Oct 282011
 

While in Switzerland we are all born with skis under our feet, Australian kids seem to discover the joys of surfing very early on. I was absolutely stunned to see their moves in the waves and some of them, as young as 7-8 years old, were even braving the famous Byron Bay Pass. (click on pictures for high res)

All pictures taken with Sigma DP2 at 40mm, ISO100

Oct 272011
 

Coming from a country without sea, I might be a bit naive but I really thought that scenes like that only happened in the Baywatch TV show. It isn’t the case since teenagers are selected early on to be part of the rescue teams that watch the coast. And believe me, their training would get you drowned after less than 15 minutes. (click on pictures for high res)

All pictures taken with the Nokia N8 at 28mm, F2.8,  1/100, ISO100

Oct 262011
 

I still don’t know how to pronounce its name, but Woolgoolga is a charming and quite coastal town. May be the archetype of what  coastal Australia is outside of its large cities. Welcome to Woolgoolga and enjoy this photographic walk through its streets.  (click on picture for high res)

All pictures taken with Sigma DP2 at 40mm

Oct 242011
 

Where the Nambucca River meets the Ocean, strange rock formations rise at the end of the beach. An eerie landscape for a lyric series.

All pictures taken with Sigma DP2 at 40mm.

Oct 232011
 

Here is a series of B&W lanscapes from the New South Wales Coast (yes, you are not dreaming … I am posting B&W  shots) . Can you guess which type of camera took them ?  (and don’t cheat by looking in the EXIF ;) )

For a better viewing experience, click on first picture to launch slideshow and use navigation button on the right.


Newcastle

Bar Beach – Newcastle

Seal Rocks

Sugarload Point Lighthouse – Seal Rocks

Seal Rocks

Seal Rocks at sunset

Seal Rocks

Wallis Lake

Oct 232011
 

Probably an unknown city to us Europeans, at least this Australian homonym. Yet Newcastle is one of Australia’s largest city and one of the first establishmed on this far away continent. It is surrounded by beaches, definitely more sexy than her UK sister. (click on pictures for high res)


All pictures taken with Leica M8 and 35mm Lux Asph, except #3 with Sigma DP2.

Oct 212011
 

Behind Darling Harbour stands Sydney’s fish market. A mix of seafood, fish and colors. Ships dock to unload the fresh catch of the day right behind the market. And if you can’t wait to get home, you’ll find quite a few restaurants to cook if for you.   (click on pictures for high res)

All pictures taken with Leica M8 and 35mm Lux Asph