I've been a little slack with blogging of late, with literally thousands of images to edit, I have been overwhelmed but I'm back on track and ready to share. I'm going to take you on a little journey along the coast of South East Queensland and share as many beaches as I can over the next little while.
Let's start with one of my favourite beaches, especially at sunset.
Rainbow Bay Beach and adjoining Snapper Rocks Beach are the two southern most beaches on the Gold Coast. Rainbow Bay, one of the most popular beaches on the coast, is well protected & safe for swimming. It is only 300m long and ends at a small rocky area.
It's north facing aspect makes it perfect for sunset reflections, capturing the afternoon beauty of the beach and the activity of local and visiting surfers who seem compelled to enter the waves as the sky begins to shine.
Beyond the rocks (behind me) is the 100m long Snapper Rocks Beach and the rocky outcrop called Snapper Rocks.
On this particular night, the conditions were perfect for photographing sunset looking back across Rainbow Bay beach (as seen above), and then to turn 180 degrees and capture the moon rise over Snapper Rocks.
Sand pumping in the area has created the infamous Superbank, providing one of the longest surf breaks in the world. When the surf is right, it is possible to ride a wave all the way to Kirra Beach, 1 km away.
While compiling this post, I realised that I had no daytime images of Rainbow Bay or Snapper Rocks Beach, so my next visit south will definitely involve capturing exactly that!
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