Sardegna, photography and my awesome shot

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.

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16 Comments

  1. December 7, 2011 / 11:24 AM

    How come visiting your blog always makes me feel like I want to go on holiday? *Dials Club Med* Very lovely shots – the beach always looks better with toddlers on it :)

  2. December 7, 2011 / 1:41 PM

    Oh, I love Sardegna! The photos are great but the subject really is amazing, isn’t it? Can’t wait to take my baby there!
    Ciao

  3. Mum2BabyInsomniac
    December 7, 2011 / 5:43 PM

    I LOVE the one of your two little girls on the beach holding hands. Would make an amazing canvas! I think it’s my fave pic I’ve seen! x

  4. December 7, 2011 / 6:29 PM

    Lovely photos, I love beaches, wish I was there now…. :) @Kahanka

  5. December 7, 2011 / 9:29 PM

    I love the top one best – so wild and yet the sand looks so inviting.

  6. December 7, 2011 / 9:45 PM

    Beautiful photos, I LOVE the one of your girls holding hands. xx

  7. December 7, 2011 / 10:14 PM

    I imply love seaside shots and these are beautiful!!

  8. Phoenix (@Mercian_Phoenix)
    December 8, 2011 / 6:36 AM

    Great shot’s but the one of your Daughters holding hands is just beautiful. I’d never get one of my two like that!

  9. Mama Syder
    December 8, 2011 / 8:59 AM

    That sea looks soooooo inviting! Gorgeous photos x

  10. Funky Wellies
    December 8, 2011 / 9:37 AM

    Impossible to choose just one, what gorgeous sceneries! No wonder you had a canvas made out of the photo of your little girls holding hands, so adorable! I took a similar one of my girls years ago, I still love it today…

  11. December 8, 2011 / 9:39 PM

    So many lovely pictures to chose from there, but especially love the first, and the one of the girls on the beach holding hands! :) Emma

  12. December 8, 2011 / 9:51 PM

    Those are some gorgeous pictures. Love them. x

  13. Mrs TeePot
    December 11, 2011 / 6:09 PM

    All gorgeous photos, looks like a really stunning place! The one of the girls holding hands is precious!

    • Mari
      Author
      December 11, 2011 / 6:21 PM

      Aw thank you, that’s a lovely compliment coming from you, the girls holding hands is really sweet I agree

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