Sydney June 2013
Most beaches in Sydney have an associated rockpool or two; pools carved into rock that receive their water direct from the sea at high tide. They become separated from the sea at low tide. They offer a safe place to swim for those who like to swim in the ocean but may have trouble with rips and waves. For the daring, swimming in them at high tide is also possible. There’s also something to be said about the security of knowing there’s a wall you may grab a hold of if needed.
In case the cloud pattern is looking a little familiar to you, this particular photo was taken about 10 minutes before one of my earlier photos, The Swimmer . I was crouched wanting to get a photo of a nice reflection when a couple of groups of seagulls swooped by. This made the photo more interesting. Timing is everything.