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Suns out, Surf up!!

23 Feb

After seemingly weeks of rain and wind, the sun has revived the Gold Coast this morning.

Surfers, joggers, photographers and early morning coffee addicts were out to greet the morning.

Burleigh Heads at its best again.

Burleigh Heads at its best again.

Artificial Light……

16 Feb

After a week or so of early starts, long hours and watch beautiful coloured sunrises appear as I headed away from them to other jobs, I was eager to make an early start this morning to capture some of the Gold Coasts beautiful coastline at sunrise.
I got up too early, and found myself with no light.
At nearby Burleigh Heads, an iconic bistro had taken beating during a recent storm and I decided to see if there might be a few low light (no light??) images to capture before dawn.
Now I have shot here before, but this morning an approaching storm provided a sensational curtain to separate the glitter strip from the ocean.
Truly a great example of outdoor usage of Artificial Light….

Surfers Paradise lights up an approaching storm.

Surfers Paradise lights up an approaching storm.

Natural light….

10 Feb

An old friend and myself made the early morning (4.00am) trek to the beach to capture sunrise.

Well. Mother Nature was just not in the mood,

Near gale force winds, crashing waves and the air full of salt spray,

I took about 10 images before my lens and glasses had a lovely layer of salt, which did act as a very arty filter.

Pack up, coffee, home time

Here is one when there was a peek of natural light………

Gold Coast Photography

Gold Coast Photography

Return to the Beach……

9 Feb

Christmas, New Year, and then getting the kids back to school, my poor old blog has suffered.

Finally the year is starting to take on a pattern, and I can get back to some personal shooting.

Early mornings, great clouds, its great to return to the beach……

Gold Coast photography

Gold Coast photography


5 Jan

As a photographer, light is the one thing that we always want to be just right.

In a studio we can control and shape light to suit the style we are shooting.

Outdoors, mother nature is the boss when shooting landscapes.

Sure there are filters and settings to affect the image, but when she puts on a show why change the light………

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Time for a coffee……..

31 Dec

Besides being lucky enough to have the beautiful East Coast of Australia at my doorstep, there is also a plethora of great coffee shops along the coast,

So after grabbing a few nice images once in a while I give in to the temptation and enjoy a good coffee along the coast.

After about an hour grabbing images at Snapper Rocks in was definitely time for a coffee…….

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Time for a coffee…...

Rockpool reflection……..

30 Dec

There is no shortage of vantage points here on the Gold Coast for sunrise photography.

I must admit to a liking for high contrast reflections

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This area has a nice rockpool reflection……….

Rockpool reflection

verandah view………..

29 Dec

A beautiful moon here on the Gold Coast tonight and a balmy 25 degrees Celsius.

After a day which included a swim at our favourite beach and dinner at an Italian Cafe,

what better way to finish the evening than taking in our verandah view…….

Verandah View

Moon Lit Morning…………

29 Dec

On the East coast of Australia, we take a lot of sunrise over water shots, and yes they can be quite dramatic.

Just occasionally I turn the camera west to see want is happening towards the hills.

This morning I was lucky enough to have the moon to photograph.

Moon Lit Morning

Moon Lit Morning

Rock Fishing Drenching…….

28 Dec

I have during the course of taking seascapes, been caught by the occasional rogue wave.

It usually means that I go home with drenched shoes,  jeans and lens filters covered in salt spray.

Nothing to really worry about, a quick clean of the filters and camera, hose the tripod off and cover it in WD-40, and put the shoes in the sun.

However the fisherman in this image will think about location and tides a little more before he next casts a hook.

PS he was knocked over by this wave, he got up only to be knocked over twice more…then he packed up and left!!

Rock Fisherman Drenched...