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Bondi Beach and Surrounds

Bondi Beach is a sandy curve of beach in the eastern suburbs of Sydney, to the south of Sydney Harbour. It's home to many who look good in a bathing costume (and many who perhaps once did), and is one of the most widely known Australian icons along with the Harbour Bridge, the Opera House, Ayres Rock / Uluru, the Great Barrier Reef, the Roxy Theatre in Leeton and the Werribee K-Mart in Victoria. The beach faces south east so a shot of sunrise directly over the beach? Probably ain't gonna happen, but I'm not sure about the position of the sun mid-summer.

Contrary to popular opinion, most Australians don't live within walking distance of a beach (see Eric Bana's film Love The Beast), and I'm rarely at the beach due to a combined lack of opportunity and a healthy respect for what UV radiation can do to the skin. Also, Bondi is a beach to get to with no direct train service and relatively limited parking (unless you get there before dawn as I tend to do).

I'd guess that I've been to Bondi not more than a dozen times. In 2004 I went there for a photo course with my then-new EOS 300D (the last few shots in this gallery, which is ordered newest to oldest now), but didn't return for 5 and a half years until I tried to do a PAD shot on Australia Day and was stymied by the overcast weather. The middle (somewhat grey) bunch of images are from that shoot.

The most recent was on the Anzac Day holiday in April. That day was considerably more like the weather that I'd envisaged on Australia Day.

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11861 Double Arc; Rainbow Over Campbell Parade
11861 Double Arc; Rainbow Over Campbell Parade
11863 Sunrise Over The Bondi Beach Car Park
11863 Sunrise Over The Bondi Beach Car Park
11866 An Early Morning Walk By The Shoreline
11866 An Early Morning Walk By The Shoreline
12304 Pointing The Way
12304 Pointing The Way
12313 Shhhtick!
12313 Shhhtick!
11625 First Fingers Of Light
11625 First Fingers Of Light
11647 First Fingers Of Light II
11647 First Fingers Of Light II
10563 Bondi Pavilion II
10563 Bondi Pavilion II
10588 Breaking
10588 Breaking
10598 Perpendicular Motion
10598 Perpendicular Motion
10656 Found Object In The Water Mist
10656 Found Object In The Water Mist
10666 Jog With Care...
10666 Jog With Care...
10667 ... Or this happens
10667 ... Or this happens
7793 Bondi Park At Dawn
7793 Bondi Park At Dawn
7809 Splash
7809 Splash
7983 Epic
7983 Epic
8000 Shooting The Sunrise
8000 Shooting The Sunrise
8075 Surfing The Air
8075 Surfing The Air
8015 Morning Surf I
8015 Morning Surf I
8028 Morning Surf II
8028 Morning Surf II
8101 The Gathering
8101 The Gathering
8199 Hello
8199 Hello
8212 Cast A Long Shadow
8212 Cast A Long Shadow
8222 Three Layered Surf
8222 Three Layered Surf
8232 One In, One Under, One Out
8232 One In, One Under, One Out
8238 The Three Surfing Amigos
8238 The Three Surfing Amigos
8244 Footsteps and Photographer
8244 Footsteps and Photographer
4727 Bondi Pavilion
4727 Bondi Pavilion
4740 Lone Bather
4740 Lone Bather
4762 Man Amongst The Elements
4762 Man Amongst The Elements
4796 Synonyms
4796 Synonyms
4843 It Ain't A Nimbus 2000
4843 It Ain't A Nimbus 2000
4851 Fisherman
4851 Fisherman
4860 Are They Biting?
4860 Are They Biting?
4861 Stroll Amongst The Seaweed
4861 Stroll Amongst The Seaweed
0036 Surf Time
0036 Surf Time
0044 Breaking
0044 Breaking
0048 Dangerous Current
0048 Dangerous Current
0051 Unpolarised
0051 Unpolarised
0052 Polarised
0052 Polarised
0058 Laps
0058 Laps
0073 Late Afternoon Surf
0073 Late Afternoon Surf
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