The week before last I granted myself an extra long weekend, taking a few days annual leave to fly to Queensland’s Gold Coast to visit a friend.
My friend Karim lives right in the heart of the Gold Coast at Surfers Paradise and his home is only a few minutes walk from the shopping/bars/restaurant area and then onto the beach itself. On the Sunday morning, Karim, his boarder Sayuri and I walked down to the beach to catch the day’s sunrise. And a glorious sunrise and morning it was, as this sequence of photos taken over 30 minutes or so illustrates.
And with dawns and sunsets, it often pays to also look in the other quadrants of the sky. The next few images were taken about 15 minutes before sunrise. This sunrise was firing in all directions!
We then adjourned for a hearty breakfast in the Cavill Street Mall, after which I took another walk along the beach. The following image was taken around 8am with the light still quite soft, giving quite a different look to the high contrast middle of the day images commonly seen in Gold Coast travel brochures.
And after the lush colours of the preceding images, this final image instead lent itself to a black and white interpretation.
Pentax K-3 camera, Pentax FA 20-35 F4 lens and my travelling Cullman tripod.
Where was I?