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Not fashion nor beach…….

13 May

I receive a lot of comments regarding the style of pics people see on this blog.

Fashion, Glamorous models and seascapes, well guess what I do look at other genres as well

Here is neither fashion nor beach,

Niether Fashion nor beach

Niether Fashion nor beach

Break of dawn at Burleigh beach……….

5 May

Out early this morning, some cloud activity, which we all know is great for photos.

Lately I have either slept in or there hasn’t be a cloud in the sky.

Not today, but before I shown those pics, here is one from the the break of dawn at Burleigh beach…….

Break of Dawn

Break of Dawn

Before the sun came up………

28 Apr

After a bit of a lay off due to other work, I jumped out of bed with gusto.

Off to the beach to capture a nice sunrise or two.

I drove to the beach, strolled out to the rocks, coffee in hand and waited….

The sun now rises almost an hour later since I last was at the beach !!

So I captured some shots before the sun came up…….

Before the sun came up….

Before the sun came up….

 

at one with nature…….

31 Mar

The outdoor lifestyle here on the Gold Coast is really more of a culture.

The weather (most of the time), the beaches, the warm sea, all combine to persuade  locals to be “outdoorsy”.

Kids grow up surfing, swimming, skating and biking, and use the coast as their playground.

Certainly while the owner of this bike was surfing, it was left to become at one with nature.

at one with nature

at one with nature

 

Transformation…………

31 Mar

I have mentioned in earlier posts that the Gold Coast has suffered at the hands of mother nature this year.

High seas and winds have changed the landscape. in some places to an extent that they are barely recognisable.

The little cove near Snapper Rocks is one of these, however foe photographers another layer of beauty has been exposed.

Texture and colour abound, and when dramatic clouds and sunrise combine with these new elements there is a wonderful transformation……

Transformation…...

Transformation……

 

Out there early………

26 Mar

When I gwt up in the pitch dark, make a coffee and head for the beach, I usually only encounter the occasional jogger or walker.

This morning members of the fisherman tribe outnumbered the rest of us.

The “Taylor” are running, I was told by a fellow with four rods. two bags and a large bucket as he scampered past me onto the narrowest rock ledge.

Fisherman put photographers to shame when it comes to accumulating gear, ….uummmh, must try and change that!

However we have something important in common, if you want the big fish or the best shot, you have to be out there early………

Out there early…...

Out there early……

Colour…..

24 Mar

The sun has returned from its sabbatical, finally.

The Gold Coast can now start to rebuild the beautiful beaches and its great to see people out and about.

As I backed out the drive at 5.00am this morning a small rain squall hit, and I thought here we go again.

I continued to a favourite spot to be greeted by this dramatic sunrise full of colour…….

Elephant Rock

Elephant Rock

Colour in the Sky…..

26 Feb

What a difference a day makes….

Last Saturday we had a brief reappearance of the sun…

Instead of grey on grey, we had colour in the sky…..

Colour in the Sky

Colour in the Sky

 

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.