Summer at home in Daisy Hill

Friday, May 22, 2015

A WALK ON THE BEACH and 1001st POST

While my reunion friends were having drinks on the deck, I took my camera for a relaxing walk to the beach. I'm still trying to learn everything this little Sony HX60V can do. Still not as good as a DSLR but much easier to travel with.

 I walked along the Richmond River groin wall for about 20 minutes. I climbed down the wall and onto the beach instead of walking  to where the wall protrudes out into the sea.

 The beach was littered with driftwood making arty sculptures on the sand.

 Others had a more romantic companion than a camera.

 Found it hard to capture the waves in the low light. Very grainy and not sharp.

 A driftwood frame

 It was getting dark so I headed back to the wall, where I saw silhouettes of cyclists and walkers on the path on top of the wall.

As I walked back along the wall towards the Holiday Park the sun disappeared and 

the sky put on a show.

 Mr Pelican was coming home after a day out too.

It was a relaxing evening walk. Soon I joined my friends for tea on the deck.


31 comments:

  1. What a beautiful way to end the day.

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  2. The Story Brige looks excellent....
    Your photos are indeed lovely. You certainly have improved over time, with composition etc. nothing beats a DSLR, but I do know where you are coming from with a smaller camera....it can be frustrating.

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  3. A nice walk along the beach and you made some excellent photos.

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  4. Your pictures are really nice. I love my DSLR but still struggle with the manual and custom settings at times... Thank goodness for "erase' and "delete". I love the silhouette of the cyclist along the wall. Have a great day. Jo

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  5. Hello Diane, what a pretty beach for a walk.. I like the artsy driftwood, pelican and the beautiful sunset.. Lovely post, have a happy weekend!

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  6. I think your Sony point and shoot did quite a nice job! Your sunset shots are wonderful.

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  7. That is my point about a compact camera. You can always have them with you and they don't do a bad job and can do quite well if you take the time to learn their features. In spite of my liking of wine, I with a low boredom threshold would have done the same and gone off for a wander. The photos are pretty damn good.

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  8. end of day or start of day, my favorite time to be on the beach, the camera did a super job on the last few when the sun was down and turning dark.. love those. the last four are wonderful. i like the bike rider to... you and your camera did well....

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  9. Great place to practice with the new camera. Love the beach!

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  10. beautiful light and color in those reflection shots! and i liked the driftwood shots, too.

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  11. Wonderful shots! I especially like the driftwood frame shot. Have a great day.

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  12. I am also tempted to buy a light "point and shoot" camera to use, beside my cell phone camera, when my DSLR becomes too heavy and cumbersome to carry, Diane. You beach photos look lovely. I miss the sound of the waves.

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  13. Point and Shoots are a lot easier to carry than the DSLR. Yours took some very nice photos Diane.

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  14. Your Sony is a great little camera as shown in yiur photos, Diane. I have a couple small Canons which are very easy to carry around and my former days of DSLRs are gone now.

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  15. Such great lighting in these photos. I'll have to look up your camera. Is it a micro 4/3? I shot with a Sony DSLR for many years - very heavy. I like my new lightweight mirrorless, esp when hiking or traveling.

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  16. Looks great - solitude, bliss and great photography.
    Well done.
    Cheers
    Colin

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  17. I think you (and your camera) did a great job getting pictures on your evening walk. It would be hard to find a more beautiful way to end a day.

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  18. Congratulation my dear friend. Have a nice Sunday..

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  19. I loved taking this walk with you. The change from day to night was so dramatic. You are getting on well with the smaller camera.

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  20. Always a picture to be had on a beach - and I really like the driftwood frame.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  21. Beautiful beach shots! Love seeing them all. I have problems getting my camera to focus in low light or after a long zoom-in. It's a Nikon Coolpix P520...not the most cosmic of cameras but better than the little pocket digital I used for years. I guess maybe someday I could get an upgrade! :-)

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  22. I have so enjoyed this walk with you and love that drift wood framed photo. Hope your weekend is a good one. T'other Diane

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  23. Great sun set. Congratulations with publishing more than a thousand posts.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  24. what lovely photos Diane, and a lovely little story to go with them. :)

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  25. It really felt like a totally relaxing walk Diane. I loved the last couple of shots especially - those colours and reflections are beautiful :D)

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  26. I have almost the same sunset shot from the Richmond River breakwall - NNSW sure knows how to do rivers, don't they?! I particularly like the pelican shots, and I think the grainy waves look great! I'm devoted to my little camera - I think if you get to know a camera you can get more out of it than someone with a fancy camera they don't understand! Or is that just my sour grapes :D

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  27. What a wonderful stroll and lovely photos. Love the driftwood frame. I would have loved being there with you!

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  28. Wow--your country is like ours. There are so many places to visit and things to see... AND---different areas are so different that you feel like you are in a different world for sure.

    What a gorgeous walk you had... Love the sunset (of course)... That's one thing we love when we go to the beach. Seeing the sun go down around the water is so awesome.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  29. Beautiful walk, thanks for sharing. I love beaches, especially fairly quiet ones.

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  30. The beach is always amazing as far as I'm concerned! Congrats on your awesome bloggy milestone.

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