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'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



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