With another year over it was time to take a break and head north to see the family. While the camera ventured along there were only a few times it managed to escape out of the camera bag. Despite this I managed to click off some images.
The Gold Coast has many faces from the popularity of the waterways to the madness of main beach.
Well - may be they were not all there at the same time but it was still busy on the waterway.
Not far from the main drag is the Spit. At the end is the 800m long sand pumping jetty popular for fishos and travelling photographers such as me.
While we had a couple of days of rain, the rest was typical Queensland sunshine. Perfect for the beach.
We spent a day up in the hinterlands at Springbook National Park. With the recent rains the waterfalls were pumping. The most famous is the Natural Bridge with the waterfall entering a cave before travelling down stream. While it is popular for the photographer it is a tricky thing to capture due to the dark areas of the cave and the bright light from the waterfall and outside. This needed some extra work combining multiple exposures to get it right.
The rest of the Park also has some other interesting walks and waterfalls. We only had a couple of hours but could have spent all day exploring this place. May be next time.
Leaving the gold Coast we headed home with an overnight stop at Brooms Head with some great friends. I managed to sneak of in the morning to get some coastal shots
These were taken the night before leaving. It was blowing an absolute gale so struggled to keep the camera still in the strong winds.