tag:fleurieugallery.posthaven.com,2013:/posts The Littoral Zone 2018-02-11T05:34:44Z Gary Sauer-Thompson 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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tag:fleurieugallery.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1187950 2017-09-01T02:23:07Z 2017-09-01T02:23:07Z rock pool

This scoping study was made whilst I was on  a poodle walk with Kayla and Maleko on the last day of August:

 We were walking along the coastal rocks making our way back to Petrel Cove where the Forester had been parked.  

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tag:fleurieugallery.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1184560 2017-08-18T00:03:14Z 2017-08-18T00:13:44Z black seaweed

Made on an afternoon  poodlewalk:


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tag:fleurieugallery.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1183999 2017-08-15T23:31:25Z 2017-08-16T00:01:18Z Quartz

Quartz and granite along the coast between Petrel Cove andKings beacon the southern Fleurieu Peninsula. 

The picture was made whilst on an afternoon  poodle walk
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tag:fleurieugallery.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1180921 2017-08-06T02:06:41Z 2017-08-06T02:09:44Z granite study

This granite study  was made on a poodlewalk just before I came down with a severe cold after the Mallee road trip and the wild, stormy winter weather set in.  

I was with Kayla and  Maleko and it was late in the afternoon and it was difficult to access. I am not sure that I would be able to re-photograph it with a film camera on a tripod.  

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tag:fleurieugallery.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1173663 2017-07-15T00:41:56Z 2017-07-15T00:43:13Z granite steps

Another granite study

This is part of the Fleurieuscapes project

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tag:fleurieugallery.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1172056 2017-07-10T03:48:21Z 2017-07-10T03:51:31Z quartz, seaweed, granite

Made whilst on a poodle walk with Jason Blake.

My coastal  photography is becoming darker.  

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tag:fleurieugallery.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1168666 2017-06-29T00:23:32Z 2017-06-29T00:26:57Z salt pond #2

In the late summer I made  a number of these kind of photos for  the Fleuriescapes project. 

I was always planning to go back and re photograph them with my  film cameras but they were so ephemeral. There one evening gone the next day. 

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tag:fleurieugallery.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1162725 2017-06-11T12:12:37Z 2017-06-11T12:17:33Z coastal quartz

Made whilst on an afternoon poodle walk over the long week end:

It was low tide so I was able to venture further  out onto the reef. 

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tag:fleurieugallery.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1155837 2017-05-21T09:30:34Z 2017-05-21T09:33:48Z still life

From an  open air studio:

The seaweed pods were casually arranged on granite rocks whilst I was on an early morning  poodle walk

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tag:fleurieugallery.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1143539 2017-04-03T09:07:03Z 2017-04-03T09:15:14Z quartz + seaweed

 A still life that I made early one morning whilst on a poodle walk with Ari and Kayla:

I spend a bit of time playing around with  draping the seaweed over the the quartz and then photographing it.  


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tag:fleurieugallery.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1136480 2017-03-07T00:38:11Z 2017-03-07T00:43:10Z salt pond #1

The hot dry weather has meant that the salt ponds  scattered along the coastline of the southern Fleurieu Peninsula have returned. They are very ephemeral.  Here today, gone tomorrow is their mode of existence.   

They are also difficult to photograph. It is very opportunistic.  

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tag:fleurieugallery.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1136060 2017-03-05T00:52:18Z 2017-03-05T00:53:04Z skeleton

This fish skeleton was washed lying on the beach next to the Encounter Bay  boat ramp,  during the height of the recreational fishing in the summer holiday season in the early new year. 

This  happens each year. 

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tag:fleurieugallery.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1119798 2017-01-02T01:35:02Z 2017-01-02T01:53:47Z Quartz study

I have been wondering what to do with the body of  Littoral Zone images that I am continually photographing with a digital camera whilst I am on my  morning and evening poodle walks.

I have pretty much given  up  the idea of scoping and then going back to reshoot them with my film cameras , which is what  I used to.   There is just too many digital images now.  As a result the digital images keep on  building up in the iMac's hard drive.    

I don't have a project  with this body of work. Just a lot of images that I am unsure what to do with.    

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tag:fleurieugallery.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1118114 2016-12-25T12:07:37Z 2016-12-25T12:19:23Z rock pool

A rock pool along the southern Fleurieu Peninsula coast west of Petrel Cove:

Made whilst on a recent poodlewalk


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tag:fleurieugallery.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1101278 2016-10-23T09:50:21Z 2016-10-23T10:09:40Z 2 rocks

After spending  12 days on the road to and from Lajamanu in the Tanami Desert in the Northern Territory I walked along Dep's  Beach on the morning after  my return to Victor Harbor.  This  is in the early morning light:

I was seeing differently. I would normally walk past these rocks in the sand

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tag:fleurieugallery.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1097286 2016-10-09T05:13:14Z 2016-10-23T10:21:24Z quartz and orange lichen

This  picture was made on the  morning before the return of the wild, stormy  weather:

I had walked past this spot many times on our poodlewalks but I'd  never really stopped to photograph it. This time I stopped.

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