Thursday, August 25, 2011

Inspiration.....!!

Continuing our 'training' (hilarious!) for the City to Surf walk/run on Sunday, Aimee and I were striding down the West Coast Highway when we happened upon a group who probably defined the word 'training' a little more accurately than we did!! Passing the Sorrento Surf Life Saving Club we were just in time to see the 'youth' (14 - 17 yr old) group doing their training as the sun was disappearing below the horizon. They lined up with their boards and raced out through the surf to a certain spot, turned, paddled back to the beach, lined up again and continued this exercise a dozen times, exhausting just to watch.  There's also a younger group of children aged between 5 - 13 year olds (nippers) who train at a separate time and with more supervision.  These dedicated young people (more) grow up to do an amazing job patrolling and keeping our beaches a safer place...it actually did spur us on with more determination to go just 'that little bit further'.....!!

28 comments:

  1. juste magnifique, les silhouettes, la mer, la confrontation future, tout cela avec une magnifique lumière

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  2. How I wish I was there! Gorgeous!

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  3. awesome shot! Your water-people always are TOPS!


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  4. Nice silhouette photo, Grace. Good luck in your race.

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  5. What a wonderful shot. I love silhouettes and you have captured such a lovely one against that glorious sky.
    V

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  6. What a great shot. Love the warm looking light.

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  7. The light and the dark silhouettes make a wonderful arresting photo because of the contrast!

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  8. this is a pretty shot pdp.
    like the perspective and faded shadow effects.

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  9. Amusant! On dirait une colonne de fourmis.
    Très belle photo, Gracie!

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  10. Wow, it may have been funny/exhausting but it's a wonderful, wonderful shot!

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  11. That's a great idea to take your camera on the walk Grace - never know what photo shoots you might encounter along the way - this is a lovely twilight shot!

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  12. Your timing was perfect Grace... the light is fantastic.

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  13. beautyful light, beautyful scenery.. Surfers always make us dream, they're the last adventurers of our times!

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  14. Impressive shot, we have many surfers here, but I know that they always dream of going to Australia...

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  15. Just a SUPERB image!
    (Sell it to the tourist authority.... )

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  16. Gorgeous silhouette, perfect timing!!

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  17. Amazing capture! I really like this shot.

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  18. This is such a great capture and your photo is perfect. A little further away and they would look like a group of ants working on the beach.

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  19. Precioso contraluz, me gusta mucho es preciosa.

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  20. That does sound exhausting! Beautiful photo though :-)

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  21. Great silhouette with its almost monochrome color. Only the sunset splashes the color on your subjects all lined up like ducks in a row.

    Bises,
    Genie

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  22. Great shot - It is good to hear of such dedicated kids!

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  23. That is a glorious sunset! I like the way you caught their silhouettes against the surf.

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  24. I love this photo. Fantastic use of light and great composition

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  25. Gorgeous photo. And lifesavers are really are amazing.

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  26. Lovely shot, Grace. Warm colours and great silhouettes.

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