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. 

foam

The big rolling waves, caused  by the strong south-easterly winds,  resulted in  the southern ocean foaming up when it crashed against the coastal rocks. You don't see this very foam, or the extent of it,  often along this coast of the southern Fleurieu Peninsula.   

Of all the Australian beach icons ---the lifesaver, the beach belle and the beach bum, the surfer and the sunbather--- you occasionally see the surfer at this beach. There are no beachobatics as photographed on Bondi by George Caddy in the late 1930s. 

The beach icon at Deps Beach is the dog walker in the early morning our later afternoon.  It's not even families at play, since it is not a safe beach due to the strong rips along this part of the coast.