Sculpture by the Sea 2016

distan bach, sculpture by the sea

Sculpture by the Sea: Tamarama to Bondi

Sculpture by the Sea has returned this year to line the coast walk between Tamarama and Bondi beach.

This year my youngest son was keen to come down and shoot some pictures too. So, with alarm set at 4.58am and everything organised the night before, we jumped in the car and headed off in the near darkness. Thankfully, we lucked out a parking spot not too far away and were down on Tamarama beach ready and waiting for the sunrise. You’d think it would be pretty quiet at 5.30am on a Sunday morning but there were a few dozen like minded souls already there with camera’s or their active wear on :-). Incredibly, the numbers of people who suddenly appear minutes after the sun rises never ceases to amaze me. They just double, and then double again with every passing minute. It’s exceptionally difficult to grab a photo of any sculpture without a mass of people in the background…needless to say, I’m sure they think the same of me too.

My Quick Tips for Seeing the Sculptures?

  • The best time to see them is at sunrise because (a) it is less crowded, and (b) the light is crisp, warm and glorious.
  • Move quickly, shoot and the move on. I like to be done within the hour and be back at the car by 7am. Coffee beckons back over at Bronte beach (which is my preferred caffeine hole).

If you’re in Sydney, you can still get down there to see them until the 6th November.

(For those who would prefer to see the gallery viewer which includes the EXIF data and camera settings, just scroll straight to the bottom and click on one of the thumbnails).

Canon 5DMIII | Canon EF 24-70 f2.8L | Handheld | Post: Lightroom 5

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10 Comments Add yours

  1. Anne-Maree Prentice says:

    These are just grand, as always Distan. I could almost smell the ocean from up here in Katoomba ! I think ‘The Big Haviana’ should have a permanent home, like other notables of Australia ~ The Big Potato, The Big Merino, The Big Banana, et al.
    You could always start up a foundation for same…

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Distan Bach says:

      Hehe, the Big Haviana! I think that would be cool, and quite appropriate given our love for the beach 🙂


  2. paula graham says:

    Wonderful sculptures , shot in lovely light.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Distan Bach says:

      Cheers Paula, much appreciated.


  3. Fotohabitate says:

    Great idea, wonderful pictures. Thank you for showing! Simone

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Distan Bach says:

      Thanks heaps, Simone.


  4. Always a pleasure to look at your work Distan and the new site layout compliments your work superbly. Best regard, james

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Distan Bach says:

      Oh, thank you so much, James. Very kind of you. Hope you’ve been keeping well! I’ve been enjoying your recent colour images too!


  5. Sehr interresante Bilder.

    Liebe Gruesse


    Liked by 1 person

    1. Distan Bach says:

      Thank you, Monika.


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