Mrs Shannon Hardy
Kahibah Public School, NSW
This is my home beach, Blacksmiths Beach in New South Wales, where Lake Macquarie comes out into the ocean. We call it ‘Blackies’. I chose this location as I spend most of my time here, either in the water or on the beach. I love living near the beach, it is my favourite place. The mood of the beach changes from day to day. Each day I come home from school I run across to see what mood she is in.
I chose to shoot my pictures on Father’s Day, which was a bright sunny day. Blackies was in a great mood. The colours of the water really stood out and even though the ocean looked like a lake out to sea, the surf was dumping down on the shore. My photos show how even on a gentle day, when all is calm, the ocean can go from soft dancing foam around a rock on the shore to mean and dark. The ocean has so many moods.
To take my photos I had a fast shutter speed (1/500) to capture the movement of the waves. I slightly cropped the photos to get the best part of the picture.
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