Its great when your friend calls you up while you are sitting on a beach, first laughs at your tripod antis and then says “hey if you are where I think you are you’re not to far from a very cool ship wreck”….. Hard to miss, it you find the light house near Carpenter Rocks, look to your left and there it is. A great day on a road trips with my daughters, definitely a day where everyone was happy doing our thing. Just a few shots or so and enjoyed the almost secluded beach all to ourselves.
Limestone Coast, South Australia, about half hour drive from Mount Gambia.
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Cadillac Canyon, San Remo, a very sweet small stretch of beach, I actually thought it would be bigger, At the end of Potters Road, a short gravel road and about 140 steps or so i was told I didn’t count them myself, Some lovely rock formations, i was there at low tide and those waves sure did come in hard and fast. Spectacular, I had it all to myself, surprisedly the weather was mild for July, interesting cloud formations and only a tiny bit of rain as i was leaving. A very cool spot, i was meant to go back the next day for sunset but decided to visit Grantville and have a few ciders instead. You can purchase some of my images here. Thanks
I have always believed that when you look at life in reverse all is as it should be, while mostly I like to travel back to fond memories and moments, sometimes you need to look back as a reminder never to make the same mistake again, Moments deep within can be blinded by a false trust, i was so busy admiring through the lens that I didn’t see the water creep up behind me, left standing on a meter long island, i was drawn in, peaceful in a trance and forgot about the tide coming in, with a smile on my face I walked through the water not even feeling the cold. Thank God for reality checks.
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Grantville on 3 different days at 3 different times! I love stopping by if i am down that way, although I do check my tides, it’s always great to see how its presenting itself on the day, wild water, sand that I sink in, yep i got stuck, or tide just at the right height, calm waters and a beautiful sunset.
When everything aligns perfectly, I don’t normally photograph people homes, but I couldn’t resist when I turned to see the light shinning on it, just as well! the tide had come in so fast that there was not much to stand on, oh well boots were wet anyway, on the upside I have good friends that live near by and I have sent her a copy to show the owner, only right I send them a copy if they want it. 3rd time lucky in the last two months to get the shots I was after, at just the right water level, I was there the day before and the tide was all the way out.
Never gets old watching these beautiful seals, all part of the cruise around Phillip Island, they didn’t seemed phased by the high swells and crashing waves. Love the wildlife in Australia. You can purchase this image here.
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I have been wanting to do this Millionaire walk for nearly 2 years now, I had a look on google maps and although i was quite confident i figured it out, i emailed Mornington Peninsula Website just to be sure, they were great and called me the next day, so I got to Lentell Avenue, Sorrento, there were already two togs up on the wall, saying hey you missed the sunrise and assuring me it was safe enough to get up along the wall, well my aim today was to photograph the piers, tick! So i couldn’t figure out where the walk started from so i got in the car and went to Point King road and from there off i went, the walk is about 1.5km return, fairly easy, scary dog half way, so if you go all the way you will end up at Lentell Avenue, it looks like a private gate. I didn’t photograph any of the houses as it was their back yard. Absolutely stunning! I did have a few favourites. So do I want to be a millionaire? mmmm. I would sure love a view like that, although I’m a simple creature, less is more, minimalist and don’t fancy possessions owning me, but hey you never know., something might change my mind, image all the good I could do. I read an short article last week where a bloke decided what he was going to live on $$$$ for the rest of his life regardless of inflation and the rest he gave away, imagine a world like that! That definitely sounds like a great plan, oh one day, a nice little shack by the beach, with lots of light and studio space and a view of the ocean. Really was a peaceful day, i even forgot I was cold. I only had a few hours then a great day with friends, food and a good laugh, what else is there?! If you would like to purchase any of my prints visit here or contact me directly.
Its been awhile since I have ventured over this way, just a quick stop in Grantville from Phillip Island on the way home, there were a couple of young guys jumping it the water!!!! Madness, my fingers were frozen in 10 mins, would have been great to stay for the sunset but I thought it best to get my first born home, it was a huge weekend!!!
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“God can take the ordinary and create the extraordinary. Our incredible God has the power to transform your simple life and give you the life of your dreams. Remarkable things happen in your life when you believe.”
― Amaka Imani Nkosazana, Heart Crush
Phillip Island, Victoria
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What is it about the ocean that makes me long for her?
While i love a crowed room full of real people, conversations that delight the heart, the connection of a portrait bringing out the essence of you, that moment that takes place, where you become shape and light and your inner glow seems to float meeting me in the middle, that moment I feel, instinct, click that shutter, the image created, when trust begins and our souls meet.Or photographing a wedding, invited from a distance, and watch the dance of love, their non verbal communication that speaks volumes that only they truly understand, two bodies one heart.
I also love being far and away, my perfect balance.
I crave her certainty knowing that each wave will come in and out in her own rhythm, the sounds, the build up as she swells up in the distance ready to make her spectacular appearance closer to where I stand, her wild and then gentle waves cascading on the solid rocks and platforms, that will not be moved. Her uncertainty, her surprises she brings, occasionally that splash, almost asking are you ready? ready or not, here I come. Her confidence in all her glory.
Sometimes I tell her my secrets, my hopes and dreams and in the process I let go and just be, not a care in the world, after all I do believe it all works out in the end as it should. She whispers, “go with the flow”. She knows, no questions asked.
Yesterday I just sang to her, fun pop songs that make me happy, loud enough for her to hear, Occasionally a few surfers too. the sound of her waves backing up my vocals.
She gives permission to be free and light, allows me to capture her, freeze her in time, slow her down and take with me moments of awe and peace as she carries on freely, her hypnotic ways….
“A woman’s heart is a deep ocean of secrets. But now you all know there was a man named Jack Dawson, and that he saved me, in every way that a person can be saved. Titanic
No Jack required 😉
A great day down at Bells beach, Victoria, Australia, at low tide, it was a wonderful feeling to finally walk around that corner, timing is everything, been awhile since I got my feet wet. I was even singing to myself out loud! its great to see what lies beneath. Nothing like a stroll down great ocean road, visit my favourite spots and discover…. somehow new.
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