Celebrating Christmas on Christmas Day
Christmas Day was a little slow compared to Christmas Eve.
It was nice to just take it slow and meet the rest of Maria’s relatives here in Devonport. We woke up late which isn´t common for me. So after a late breakfast we headed over to Solveig, Maria’s aunt, to celebrate Christmas Day with presents and lots of food.
I managed to eat more than I should have so after the pudding I wanted to head out for a short walk to Coles beach. Maria, Idun and Ivar followed me on this short walk.
It was great to get out in the nice weather and not just sit inside even if it was Christmas Day. I really liked the area around the mouth of Don river and we even saw an Australian Pelican there.
The walk inspired me to do another trip to Coles beach at sunset and at that short walk Ivar tagged along.
When we got to Coles beach we discovered that it was low tide so we actually had to walk much further out to get to the waters’ edge to be able to get a nice foreground for the pictures we wanted.
The sun was unfortunately clouded, but still we could find pictures that might work. Ivar was experimenting with the waves and the shutter speed to get a nice flowing water motion while I just tried different angles of the same subject.
I don´t do landscape photography as much as I should and I find it hard to get that little extra in a landscape photo. That is why it is good that I am here on Tasmania as this place is a landscape photographers wet dream.
The sun did a small appearance for us at last and this is the resulting image.
I like the colors in the picture and the reflections in the water. I would have liked more water in the picture, but it was low tide so this was what could be done. I think I will have to go down one morning do get the sun from the sea illuminating the cliffs. I think that will make for a more interesting picture.