Another weekend without Wade and Bengie, but what a captivating time for photography! The weather was a bit iffy, however gloomy days often yield wonderfully moody images. Cloudy skies, wild seas, soft winter light all contributed to another great weekend on the Surf Coast, perfect for indulging my passion. I was accompanied again by photographer friend, Leanne Cole. The featured image is by Leanne who was half expecting me to get drenched by the incoming wave! Thank you for letting me use it, Leanne, it’s a beauty.
A very early departure for a sunrise shoot at Point Lonsdale produced some surprising results. It was still dark when we set up on the beach, looking at the lighthouse and the pier. Although there was no sunrise colours to speak of, the eerie light when dawn came was striking, as was the vivid green seaweed on the rocks at low tide.
Red Rocks is a wild stretch along the Surf Coast. It is a spectacular but hazardous site of weathered sandstone bluffs with eroded gullies of red clay and ironstone, and a rich palette of deep reds, ochres, yellows, whites, contrasting with bright green vegetation. Down the bottom, there are dark basalt rocks pounded by wild surf and a beach of coarse sand only accessible at low tide. It is a challenging location to access, but oh so rewarding. We went there multiple times over two weekends, such was the appeal for photography. Here is a selection of my favourite images.