Photographer's Note

This is a view looking north along Surfers Paradise beach on Queensland’s Gold Coast. It is one of Australia’s primary coastal tourism destinations, and is located about 100km south of the state capital, Brisbane. The Q1 tower in the middle of the shot is 322 metres high and is the tallest structure in Australia when measured to the top of the spire, and 2nd tallest when measured to the roof. It had just opened to the public the week I had taken this photo, so my friend and I went to the top observation deck on the 77th floor soon after.

To have a look at this location from a satellite, click on the map function to the left.

The red and yellow flags are surf lifesaving safe zones for swimming. Despite the summery conditions and perfect weather, the beach here is reasonably empty – but a few weeks later during the Christmas/New Year break there are many many more.

This was a very small file to begin with unfortunately, so excuse the compression details. I wish there were some clouds, but the weather was flawless. I will be back here on Sunday to catch one with clouds!

This is for all of the TE members who are living in the winter wonderland of the Northern Hemisphere. Want to trade with me, I wouldn’t mind some skiing?!


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