Blues Point. The morning looked cloudless and boring, but then this very fine haze of clouds came up.
Kurraba Point. This is looking west towards North Sydney. You can see a small piece of the Harbour Bridge on-ramp.
La Perouse. Bare Island.
Long Reef. This is a bloody long way from the car park, so you need to get up very early or walk very fast.
Milsons Point. It was the absolute bloody coldest morning of the year. When I came back home, the grass was still frozen.
Photography: the best of recent trips was originally published on Must Use Bigger Elephants
Curl Curl Beach on a gloomy kind of morning.
A person walked right through this picture when I was taking it. That’s her footsteps. She vanished in the 30-second exposure of this shot.
The pot of gold, quite obviously, is at Harbord Headland. Couldn’t get there in time, so good onya if you got it.
Photography: Curl Curl was originally published on Must Use Bigger Elephants
These are actually last week’s pictures. It was still quite warm then, but this week, winter has hit with a bite.
After all the rain we had, a lot of the beaches were eroded. This lake did never used to be here.
Photography: Maroubra was originally published on Must Use Bigger Elephants
Haven’t done of these for a while because of computer issues.
In April, my youngest daughter and I went to the Gold Coast for Supanova.
Wildlife and architecture.
Beach patrol tower.
We shall call this the effing whale fountain. Seriously, what was the council thinking?
Daughter taking pictures at the peninsula.
The famous beach.
Night view of Main Beach.
Photography: Gold Coast was originally published on Must Use Bigger Elephants
The last week of daylight saving is one of the darkest weeks of the year. I was going to go to Long Reef, but I had to drop my daughter in Bondi, so I went to Clovelly instead.
When the sun came up, this awesome cloud revealed itself.
Looking back towards Coogee.
There was thunder in this cloud and I managed to capture a (very small) lightning flash.
Photography: Thundery sunrise at Clovelly was originally published on Must Use Bigger Elephants
The tide was out this morning so there was a lot more rock and less water.
Photography: Another blustery morning at Long Reef was originally published on Must Use Bigger Elephants
It was more like winter this morning. Blustery weather, dark and cold.
Most of Sydney’s shoreline is sandstone, except for Long Reef, which is a weird kind of crumbly red granite-like stuff. It makes your feet red and also turns the foam on the waves pink.
Not sure what this sport is called, but it was sure windy enough for it.
Photography: blustery weather at Long Reef was originally published on Must Use Bigger Elephants
And Happy New Year to all the readers of this blog!
Photography: New Year’s Eve at Balls Head was originally published on Must Use Bigger Elephants
This is seriously the wildest scenery along all of the Sydney coastline. You’re in the middle of a large city, and there is nothing except cliffs and bushes. Of course the Malabar Headland is known for the sewerage treatment plant, but since that is now all covered and treated an pumped out to sea, there is no smell or there is nothing much left there in the way of infrastructure.
To get to the headland, you can either follow the path from the very south end of Maroubra Beach, or take the little path that starts at the car park at the end of Fisherman’s Road. At this place, there is a fence, but someone cut a giant hole in it a long time ago, and the track that continues on the other side is clear.
The headland from Long Bay.
Last year, I photographed this bunker from the golf course on other side of the bay. I thought it was the funky bunker that sits on the rocks south of Maroubra beach, but I worked out that it has to be a different one.
Here is proof: there are two funky bunkers.
The cairn at the headland’s highest point.
View to Maroubra, Bondi (the tall buildings) and the city.
There are some really serious cliffs along this part of the coast.
Some Pimelea flower that I’ve never seen before and I’m too lazy to identify right now.
Photography: the wild cliffs of the Malabar Headland was originally published on Must Use Bigger Elephants
Circular Quay with cruise ship, ferries and sea weed.
Needs no explanation.
Photography: random touristy things was originally published on Must Use Bigger Elephants