Archive for ‘May, 2014’

Web design!!

The day before yesterday saw a really heavy fog at sunrise (we didn’t actually see a sunrise!).  I knew that the spider webs would be beautiful and wasn’t disappointed, but from a photography point of view (excuse the pun), as the light slowly got better so the wind picked up.  This shot isn’t as sharp as I would like (also on an old DSLR)  but still an interesting web full of beads of moisture.  The reflections are dormant vines and the trellis system.

spider web drops

Handheld with Nikkor Mircro 105 mm, processed in SEP2 with cyanotype toner

A forest in the sand…

When I first saw these seaweed impressions left in the sand they struck me as looking like bare trees in a forest, or an art nouveau frieze.  I decided to convert it to mono to bring out the contrast a little more, as even though the impressions were quite deep, the light was comparatively flat.

sand tree1

A post note!  My husband has looked at this and said he thought water had made the pattern as it drained back out to sea – so I may have assumed the wrong artist, not seaweed!!

Wet and dry….

Another image from our trip away.  I am endlessly fascinated by patterns made by wind or sea in the sand.  The tide was coming in for this shot and this is just one pattern made by a single wave on the sand..  🙂

waves

Waratah Bay Sunrise.

In the last few days we managed to get a couple of nights away at the coast.  We stayed at Waratah Bay which is near Wilsons Prom, the most southern point of mainland Australia.  Today I was rewarded with an amazing sunrise.  I had checked the tide times and knew high tide would be about 2 hours before first light – perfect!  This image was taken about 15 minutes before actual sunrise….  🙂

sunrise 1

As always, click for a larger view

Sci-Fi Seaweed!

On Friday we had a day trip to the coast (a 2 hour drive), the weather was so overcast and dark, but having driven so far I had to make the best of it.  High tide was just over and so lots of interesting seaweed had washed up.  Taken with the macro in what was very, very wet sand (the tripod sank by the millisecond!), I’ve never seen this type before. To compound issues, I had the macro lens on an old DSLR so the resolution isn’t that great.  Still, good to be out 🙂

seaweed scifi pasta 2

A million bubbles!

Last week I went back to Lauriston Reservoir to take some images of the other side of the spillway, but the roar of water caught my attention.  One of the sluice gates was open and I found myself nearly hypnotised by the cascade of water hitting a structure that covers a massive tap. Taken with the tripod as high as it would go, me on tip toes, and this milky effect produced by tiny bubbles – please click in to see more detail.

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