Posted by: Paul Sheringhams blog: a place of running dreams come true | November 10, 2017

Sawtell Baths

So I thought I would head down to see if I could get photographs of the baths at sunset. The baths face west. I wasn’t sure what the light would do, there was a low bank of clouds on the horizon. Then on sunset some really nice low rays snuck under and painted the clouds pink, and gave a nice reflections in the pool itself.

It was a windy afternoon and two children and their parents were flying a kite. I have had a bad week at work, but I feel a lot better after seeing this sunset. A fisherman patrolled the rocks, there were lots of parked cars enjoying the view.

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500px is a confusing site. So I put this photo up last night, and it got only 38 likes and 90 views. I deleted and put it up this afternoon, and it has 45 likes and over a hundred.

Another photo I accidently deletwd had 61 likes, when I reposted it, it got just 46 likes.

Posted by: Paul Sheringhams blog: a place of running dreams come true | November 7, 2017

Zihuatanejo

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Posted by: Paul Sheringhams blog: a place of running dreams come true | November 4, 2017

Coffs Creek – Ripples

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A still evening  at Coffs Creek. I had fun throwing rocks into the creek and creating ripples. I liked seeing the rocks with oysters just under the surfaces, and the ripples themselves had a pleasing soft light on them as they expanded outwards. It was a good way to end a tough week at work.

 

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Posted by: Paul Sheringhams blog: a place of running dreams come true | November 4, 2017

Muttonbird Island

A potentially monumental sunset, so I headed down to the Marina. The high clouds were moving south at a fast rate and by sunset they down towards Gallows Beach. I shot south east. The clouds were colourful and high but getting more distant and high. It seems that the clouds dictate the composition of my photos. I would have been better off at Gallows Beach

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Two people walking down from the Muttonbird Island, which is a popular place to photograph the sunset.

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This one has a crane on it that is being used to construct the northern breakwall of the marina.

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Posted by: Paul Sheringhams blog: a place of running dreams come true | October 27, 2017

After the storm

Thursday afternoon had it all.

A build up mushroom storm cells out off the ocean at Park Beach. Cycling around its centre, drawing more clouds into its heart. Curtains of rain falling to the ocean and onto the hills of the Orara escarpment. An ominous build up of dark clouds from the south. A shadow looming over the Jetty.

Lightning and thunder.  A lady and her children were out swimming in the ocean, a paddle boarder and surfers, and I thought this storm looks pretty serious and I wouldn’t be out in it.

The storm headed out to sea, and for a short while a rainbow, a short arc of it disappearing into the rain clouds. And then the rainbow disappeared into the ghostly golden grey light. The sun an orb shining weakly through the clouds. And then hail began to fall, small at first, then larger and larger in size, hitting the bonnet of my car, so hard that the car actually bounced on its axles.

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Storm approaching

It probably lasted only 5 minutes until the hail reduced in size.

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The storm cell moves out to sea

I drove around the Jetty in the aftermath. The grass was covered in hail, steam rose above the cooled bitumen roads. Shredded leaves of trees from the Beacon Hill Littoral Rainforest lay on the ground. I spoke to a swimmer who had been hit by hail while in the water. Owner of utes scooped hail out their cars where it had accumulated. People emerging from the aftermath with a story to tell.

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Hail on the grass

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Hail on the Jetty

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A line of hail deposited on the northern side of the Jetty

Then I head to Gallows Beach to photograph the sunset. The sand of the beach had divets where the hail landed, a bit like a sand bunker on a golf course.

After that came the lightning display as the storm went out to sea. A crowd gathered at Beacon Hill, exclaiming as the clouds lit up internally with each lightning strike. I tried ot photograph but it was a failure, the ISO was set to auto, so the camera tried to expose for the whole scene, the results were grainy and out of focus. I needed ISO 100, so the camera exposed for the lightning not the while scene.

So about 5 hours of fun.

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Posted by: Paul Sheringhams blog: a place of running dreams come true | October 22, 2017

Man of colours

This is what I want to see. Even if I never saw another human soul in my life I wouldn’t mind. The colour at the end of the day is worth living for.

And the old man rubs his failing eyes
And takes a moment to watch the view
From a window nobody knows is there
He can see the empty street below
He says, “I keep my life in this paintbox
I keep your face in these picture frames
And when I speak to this faded canvas it tells me
I have no need for words anyway…”
And he says, “I…
I am a man,
A simple man,
A man of colours,
And I can see
See through these tears,
Tears of a man,
A man of colours”

Man of colours Icehouse

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Posted by: Paul Sheringhams blog: a place of running dreams come true | October 14, 2017

Marina Sunset

The best sunset I have seen for ages. The drought has broken and suddenly there are more clouds around, and rainbows.

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Posted by: Paul Sheringhams blog: a place of running dreams come true | October 6, 2017

Warning – Rainbows Ahead

A better week for me, I actually had several good conversations with people. My new camera lens turned up. And I made it down to the Jetty for a rainbow.

A bit of a gloomy rainbow. I liked the bright red helmet and rain jacket on the child on the bike.

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Posted by: Paul Sheringhams blog: a place of running dreams come true | August 14, 2017

Flaggy Creek Pano, plus trees

So my 16-35mm is busted so I tried to take a sunset photo with 5 images stitched together. From Flaggy Creek Nature Reserve looking west at sunset

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Posted by: Paul Sheringhams blog: a place of running dreams come true | July 15, 2017

Jetty

This is my way of saying goodbye
Because I can’t do it face to face
So I’m talking to you before it’s too late

No matter what happens now
You shouldn’t be afraid
Because I know
Today has been the most perfect day I’ve ever seen

Videotape Radiohead

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