe pier. This end of the beach was a little bit quieter, but there were still loads of people out soaking up the English sun. Boscombe pier is much more subtle then Bournemouth pier, lacking amusements rides and a restaurant, it is mainly suited for fishing from, or just a nice place for a walk.
Heading back along the promenade towards Bournemouth pier I noticed a very impressive Audi R8 parked by the beach. I asked the owner if I could grab a few photos and he was very obliging.
Bournemouth pier was buzzing with activity. Children delighted with carnival rides, couples enjoying a Sunday evening drink, fishermen trying their luck in the ocean, and a pretty girl along the pier out for a photoshoot. I asked if I could take a few shots of her, she allowed me and then was on her way.
I finished browsing around the pier and began to make my way back up the hill to watch over the beach and pier as the sun disappeared for another day. I took a few long exposures, before packing my camera away and making my way back home for the day.
After a week of rain and generally dreary weather, Friday presented itself with nice blue skies and an opportunity to finally visit a place I’ve had my eye on for quite some time.
Forrester Beach is located on the New South Wales Central Coast, 15km North of Gosford.
The beach was fairly quiet this afternoon, and after a 5 minute walk along the sand to the south, I was presented with a fantastic array of rocks, rock shelfs and crashing waves.
Today was more of a chance for a look around, to assess this location for suitability for a sunrise photoshoot.
I discovered, after being swamped by a rogue wave, that it’s best to wait for a lower tide, with a small swell. I found myself lifting my camera over my head as the water rose around my knees!
Upon leaving the rocks and heading back up the beach, the sky briefly displayed a lovely pink glow on the horizon, before disappearing for another day.