The Pure White Sands of

botany bay

Surprisingly enough botany bay does have some very nice fine white sand, slightly reminiscent of the sand down at Jervis Bay, just a shame its been polluted and filled with rubbish from storm water runoff and inconsiderate beach/bay goers.

There are not many places on the Sydney coastline that have not been photographed extensively so its always a challenge to find somewhere different to go. This spot is just around the corner from the Port Botany Shipping terminal.. there's story about that too…I had see it once before when driving past, there is a nice little beach and a what looks like a sea pool with quite a large wall which the local kids seem to love jumping off, its certainly not your Bronte beach or Coogee, but it does have parking and its free 🙂

This little channel was exposed nicely at low tide and the greenery of the alley and rock just screamed at me to photograph it 🙂

So, to the story about the container terminal.. i parked up in the carpark and as I came back, tripod and camera in hand sure enough, my good mates from the container terminal security cruise by… like yeah there is no one but me there… anyways the dude pulls up and starts the spiel about not taking pictures of the terminal, it took all my patience not to lose my shit at him, so with a polite, 'yeah I can read the sign mate, i was taking pictures of the rocks' i hopped in the car and took off.
Seriously and i think your security services would be better placed somewhere else rather than chasing down photographers with tripods and cameras.. 😉
this is the second time too 🙂
https://plus.google.com/+GerardBlacklock/posts/1fbqjX4xG5n

D750 coupled with Nikkor 16-35 mm f4 @ 16mm Aperture: f14 and Shutter Speed: 30s
ISO 100
Out front – Lee Graduated Filter 0.9x and Hoya CPL

Seals? Botany Bay?

This is gotta be a first for me, in Botany Bay, Sydney – 3 seals just hanging out like its nobodies business 🙂

They certainly checked me out 🙂

I love this little old lens, the 135mm manual focus f2.8, such a compact lens and pretty damn sharp…

D750 coupled with Nikkor 135 mm f2.8 @ 135mm Aperture: f8 and Shutter Speed: 1/1000s
ISO 250
Out front – 3 cheeky seals…