seaweed forms

I haven't been able to walk along the coastal rocks between Petrel Cove and Kings Beach this past week.  There have been huge swells, large  waves,   and very high tides in the late afternoon. There has been no access to the rocks on  the afternoon poodlewalks.   

It's a pity because Suzanne has been travelling around the Eyre Peninsula this last week and I have been walking the 2 standard poodles. The coastal rock walk  would have been ideal as the poodles are contained by the sea and cliffs and so there is no racing off chasing rabbits, foxes or kangaroos, which is what happens when we walk a back country road.  

cuttlefish shells #2

The macro picture below of cuttlefish shells is from a recent poodlewalk amongst the coastal rocks with Maleko. It was  in the late afternoon just prior to  the Xmas/New year holiday break.  

I was on the lookout for dried out salt ponds amongst the coastal rocks at the time.  However,  as the weather had been cool,  overcast and windy, with  only  the odd  bright,  sunny days with high temperatures, the  salt ponds were few and far between. 

flowing water

It has been a wet and stormy spring during  September,  and we  have tended to avoid walking along coastal rocks  because of the  gale force winds and the frequent squalls. The poodlewalks  have  been driven by the need to seek  shelter   in the local bushland  from the squalls and wind. 

On the few fine days we have had we have  walked along the coastal zone.   The light has changed with daylight saving and the light is still intense and bright  at 5pm.  This photos was made just before daylight saving. I sat on the rocks and watched the big waves surge across the rocks

 It was only the occasional large wave that  surged over the rocks. So I had to be patient, wait, and watch the sea.  

Still life: red crab + black seaweed

This  macro picture of a red crab was made whilst I was on an afternoon walk with Maleko. I cam across the crab   amongst the rocks  west of Dep's Beach whilst only way to the car at Kings Beach Rd.  

It was in the late summer and it is a constructed  still life. After   I had come across the crab  lying amongst the coastal rocks I looked for a suitable background to photograph it. I looked for  a site  that would be protected from the tide and wind so that I could return and re-photograph it if necessary.  


seaweed on rock

This  picture was made on a recent  afternoon poodlewalk with Maleko during  October 2019.   Maleko was looking for golf balls and I was wandering around the rocks with a camera. The location is  just east of Kings Beach Rd on the eastern edge of Waitpinga.

 It was a calm evening, with soft light and low tide. This combination  doesn't happen very often. So I spend some time sitting quietly  the rocks. I haven't been able to return to the location since because the tides have been too high.  

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.