tag:fleurieugallery.posthaven.com,2013:/posts The Littoral Zone 2019-03-07T00:46:22Z Gary Sauer-Thompson tag:fleurieugallery.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1382439 2019-03-07T00:46:22Z 2019-03-07T00:46:22Z foam + quartz

At Deps Beach: 

Deps Beach  is roughly halfway between Kings Beach and Petrel Cove. I was on an early morning  poodlewalk with Kayla.  

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tag:fleurieugallery.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1369048 2019-01-31T22:49:25Z 2019-02-02T07:11:07Z seaweed form

Another macro image of seaweed on Dep's  Beach, Victor Harbor,   at sunrise. 

This was  made on an early  morning poodlewalk with Kayla during the summer-time. 


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tag:fleurieugallery.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1365775 2019-01-22T07:36:46Z 2019-01-23T05:14:16Z quartz

This macro study of quartz was made on an afternoon poodlewalk with Maleko during the Xmas break:

It was slightly overcast that afternoon in mid-January and the usual high contrast light around 6pm  was softened.

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tag:fleurieugallery.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1361806 2019-01-09T22:52:57Z 2019-01-09T22:52:58Z rockpool

They picture was made towards the end of 2018 whilst on an afternoon poodlewalk with Maleko. 

The rock pool  was amongst the coastal rocks east of Kings Beach Rd. We were  slowly walking towards Petrel Cove as I was starting to use the old Sony NEX-7 to do some  macro   photography

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tag:fleurieugallery.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1352261 2018-12-11T00:21:46Z 2018-12-11T01:01:21Z seaweed, granite, sand

This picture was made in  year ago 12th December 2017 whilst I  was on an early morning poodlewalk:

 It was just after I'd been trying to photograph surging waves amongst the granite rocks whilst trying to  avoid the contrast of the early morning sunlight.  

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tag:fleurieugallery.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1343781 2018-11-14T10:58:59Z 2018-11-14T10:59:00Z sand

Made on an early morning poodlewalk:

There are more from this session here. 

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tag:fleurieugallery.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1342713 2018-11-11T06:22:44Z 2018-11-11T07:29:13Z seaweed and sand

This picture was made early one morning on a poodlewalk with Kayla:

The location  is Dep's Beach, which is just west of Petrel Cove along the coast of  the southern Fleurieu Peninsula near Victor Harbor.  

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tag:fleurieugallery.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1331017 2018-10-11T00:40:20Z 2018-10-11T00:42:15Z Foam am

I came across some foam lying amongst the granite rocks on the morning walk with Kayla a day or so after the sea mist had appeared:

 It has been some time since there has been foam in the  intertidal zone. 

The foam   had come in with the high tide early in that morning.  There wasn't much. It was quite isolated, but it was still clean and fresh looking.   

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tag:fleurieugallery.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1311446 2018-08-12T23:33:29Z 2018-08-13T06:12:19Z more winter light

More early morning winter light. This was made in-between the winter storms.  

It was made whilst on a poodlewalk with Kayla. 

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tag:fleurieugallery.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1307581 2018-07-30T06:55:30Z 2018-07-30T08:02:01Z winter light

One morning on a poodlewalk with Kayla:

This  was just after 7.30 am. and the rocks at the foot of the cliffs provided shelter from the cold northerly winds.  I'm noticing that it  is slowly becoming lighter earlier in the morning. 

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tag:fleurieugallery.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1294597 2018-06-16T06:09:23Z 2018-06-16T10:18:35Z contrasts

The contrast between the dark granite and the orange seaweed along the southern Fleurieu peninsula coast  is often quite striking:  

This  is a similar study to this one.  It is a still life.  

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tag:fleurieugallery.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1282743 2018-05-12T08:36:08Z 2018-05-17T06:59:35Z log + wetland

Made whilst at  I was  at American River on Kangaroo Island:

It was made on an afternoon poodlewalk. 


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tag:fleurieugallery.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1277839 2018-04-28T13:54:12Z 2018-04-28T13:54:12Z colour

I am fascinated by the colour that I  often find in the Littoral Zone:

 It is here today and gone tomorrow. I only chance upon it.  

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tag:fleurieugallery.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1270891 2018-04-10T01:53:27Z 2018-04-10T01:53:27Z rock- pool study

This picture was made during a low tide in the late afternoon in low light.  

It is usually difficult to access. 

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tag:fleurieugallery.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1266334 2018-03-29T00:31:16Z 2018-04-10T01:49:30Z granite and quartz

This granite and quartz study was  made whilst I was on an afternoon walk in Waitpinga with Maleko. We walked  along Kings Beach, over, Kings Head, past the wilderness lodge, and down  to the rocky outcrop close to the  foot of  the Newland Head cliffs. 

We walked around the rocky outcrop so that I could try out my  new digital camera--the Sony A7r111   in low light situations



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tag:fleurieugallery.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1261528 2018-03-14T23:53:32Z 2018-03-16T22:47:05Z water

This picture of  water at a rocky outcrop west of  Kings Head in Waitpinga was made just after I acquired a new, full frame  digital camera--a Sony Alpha A7r111. I was trying to see if the camera was an improvement on my earlier digital camera--a Sony NEX-7. Was it worth the money that I paid to go full frame?

A test image if you like to assess the dynamic range from white  to black:  

I was fascinated by the water rushing through the crevice in the rocks. It was low tide and that allowed me to I climb down into the crevice to photograph the rocks and water. This is not something that I would normally do on this outcrop, as it is quite dangerous.   

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tag:fleurieugallery.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1245818 2018-02-11T04:50:08Z 2018-02-11T05:34:44Z After the heatwave

The  morning after the heatwave in South Australia ended. 

The cool change had came through during the night --it was a welcome sou'-westerly.    

These pictures were  made whilst I was on an early morning poodlewalk with Kayla.They were made just after sunrise. 

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tag:fleurieugallery.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1241630 2018-02-01T23:47:07Z 2018-02-11T04:39:46Z early morning in high summer

During the high summer months the early morning is the best time for photography  for The Littoral Zone project  along the coast  of the southern Fleurieu Peninsula.

That is when the light is soft and gentle. However, it quickly becomes harsh and very contrasty. Then I am  forced to photograph in the open shade, if I want to continue to work on the Littoral Zone project.  

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tag:fleurieugallery.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1225641 2018-01-03T06:48:52Z 2018-01-03T07:17:46Z beyond Kings Head

This  photo  is from the archives and it was made about 4-5 years ago with a little  Olympus XZ-1, a 10 megapixel point and shoot camera. These type of  cameras have been largely displaced by the mobile phone. 

This  granite/quartz  outcrop lies  between  Kings Head  and the base of the Newland Cliffs.

 

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tag:fleurieugallery.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1220727 2017-12-23T06:42:18Z 2017-12-23T07:03:55Z granite study

This granite  formation is part of the rocks on the western edge of Dep's Beach. It is a halfway point  of a  morning walk that I do when the light is soft--usually when there is cloud cover in the early morning:

I am intrigued by the shapes and  textures in the early morning light. 

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tag:fleurieugallery.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1212994 2017-12-08T02:34:06Z 2017-12-08T02:34:06Z on Dep's beach

Dep's Beach is one of the spaces Kayla and I walk to on our early morning walks. It's  a small beach that lies between Petrel Cove and Kings Beach, more or less  on the border between Victor Harbor and Waitpinga:

Most people walk across it as they walk along the heritage trail. Surfers--mostly young lads--- are its  most frequent visitors. They surf at the western end of the beach,  which is where the above photos was taken  during the recent very changeable weather.   

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tag:fleurieugallery.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1207422 2017-11-24T00:22:30Z 2017-11-24T00:33:18Z coastal textures

Another  picture  of the coastal textures along the coast fo the southern Fleurieu Peninsula:

Made whilst on an early morning  poodlewalk with Kayla. The tide was very low that morning so I was able to   access the part of the coastal rocks.  This section  is normally underwater. 

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tag:fleurieugallery.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1203950 2017-11-07T23:42:50Z 2017-11-07T23:43:10Z still life: bird wing #2

A later interpretation of the still life bird wing photoshoot:

Mde on an early morning poodlewalk with Kayla. 

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tag:fleurieugallery.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1201747 2017-10-29T23:10:31Z 2017-11-07T23:51:03Z Still life: bird wing

Made on an early morning poodlewalk with Kayla: 

Kayla found the dead bird lying on Dep's Beach.  I bought its  wing back to some granite rocks just west of  Petrel Cove, which was still in shadow and set up an open air studio. 

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tag:fleurieugallery.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1199577 2017-10-19T22:50:08Z 2017-10-19T22:50:08Z rock pond

Made on an early morning poodlewalk with Kayla 

Scum in a  rock pond. It is rather unusual. 

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tag:fleurieugallery.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1197988 2017-10-13T06:51:58Z 2017-10-13T06:51:58Z seaweed, Encounter Bay

Made whilst walking an injured Kayla along the beach at Encounter Bay:

It was an overcast morning. 

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tag:fleurieugallery.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1195520 2017-10-02T23:20:59Z 2017-10-02T23:22:19Z quartz + seaweed

A little study whilst I was playing around with the  open air studio amongst the granite rocks:

Made whilst I was on a poodlewalk in the early spring.  

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tag:fleurieugallery.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1194441 2017-09-28T00:11:58Z 2017-09-28T00:11:58Z quartz abstraction #2

Made whilst on a poodle walk whilst exploring  the coastal rocks  west of Depp's Beach:

This was in the open shade after the sun had dropped behind the cliffs.

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tag:fleurieugallery.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1188442 2017-09-03T03:39:45Z 2017-09-03T03:39:45Z poodle paws

This was made on an early morning poodlewalk  with Ari  and Kayla along Depp's Beach.

It is not often that I see this kind of seaweed on the beach.  

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tag:fleurieugallery.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1188261 2017-09-02T08:17:43Z 2017-09-03T03:00:49Z granite +seaweed

This study was made on an afternoon poodle walk with Kayla and Maleko: 

It builds on this type of work.  I have started  to think of this  body of work in terms of a photo-poetics and  an artist's book whose working title is 'Inside Silence.'  

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