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Burleigh Morning

This morning I got off my bum about 5:30am to go down the beach and take a few happy snaps. I must say it was a wonderful experience once again, the perfect way to start the day.

I haven’t been down there for a few months since it’s been quite cold in the mornings here (I know VERY whimpy excuse) but when it comes to the cold I’m a whimp!! 🙂

Anyway, here’s a few of my photos from this mornings outing. I was there for probably 30-45 minutes. It’s soooo peaceful and special to see the sun come up again.

I know I have quite a few of these type of photos that look pretty much the same but I love them and don’t tire of taking them, especially when I get to take part in this beautiful way to start the day. I hope you enjoy my photos and have a moment to leave a comment below.

Another one of my little lifeguard lookout.
Lense: Tokina 10-17mm Lense at 14mm, 5.0 seconds exposure, f/10, ISO 200

Above is another one taken with my Tokina 10-17mm Lense, 14mm 20 seconds exposure, f/10, ISO 200.

The water shot with my 24-105mm Lense, 1/250 sec, f/4.0, ISO 400.

This beauty was shot with my 24-105mm Lense, 1/320 seconds, f/4.0, ISO 400.

And to finish up I have to include a Black and White one:

This one was shot with my 24-105mm Lense at 105mm, 1/200 seconds, f/4.0, ISO 400.

I hope you enjoy my pics from this morning 🙂 Have a GREAT day.

Liberation through the Lens

This morning I got out to the beach pretty early. Well, at least an hour after my alarm went off but all the same it was still nice and early, the air was fresh, the beach was beautiful aaaahhh I couldn’t help but feel so recharged and energized by the early morning sun. Just me the beach and my camera. There is something really liberating about being with nature and away from the computers, the telephones, TV’s, social media and all that other mind numbing stuff.

Here’s a few of the pics I took this morning. I’ve done some work Post Production as usual on them to further enhance or go for a type of look that I liked at the time of editing. Please leave a comment at the bottom with your thoughts.

There’s something about the image above that I love. Maybe just the simplicity, the texture of the ground or the beautiful blue sky. Oh and of course I LOVE MY FISH EYE LENSE! 🙂

You know me and fishermen. One of the beauties of getting up early is seeing the fishermen in action. Perfect conditions for the fish and they were biting too!

Just checking out the surf. On this image I’ve really pushed the post-processing aspect of it but I hope you like it!

More from Burleigh

This morning I went to Burleigh Beach. It was a weird morning. Not that many people out compared to normal. Maybe the wet weather has been a deterrent for some. Either way, today I wanted to use my new Fisheye lense. All 3 shots you see here are taken with my Fish eye lense.

I think my favourite shot today is of the stairs above. But all of them have their unique feel to them. I hope you enjoy. Please leave a comment below 🙂

Burleigh Morning Swim

These young fellas went our for an early morning swim and body surf, armed with their flippers and body surf boards (strapped to their hands with mini fins underneath). The water was 24 degrees this morning with the outside temp around 19 at 5:50am or so! The water was beautiful, glassy with a small swell. A whole group of these guys went out for their early morning swim and body surf to come back in afterwards to a delightful breakfast cooked by their lovely wives!

In the background is Surfers Paradise, Queensland

This one speaks for itself! Beauty, peace and serenity. Early morning Burleigh Beach.

There wasn’t a real big swell this morning but enough for quite a few people to get out for an early morning swim and body surf.

The lone ranger bottle in the brown paper bag!! haha I couldn’t help take this one. This bottle of grog sitting there on the ledge watching the most amazing sunrise all by itself! I had to have a chuckle to myself.

This one is titled “The Lava Sunrise”, as soon as my daughter Jade saw this pic she said “WOW! That looks like lava.

Currumbin Beach Sunrise

This morning, another 5am start, I was a little slower getting out of bed this morning. But once I was moving the excitement kicked in again. Today I ventured down to Currumbin Beach. It’s one of my favourites. It’s a great place to walk and there’s beautiful rocks, rock pools and if there’s a good swell there’s normally plenty of surfers out. There was a little swell this morning.

I found another fisherman today as you can see below. Enjoy the pics and feel free to leave a comment below

The photo above is not a real person. It’s actually a statue! 🙂

The fisherman caught a small shark! He threw it back. He didn’t kiss it first though haha

My tripod and flip flops (thongs). As I mentioned before I have a real soft spot for black and white photography. Hope you can see the grain in this photo. There’s something about grain that I LOVE!! 🙂 Have an awesome day.

Sunrise, the best time…

There is no doubt about it the morning is the best part of the day. I love the peace at this special time of the day, especially at the beach. There’s a great feeling in the air.

This time of year the water is quite warm too. The photo above is of my eldest daughter Emma (10 years old). She’s a treasure. She got up this morning around 5am to go to the beach. A few days ago I went with Jade (7 years old), today with Emma. We had a great time and we met a lovely fisherman named Ian click here to read more about him.

If you can leave a comment below I’d really appreciate that. Let me know what photo you liked best and why! All the more feedback the better. I hope you like my work and if you want to see more of it let me know…

Another fisherman

I seem to have this thing about fishermen. This morning I took my eldest daughter Emma down the beach for sunrise. I kind of have to take it in turns now as they love their daddy daughter time early morning at the beach.

I met this guy named Ian who is a regular to the area. He was a seasoned pro at jumping out of the way of the big waves crashing over the rocks. He’s retired now and enjoys fishing in the mornings…

Is that your bike?