Beach Cottage Daily Seaside Dose & the Beach Cottage Newsletter
Sun 5th, Feb, 2012
Ahhh, G’day sweet Beach Cottage Lovelies!
How you doin’?
Errrm I heard some of you, who might be reading this blog are a lil’ on the chilly side? A couple of readers in the Northern Hemisphere have told me they are settling in at -5 in the daytime. Brrr, I sure don’t remember or want to remember just how cold that is…though I must say I miss those cold crisp mornings when you wake up to a fresh blanket of beautiful white stuff…not that often though ;-)
So, I thought perhaps you might wanna head down the beach with me?
So I am here blogging on a Sunday, which is extremely unusual for me and we are just back from 6 hours on the beach, the Beach Cottage Crew are chilling out and doing their study, the Beach Cottage teenager is still in the surf, it’s huge & brilliant today apparently…and I found myself here in the study with the fan going twenty to the dozen uploading my photos…I have had two Beach Cottage Photo Walks this weekend, and I tell you what the ocean was performing for me…once I get time to go through them I will be posting more of them, I love it when the ocean roars.
But anyway, I was hoping this last few weeks to push my Photo Taking a bit and wanted to bump myself well out of my ocean-taking comfort-zone and shoot some humans.
I am convinced that it is when taking photos is raw and new it is often when it’s at its best…you somehow see something you didn’t see before…and that is one of the reasons I love it…when those eyes open up to a new thing it’s amazing.
…like all of a sudden, body parts start to appear right in front of your very eyes ;-)
Trying to take a photo of something new, for me, is kinda an abomination of a big old learning curve, and a scrambling of learned skills..all going on in the split second of a shutter.
You won’t find me turning my nose up at any photography, though I have to say taking photos of small furry things, or large furry things, will probably never really float my little photographer boat, but I must say having humans in them adds a different dimension…where would I put the focus? oh darn they moved.. oh hello surfers walking past…
So yeah, that’s about it, human body parts & sunny hot beaches on a Sunday….the way I like it…
Oh and while I am here, the first Beach Cottage Club Newsletter went out yesterday, and I have had such* a positive reponse, thanks so much girls, yes I am hoping to add in there more unseen stuff and behind the scenes things, as fast as I can click my camera lol! To those of you have emailed me, I am getting back to you slowly, but I will get there….I didn’t expect that response :-)
I’ll be seeing ya tomorrow…with a vlog ;-)
(p.s. we have had a strange summer in Sydney…I was trying to capture beach life and this odd weather in this shot…see the black low clouds on the water? nature rocks)