an open air studio

Suzanne is currently away walking in the Mt Remarkable National Park around the Alligator Gorge area. It’s a short walking holiday based at Alligator Lodge with some friends from the Larapinta walk that they did earlier in 2015. She will explore the Mt Remarkable area again next year when walking section 43 of the Heysen Trail. Hopefully, Suzanne will scout for some good photographic sites.

I’m at Encounter Bay minding the 3 standard poodles and looking for areas to walk in the morning and evening, which are away from people and grass seeds. In the morning that requires me to be walking on the beach at Encounter Bay before everyone else comes out, take a quick photo of objects near the sand dunes, then move on. We are generally back home by 7am.

iron + wood, Hayborough
iron + wood, Hayborough

In the evening  the best option  is  to walk to Kings Beach in Waitpinga, then hang out around Kings Head because nobody goes there other than the odd surfer when the waves are rolling right. People prefer the beach to the rocky outcrops and so they miss the dolphins cruising by around the headland. The Heysen Trail walkers go over the top of Kings Head on their way to the Newland cliffs.

This means that we usually have the area amongst the rocks at the foot of Kings Head to ourselves. I can let the dogs do their own thing thereby giving me the opportunity to concentrate on looking for photographic subjects and scoping with a digital camera :

cuttlefish shell, Kings Head
cuttlefish shell, Kings Head

I’ve managed to find an area in the rocks that is in the open shade in the late afternoon and above the high tide mark. I’m treating it as an open air studio. I plan to bring various objects found on the beach to it to photograph. The cuttlefish shell was my first go.

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