The weather for the last few days has been quite mild and at 22c good for wandering around the lighthouse and the foreshore.. Most of the restrictions have been lifted so it’s
good to get out and about . However, it was never really much of a problem up here. The kind of restricted period has given me a lot of time to play with my cameras and I have bought a macro lens for the Canon and ordered one for the Nikon. As I said before, I have a lot to learn and whilst I have no one here to teach me ( will be better when the camera club starts up again) but I like to potter around taking photographs of things and places that interest me and, of course, lots of photographs of Benji – who even has his own folder on my computer. It is still very cold in the mornings. On Tuesday morning Benji and I went up to Hummock Hill to photograph the sunrise. It was bitterly cold and my hands were freezing. Like little digits of ice! Anyway, I took quite a few photographs of the rising sun and the surrounding area, but I just don’t seem able to get the setting right for a sunrise. Photographs club starts back next week, so I will start to get some information that I can put into practice. I did buy a new Camera Backpack which I am quite pleased with. With the restrictions in place the President of the Camera Club posted a letter, number or colour on the website each week. This week the letter was “J” and Annabell and I came up with a few ideas. I did go to the Shopping Centre and photograph the Jewellers, but I wasn’t too happy with that – I felt it was “Ordinary” and I wanted something different. In the end I drove into town and photographed the Court House and posted it under the tile “Justice”. Our court house, unlike Adelaide, is a reddish brick building, not at all inspiring but I was quite happy with what it represented.
I was not involved at the RFDS Fundraising this weekend but I did drive down to the Cuttlefish Area to catch up on what was happening. Both days have been very productive both for the RFDS and the Cuttlefish Dive
Organisers. It was very busy and despite having extra supplies, the RFDS was starting to run out. Fortunately by that time things were slowing down and heading towards the end of the day. Benji and I left the Cuttlefish area and drove round to the far side of the point and the Lighthouse. I like the lighthouse – it’s a nice drive and it’s a quiet enough area and the lighthouse always makes for a good photograph subject. I have a one-person tent and I was thinking of upgrading this to a larger tent which would allow me to go off overnight with Benji and a photo trip. Of course we would always be at the edge of the National Park and actually driving through the Park should not be a problem as long as I keep him in the car when I get out to take any photographs. All pretty much in the air at the moment – not really the weather for camping.
I went back out and did another round of sunrise photographing, but still not happy with the results. I’ll most likely delete them again. Well, if nothing else, the delete function on the camera is getting a good workout. Anyway, it was -1c and bitterly cold so I’m not doing that again – at least, not until it’s a bit warmer. Benji and I have not been going out in the
early morning walking because it has been so cold. We have taken our walk later in the day when it’s a bit warmer. We also go wandering in the Wetlands and the Foreshore. To add to the cold the last two days have been wet. According to the forecast we will have showers until Tuesday – so not a lot of walking. The Cuttlefish Diving is on again this weekend for a three day period – Friday, Saturday and Sunday (today being Saturday) and the RFDS are organising the catering for the three days. A very busy three days for the crews involved, For the remainder, I have been to the council and the two hardware stores and no indication as to when they will be ready recommence their weekly barbecues.
I include the Ada Ryan Gardens photograph mainly because the Council with grants have been working out there and have spent a bunch of cash to install new ground lighting. It looks impressive on the council page so as soon we as get some dry weather I will go out some evening and take photographs of the gardens under the new lighting.