The other day I had to go to Barwon Heads and pick up my photos that had been in a restaurant there. Unfortunately no one bought them, but I couldn’t just leave them there. It was a good opportunity for my daughter to get some more driving done and for me to take some photos around there. I don’t know Barwon Heads that well, and I never seem to find a lot to photograph, but I do like the area alongside the river that goes out to sea.
It was a very warm day, the car said it was 39ºC (102.2ºF) and it felt that hot getting there, but once there it was really nice by the water. So in the end I just took photos around the jetty’s and the boathouse. We didn’t want to leave the waterside, it got too hot when we did.
The water was really beautiful. Normally when you go on the south coast of Australia the water is usually very cold, but on this day the water was almost warm. It was really nice and you didn’t want to leave it. I don’t swim, well I can swim, but I don’t like going swimming, especially in salt water, so we were just walking in the water, and it was really good, I could have walked a long time.
The water was a great colour too. I love the aqua colour, it was stunning. It hasn’t really come out in the photos. I saw this bird on the end of the pier, and I got my camera ready as I walked slowly to it. As it took off I took some shots of it.
For us here in Australia, maybe for anyone in the Southern Hemisphere, these are great shots to look at, they have a lovely cooling effect. It is going to be 40 here today, so the rest of the day will be spent behind dark curtains with the air conditioning on.
I used my 24-70mm lens for these. The ISO was set on about 200 and most were done with an aperture around f/8. We didn’t walk far, but I did try to get as many photos as I could.
We went into the boathouse after this and had a cold drink looking at this view, but inside. I put my camera away, and then we saw this.
A whole heap of teenage boys started jumping off the pier, doing bombs and making great big splashes. If I had my camera I would have taken better photos. This image was taken through the window with my phone. This is summer to me.
I am going to put the photos into a gallery for you now. I am also going to include one of the photos that was hanging in the restaurant. Take care everyone, seems the world has gone crazy and the weather seems to like absolute extremes, don’t get caught in it.