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.  



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. 

tree #1

 This study of a tree on the foreshore was made on a beach  in Mollymook, in NSW. We were staying with my sister to celebrate her 60th birthday. 

We were on a road trip to Ballarat via Mollymook and Canberra. We were going to Ballarat for the Ballarat International Foto Bienalle.