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Old Jan 10, 2012, 6:49 AM   #1
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Hi BiWeekly Shoot Out friends

Here in Australia, we celebrate Christmas and New Year's time in our summer.

Therefore, seeing as many people on this forum are in the cold of the Northern Hemispherian winter... I decided to share where I was on our "New Year's Public Holiday" (which fell on Monday 2 January 2012, seeing as the 1 January 2012 was a Sunday this year).

I went with a friend to a beach about 1 hr 45 minutes from where I live... on the southern coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula (at Waitpinga beach). It's well known for unpredictable and quite rough seas at times, but can be a good surfing beach. We did some body boarding.

Here are some scenes of the beach from that day (it was 38 degrees Celsius on that day... yes, I mean AT the beach. It was over 41 in the city of Adelaide).

I particularly like the colours... hope you do too! Happy viewing.

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And here is a photo of a group of seagulls.

I've entitled this photo:

"Some guys and gulls chillaxing at the beach"
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Lovely shots!!! Love the colors of the sand against the blue sky and sea. Oh, and the gulls (and your comment) are also great!
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I was at the Oregon coast this past Sunday and it didn't look anything like that! It is winter here in Oregon but our winters are mostly rain, fog, and clouds. We were fortunate to catch a sunny day for our day trip.

These shots are outstanding.

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Looks nice and warm......
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Very pretty beach! I don't envy you your hot weather though - it's been very nice here - like around 22-26 C recently. Not seasonable but very, very comfortable.
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Saly - many thanks for your kind comments. Glad you like the colours. I wonder if your 'profile cat' would have liked to chase the gulls on the beach?

Cal - I'm glad that you were able to catch a sunny day for your trip to the Oregon coast. Here even in winter it's not 'too bad' - but definitely summer and beach are a good combination Your appreciation of the photos is appreciated!

jeephotog - Indeed - 'nice and warm' - though the water was actually still a bit cool (this beach gets water coming up from the Southern Ocean... which is not the warmest ....)

mtngal - you're right: it's a pretty beach (and remote - far from crowds, which is nice for a change too). 38 degrees on the beach didn't actually feel that bad, as there was a breeze blowing, and as I wrote above, the water wasn't actually that warm (yet). Later in summer it warms up more. Your weather is very nice indeed for winter!

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