Category: Beachscapes

Psychedelic Straddie

I LOVE using film and I especially love trying out new films! I recently discovered Psychedelic Blues 400 Colour Negative film #2 and decided to try it out while on a weekend break to North Stradbroke Island. There is nothing quite like the anticipation and excitement when you collect a

Stradbroke Island photo diary

slow

Following on from my previous post about my foray into the world of photo editing, I have really been enjoying the combination of slow shutter speeds with various neutral density filters, with some tweaks in Lightroom. I’ve discovered that even though there is the desired blurring of water in the

*Magical Sunshine Coast*

Some images from the last few months that I hope capture all that is magical about the Sunshine Coast!

pastel dawn ocean and sky

Iridescence

There is magic in the air, ocean and sand at dawn and dusk! I love the subtle colours and other-worldly glow you can capture in the early or late hours of the day.

The Human Element

One thing I have always struggled with is taking photos of people who I don’t know. I have this idea that, somehow, getting a photo of someone without them realising is an invasion of privacy – having their image committed to a kind of permanency that they may not appreciate.

Burleigh

Another beach I often visit is Burleigh on the Gold Coast. It has some interesting rock formations at either end of the beach, and is a fairly quiet beach if you are there early enough in the morning. Recently I have been venturing out of my photographic ‘comfort zone’, playing

Mudjimba

Mudjimba Beach is a lovely stretch of open beach on the Sunshine Coast. It is my ‘local’ beach – the spot I visit most often and am very attached to. What I enjoy the most is that it is different every time I visit. Mudjimba’s most iconic feature is Old

Winter Colour

One of my favourite things about winter is the fact that the sun rises that little bit later, which means getting to the beach for dawn is not too difficult! But why wake up when it is cold and dark to get to the beach at all I hear you

Sea Mist

Winter on the Sunshine Coast is a magical time of year, and early morning beach visits are incredibly rewarding. On this particularly cold morning in late June, the sea temperature was much warmer than the air, creating an ethereal sea mist. The drama was highlighted by the glow of the rising