We had a pretty solid Easterly swell roll through the east coast of Australia over the last week. The waves were big and grinding along the southern points. With new work comittments, I could only get out for a couple of hours on the last day. We have a new peak in swell today, so hopefully the conditions align this afternoon and there is something chunky to shoot. Some swell leftover shots below.
It's been a long time since my last post. Around 7 months has passed by. I've seen seasons change, faces come and go and family members get older. Our nieces and nephews have been growing so fast, in the flash of an eye and it's hard missing out living so far away.
I haven't had a great deal of time to do anything super creative, as I've had my head down saving for the most part of the year with Kelly for some future plans.
I finished up in my role as a designer for Cellarmasters. I was able to help roll out a freshly baked batch of brand guidelines that saw my last couple of months under the pump, so it was nice to see that project out and deliver it.
In terms of travel, Kelly and I just got back from a trip to WA, which saw us drive 2330 km's over 4 days. I'm highly unlikely to do again, as fun as it was. That red-eye coming from Perth is a real stanky one on the way home, but it was made worth it by the amount of cool things we saw along the road.
The goldfields are currently displaying the best wildflower season in 100 years, which is so nerdy, but also really cool to be able to see - especially before the summer sun comes through and scorches the flora in those parts.
We've also had a couple of memorable swells, which I have pretty much missed on every occasion because of my working hours, but I copped that last one and it was great to be able to get down to one of my favourite novelty wedges in the state.
Hopefully the next post will see some more images, most of my images are on rolls of film that need to be developed. Now with no job and lots of time on my hands, I will be able to shoot more. I'm not even sure anyone checks this blog, but I'll have to keep this updated and share these images for myself to look back on.
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Last night I met a guy called Seiji, through my good mate Jed. Seiji is from Tokyo and looking to live here for an extended amount of time. I thought it'd be a great idea to get to know him and show him sights further south of Sydney. So we decided to get up at 5am and beelined it to Jervis Bay. Meeting Jamie and Spence down there, we got fun waves at Berrara, ate mangos on Hyam's Beach, watched dolphins at Sussex and chilled in front of the fire at my Spence's new shack in Tomerong. The only thing that could've made his day better was remembering his little weed pouch to enjoy his passenger ride home.
I can't write structured sentences to save my life because I'm too cooked from the sun, but it was a cracker day.
In addition to the last post, here are some colour images from the Konica that was gifted to me from my girlfriends sister Lindy. Shot on Fuji Velvia 100 ISO and sent to Hillvale to be developed externally. Just like the last post, no post processing on these ones and they need a proper scan. Gotta love the colours of Velvia.
It's been a while since I've used my housing and even a longer time since I've used it in any fun kind of waves. Since moving to Sydney, surfing has definitely taken a back seat. Living in the most crowded city in Australia, it's always better for the mindset to find a nice area and go for a little dip to clear your head and leave the thousands of battlers and frustrated surfers to fight it out for a sub-par wave in the area.
In saying that, when there is a really good swell, I'm generally off on the road chasing a swell. Here are a few shots that have been laying around collecting dust.