Australian seascape and landscape photography

The Chill of Winter – Koonya Beach

Winter has suddenly struck with a vengeance in Melbourne and it’s surrounding areas.
The reduced temperature of the Bass Strait water combined with chilling winter winds now makes wide-angle shooting amongst the crashing surf fairly unbearable.

On my most recent trip to Koonya beach, the chill of the winter water running across my lower legs caused my teeth to ache, ….well almost. 😉

Below – Woolly and Wild – wild winter conditions at Koonya beach, Blairgowrie.
Woolly and Wild - Koonya beach - Blairgowrie - Jim Worrall - Australia

Until the weather warms up a little I’ll be using the mid-range zoom in an effort to keep my feet drier and warmer.
No more long exposures standing in the surf, …..bbrrrrrrr !!
Winter at Koonya - Blairgowrie - Jim Worrall - Australia

Sadly, when I was just about to publish this post I learned that my mother in-law has passed away after a prolonged struggle with illness. You’ll be deeply missed by us all Margaret. Rest in peace. 😦
Jean Margaret Tocknell

6 responses

  1. Nice shots. Sorry to hear about your mother in law. Condolences.

    June 9, 2011 at 7:48 am

  2. Hi Jim, these are great pics; my sincere codolences to you and your family on your sad loss. Regards, Vikki

    June 9, 2011 at 11:21 am

  3. Chloe [Photographer]

    it sure is too cold to be standing in the ocean, or near it!

    sorry to hear about your mother-in-law ❤

    June 9, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    • Cheers Chloe. I reckon winter is a fine time to visit the ocean beaches, footprints in the sand, not another soul in sight, wonderful. It can be very invigorating. 🙂

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      Regarding the loss of my mother in-law, ….every time I lose a friend or family member it causes me to stop and think about what’s really important in life, ….and reminds me to cherish even the most insignificant things.

      June 9, 2011 at 10:59 pm

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