I ventured down to the coast,
Point Lonsdale, to be precise,
for some winter sunset shots in July 2017.
The pick of the photos were these smooth surface
of the water thanks to long shutter speed.
Some unexpected moments
to Point Lonsdale for a sunrise shoot last March.
Expectations were high.
Results were low.
And after being blown around by a chilly breeze
I decided to pack my gear away and head home.
I had walked about a quarter of the way
back along the pier
when this rainbow appeared above the lighthouse.
I had no more than two minutes
to grab a camera and capture some images…
then it was gone as quickly as it appeared.
Also this time last year I had no idea we would
celebrate our Wedding Anniversary with
First Class Dining in a private cabin
aboard the Q Train.
June in Canada and we did not expect
to experience falling snow….even on
the Columbia Icefield.
This time last year we did expect a trip
to Auckland for an engagement party.
However, a wedding date had not been settled upon
and so our September/October trip
back (to New Zealand) for the
wedding of Number 1 Son
to Number 2 Daughter-in-Law
was unexpected but enjoyable.
This week’s water photos are two of my favourites.
A Point Lonsdale Lighthouse sunset
in July 2017 provided this image.
I like it simply because it was
my first achieving silky smooth water.
My favourite body of water
Geelong’s Corio Bay
Friday September 14, 2018,
a few minutes after sunrise.
Best 2017 Picture
The sun should have been rising to my right and behind.
In other words I am facing West roughly speaking.
I had packed my tripod and long lens away
and was about to walk back to the car
when this rainbow appeared.
For only two minutes.
Had I not had a back up camera, with a shorter lens,
I would not have been able to capture the few shots I did.
A few months later I ventured over to Melbourne’s St Kilda Pier.
A draw-card for tourists and photographers alike.
I confess to editing this a bit to capture the stormy winter sky.
But I am pleased with the outcome.
In between those two shots was our
wedding anniversary hot air balloon flight
I will probably never take this shot again
and it is one I would like to enlarge.
However, I will always remember
our 30th Wedding Anniversary by this shot.
However, the shot I am most pleased with is not one of mine.
Followers may remember that I visited France and Belgium
and spent three days touring
the Western Front Battlefields of World War I.
Because my Grandfather served on the Western Front
and Fired the First Allied Shot of World War I.
I created four posts about a place known as
Lochnagar Crater for Jo’s Monday Walk Challenge.
While there I discovered that for a modest fee the
Friends of Lochnagar Crater would create a plaque for one’s relative
as a means of raising money to keep the site maintained.
So, when this photo arrived via email,
to say that I was pleased, proud and happy
would be an understatement.
My Auntie, my Grandfather’s only surviving child,
(Dad passed away in 2001 and his other Sister in 2016)
was also extremely pleased and proud to know her Father
had been memorialised in the country where he had
served his country during The Great War.
Happy New Year
Reflected light on Dubai Creek.
Finally, back to Point Lonsdale Light House
for some morning light.
this stretch of coastline produces surf beaches
on which world, surfing championships are held.
Point Lonsdale in the morning.
Point Lonsdale Lighthouse just after sunset…
and with a nice long shutter speed
designed to flatten the ripples below.