Oh Tara Lara, you do it to me every time – how can I decide? Not that I think I’m a brilliant photographer of course, there are many more out there who are so much better than me but I’m particularly proud of these shots I took in Sardegna, Italy this summer. I was staying on the West coast which is very under developed and as natural and untouched as you can get, the seas are rough and the wind blows long and hard attacking the coastline and making this beautiful rugged scenery.
Consequently the roads need a lot to be desired and you must always pack water and a picnic when you’re off on a trip as there are very few shops and bars along the winding coastal routes.
But when you arrive just look at the spectacle of nature that awaits
You may find yourself having to scramble down cliffs to get there so everything you wish to take to the beach is precision packed and sometimes the sea is calm and so clear it’s astonishing
Perfect for the girls to run in and out of. But when the wind picks up this is the kind of sea you’ll be greeted with
If only I had waited for that woman to pass be then you could have imagined yourself on a desert island shipwrecked couldn’t you?
I had this one made into a canvas back in the summer and I don’t regret it one minute as I love to look at it. It’s sweet, vulnerable and of course it’s my girls. I did orchestrate this one with a ‘Hold hands girls’ and managed to snap it just in time before they giggled and ran off whereas this one I took when they weren’t looking
It was a deserted beach with only one other family, a German family on it. So I felt comfortable letting the girls run around naked and play with their new friend.
And then we found Piscinas, a beach that stretches as far into the distance as you can see and I really don’t think I could have walked it and got back again. White sands backed by the rugged mountains and incredibly tiresome to get to. A 10 minute walk from the car to the waters edge which in the hot Sardegnan sun needs anticipating, luckily for us a bar at the half way mark where I found these old iron chairs and sun shades made out of straw. This is my attempt at a ‘cool’ shot. I loved the shadows the chairs make on the sand. I loved even more the fact I could sit down and catch my breath before hankering on to the sea and the girls enjoyed an ice cream too.
These are my awesome photo and sitting here with a freezing cold wind whipping around the house it does make me yearn again of summertime
Head over to Sticky Fingers today and see the other ‘Awesome photos being put forward for a competition today.