Weekend Wanderings: Reposting a visit to St Paul’s Beach
I hope you don’t mind, but I am doing a repost of a blog I did on my old blog. It is hard to think straight right now. A horrible tragic thing happened in Melbourne on Friday and it was all a little too close to home. A man in a car drove through pedestrians in the Bourke Street Mall, a popular shopping street here. Five people died, including a 10 year old girl and a three month old baby boy. Things like this don’t happen in Melbourne, well not often and we are a city in shock. It wasn’t a terrorist attack, just a man with a history of domestic violence and drug and mental health problems. He is in custody now, but still, we are in shock. Can I just add, that I am so glad guns are illegal here, or it could have been a whole lot worse.
These were taken 12 months ago on a trip to Sorrento. The day was hot, but towards sunset it was lovely here. I haven’t been to the beach for so long, I need a trip.
On Friday I spent a wonderful day with a friend and we went down to Sorrento to take some photos on the back beaches. It was probably a mistake going there as it is the busiest time of the year there for holiday makers. We weren’t quite expecting it to be as busy as it was.
We went to a few different places, but I think the best photos I got were from the last place, St Paul’s Beach.
The rocks are a great colour. I had my Merrell shoes so I was in the water taking photos. The tide was still out quite a bit so the water wasn’t too deep.
Nikon have loaned me the 28-300mm lens and I’ve been playing with it. I do think that I like the length of this lens. I like how versatile it is. I used it for the whole day and didn’t once think about changing it. I could zoom right in or right out. Brilliant really.
We were there for the sunset.
This is the best sunset shot I got. It wasn’t great for that. Actually, as my usual luck would have it really. One day I will get an amazing sunset, one day.
There were some teenagers on the beach taking photos as well and when it was clear that there wouldn’t be a sunset they started playing around with steel wool. I asked them if I could take photos as well.
I’ve never photographed this before, so it was fun to do. I didn’t take a lot. I said good bye and left them to it, but also thanked them for letting me take some photos.
It was a great day and we discovered a new area that will need exploring. I took over 800 photos, so many to play with. I will leave you with a gallery now from this area.