Beach

Darkness my old friend

Darkness my old friend

Night photos are not easy to take, but I was challenged… A port city makes it a little easier, and what is more beautiful than ocean and cloud?

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Morning – B&W

Morning – B&W

I’m still experimenting with looking at the world in black and white. Sunrises and sunsets depend on colour for their breathtaking beauty – and so I decided to find the beauty without the colour. Although, in saying that, I think this one works as it was very early and overcast, so not too much colour around.

Morning ahs broken

Morning has broken

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Day trip #2

Day trip #2

Going north is pretty hard when you live less than a kilometre from the northern coast of an island. BUT, if I am to do a day trip in each direction, I needed to make it happen.  So my rules were simple: a few kms in each direction, less than a km from the coast.  I explored beaches, turned off to see what the signs along the roads meant, and looked at what weekend life for the people who live in my area was like. What I found was fun. Enjoy day tripping with me!!

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Day trip – #1

Day trip – #1

The demands of work, plus running a small, weekly market stall don’t leave much time for exploring Tasmania.  Even though I love sunrises, there really are only so many sunrise images from my windows that can be made and stored. In an effort to overcome the gravitational pull of the gluteus maximus I’ve decided on taking a semi-regular ‘runaway Saturday’. Newest photography book, plus my cameras are loaded into the car, and I head in whichever direction I haven’t been to recently.  This week i decided to head westward with a goal of just cruising along, finding a warm spot to read in, taking some photos of a mini-road trip.

The differences in people, shown in their ways of communicating, and the differences in country and coast, make my ‘runaway Saturdays’ fascinating.

 

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Easter in Australia

Easter in Australia

2 teenage girls, 3 dogs, 5 boys between seven and (nearly) eleven, nine adults, enough food to feed an army in gourmet style, enough beer and wine to allow for the odd glass or two, and a beautiful beach all equal a great Easter weekend camping. The campfire was a constant, relaxation the order of the day. Long walks on the beach, fishing, abalone diving, oyster gathering, swimming, sandcastle construction, board and card games.  And of course – the Easter Bunny!!

Easter can be the last lovely weekend of summer, or the first chilly weekend of autumn, and this one was a mix. A couple of very chilly mornings, glorious afternoons, and nights where the fire beckoned. And naturally, the final day – pack up and leave – was the best, most glorious summer day imaginable. Always.  Friends had brought an old caravan and constructed a shed on this bit of remote beach that allowed us to store food, and change in peace. They have a truly Australian open door policy – welcome to all. If you look for symbolism at Easter – this welcome is it, and it lasts all year.

Posted by DeborahH in Australia, Beach, Camping, Easter, Fun, Human-nature interaction, Nature, Tasmania, Weekends, 0 comments