Wednesday, December 23, 2015

A pleasant change of scenery

1 image only, check the hole in the cloud where the rain and lightning is coming out of...! f/4 0.6sec ISO100 17mm

  A bit of a change of scenery for me these last few months, chasing work I've ended up in Nambucca Heads, NSW building a bridge as part of the new highway to replace the death road. When I say death road that's exactly what I mean, so many people have been killed on this part of the highway and I was so close to becoming one of them but that's a story for another day, pretty stoked to be part of this helping saving lives.

  Anyway my expectation of the area wasn't great but once I toured around a bit on me days off I discovered it's one of the most beautiful places I have seen, white sand beaches broken up by rocky headlands creating long point breaks, waterways that wind themselves around the bush lands heading to the great ocean. A lot of it is very accessible and as you can see from the image above they have awesome lightning storms which makes me very happy. The surf isn't big and pretty inconsistent but with beautiful point breaks like Crescent Head it reminds of the old days when I was surfing at the likes of Te Awanga in Napier, NZ. Might be time to try get back in the water again...

  So here are a few of the shots I have taken in the last 4 months of being here and I've been pleasantly surprised by it all. Hopefully in the coming months there'll be a few cyclones send some glorious clean lines down so I can explore a bit more and see the real potential of the coastline.

  Merry Xmas and Happy New Year to all especially to everyone in Ireland that I miss so much.

Sawtell doing it's thing

It went off for about an hr and it was stunning to watch with the sun shinning thru
And yup they drop in on everyone down here too, bloody muppet!
My new home for a while, Nambucca Heads 
This one's for Dad, Merry Xmas

Me mate Scotty checking it out

Heathe Joske on a damn shallow wave

The Living Dead

The bridge we're replacing

A local artist and his canvas

Bananas everywhere

I luv this shot, absolute classic

No beer, whaaaatttt. Yeah right...

Got home a few days ago for Xmas and Mum wanted me to capture a photo
for her, I hope I done it justice Mum and this is what you were thinking of
Merry Xmas
This is the last photo I took before leaving Surfers Paradise, cheers Steve for giving me a hand again