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Merry Christmas…….

24 Dec

Yes, I know its a day early, but lets be honest.

Christmas day is all about family and especially the kids.

Blogging won’t be high priority, having said that, thanks to all that have had a peek at some of my pics,

and to those that follow the blog, thanks, I do get a kick out of the “like” notification.

To all, have a very Merry and Safe Christmas and I look forward to sharing and seeing your posts next year.

Merry Christmas…….

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Coastal Colour……….

23 Dec

I have been doing a pre Christmas clean up of the desktop and the files that are lurking in random folders.

My New Years resolution list, yes list, will include launching a better file storage system.

At the moment, its a little hit and miss especially when I am searching for a requested file.

Anyway, I found this nice little seascape catalogued with a family day out to a national park 35 kms from the sea !!

Now you can see why I need a better system. if nothing else to show off the local Coastal Colour……………

Coastal Colour

Coastal Colour

 

Shoreline Sentinels…..

20 Nov

The glamour strip of the Gold Coast has might impressive skyscrapers,

but they all pale away compared to the shoreline sentinels…..

Calm……………

6 Nov

Some mornings are just Calm……………

Sunrise Cascades………..

4 Nov

Years of being pounded by the ocean sweeping into shore have created wonderful rock formations.

Add the rising sun, and the result is a series of magnificent Sunrise Cascades……………..

Coastal lights……………

8 Oct

When you live in a surfing, swimming playground, such as the Gold Coast, the expected image to be capturing would be sunny beaches, surf shoots etc however there is another side to the coast. The early morning or late evening vistas that display mood and  detail that are masked during times of full sun.

Looking south along the coast, there is a stunning avenue of Coastal lights………………..

A distant seascape………

8 Sep

Over the past few weeks I have posted several seascapes and today I thought I would post another…with a twist.

We had a family day out in the glorious Gold Coast hinterland, and captured the coast in the background, about 15 miles away !

The creeks were running, the sun was shinning and we enjoyed a great picnic together, all the time admiring the distant seascape.

The sea is just visible on the far right horizon, the beautiful Australia bush is in between.

A new day dawns……….

5 Sep

The sunrises on the Gold Coast rarely disappoint. Be it a stormy morning with moody clouds and pounding surf or crisp and clear with a mirror surface out to sea, it is always worth getting out of bed as a new day dawns…….

Breaking waves………..

3 Sep

I have blogged about the beautiful coastline a few times, and I don’t apologise. The sound of breaking waves be they gently lapping onto the sand or crashing with enough force to shake the ground is nothing short of addictive.

If I haven’t visited the beach for several days, when I do I feel…..cleaner, or refreshed, it’s hard to describe but certainly better for a stroll or swim, or just to sit and listen to the the music of the breaking waves.

Sacred Beauty……..

2 Sep

The East Coast of Australia, particularly near the Queensland/New South Wales border is world-famous for its beauty and wonderful climate. Resorts have been springing up for almost half a century and people continue to flock to the region to live in paradise,

From a photography point of view, there is no shortage of incredible locations for fashion shoots, weddings, portraiture and of course sensational landscapes (seascapes really).

I went out early to Coolangatta the other morning, and found a special little cove and beach which orientated to the rising sun nicely and had just enough rock to provide interest in a few long exposure images.

As always happens the sun rose and the time for dawn shots was over, I started packing up when the distinctive sound of a Didgeridoo started accompanied by the sharp sound of wood on wood.

All photographers are by nature nosey…sorry curious, and so I went to look for the origin of the traditional music and found an Aboriginal man about my age cross-legged on the small beach facing the rising sun playing the instruments.

He played for about ten minutes, then gracefully rose and started walking away.

I approached him and explained that I had taken photos of him and asked if he was okay with this.

Russell, as he introduced himself to me, smiled and said that it was just me do a painting of what I had seen albeit in a modern way. He went on to explain that he was greeting his spirits as he does every morning in this very special and sacred place, and that he was happy for people to use the area but just wished that they would show more respect.

What he continued to say was that he realised that non Aboriginal people are not aware of the area’s spiritual significance, but he despairs at the careless littering and graffiti on the rocks which spoils the area for all.

We talked for a short while longer and Russell wandered off, picking up rubbish as he walked away, keeping the area both sacred and beautiful for all.