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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!

Kurrawa Through My Eyes

More adventures from the barefoot photographer, this morning I went up the road to a different location. The Kurrawa Surf Club. It was another amazing morning. Some nice clouds to make for some more dramatic shots. Today I was shooting predominantly with my Fish Eye lense. I’m loving it lots!! Kinda feels like Christmas already for me.

Good Morning Kurrawa

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I love these stairs and the textures of the wood. Plus the lighting here was very cool with the lights from the sunrise plus the artificial light from the surf club.

A morning walk on the beach! It doesn’t get much better.

More cow shots! For some reason the cows were a bit scared of me this morning. Maybe it was my sunglasses, or maybe my bare feet! LOL


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 🙂

Broadbeach Morning Fun

Once again another sensational sunrise. This morning wasn’t quite the same though as there were very few clouds. But all the same it was a real blessing to witness it again. This morning I went to Broadbeach. I took the wide angle shot above that came out well. I hope you like it. The blue line/section off to the side was totally natural too.

There was a small swell with a few surfers out and of course plenty of early morning walkers and people exercising.

The sun just poking thru the horizon, couple of surfers out there enjoying the sunrise too!

This young fella taking an early morning walk.

This group were enjoying their early morning stretches and exercise.

I couldn’t resist, on the way home I drive past this kind of farm thing a few kilometres from the beach. This cow was just begging to have his photo taken!

Enjoy and have a wonderful day!

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.

Surfers Sunrise

This morning Jade (my 7 year old daughter) and I got up around 5am and went out for the sunrise again. It was a kind of bleak, rainy, dark kind of morning. We still got a couple of nice shots.

The first one is from near the Gold Coast City Council looking towards Surfers with the sun rising behind. This is actually just before sunrise around 5:42am.

The 2nd shot below is from the beach in Surfers Paradise. I hope you enjoy them.

Broadbeach Sunrise

Last night I was talking with a good friend of mine Steve and I mentioned to him that I wasn’t sure where I was going to shoot the sunrise tomorrow. He suggested Broadbeach / Kurrawa Surf Club area. So that’s where I went! Only 10 minutes from my home and it turned out to be a beautiful sunrise too!

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North Kirra Beach – Stormy

This morning we got up around 5am to see what the big man upstairs had blessed us with in the way of sunrises. My kids absolutely love the sunrise, so last night I asked them who wanted to come. They all wanted the wake-up call at 5am to go down the beach.

This morning we went further south than normal. Down to Tweed Heads and then finally landing at North Kirra for some photos. It was an amazing morning with pretty dramatic clouds! I hope you enjoy the shots!

Please leave a comment below…Love the feedback (I’m a typical male who needs to be told he’s doing a good job!! LOL hahahaha – my wife would agree I’m sure!!)


Surfers before sunrise

This morning was a beautiful morning. I got up around 4am and one of my daughters (Jade) who is 7 years old had just woken up too (toilet stop hehe). Just after she got back into her bed I asked her if she would like to go down the beach and watch the sunrise. She was so excited and jumped up in a hurry to get ready.

As we were driving down to the beach I asked her if she was excited and she said “It’s a dream come true!”

That was enough to melt any Dad’s heart. Needless to say we had a lovely morning at the beach taking a few pics, only a few minor spots of rain.

Here’s another couple of pics from this morning:

I really like this one with the detail and texture of the sand and the lights from the Jetty. You probably can’t read the sign but it says “Must Keep Photographers on Leash at All Times!” hehe.

And one more…

The clouds and sky were amazing and so full of character. I also really love the reflections off the water.

And here’s a black and white of the sand and grasses. I really love black and white. It seems to capture an emotion and feeling that is not there in color.

This is Jade! She loves the beach and playing in the water and the sand 🙂

Real Beauty

Morning peace

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