This quartz abstraction was made recently on an afternoon poodlewalk with Maleko. The walk was along the coast in Waitpinga, on the southern Fleurieu Peninsula South Australia.
During early autumn it has been cloudy in the morning and , clearing around midday and sunny in the afternoon. It has been a while since we have done this pm walk as the afternoon light has been too bright around 5-6pm. I was fortunate on this occasion. There was afternoon cloud.
This abstraction of salt + coastal granite rocks was made whilst I was on an afternoon poodlewalk with Maleko amongst some coastal rocks west of Petrel Cove on the southern Fleurieu Peninsula of South Australia.
It had been a hot summers day and the small pools of water that usually lie amongst the granite rocks from the high tide in the morning had evaporated. I made a number of studies of these salt abstractions that afternoon.
I was taken by the soft colours of the quartz vein amongst the coastal granite rocks in the soft afternoon light:
Wirth summer just around the corner this part of the coast is still in sunlight between 5-6pm when I am on a poodlewalk. It is only rarely that there is cloud cover at this time of the day. This was one of those occasions.
The trunk of a pink gum in the local bushland in Waitpinga:
This was made on my last visit to this bushland in the early morning. The grass seeds were everywhere and it was well nigh impossible to walk with the poodles in the bushland. Kayla ended up being covered with grass seeds in the legs, ears and body. It took me ages to pick them off her body.
Suzanne is away in Brisbane and I am minding the 2 standards poodles. So the poodlewalks are within contained areas. Hence the walk along the Heysen Trail to Kings Beach and Kings Head.
It was made on a poodlewalk during a a wild storm event. The tide was high, the wind was gusty and strong, and the waves were very high. It was quite dangerous making my way around the rocks west of Petrel Cove. We--Maleko and myself--- had to proceed with great caution.
I made a video of the surging waves using my iPhone 6 whilst on this afternoon walk. The waves swirled around my feet as I sat on a rock making the video.
On the recent poodlewalks (in late July) I have started exploring the local terrain for some new images for the forthcoming online Abstraction exhibition at Encounters Gallery in a couple of months. This is one possibility that I came across whilst walking along the coastal rocks near the lookout at Kings Beach Rd in Waitpinga.
It is very low key as I have been busy with getting the Walking/photography exhibition ready for the SALA Festival in South Australia and making few large format photos for the forthcoming Friends of Photography Group online exhibition in August.