One of my favourite moments, here in another paradise, occurs just after driving past the Lifesavers Club car park at Alexandra Headland. Right at that point the road crosses a little stream, and if you turn your head back over your left shoulder you get the most expansive view along the beach. I was passing the other day and just had to stop. The light was beginning to turn, as was the tide, and by some lucky fluke I had my camera with me. I thought I’d try to capture that breathtaking moment but was instead captivated by the surfers in their open air waiting room out behind the breakers. Oh for a camera with a big lens – or even for my tripod so I could zoom digitally, I kept thinking, holding my breath as I squeezed the shutter on the minute bodies. Perhaps I closed my eyes at the same time, or perhaps that’s the measure of how bad my my eyes are getting, but I was beyond stoked when I got home and downloaded the pictures – I’d caught one guy in the barrel! Though I’d been aiming at the surfers in his general direction, that was an accidental extra I’d never have caught if I’d been trying!
Speaking of accidental extras – I laughed to see I’d captured this girl riding in as well as heading back out.
what a fun series Meredith, your aim was true so not surprising you caught these great shots … makes me homesick … not long til we are home again!
Such wonderful captures and I like how you began with the wide shot. Lovely.
These are great, so full of motion!
A lovely series Meredith, and such a beautiful spot. Close to your home?
Oh yes, one of my three local beaches – it’s another paradise here 🙂
These are great shots, Meredith. I get excited just looking at them. Sometimes that is the best thing to do…just keep shooting and hopefully when you get home you have that one magic shot. In your case you have several.
I was really happy to see that I’d caught some of the surfers in action, particularly as my naked eye really couldn’t see as much!