Well, its been back into full swing at work and after 2 weeks the Christmas-New year break is all but a distant memory now. Once upon a time it used to slow down in December with January being equally lethargic but that too seems to be a thing of the past. With a new intake of students about to start in a few weeks I doesn’t look like I will have much spare time to finishing editing the photo’s from our holiday. I’d been really hoping to get some images up from our trip into Canada but I don’t quite have a set ready yet. Won’t be long though…
To fill the void, today’s post are shots taken last October/November (dang time flies) from the annual Sculptures by the Sea festival. If you read last years post, you’ll remember that the coastal walk between Sydney’s Tamarama beach and the iconic Bondi beach becomes the stage for some really talented sculptural artists to showcase their work. It’s become increasingly popular (read crowded) over the years and 2012 was no exception. Fortunately, it had been a beautiful sunrise and the aggravation of wasting 30 minutes looking for a parking spot soon disappeared after seeing pods of dolphins frolicking in the waves. We even saw a family of whales cresting and breaching further out too – the young calf and mum taking turns to jump clear out of the ocean and splash spectacularly into the salty brine! Unfortunately, I didn’t really get any photo’s that were worth sharing here (they were just a little too far out); but, it was such a glorious sight. At least I have my memories :-).
Canon 7D | EF 24-105L & EF 70-200L f4 | Handheld | Post: Lightroom
Above and below: This was my personal favourite. It just looked spectacular in the morning light. Marine ply on the outside, reflective gold on the inside. I wanted to go back down late in the afternoon with my tripod and 9 stop filter and shoot this again – I thought I could eliminate the sightseers with a really long exposure. Never quite made it – but I know exactly how it would of looked in my minds eye 😉