365 Days by Samantha Goode

1 photo a day for 365 consecutive days taken by Samantha.

Posts from the ‘Waterscapes’ category

365 Days – Round 2 by Samantha Goode! Day 30 – Wednesday 22nd April 2015.

Surf’s Up!

   Avoca Beach,Central Coast,NSW Australia

We’ve just come out the other side from a once in ten years storm. It was ferocious. The wind and rain were both pretty phenomenal. My little town centre  still has no electricity, so all the cafes, restaurants and shops are shut. 

The wind has finally eased up and so has the rain, which enabled me to get out at go and see the waves again. I planned to get a photo as a comparison to yesterday’s shot, on what that scene normally looks like – but the swell is still massive and there wasn’t much difference today, I might have to wait s day or 2 to get that shot for you guys. 
I saw some pretty amazing huge waves today and the light was just perfect. The surfers were also out today – lucky them! 

 

365 Days – Round 2 by Samantha Goode! Day 29 – Tuesday 21st April 2015.

Massive 5 Metre (15 feet) Swell!  

Avoca Beach,Central Coast,NSW Australia 

My goodness, the weather has been insane since last night.  So many trees and power lines are down due to very strong winds. We are currently completely cut off due to fallen trees and live wires on the roads. 
Many local areas have no power, we are fortunate that we do, but we have no phone service, including mobile. 
The waves are a massive 5 metres at the moment. 
This photo is of some rocks that are usually 5 metres past sea level. You can usually walk around these to a very large rock platform, where fishermen fish, which was today completely inaccessible. 
Normally, there would be many surfers in the water, today, I never saw one (thankfully). 
Weather permitting tomorrow, I will try and get a photo of this exact same view as a comparison. 

365 Days – Round 2 by Samantha Goode! Day 20 – Sunday 12th April 2015.

It’s a Mixed up Kind of Day

 

Patonga, NSW, Australia 

Upon arriving at the beach this morning, it was blue sky and sunshine. Pretty quickly – within the hour I’d say, these pretty ominous dark clouds started rolling in. The wind picked up and the temperature proceeded to drop – meaning, time to wrap up and go home. Just as we were leaving, out came the sun again. Typical!



365 Days – Round 2 by Samantha Goode! Day 18 – Friday 10th April 2015.

 White Horses

Avoca Beach, NSW, Australia

I can’t describe how good it felt today, to be by the ocean – watching the local surfers, watching the extreme power of the waves surge upon the rocks. I just feel like it cleanses me. I know it cleanses me. 

Water is the thing that grounds me – honestly, I’m at my happiest when I’m by the ocean, guess that’s why I live walking distance to the beach! 
I wasn’t going to share this on here, but, feel I need to explain why I suddenly stopped posting after I completed my first 365 journey. I told you all that I was pregnant, back at the start of 2013. My son is now nearly 2! I’d planned to continue my blog. The reason I took such a big break was due to the fact that 
when I was pregnant with him, back in February 2013, I was hit by a 4×4 that didn’t stop at a stop sign and we nearly died – twice (a month after my accident, I suffered a pulmonary embolism). Long story short, my son is perfect, I’m still dealing with medical issues – and PTSD. 

completely lost my oomph for my photography. I just didn’t want to, I just couldn’t. I took photos of my son, but not my ‘proper’ photography. Not 
the photography that I was once so passionate about taking. 

So, you see, this 365 journey – number 2, is a huge turning point for me – in a completely positive direction. 

Love & light to you all X

 

365 Days – Round 2 by Samantha Goode! Day 14 – Monday 06th April 2015.

Market Day

  

 

Near Wollombi, Central Coast, NSW, Australia 

Today, we went to a market in the Hunter Valley, on the Central Coast, NSW, Australia. 

It was very good – lots of old things, in particular old wooden rolling pins – kept seeing heaps of them and old furniture/ plants and bits bits and bobs. 
I came away with a beautiful Jamaican chilli plant, just over a metre tall, only cost $5 and was lovingly grown by a lovely little old lady. 
This photo was taken on our way home…it’s beautiful countryside. 

365 Days – Round 2 by Samantha Goode! Day 13 – Sunday 05th April 2015.

Happy Easter!

 

  

Norah’s Head, Central Coast, NSW, Australia

For the last couple of days it has rained continuously, but this morning I woke up to beautiful blue sky! We decided to make the most of it!


My little toddler went on his first ever Easter egg hunt – and the bunny was kind enough to leave eggs for him hidden amongst the rocks. He had to be pretty quick to collect them before they melted.

This is a beautiful beach – it’s called Norah’s Head – you have to walk down some steps to get there, but once you’re down  – there’s plenty to explore! Rock pools to wade in and sea shells on the sand, bleached by the sun to collect. 

All in all, a beautiful morning!

365 Days – Round 2 by Samantha Goode! Day 10 – Thursday 02nd April 2015.

In Between

  

The Haven, Terrigal, Central Coast, NSW, Australia

I seem to be drawn to photographing benches at the moment. Perhaps this is going to be a mini series – like my sofa ones during my first 365 project. Have to say, that mini series, was my favourite part of my previous 365 journey.  Will have to see where this goes…

Anyway, this bench overlooks a bay at The Haven, Terrigal, Central Coast, NSW Australia. 

Before I had my son and before my accident, my fianc√© and I used to swim here regularly – even during winter months – not in wetsuits, just in bathers. Think I may need to start doing this again – it felt so invigorating. 


365 Days – Round 2 by Samantha Goode! Day 9 – Wednesday 01st April 2015.

Room with no Walls

 

Avoca Beach, Central Coast, NSW, Australia

I love sitting here, well actually, that’s not strictly true…I actually love sitting on a bench near this one, but it was in use…so this one is the next best one…in my humble opinion.
You’ll often find me sitting here, whilst out and about with my little one. I’ve usually got a lovely cup of coffee in hand…and for a little while, we just sit and watch…watch the waves roll in, people watch and more often than not, the local surfers catching waves. 



 

365 Days – Round 2 by Samantha Goode! Day 3 – Thursday 26th March 2015

Lucky 

 

Avoca Beach, Central Coast, NSW Australia

I’m so lucky to call this place home. Australia is such a beautiful country with such a stunning coastline – a varied one at that. In my local area, there are calm gentle bays and beautiful long surf beaches, where the waves roll in all day long. 

I never ever take it for granted where we live. 

After 365…Archive 11

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Waiting for the Right Moment

I watched this surfer for about 10 minutes as he stood waiting….waiting for the right moment.

This was taken up on the North Coast of NSW, Australia, back in December.

After 365….Archive 7

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Seal Rocks, it’s a place I love and feel so peaceful and at ease with the world whenever I am there.

This shot, was another taken over Christmas. I just sighed out loud as I wrote, because I so wish tht I was there right now.

After 365….Archive 6

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Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach is somewhere, even though I lived in Sydney, I didn’t visit all that often….I guess mainly because I lived on the Northern Beaches in Sydney, so didn’t really need to go there, but when ever I did go….it was always a nice change. This shot was taken, when I went to see USA against Australia in a friendly waterpolo match.

After 365…Archive 3

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When The Fog Rolls In…

This was taken in Avoca, early one morning, as the sun was rising, but it was so foggy. Rather atmospheric.

After 365…. Archive 2

A Beach That Goes on Forever

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This shot was taken on the same day that I saw dolphins surfing in the waves….which really isn’t something you see every day.

This was taken over Christmas. If I am honest, I prefer this shot to the dolphin one, but like I said, it’s not something you see every day, so this one had to stay on the back burner. I hope you like this.

Day 366 Thursday 29th March 2012

Let the Fanfare Commence Play- My Last Sunrise (and day of this 365/366 project)

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Let the fanfare commence play….for today is a monumental day for me, for I have made it to the end of my 365 days project (366 with it being a leap year).

I had a quiet word with Mother Nature this morning, requesting a decent sunrise for my last day…she didn’t let me down.

I think I can say now, with my head held high that I did it! Not one day did I miss, no cheating for me, I actually did it! I am so incredibly proud of this project and I am overwhelmed by the support I have had from people all around the world, people that I didn’t know before I started this project.

This project has had a profound effect on me and on my life, which is why I am going to be doing a second one, starting in a few days time.

Thank you again, to my followers and to all of your comments. I apologise if I didn’t get round to replying to you, but thank you, they mean a lot to me.

Well, I hope you like my final post on this 365. I just took it enroute to work. I am in fact writing this in the car, so this really is hot off the press :-)

Kangaroo Point Wharf, NSW, Australia