It's Anzac Day, and boy is today a cracker. Blue skies, barely a cloud to be seen, 24 degrees (that's 75F for you seppos out there). Made my way yet again down to Bronte Beach to photograph the surfers. I ummed and ahhed a bit this morning, toying with the idea of going to Taronga Zoo to try and photograph some animals but I'm glad I chose Bronte. The waves were spectacular - there was real electricity in the air. Every person in that water, from waders, to body boarders to serious surfers, was having an absolute blast. I've never seen so many ear to ear grins.
The beach had only a few remaining signs of the intense weather we had just a few days ago. Gone was the windblown sand across the boardwalk. But a portion of the fence at the southern end of the beach is washed away and in its place a barricade to prevent people from venturing too close to the edge. And, of course, the waves were pumping.
Just up from the beach on the boardwalk and in the park, the Anzac Day ceremonies were in full swing with even a lone bugler calling out the traditional "Last Post".
I stood there on the beach, taking shot after shot, soaking my running shoes in the surf multiple times, until my memory card filled up. But I refused to be done so I deleted a few of the bad shots and shot some more.
Two guys who had just been bodyboarding walked up to me and asked if I had a blog (which until today I didn't, just a website with my best of shots). I gave them my website name and resolved to start a blog so that when they came to my site, they would find it with shots of today (and possibly a couple with them in it).
SO happy birthday BLOG! Welcome to the world!
Below are a selection of shots I took today. Soooo many good ones...