One early morning poodlewalk along the coastal rocks west of Petrel Cove last week with Kayla was very enjoyable and relaxing. The light was soft, there was little wind, and the light cloud cover meant that there was soft early morning light for an hour or so after sunrise. We were fortunate as the early mornings of late have been sunny, bright with blue sky.
These conditions allowed me to spend a a bit of time doing some photography amongst the seaweed, quartz and granite:
We have been having this part of the coast to ourselves in the last week or so. The only person I saw was Allan, who we see regularly. He does a daily walk from his home in Encounter Bay along the Heritage Trail to Kings Beach Rd, then walks back. Our paths often cross.
We saw him in the distance as I was photographing seaweed and shells closeup amongst the granite rocks just west of Petrel Cove with an old and limited compact digital camera—the Olympus XZ-1.
The sensor on this enthusiast’s compact is small–it’s only 10 MP—its little zoom lens allows me to do a bit of macro photography in low light. I do need something better, if I want to continue with this kind of found still life photography in the littoral zone.
As Kayla and I were running up the Petrel Cove steps to the car park we saw the sour female runner in the purple t-shirt going around the loop road. So we stopped at the top of the steps and waited for her to pass us. Our paths have crossed like this for several years, and though she never acknowledges us, we know from her body language that she has no time for people with dogs. So we avoid her.
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