This is a landscape picture taken whilst standing on top of Rosetta Head or The Bluff in the early morning, just after the sun has risen. It is looking west and it shows the cliff top walk and the beaches that we enjoy when we are at Victor Harbor. Petrel Cove is in the foreground, then Dog Beach and in the distance Kings Beach and Kings Head. The ocean is the Southern Ocean.
Petrel Cove landscape
It has become a very popular spot as it is the beginning of the Heysen Trail. There are lots of locals walking their dogs, people fishing, as well as the usual bevy of day tourists.
We–Ari, Raffi and myself— walked around The Bluff before sunrise this morning before we returned to Adelaide via Mt Barker.
‘Mad March’ is here tomorrow and that means its Festival time in Adelaide. Fringe, the Adelaide Festival of Arts, the Clipsal 500 and Womadealide. There’s even a state election for political junkies.
Ari and I continue to cruise the CBD in the late afternoon looking for spots with interesting interplay of light and shadow:
Ari, Young St
It’s the 1picaday2014 project that has motivated me to get out and walk the city–to get away from the computer and working on images for an exhibition in April.
The days and nights are cooler now and there is a touch of autumn in the air along the coast at Victor Harbour. The sun is still hot but a strong south westerly was blowing on last evening’s cliff top walk to Kings Beach.
I was on the look out for pictures of shadows for the 1picaday project, but the cloud cover came in whilst we were walking.
cliff top walk
I ended up driving to a spot near the cliff tops after the walk; a location I was considering for a large format shoot.
We drove up to Magpie Springs winery this afternoon to scope some photos for their photographic competition. It is situated in the Adealide hills just past the township Willunga on the road to Meadows.
The poodle walk consisted in us slowly walking around the 80 acre property seeing what was there.
stone, Magpie Springs
There is a lot to look at on the property–ponds, water lilies, trees, old machinery, buildings, landscape, vines— and these would change with the morning and afternoon light. Several visits would be needed to become familiar with the property and the different lighting conditions. This makes for an interesting competition.
The heatwave conditions have passed, as has the high humidity that followed it for several days. It is now pleasant to walk the city streets of Adelaide and explore back alleyways:
Some of the alleyways behind the Gouger St restaurant strip are really grungy.
The last walk just before the end of the heat wave was difficult. Everything was hot and dusty. Walking was an effort for all of us.
Reflections, King William St
The heatwave conditions in Adelaide finally broke on Thursday. It has been raining pretty much non-stop for the last couple of days. It eased late Friday afternoon and it was possible to walk the city in comfort.
On the Monday morning poodle walk at Victor Harbor there were no clouds and the sun rose very quickly from the horizon. As it shines straight into Encounter Bay I decided we would walk along the grassy verge in front of the houses on Franklin Parade, rather than on the beach itself. I could then photograph the houses before the light became too bright.
modern beach architecture
I’ve been photographing the beachside architecture along Franklin Parade off and on for a while. I’ve actually started looking at it, rather than taking it for granted when walking or driving along Franklin Parade.