73 posts categorized "Road Trip April 2012"

June 19, 2012

Jacqui's 5666 Km

Jacqui got around to editing together 17 days of clips taken with the GoPro on our road trip

June 06, 2012

Bawley Point Sunset

IMG_0796Sonnyshot with phone
Just to prove that all those amazing sunset shots in this post are not photoshopped, below, 2 videos Evan shot on my phone cam while I shot the surfers


May 30, 2012

Firing Bawley Point

_AUS8069SonnyAfter Mogo zoo, we stop for lunch at Batemans Bay and then drive further north to take Coco home _AUS8073Sonnybut not without first stopping to check some surf spots. Bawley Point, you can just see the 3 jet ski's and looks like what promises to be an amazing sunset _AUS8076Sonnyand bodyboarder getting shacked ! Check how close to the rocks the waves breaks, and how close we can get to the action _AUS8077Sonnynice, would love to see the view from inside _AUS8078SonnyI'm using my damaged 70-200mm lens ( the two front glass elements fell out and I just popped them back in ) so they are not the sharpest of photos. _AUS8102Sonnyholy cow, check this out, tow in, and drop straight into a little pearlerof a wave, love how he has to do a cutback on the drop to line it up, and then another stall _AUS8144Sonnyhmmm, why have the colours gone all funky on me when I saved this as a gif, anyone ? It's taking away now from a nice looking wave _AUS8166SonnyWhile all that surf action is going on, the skies above are lighting up ! _AUS8170Sonnyjust beautiful, feeling blessed to get such an awesome sky to photograph !! _AUS8163SonnyHoly Cow part II, monster set comes barreliing through, nice wave !! 2 things, A- the size of it B- how it sucks out below sea level and below the line of the rocks. Would not want to wipe out there so close to the rocks ! _AUS8171Sonny
_AUS8175SonnyJust spectacular _AUS8179Sonny

_AUS8186SonnyCoco & the twins _AUS8187Sonnyand a captivated crowd _AUS8188Sonnyalso happy to be snapping this awesome scenery ( the first photo is more of a deer in headlights shot hehehe ) _AUS8192Sonny



_AUS8206Sonnywhat to shoot , the picture perfect waves or firing sky _AUS8207Sonnybit of an afternoon crowd building, it is a great natural viewing platform _AUS8211Sonny




_AUS8241Sonnygetting pretty dark now, so cranked up the ISO for this one, and what a great stand up barrel ! _AUS8242Sonnylove love love this photo _AUS8243Sonnyand this  . . . my favourite , going home after a late arvo session :-)

May 28, 2012

Mogo Zoo

_AUS8028SonnyOur last day on the south Coast, we spend the day with Coco , starting with Mogo Zoo _AUS8033SonnyI never thought I would be going to a zoo outside of the major cities, so now we been to Dubbo zoo and today Mogo, and not a bad zoo at all, not as massive . but still plenty to see, and a nice zoo _AUS8043Sonnylove the colour of this guy _AUS8044Sonnylooks like a cheeky bugger :-) _AUS8056Sonnylots of these around and you can hand feed them _AUS8058Sonnybig hit with the kids of course _AUS8061Sonny
these on the other hand are not to be hand fed. _AUS8064Sonny
there were two of them, and pacing up and down non stop, why, because they have just gotten big sheets of glass as a barrier, so we can see them quite easily, but they can also quite clearly now see the herd of Zebras behind us, and I guess they are trying to work out how to get to those Zebras

Mystery Bay the next day

_AUS7939SonnyJust had to come back to see it in daylight  _AUS7941Sonny
lots of nice colours form all the moss on rocks as well _AUS7946Sonnyno sand here _AUS7958Sonnyjust pebbles and moss covered rocks _AUS7960Sonnylet's call it Mysteries Pebbly beach _AUS7967Sonnywe're all photographers now _AUS7970Sonnylove those flattened shells, would make nice buttons _AUS7999SonnyThis is how we get smooth rocks and flattend shells _AUS8000Sonny







_AUS8019Sonnyso many many shells on this pebbly beach _AUS8023Sonnythat right hander trying to do it, and am thinking about it :-)

May 27, 2012

Mystery Bay on dark

_AUS7893SonnyWe are staying at the lovely Mystery Bay Cottages, and at the end of the road , Mystery Bay, and as you can see, not a surfing beach with all those rocks ( but a beach called 1080 around the corner is where its suppose to happen ) _AUS7898Sonnybit of swell around too _AUS7907SonnyI can see people enjoying their walk along here _AUS7911Sonny

_AUS7915Sonnyafter we check in , we quickly get down to this other track that leads from the cottages to another beach right next to Mystery Bay _AUS7923Sonnytrying out the camera's high ISO setting, it's pretty dark right now _AUS7924Sonnyworks ok ( be better if I had camera on a tripod ) _AUS7931Sonnyworks even better with Jacqui's video light _AUS7932Sonny:-)

Corunna Lake with Mount Dromedary on sunset

_AUS7862Sonnyon our way to our Mystery Bay cottages _AUS7864SonnyWhen we spot this, so just had to pull over from the highway _AUS7871Sonnypretty , no ? _AUS7880Sonny


A visit to Peter's Deer Farm

_AUS7776SonnyJust near Talba lives Coco's grand dad, so we pop in for a visit _AUS7778Sonnyand he has a deer farm _AUS7781Sonnynice to get amongst all the deer, not wild, but not tame either _AUS7784SonnyMale and herd _AUS7789Sonnycompetition _AUS7799Sonnyhe has a couple of pigs as well _AUS7803Sonnyand they love choko's ( you know, as in McDonalds sell you apple flavoured Choko pies ) _AUS7810Sonnycurious fact, that hide/fur on a pig's back is so coarse, very hard _AUS7813Sonnythis how we roll on Pete's property :-) _AUS7817Sonny




_AUS7857SonnyThanks Peter for taking the time to show us around

May 26, 2012

Tilba Valley Winery

_AUS7738Sonnypretty little cabin on dam, check the pine tree growing on the island, few more years and that should be an awesome tree in the middle of the dam _AUS7747Sonnybig dam being fed by a little waterfall _AUS7748Sonny

_AUS7755Sonnytime for lunch _AUS7757Sonnyso we stop of at Tilba Winery  _AUS7760Sonnythe girls pre occupying them selves with my phone _AUS7761Sonny


_AUS7769Sonnythey been making video recording, well I hope they are , and not playing some game their mum wouldn't want them to :-) _AUS7771Sonnyafter lunch we head of to Peter's place _AUS7773Sonnyall these colourful beehives caught our eye _AUS7774Sonnyhmm, must buy some local honey before we leave.

Historical Tilba, South Coast , NSW

_AUS7680SonnyCute little town, Tilba, classifield by the national trust as a historical village _AUS7684Sonnyshame it was a drizzly grey day _AUS7689Sonnyso we do a little bit of shopping and sight see-ing _AUS7701Sonny

_AUS7704Sonnynice outlook _AUS7714SonnyI want me a couple of those for my house _AUS7719Sonny:-) _AUS7733SonnyHow cute is this B&B at the entrance to the town _AUS7735Sonnywould have loved to have seen the inside of it