New images this month
After a winter of camping and hiking in some of my favourite inland locations, it was back to the beach for me last month. I'm lucky to have the Sunshine Coast at my doorstep so there are always plenty of photographic options available depending on which way the wind is blowing and what the swell is doing.
The coastline here runs pretty much north-south, so the sun rises over the sea making sunrise my favourite time to hit the beach for a photo session. The easterly aspect also exposes the shore to the south-easterly winds that are common along the coast, but with a bit of local knowledge it's usually possible to find somewhere protected if the wind is blowing too much for your liking - like the northern side of the headlands at Moffat Head, Point Cartwright, Point Arkwright and in Noosa National Park, or inside the Maroochy River mouth at Cotton Tree or one of the other little inlets dotted along the coast.
The Sunshine Coast is well known for its surf-breaks and there are plenty of locations where you can incorporate wave movement into your images...it's one of my favourite coastal themes, if you hadn't noticed! But it's also a potentially treacherous activity and several people have been washed from the rocks and drowned in recent years. A cautious approach is required and a check of the tide-charts before you get there is essential - a falling tide is usually a much safer option than a rising one on ocean rocks.
Here is a selection of my personal favourites from the last month.
Point Cartwright 17mm, f11, 0.5 sec, ISO100
Point Cartwright 159mm, f11, 1.6 sec, ISO100
Point Cartwright 19mm, f11, 30 sec, ISO100
Point Cartwright 200mm, f8, 1/50 sec, ISO100
Coolum 33mm, f11, 1/4 sec, ISO200
Moffat Head 38mm, f8, 4 sec, ISO100
Moffat Head 34mm, f8, 1/6 sec, ISO100
Mudjimba 140mm, f11, 3.2 sec, ISO100
Mudjimba 149mm, f11, 1.3 sec, ISO100
Mudjimba 70mm, f13, 30 sec, ISO100
Mudjimba 70mm, f11, 2 sec, ISO100
Mudjimba 17mm, f11, 1/13 sec, ISO100
Mudjimba 40mm, f11, 1/50 sec, ISO100
Mudjimba 21mm, f11, 1/4 sec, ISO100
Shelly Beach 200mm, f11, 1/80 sec, ISO100
Shelly Beach 17mm, f11, 5 sec, ISO100
Shelly Beach 172mm, f11, 1/25 sec, ISO100
Shelly Beach 17mm, f11, 1/8 sec, ISO100
Beachmere 17mm, f11, 15 sec, ISO100
Beachmere 21mm, f11, 1.5 sec, ISO100
Wurtulla 19mm, f11, 53 sec, ISO100
Wurtulla 39mm, f11, 0.8 sec, ISO100