Friday, April 15, 2016

S U N R I S E: Currumbin Rocks, QLD

The alarm sounds at 4:30am jolting me out of a deep sleep.
I look out the window, it's still dark outside but it won't be for long.
We must be crazy; who voluntarily gets up at this hour??

We get dressed, grab a muesli bar and a bottle of water.
It's raining lightly outside, threatening to ruin our plans.
As we drive towards the beach, the roads are almost deserted.

When we arrive at Currumbin, the only people in the carpark are the select group of photographers and the team from Gold Coast Tourism who have organised the day.
We walk along the sandy path to the beach, walk across the sand to the rocks.

The rain has stopped, the sky starts to clear, we wait...

As the sun finally peers above the horizon, its rays reach upwards...

It's clear to see why so many photographers love this time of morning...


For me, the ocean is so therapeutic. I could sit for hours and listen to the waves crashing. It's like music to my soul; both powerful and yet serene at the same time...


It's always hard to leave...



“A lesson for all of us is that for every loss, there is victory, for every sadness, there is joy, and when you think you’ve lost everything, there is hope.” ~ Geraldine Solon





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20 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, gorgeous collection of sunrise captures. The scenery and views are beautiful. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

Debbie Harris said...

Magnificent!! Well worth getting up at 4:30.
Thank you for sharing the beauty with us.

Have a beautiful day~`
Debbie

Alexander said...

Stunning photos and great control over your camera.

Have an amazing weekend!

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://alex.kakinan.com

Pauline W said...

Wow, Liz, these are spectacular. Well worth the early rise. (Easy for me to say!)

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

It looks like a beautiful start to another wonderful day!

Nanda Kumar said...

Stunning shots again!

Jim said...

Beautiful sky shots.
Sydney – City and Suburbs

Patricia said...

So awesome, i love the life near the sea to !!

aktuellabilder said...

Wow, just awesome.

marshaleith said...

beautiful photos

TheChieftess said...

Lovely shots!

Jane said...

just gorgeous!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Incredibly beautiful skies and photos!! Have a nice weekend.

LindyLou Mac said...

Returning the compliment and calling by from Skywatch Friday, loved this post!
I also find being by the sea very therapeutic, which is why I am happy living here on the west coast of Wales.

Photo(Geo)grapher said...

Such pretty, magical light!

Lisa Kerner said...

Oh wow, that third shot stopped me in my tracks. Gasp, so pretty. Well done Liz!

What a fun field trip... I cannot wait to go on one with my photography club.

Lisa @ LTTL

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

Spectacular views of sunrise!
I enjoyed each photo.
Some photos gave me the feeling of looking at the clouds from an airplane.
Very beautiful work!!
Have a Happy Day!
Peace :)

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful images Liz. You can't beat it.

Lisa Gordon said...

Truly breathtaking beauty, Liz!

Jarek said...

Stunning shots!

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