Thursday, 1 August 2013

The Perfect Excuse...

My girlfriend and I recently made our way out to the Shire (don't judge us) to get out and about for a little while. A bit of fresh air, a coffee, maybe a bite to eat, and any other half arsed excuse we could conjure up to get out of the house. I'd already decided it would be a perfectly good reason to take my camera with me. Eventually, we decided we'd try a spot of whale watching..... I told you any half arsed excuse would be good enough.

However, it didn't seem that far fetched. It was only recently I'd read about some retarded surfer at Sydneys, Bondi Beach, who thought it would be a great idea to get up close and personal with a whale.

So, that was it! We were heading to Cape Solander, which is in the Kurnell section of the Kamay Botany Bay National Park, to see what we could see!

Tour De Kurnell? Easily the worlds slowest cyclist riding through the National Park!

Long story short, we didn't see any fucking whales, lol. Shit happens, and the odds were stacked firmly against us, so we decided to make our way back towards the beach and hang out by the water.

When we left the house earlier in the day, it was bright and sunny. After a couple of hours or so, the weather gods decided to rain on our parade. Big black clouds started slowly rolling in and the sun disappeared behind them. We made our way back to the car, and sure enough. It rained....

Luckily for us, we'd had our fun wandering around the area and decided it was a good time to head off.

The place where Captain James Cook first made landfall in Australia.

Happy to be in the car, and dry, I didn't feel like going home just yet. I wanted to make the most of being outside. As we got closer to Cronulla, the rain started to die off and we decided to ask the question. 'Should we go home? Or not just yet?' - No brainer, really. Cronulla it is!

It was later on in the afternoon by the time we got there and the sun was on it's way down, and it was at this point in time that I needed a coffee hit! I needed that little pick me up, and it worked. Although it's a pain in the arse trying to take photo's while you're holding a coffee. It pays to have a lovely assistant to help with coffee holding duties like........ your girlfriend? lol. (Thanks babe)

The Hoff wasn't in. Neither was Pamela.

Overall, we had a really good time. Not only because we weren't doing the things we were supposed to do, but it was just nice to be outside in what for the most part, I guess you'd call, picturesque settings.

I'm use to being in far more urban areas, and usually later at night. They're the environments I like being in and I want the photos I take to reflect that. I try to do things a little different, and I prefer photos with somewhat grittier elements in them.

But I had loads of fun taking photos of things I guess I wouldn't normally find myself looking at trying to shoot. I've made an effort to take more photos in daylight hours, and admittedly, it's been enjoyable, and the day out, with great company, on an adventure of sorts, is something I could get use to.

All images and content © JDHQ 2013

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