As usual, in the summer there are only two good times of the day. Very early morning and late afternoon. Everything in between is uninteresting. Shot at 4am.
Another one that made it through to the other side. He's actually note sizing me up but was really quite friendly as are most dog's on the beach there.
During the holiday period (to be politically correct for Americans, or, as most Australians like to call it, Christmas) I returned to Australia with plans to do a fair bit of shooting both inland and on the coast. My plans were dogged with sicknesses and bad weather which resulted in only a handful of pictures I managed to make while I was there. I was fortunate that the day was overcast and there was enough cloud in the sky to make the shots interesting. I've always liked dogs on the beach so while I was on the 35km strip I searched out the lone dog who became the feature of this three image set.
Shot on TMax 100 and developed in Tmax developer but scanned with the brightness and contrast way down so I was able to screw with the balance afterward.
Colour version was really flat so it's been tweaked to B+W in order to save the shot. Hasselblad with the 50mm.
Shot this on new years day 2011. It's been sitting around until now. Couldn't decide which version I liked so I just waited seven months until the right one popped out at me :-) Shot with provia 400x - expired I think.
I tend to sit on photos for a long time before I decide if I like them or not. This, for me, is not one of them. I was just unlucky that day. Too much cloud and sun could not get up high enough to throw colour over the rocks as it rose. Every time I go to Australia I never seem to have enough time to really explore an area. Avalon has some great shots hidden away. It's just a shame I had no time to find them or see the potabilities.
Late afternoon on Birubi beach, north of Sydney Australia
Lane 3 Narrabeen pool. Yet another taken in the same spot.