Time and Motion and the Interplay of Planetary Movements
In lots of ways, visiting somewhere like Gerroa on an early autumn evening is like being an outside observer of the scene. I look for moments through my lens and when I see one, I capture it. I was photographing the gulls on the beach as they were gathered in much larger numbers than usual, as I was lining up my shot I saw a little girl running down the beach to chase them. And I thought to myself, you know what, I’d rather she got to chase the birds than I got my shot. So she ran around and through them having a great old time and then she and her parents wandered off and the birds returned to almost exactly the same spot and I got my shot anyway. The universe has a way of working things out.
Seven Mile Beach at Gerroa is my ‘go to’ beach as it’s a short drive from my house and offers a flexible number of landscapes in one small area. You can shoot on the beach, on the reserve by the boat ramp, over the rocks behind Crooked River or round the corner at Black Head.