Friday, May 30, 2014

Sydney Skies

A couple of months ago I flew to Sydney for my older brother's 50th birthday. I wasn't originally going due to finances but my cousin called a couple of days before and said she would pay half the cost of the flights and I was to stay with her and her husband.
Although rain had originally been forecast, we had beautiful clear skies. It was a wonderful weekend.

The view from my cousins apartment in Manly is stunning.

The day after my brother's 50th, I did a little exploring in the city. It was amazing to see the Overseas Cruise Ship Terminal right in Circular Quay. This wasn't the case when I last visited Sydney 10 years ago.

I enjoyed a quick early dinner in the outside dining area of The Pier One Sydney.

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Wild Bird Wednesday: Crested Tern

One of my favourite beaches on the Gold Coast, Kirra Beach,  is home to a colony of Crested Terns.
I absolutely love these birds. They are fascinating to watch.
This is just a fraction of the colony...

Mid air shake off...

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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Sunrise at Shorncliffe

A couple of months ago, I went on a sunrise shoot with a photography group I am a member of. It was the last couple of days of summer so sunrise is a much later (around 5:15am). When we got up at 4am the sky was very overcast and it would have been very easy to go back to bed as we had a 40 min drive to the location. As we drove, I was hoping the sky would clear a bit but with no wind at all, there wasn't much hope.
So an overcast sunrise it was! It was very subdued but I rather like it.

Unfortunately Shorncliffe Pier is closed due to being very unstable, so I wasn't able to get "down the pier" shots. Thankfully this wonderful piece of history is going to be refurbished over the next 2 years.

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Saturday, May 3, 2014

Mount Tamborine skies

We have some spectacular sunsets up in South-east Queensland.

A few weeks ago, we drove up to Mount Tamborine to photograph some waterfalls and planned to photograph sunset from the hang glider lookout, looking west across the valley below towards the Great Dividing Range. There are numerous lakes in the valley that reflect the colours of sunset.

I wasn't sure if the sky was going to pop with those heavy clouds but then this happened...

Friday, May 2, 2014

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