Kirra Beach, Southern Gold Coast
This photo was taken about 800m from the border between the Australian states of Queensland and New South Wales. Daylight savings meant that NSW is one hour ahead of Queensland so it was 7pm in QLD and 8pm in NSW (two hours in the one photo!).
The scene looks south along Coolangatta beach and to Greenmount Headland and point danger in the distance. It shows some of the protected dune habitats along the shoreline which are fenced to prevent erosion. I had taken about 20 photos along the beach, but unfortunately I did not have my tripod.
Directly behind me, about 20km to the north is the towering skyline of Surfers Paradise - seemingly floating on top of the water. If you are ever in the area I can recommend the North Kirra Surf-lifesavers club for a great lunch!
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ChrisJ (111548) 2008-01-21 1:36
Oh, how I miss the Qld weather. It's snowing here today in Korea, mixed with rain. Good tonal range in the sky, & a nice colour contrast, between the small yellow flowers, & the blue / grey sky. Good lighting contrasts & tonal range in the sky, too. Tfs!
hello_ishan (1571) 2008-01-21 2:00
Beautiful shot; the blue sky looks so beautiful. Nice POV. Colour/contrast/sharpness is also perfect. TFS.
kiwi_explorer (12209) 2008-01-21 2:16
One of Australia's drawcard is its beaches. One thing I like with this photo is that it shows an empty white sand beach just close from a city ... how good can that be ... what a lucky country! ... plus you've got big tax cuts too :) Good application of rule-of-thirds here ... very good low angle shot. Captured and composed well. Nice wild flowers to add a touch of colors to your foreground. Excellent work! tfs
Floydian (30970) 2008-01-21 2:40
On the composition is nothing wrong, but the light is not at his best. It's a bit flat and a real point of interest (the city) lies far away. The play with grass and sand is very nice, just as those tiny yellow flowers on the right. Together with those soft blue clouds and a stripe of waves on the beach it really saves the picture.
John_F_Kennedy (43665) 2008-01-21 3:52
Amazing view, great capture. The light is perfect.
bakes888 (18499) 2008-01-22 0:07
Hi Matt. You have captured an interesting sky to cap this shot. Good foreground interest also with the dune plants also. Well captured and thanks for sharing.
aadilj (18102) 2008-01-22 4:40
Seems like you are having a good year already after your recent birthday matthew! I like the wide expanse here and the hues of this canvass. The textures are remarkable and well handled. nice composition my friend.
AROBN54 (11475) 2008-01-25 9:43
Really nice shot, Matt.
Perfect sharpness with no noise at ALL. Wonderful depth looking out across the water. I love the grasses in the foreground and that heavy lowering sky in the distance. The small touches of yellow from the flowers is really nice, too. Well done! Many thanks and kindest regards,
- Copyright: Matthew Watt (Matthew-Watt) (5934)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-01-20
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS, 36 - 432mm Zoom
- Exposure: f/8, 1/8 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2008-01-21 1:07