Saturday, August 16, 2014

Skywatch Friday: Sunset at The Pass

The most popular surf breaks on the North Coast of NSW is "The Pass" at Byron Bay. There wasn't much surf this particular evening, and the clouds were quite heavy. It didn't look like we would get much of a sunset.

I think this shot might just qualify for Theresa's "Good Fences" meme...

A tiny gap appeared in the clouds and the setting sun peeped through.

It wasn't spectacular but the soft colours were lovely.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Sunset at Lennox

Michael's "rostered days off" often involve a day trip somewhere around south east Queensland or across the Queensland/New South Wales border to a location in northern NSW. The border is only an hour from our home in Brisbane.

A few weeks ago, after a lazy morning, we decided to visit Lennox Head in northern NSW for sunset. We had only ever been to Lennox Head once, on the way down to Port Macquarie last year. Lake Ainsworth was the chosen spot at Lennox, and it is directly across the road from 7 Mile Beach. I had seen some lovely sunsets from there and I was in desperate need of a little inspiration.

When we arrived, the sun was low in the sky. I had a quick walk around the picnic area of Lake Ainsworth.

Just across the road (about 20m) from Lake Ainsworth, is 7 Mile Beach where I took a few shots of the reverse sunset. The reflections were wonderful. That's Lennox Head in the distance.

It was a beautiful afternoon. I'm grateful for Winter days like this... We really are blessed living where we do!

There are 1440 minutes in every day... 1440 opportunities to capture a moment of beauty.
What moment of beauty did you capture this week?

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Brisbane City Shines

A couple of weeks back, Michael and I took an afternoon drive to Kangaroo Point Cliffs to capture sunset over the city. I also wanted to shoot the city at "Blue Hour", after sunset, as I hadn't done so for about 6 months.

Some "Golden Hour" light...

The sunset wasn't what most would call "spectacular" but it was quite serene.

Still some colour even as the city lights begin to shine.

I love how the city shines at night and the reflections on the river are beautiful! :)

Here's a close up of one of the historical wharves on the Brisbane River.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Chasing Waterfalls

Earlier in the year, we had a few days of very heavy rain (basically, the only rain we have had this year). As I have been wanting to shoot waterfalls for quite some time, Michael & I drove up to the Sunshine Coast to explore some of the waterfalls with our friend, Steve, who is a local.

First stop was Cilento Park in Nambour, a small park with a very little known waterfall. Our timing was perfect as it was in full flow.

Next we drove to out to Kondalilla National Park. As it was late in the afternoon, we took the shorter walking track which is a 3.5km return trip.
The view from the fist look out was stunning.

There were further breaks in the trees which provided beautiful views of the layered mountain range.

The track takes you to the smaller falls and rock  pools. It was so serene.

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Sky Watch Friday: Nudgee Beach sunset

Nudgee Beach is a great spot for either sunrise or sunset when the tide is low or on the way out. There are sandbanks that seem to go for miles and many fantastic trees to provide great subjects for reflections. It's a very popular place for walkers, horse riders and photographers.
This particular week night, we had the beach to ourselves which is very uncommon. It was a beautiful sunset to witness.

There are 1440 minutes in every day... 1440 opportunities to capture a moment of beauty.
What moment of beauty did you capture this week?

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Wild Bird Wednesday: Birds of Prey in the Scenic Rim

While out west in the Scenic Rim, I observed a number of birds of prey soaring. Of course, I yelled "Stop the car!". Sometimes Michael could pull over easily and others it just wasn't possible. Here are a couple of birds I did manage to capture.

First up is a Nankeen Kestrel

This isn't a great flight shot but I thought it showed the way this bird flies.

This next one is a Black Shouldered Kite

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