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North Bondi, Sydney, NSW, Australia, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Family outing at North Bondi (Sydney)

This post is the third of five Fotoeins Fridays in June, all from Australia’s most populous city, Sydney.

I found myself at North Bondi at various times; there are fewer people, a larger fraction of residents out and about, and the wave action is much stronger against the rocky cliffs and outcrops on the shoreline. A young family was on a stroll as mum showed her son examples of ocean life with their faithful dog darting in and out of the way. Fortunately, I managed to snap a frame where little biped and little quad both looked down into the fissure at the geographic feature called Flat Rock.

I made the photo above on 28 March 2013 with the Canon 450D, 70-300 glass, and settings: 1/320-sec, f/8, ISO200, and 180mm focal length (288mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie on fotoeins.com at https://wp.me/p1BIdT-bCm.

North Bondi Rocks, Bondi Icebergs, Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia, Pacific Ocean, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Crashing down Sydney’s North Bondi

I’m at Bondi Icebergs, and my long-glass is primed across the beach to the huge waves crashing against the rocks at North Bondi’s Ben Buckler Point.

The surf forecast predicted waves up to 3- to 4-metres (10 to 13 feet) in height. Judging by where people stood at the overlook (to the left), that wave crash is about 10 metres (33 feet) high from base to peak. It’s a great example of the power of the Pacific Ocean, but it’s also a great example of “a fluid with large linear momentum striking a perpendicular surface, resulting in an almost ‘elastic’ collision”.

I still have a love of all things physics, and I do like crashy things …

I made the photo at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia on 3 June 2013 with the Canon EOS450D (XSi) camera, EF 70-300 zoom-lens, and the following settings: 1/640s, f/8, ISO200, 225mm focal length (360mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-5Et, and is part of the Travel Photo Thursday series.

My Sydney: 2 Caffeinated Highlights

Here are two more great joints in Sydney for a delicious cuppa joe …

Ampersand, Paddington

During the German film festival, I’d been up and down Oxford Street between the two cinemas, and one cafe in particular near the Palace Verona cinema was a standout. The Ampersand Café Bookstore is a cozy place with fresh coffee, friendly staff, and a lot of books; there’s seating inside and outside. Had I stayed for long, I would’ve gotten lost in a large mug and many books on art, cinema, and photography.

Ampersand Café Bookstore, 78 Oxford Street, Paddington.

Ampersand Cafe and Bookstore, Paddington, Sydney

Ampersand Cafe and Bookstore, Paddington, Sydney

Ampersand Cafe and Bookstore, Paddington, Sydney


bRu, North Bondi

While at Bondi early one April-morning to photograph the morning light, I found a tiny café called “bRu coffee”. The café is at the corner of Brighton Boulevard and Campbell Parade, near the bus loop where some bus-routes from the CBD terminate in North Bondi. A warm lifesaver on a cool morning, this place is a definite fave among local residents. There aren’t many seats inside or outside, and given its location, many get their takeaways for a morning walk on the beach or for their work-commute into the City. I liked this place so much I returned to Bondi two weeks later to photograph the surf. Over a large flat white, I chatted with the staff and with “Mr. Vitamins” himself, Mr. Abraham James.

bRu coffee, 101 Brighton Boulevard, North Bondi.

bRu coffee, North Bondi, Sydney, Australia

bRu coffee, North Bondi, Sydney, Australia

bRu coffee, North Bondi, Sydney, Australia

I made the photos above on 12 and 19 May 2013. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com.

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