a light study #1

 One of the photographs  that I made towards the end of 2015. I've been taking the photographs  for the  littoral zone but not uploading them. 

This picture was made just after Xmas Day and before the summer holiday crowds on the coast put the beach and the coastal rocks off limits for our poodle walks. 

At the time I was attracted by the early morning summer light  just after sunrise. 

salt encrusted rock

I am taking lots more photos along  the coastal shore now that we are living own the coast at Encounter Bay, Victor Harbor. These are made during the morning and evening poodle walks with a digital camera (a Sony NEX-7) and I use them as a form a kind of visual diary. 

This salt encrusted rock is an example: 

I upload them to Lightroom and then look at them on the computer screen to see what works. In the past I'd go   back and reshoot with a film camera if the image worked.   But I don't anymore. I am happy just sticking with digital. 

the littoral zone

I have decided to turn this blog from a gallery of photos  of the Fleurieu Peninsula to photos of  the littoral zone. In coastal environments the littoral zone extends from the high water mark, which is rarely inundated, to shoreline areas that are permanently submerged. It always includes this intertidal zone and is often used to mean the same as the intertidal zone.

Though the littoral zone is from the shoreline to 600 feet (183 meters) out into the water,  my major focus  is the  intertidal zone, which is between the high-tide and low-tide lines.  This  is the shoreline which  is what I walk along with the poodles. 

The change is a result of the pictures of the Fleurieu Peninsula becoming more focused and being shaped into more of  a project geared towards an exhibition in 2016.