05 October 2013

Norah Head

Yesterday morning and time enough to put in a couple hours photo-shoot down the coast. It was windy and the ocean had plenty of movement. What did I choose to photograph and share...?

Maybe not what you'd expect at 'the beach'.  Australian native, Flannel flower; and it was a matter of hoping the photo would turn out as the small spray of flowers would shift back and forth in the winds, and in and out of the shadows at the same time.  This was growing up on the headlands beside the walking path to the lighthouse.

Down these steps and onto the sand now

looking back up at the lighthouse dated 1903

the tops of the Banksias (Australian native) are blowing in the wind


I love the colours and textures in the rocks

and the patterns in the water



...interesting little dried salt pans.  If I'd been the true photographer I might've gotten down on the wet rocks and photographed this from a differing angle to try and pick up the way they sparkled

and not to dissapoint you; a wader!  Sooty Oystercatcher

18 comments:

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i love the Lighthouse. gorgeous surroundings. birds & all. ( :

enjoy your day.

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous series of photos. I love the beach & waves, the lighthouse and the pretty Oystercatcher. happy weekend to you!

Joop Zand said...

Very nice photo's and i like the compositions also very much..... lighthouse photo's are beautiful Carole.

Greertings, Joop

Irma said...

Beautiful pictures Carole.
I love the beach with the waves, the lighthouse is beautiful.
The native plant is very beautiful, well photographed.
Happy weekend, Irma

TexWisGirl said...

the bird is cool. so is the flannel flower. lovely shoreline!

Montanagirl said...

Beautiful array of photos! I really like the Light House shots, esp. the third one!

Terri Buster said...

Thanks for the tour- I love the lighthouse and the water spray...and of course the cute little bird at the end!

Karen said...

A wonderful series of shots to share! The flannel flowers are really pretty.

stiefbeen said...

een mooie serie van een prachtige wandeling naar een vuurtoren gaan levert meestal een mooie serie op.

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Carole Love the clear skies, the well captured wave and the Sooty Oysterdatcher.

retriever said...

Wonderfull dream place, and nice fotos, best regard from Belgium

Helma said...

Carole wonderful blog.
I hiu of the water and so let the opspattenden very nice water view but also the still water. The lighthouse and the rocks. Wonderful to see!

Jesh St Germain said...

Love this beach - great captures:) And those white flowers are so beautiful!
Thanks for coming by my blog earlier - I have very little knowledge about names of flowers, so you are probably right:):) not crepe myrtles, but lilacs!

Jan Castle said...

You never disappoint Carole! Love the lighthouse pictures!!!

Red Nomad OZ said...

LOVE the flannel flowers - haven't seen them in AGES!! And Sooty Oystercatcher is one of my faves ... along with a good lighthouse!! I see a trip to the beach in my future ...

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful scenery and I love the Sooty Oystercatcher, superb.

Brian King said...

I love lighthouses and this one on the rock cliff is just beautiful! The spray shot is fantastic!

Sharyl said...

Fascinating photos all! From monuments to ocean splashes to what I'll call that "Halloween Bird" at the very end! :-) What delightful entertainment you've brought us!