There was a fairly late start to summer here, we actually thought perhaps it had skipped us this year, not that I minded, it is probably the season I like the least, but alas it has found us and it is making up for lost time. It is going to be very hot today and tomorrow and forever, if you ask me. It has been very hot here the last week or so as well. I don’t like the heat and it is terrible for photos.
I did get a chance to go to Sorrento and Blairgowrie recently for Social Snappers and the weather, while warm was really perfect for the day. First we headed to one of the back beaches at Blairgowrie.
There are some small cliffs there and the waves hit them and the water sprays everywhere. This is a series of photos put together so I could make the wave look much bigger than it actually was. I think it is about 15 to 18 photos. Gives it a great effect.
I tried doing this for MM, but in the end decided against it. I put a ND8 on the lens to slow the shutter speed down so I could get lines instead of the usual water spray. I like how it looks with a slower shutter speed. There will be more in the gallery.
After lunch we headed to the bay side of Sorrento to take some photos along a beach. The water is very different on this side, much calmer, that would be because it is inside the bay as well. The colour of the sky and the colour of the water was just stunning. I think the water was very cold though, judging by the people trying to swim in it.
The clouds in the sky were amazing too, they looked like they had been struck by the soft wind that was blowing. Perhaps I should have tried some long exposures.
These all say summer and what most people think about when they think of summer in Australia. Though it is rarely this idyllic, it is hot and the sun just burns. Hats, sunscreen and covering up is what we should be doing. Getting burned is not ideal, beside the pain that comes with it, there is also the added threat of skin cancer every time it happens. I got burned so many times growing up that I try to minimise it happening now. Besides, red really isn’t my colour.
I have a map for you, you can see the shape, so the bottom part is what they call the back beach, it can get pretty wild there. The top part is the bay area, so it is always much calmer there, you don’t get the big waves in that area.
I wouldn’t be going anywhere near the beach today, it is going to be 36°C here today, think I will stay indoors and try to keep myself cool. I hope the weather is nicer where you are, though I hope people in Queensland weren’t too badly affected by the cyclones that just hit them, thinking of them. More photos now, enjoy your day.