Sydney August 2014 (5 photos)
“The sea was angry that day my friends, like an old man trying to return soup at a deli.”
…George Costanza in Seinfeld episode 78: The Marine Biologist.
It’s been a cold and wet winter for the last couple of weeks here. And coupled recently with gale force winds, most people would choose to stay indoors. Most.
However, armed with a camera, and fortunate to have a day off, I elected to brave the elements and take on Mother Nature. I found a nice little rock ledge on the edge of the Pacific Ocean and dutifully started shooting. Watching and photographing water can be intoxicating and mesmerising.
I thought the waves were sounding progressively heavier and louder.
I looked away from my viewfinder and in a moment knew the rock ledge was not quite high enough and last second quick action was called for. Fortunately the camera is water proof. Round 1 to Mother Nature.
So I retreated to higher ground and I started shooting again. Who knew the wind could whip the ocean into such a frenzy so quickly?
The sudden realisation that another leap in the air was required. Another moment too late. Round 2 to Mother Nature.
I moved to even higher ground and took a few more photos. By now, my feet were very cold and wet. I called it quits and left the fray. Nature always has a habit of winning.