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Window of sunlight……

13 May

Clouds really lift landscape photography.

They add drama, change the light and sometimes frame a key element.

The clouds at Snapper Rocks formed the perfect window of sunlight………

Window of sunlight…..

Window of sunlight…..

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Contrasting sky……..

12 May

After a marathon fashion shoot, an extended hike with my son’s scout troop, a relaxing walk along the beach with a camera in hand was in order.

Snapper Rocks has changed so much since the big storms earlier this year, so it’s like finding a new location every time I visit.

This morning the surf was pounding in, and there was a wonderful contrasting sky…….

Contrasting sky…...

Contrasting sky……

 

Seagull sunrise……..

4 Apr

Whoops….Sunrise is at 6.00am not 5.00am, and yes I found myself standing near a small lighthouse, freezing cold getting covered in salt spray.

Three pics later I had enough of that location.

The clouds weren’t co-operating, it was too windy and the sky stayed grey.

As I neared home, I noticed that  Burleigh Heads was sheltering a small rock pool and the sun was partly hidden by cloud.

Knee deep in still clear water, I was lucky to at least capture a seagull sunrise…..

Seagull sunrise

Seagull sunrise

A new direction………

7 Jan

I have taken a lot of seascape lately, it has given me the chance to separate myself from portraiture and fashion, a bit of a holiday, a chance to refocus (bad pun I know).

I have had an epiphany  moment and gained new vigour in deciding, not only where I want to go photography wise, but also how to get there.

It was a little like the feeling I got when taking this shot, thinking of the setting to use, I took my eyes off the sea and suddenly got hit by a rogue wave.

The camera escaped with just a few splashes, but I got the whole lot and I realised right there why,

I was shooting in facing north, not south that when I realised I need to find a new direction…………

A new direction

 

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...

 

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……………