I’ve always been drawn to places where there is water and I take a lot of photographs of bodies of water wherever I go.
I’ve always loved to be by the sea. As a child a trip to the seaside was an annual treat but even then it wasn’t just about amusements, paddling, ice cream or donkeys on the beach. I liked to look at the sea. At the beach you can see the power of the waves breaking against the shore.
We spent a month on a ship sailing to Australia from England and it fascinated me to watch the waves and see the wake the ship left behind us. Fast forward fifty years and I find sitting in a deck chair looking at the water one of the best parts of a cruise holiday.
I live in Tasmania, it is a state that is blessed with many rivers and lakes. Occasionally nature plays tricks and there are floods or droughts but mostly they are a source of pleasure. I feel calm when I’m by the water and I’m never bored because it is always different. Some days the water could be as smooth as glass and you can see the reflections as clearly as in a mirror. Other days there are little ripples that make it sparkle and then there are the grey, wintry days when it looks cold and forbidding.
Huon River, first day of winter . 1 Jun 2008
I like the sight and the sound of fountains too. I find them very relaxing .