Ah yes, the lovely Kiama Coastal Path. I’ve been lucky enough to photograph this particular stretch of coastline many times over the years. I love the rolling green hills that break to bays and cliffs along the ocean’s edge. I particularly enjoy being here very early in the morning and this particular sunrise (from 2013) was one of the nicest I’ve ever photographed. The beauty of this spot has been dulled somewhat, by the construction of a massive concrete monolith of a house on the hillside here. It was a contentious build and probably precedent-setting. Houses are going up along this stretch of coastline and I have no doubt whatsoever that eventually all the land between Gerroa and Gerringong will be built on, as the dairy farms succumb to supermarket price gouging and the effects of climate change, and the pastures become housing estates. I do realise I’m out of step with the way many Australians seem to feel about these sorts of developments, with the general consensus being that the landowner can do what the fuck they want on their land as long as it meets council regulations, but I can’t help feeling sad watching the natural landscape getting concreted over and I make no apologies for that. So my advice is get out there and photograph it while you can.