From a return visit to an old favourite coastal location to check it out--a rocky outcrop at the base of the Newland Head cliffs in Waitpinga.
I remembered the strangeness of the site and I wanted to check it for The Littoral Zone project. Mind you that was in the winter the last time I was there. What of the early spring? Would the strangeness still be there?
The soft light after the sun has gone behind the cliffs is the best time. The colours in the detail are what caught my eye this time.
I have been playing around with photographing seascapes with a digital camera whilst I am on the poodle walks without much success. Most of the images I have scoped have been bland and boring.
I have been scoping them in order to photograph the seascapes with a large format camera on a tripod from the top of the cliffs.
This is a recent example of such staging:
On this occasion I was attracted by the colours and the texture of the seaweed. The image worked better with the seaweed wet rather than dry.
If the image works then I reshoot with my film cameras. This rarely happens. One occasion when it did.
Now that Ari no longer with us we are now able to go on longer walks that allowed us to explore our locality.
Yesterday afternoon we all went exploring along Tugwell Rd in Waitpinga. The country was farmland and we just walked along Tugwell Road.
I was scoping for possible photographs with the film cameras. This is one possibility.
The light was right. So were the clouds. The Cambo 5x7 monorail was set up properly. I took a behind the camera snap with the Sony NEX-7 to record the moment, then loaded the double dark film holders.
The spring in the camera back broke as I was loading the double dark film holders. I took some photos but there was no pressure holding the film holder tight against the camera body. So there would be light leaks everywhere.
The local coastal landscape:
Made on a recent poodlewalk with Kayla and Maleko.
This picture was made whilst flying across the southern alps in the South Island. I was on an early morning flight heading towards the west coast of New Zealand :
This picture is a few minutes latter than the ones in this post.
I was enroute from Christchurch to Adelaide.
Thanks to Madeline taking Ari for a walk this afternoon I was able to walk along the foreshore rocks with Kayla and Maleko this Sunday.
There were heaps of people walking along the cliff top path, which is part of the Heysen Trail, in the afternoon sunshine--with children, in groups, with their dogs. They were still walking at 5pm.
I suddenly realised that it was a long weekend--Queens birthday weekend. People had come down the southern Fleurieu Peninsula coast for the weekend.