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Soaked in Silence

Date: August 3rd, 2022, Posted by clare

Redcliffe Jetty, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Join me in experiencing my adventures and excitement on my photo shoots, as I unwrap my journey involved in capturing images that linger, whilst reflecting spectacular scenery that soaks the soul with peace and hope!

The moment I arrived at this wonderful location I knew the sunrise was going to be spectacular. I was not disappointed.

I walked to my usual spot. I secured my camera onto my tripod, I composed what was before me, knowing that I had arrived at the right moment.

It was fascinating observing the clouds break open over the horizon with such a spectacular light show. Normally, light like that does not last too long, during that sunrise, it did.

The weather conditions were perfect. There wasn’t even a breeze. The iconic jetty was alive with light that illuminated the early morning sky.

It had been some time since I had been at this beach, I will return again soon.

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Overflowing

Date: July 29th, 2022, Posted by clare

Join me in experiencing my adventures and excitement on my photo shoots, as I unwrap my journey involved in capturing images that linger, whilst reflecting spectacular scenery that soak the soul with peace and hope!

Norah Head Lighthouse, Central Coast, New South Wales, Australia

This location holds special memories for me. I have visited it on several occasions. Some of which have produced unique images. It is one of my favourite photo shoot locations.

The sunrises at this destination have been out of this world. Particularly during cloudy mornings. The lighthouse is an instant attraction. Particularly when the sky is overcast and dramatic.

As a mature female landscape photographer, it takes discipline, dedication and courage to do photo shoots from some locations. This is one of them.

Arriving in the dark, just before first light is always done in fear. But the results have always been worth it. Fear, as a result of being on my own in the dark, walking to my destination.

On the morning of this shoot, the sky was dramatic. The light was extraordinary. As I stepped onto the large rock shelf, instinctively I knew it was going to be a good shoot.

I adjusted my tripod legs and began to shoot. I ended the photoshoot sitting on the rocks as the tide was going out. The light throughout this shoot was exceptional. So were were ocean conditions.

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Plunge

Date: July 15th, 2022, Posted by clare

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Redcliffe Jetty, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

When I arrived at this incredible destination, I discovered the tide was low. Lower than I thought. In every instance, one needs to be creative.

As I wear waders, I am able to wade into the water. The conditions were calm. The light was superb. Jetties are iconic. Very versatile to shoot.

With my camera securely attached to my tripod I waded almost waist deep into the ocean. I wanted to get the right perspective. I adjusted my focal length often. The light changed very quickly that morning. I had to work fast.

I take every opportunity to go on photoshoots to sharpen my photography. Besides, it is my passionate purpose. To bring joy to humanity through my work.

After my photoshoot, I packed away my equipment with joy in my heart. It was a great shoot.

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Soak 

Date: July 1st, 2022, Posted by clare

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Sometimes spontaneous moments are the most memorable. I was occupied with property responsibilities when I noticed the light in the sky that morning. It was not to be ignored.

Fortunately, I always have my camera equipment ready. I drove to this wonderful destination which is close by. I did not need to put on my waders. The tide was in.

Sometimes light that is impressive and intense fades quickly. But it remained strong for some time. The conditions were calm. I prepared my camera. Instantly I began to click my button.

I was blessed to have calm conditions and perfect light.

It was a beautiful sunrise in a special spot.

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Come Away

Date: June 29th, 2022, Posted by clare

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Otago, South Island, New Zealand

I will remember this photo shoot for a long time. I drove from Glenorchy to this incredible location en route to Queenstown. The weather conditions were perfect.

The road between Queenstown and Glenorchy is scenic. The road ribbons along Lake Wakatipu. The scenery is spectacular. I am familiar with this route. I have travelled along it on several occasions.

I turned off the main road and motored along a minor road. During the winter time, the road conditions are hazardous. They are icy and not recommended to travel on in the dark.

After an inspirational photo shoot earlier in the morning, my energy levels were high. The scenery in this region is beautiful beyond description.

As I drove towards this lake, I was reminded of the first time I saw it. The lake was solid ice. The mountain ranges covered in snow.

It is unusual to experience consistently good weather in this region. Calm.

I walked towards the lake. Secured my camera to my tripod and choose a good spot to shoot from. The mountains wrapped around me like a blanket. Soothing to my soul. Whilst the water reflected a mirror image of the mountains. Sounds of silence.

The contrast of the warm colours of the mountains against the coolness of the water and sky were striking.

It was a moment that continues to linger in my memory.

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Time and Tide

Date: June 15th, 2022, Posted by clare

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

I left home during the early hours of the morning to arrive at first light. This beach was not my original choice. But I was not disappointed with it. My first choice of beach was closed as a result of high tides and strong wind damage to the coast.

As I walked on the beach I noticed the colour of the sky. It was red. I did not waste time. I commenced my photo shoot. The tide was coming in. The surf was calm. I have learnt to read the waves. It is important to get your timing right.

The sky continued to change colour. It remained bright. As the tide was coming in, I continued to move closer to the shore.

At that moment, I noticed the beach was becoming more populated with people. It was a busy photo shoot. As it always is at the coast. I thrive on that.

My photographic skills have been sharpened by big waves. It is thrilling.

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Dare to Dream 

Date: June 1st, 2022, Posted by clare

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Glenorchy, South Island, New Zealand

I will remember this photo shoot for a long time. I drove from Queenstown early in the morning. The weather conditions were perfect.

The road between Queenstown and Glenorchy is scenic. The road ribbons along Lake Wakatipu. The scenery is spectacular. I am familiar with this route. I have travelled along it on several occasions.

During the early hours of the morning, rabbits frequent the road. I was aware of that. The road literally hugs Lake Wakatipu, whilst in other areas, you travel through lush countryside.

It was my intention to arrive before dawn for my first photo shoot at Glenorchy as it is a popular location for photographers. The jetty at Glenorchy is iconic. The view of the mountain range from there is indescribable.

When I walked on the jetty, the weather conditions were calm. I noticed, even in the dark, there was ice on the upper regions of the mountains behind me. It was wonderful to witness that as even a hint of snow or ice adds interest.

The temperature was invigorating and crisp to say the least. I engaged in conversation with a local who was walking his dog. Afterwards, I started shooting.

Listening to the solitary rooster crowing was wonderful. The sounds of silence were almost deafening. Having been acquainted to the cacophony in a city. Slowly but surely, the light was leaking across the eastern sky.

It was a soothing sight. And calming to my soul. My desire was to capture the jetty as it represents something special. As the light reflected across the water, the world was awakening.

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Inhale

Date: May 31st, 2022, Posted by clare

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Driving to this wonderful location always excites me. Every sunrise is different. Even at the same location! I knew to put on my waders and to prepare my photographic equipment that morning.

As I stepped out of my vehicle, I could see the light was magnificent. Photo shoots at this destination are always interesting. I enjoy watching the fishermen go out to sea.

It is a popular place for cyclists and joggers. Its an ideal location to go for a walk and to barbecue. Particularly when the weather is good.

The tide was coming in. When the tide is out, I wear my waders and walk over the rocky ground to position my tripod in the water. Lowering my tripod to capture the reflections.

I have sometimes walked a way out at low tide. But, low and high tides are perfect here. High tide means I can sit on the rocks and capture the sunrise from a different perspective.

The sunrise was intentional before exploding into incredible colours. It was a sight to behold. The conditions were perfectly calm. The infusion of the bright colours is interesting.

At the end of my shoot I took time to climb up over the rocks. The scene before me relaxed and soothed me.

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Ponder

Date: May 17th, 2022, Posted by clare

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

My drive to this destination was good. I could hear the roar of the ocean smashing against the concrete sea wall when I arrived. I knew I was going to be in for an eventful time.

It is always a thrill visiting this iconic location. I hadn’t visited it for awhile. I planned my trip in advance, as always, Checking the weather conditions would be suitable for a photo shoot. And they were.

My photographic equipment is always packed in my car. I’m ready at a moment’s notice to drive to photo shoots. Depending on my choice of location, as to whether I put on my waders at home or whether I put them on when I arrive at my shoot location.

As I am a mature woman, I do not favour dressing or preparing myself for my shoot if the location is lacking in good light. It is a precaution which I have learnt over the years.

When the surfers enter the ocean, I make my way to the rocks. I shoot from the rock shelf mostly at high tide.

I observe the ocean when the waves are big. Timing of my shots of the waves as they make contact with the rocks is important. This involves undivided concentration.

The mood of the ocean changed as the tide became full. It was not as aggressive. The waves became subdued. The water cascaded over the rocks with ease. It was relaxing witnessing the transformation of the waves being reduced in height and activity.

I captured this image early during my shoot. The timing was perfect.

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Experience!

Date: April 29th, 2022, Posted by clare

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In the moment! Waiting for the right light to break forth as it did in this image. Sometimes as a landscape photographer, so much of my time involves waiting. Waiting for the right light. And waiting for the right conditions. But I love it. I have learnt so much from being a landscape photographer.

It has soothed my soul. My patience has extend to outside of my photo shoots. I am more peaceful. Even when the conditions are rough. If you’re not peaceful, you are inclined to panic. In the storms of life, one needs to take authority. To be level headed and not to make rash decisions.

When I wait patiently for the right conditions and light, it always pays off. So, learning from my experiences from my photo shoots, it has been put into practice in my every day life.

This photo shoot was short and sharp. But the light was impressive.

I walked away content and happy.

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Freedom!

Date: April 25th, 2022, Posted by clare

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The morning of this photo shoot, the conditions were superb. Both in the light and being calm. I walked towards the water, across the muddy flats, and was excited about the picture before me.

It was picture perfect. The tide was coming in. That always helps with the reflections. No matter which way I turned my camera, the light and beauty before me were incredible. I thrive on such photo shoots.

Each shoot is special, but some stand out for every good reason. If each and every photo shoot was exceptional, I wouldn’t have grown as a person and as a photographer.

Even when the conditions are less than perfect, I use filters to bring out the best light. What we see with the human eye, differs from the lens and the use of photographic filters.

This photo shoot will be held in my memory bank for some time to come.

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Captured!

Date: April 22nd, 2022, Posted by clare

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Sometimes the best moments in life involve spontaneity. I decided to drive to this wonderful location and enjoy a healthy take-away dinner. Whilst I was sitting in my vehicle, I noticed a change in the weather and the light. Instinctively, I knew it was the right moment to do a photo shoot.

My camera and photographic equipment are always with me in my car. I attached my camera to my tripod. A short walk is all it took to position myself for my photo shoot. I walked to the water’s edge. The mood in the sky changed very quickly.

It was raining out at sea. I always have my umbrella with me. I prepared it, just in case I needed to use it. The light improved as sunset was coming to a close. The wind was strong. At times, it required me holding my tripod. 

I was so glad I captured these incredible moments. Photographic filters are an invaluable photographic tool. The way the clouds parted, to reveal wonderful colours. It was a moment I will remember for some time to come.

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Ready!

Date: April 18th, 2022, Posted by clare

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I ask myself if I am ready for what I’m about to capture. Different locations and various light conditions maintain a photographic sharpness. I thrive on the challenges regarding growing as a photographer. If one stops learning, you stop growing.

On the morning of this photo shoot, I needed to be sharp and ready. The light was inspirational. The tide was coming in. That is always a bonus as the water covers the rocks and maximises the reflections.

As you can see, the light was interesting. It remained that way for some time. As light is unpredictable, it can sometimes be very short and then fades quickly. Hence being quick to capture the moment.

The light illuminating the boat adds warmth too.

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Surrender!

Date: April 15th, 2022, Posted by clare

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It had been some time since I had visited this wonderful location. I knew it was time to return. As the longest day had come and gone, the time of leaving home during the very early hours of the morning were over. I never complain about cracking my bedding at the earliest hours of the morning. As photography is what I am born for.

When I arrived, I put on my waders and secured my camera onto my tripod and my way to one of my favourite look out sights. The tide was coming in. And the waves were impressive in size and power before dawn. The surfers were excited and couldn’t wait to get into the water.

I started shooting very early on the morning of this shoot. I was so excited about being back. It was like coming back to someone whom you have missed. I love the unpredictability of nature, God, His power.

Although I was safe standing where I was, with the incoming tide, the waves and spray were making their presence felt. The clouds, which are always a bonus, made an appearance at the right moment. It was a breathtaking sight.

It was wonderful to inhale the salty air and to appreciate the magnificent scene before me. There was an air of excitement. Experienced by everyone around me.

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Covered!

Date: April 11th, 2022, Posted by clare

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It is just as well I always have my umbrella tucked into my waders bib. I most certainly needed it the morning of this photo shoot.

When I first arrived at this wonderful location, the weather almost looked predictable. But I have learnt my lesson from a rare occasion of thinking I didn’t need my umbrella. And it rained. Of course, that was the end of my photo shoot. Some of which, were good. But interrupted by rain.

During my time as a landscape photographer, I have learnt to shoot in unpredictable weather conditions. It strengthens my ability to become more versatile as a photographer. I have learnt to shoot during windy and rainy conditions. Sometimes, they have been the most memorable moments.

After a great start to this photo shoot, I immediately noticed the weather conditions were changing. The big clouds that were once on the horizon steadily made their way across the sky towards me. I was prepared. My umbrella was ready when I noticed the first rain drops. It was during that time that I captured this image.

Nothing is every wasted. A lesson well learned. So now my umbrella accompanies me on almost every photo shoot. With the exception of a ‘guaranteed’ cloudless sky. It was a photo shoot to remember. I walked away with a spring in my step.

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Enigma!

Date: April 6th, 2022, Posted by clare

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I have learnt to read the sky, the cloud formations. Even when it is dark. It comes from experience. On the morning of this photo shoot, I instinctively knew it was going to be a special photo shoot. From start to finish. And it was.

The tide was coming in. I needed to walk to the water across the muddy flats. As I wear waders, a necessity at this photo shoot location, they are an invaluable asset. I immediately secured my tripod in the sand and started shooting straight away.

In moments such as these, there is no time to waste. I know the importance of keeping my photographic skills sharp. It involves doing it again and again. It is my purposeful passion. On each photo shoot, it is my intention to be spontaneous with experimenting with different photographic factors.

Nature has taught me, well, God has, that I am always the student. There is always room for improvement. After each photo shoot, I am always refreshed, particularly it has been positively challenging. As I know the value and importance of room to grow and to improve.

I came away from this shoot feeling excited and expectant as I knew it was special.

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Posture!

Date: April 4th, 2022, Posted by clare

Join me in experiencing my adventures and excitement on my photo shoots, as I unwrap my journey involved in capturing images that linger, whilst reflecting spectacular scenery that soak the soul with peace and hope!

Sometimes the best moments in life involve spontaneity. I decided to drive to this wonderful location and enjoy a healthy take-away dinner. Whilst I was sitting in my vehicle, I noticed a change in the weather and the light. Instinctively, I knew it was the right moment to do a photo shoot.

My camera and photographic equipment are always with me in my car. I attached my camera to my tripod. A short walk is all it took to position myself for my photo shoot. I walked to the water’s edge. The mood in the sky changed very quickly.

It was raining out at sea. I always have my umbrella with me. I prepared it, just in case I needed to use it. The light improved as sunset was coming to a close. The wind was strong. At times, it required me holding my tripod.

I was so glad I captured these incredible moments. Photographic filters are an invaluable photographic tool. The way the clouds parted, to reveal wonderful colours. It was a moment I will remember for some time to come.

Clare’s Landscape Photography Prints are available to purchase in the Clare Page Photography shop. Available in several different sizes and framed/unframed options with FREE worldwide shipping.

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Brisk!

Date: April 1st, 2022, Posted by clare

Join me in experiencing my adventures and excitement on my photo shoots, as I unwrap my journey involved in capturing images that linger, whilst reflecting spectacular scenery that soak the soul with peace and hope!

This destination is close to home. It is a versatile sunrise location. Even when the tide is low, I can squeeze every ounce of light from the sky. It often has clouds on the horizon, which make for a more exciting image.

It is popular with dog owners and walkers. There is a sizeable dog park close by. On the morning of this photo shoot, the light was incredible and the weather conditions, perfect.

When the tide is low, I walk to the water’s edge. Which can be quite tricky as it is a muddy area. I have become stuck in other locations, in the mud. So, I always walk with caution as I do not want to have a repeat performance of attempting to ‘unglue’ myself from the mud.

The light was inspirational from start to finish. I packed away my photographic gear in an upbeat mood as I knew I’d captured something special.

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Solitude

Date: March 29th, 2022, Posted by clare

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It is my intentionality to pursue the road less travelled. As I travelled on one of the back roads in this area, I noticed an interesting area of water.

As the evening drew to a close, I lingered as long as I could.My camera was busy during this photo shoot. Memorable moments as a Landscape Photographer.

Initially I arrived at this photo shoot destination in the morning, returning later that afternoon. Settling my tripod along the water’s edge, the colours of the water and sky before me were absolutely spectacular. It is a salt pan and the birds wade in the shallows of the water. Inspirational reflections and landscape.

Alva, Northern Queensland, Australia

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Secretive!

Date: March 28th, 2022, Posted by clare

Join me in experiencing my adventures and excitement on my photo shoots, as I unwrap my journey involved in capturing images that linger, whilst reflecting spectacular scenery that soak the soul with peace and hope.

Queensland, Australia

Recently, I spent a weekend away in the country. It was a pleasurable experience. 

The morning was foggy. Very foggy in fact. The driving conditions were good. I have a safe car so I knew I was ok when the fog was very thick in places.

I am familiar with this location, but I still needed to keep my eyes peeled to pull off places due to the fog. I was fortunate in discovering the perfect place. The walk to where I captured my shots was close and easy to navigate to. When I arrived, the fog was still thick. It is some time since I have shot in such conditions. I love it. Fog offers a mystical atmosphere.

Before long, the sun broke through the clouds. 

Clare’s Landscape Photography Prints are available to purchase in the Clare Page Photography shop. Available in several different sizes and framed/unframed options with FREE worldwide shipping. You can purchase inspiring acrylic Desk Blocks for moments of peaceful contemplation.

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Catch your Breath!

Date: March 25th, 2022, Posted by clare

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

The conditions on the morning of this photo shoot were superb. I secured my tripod in the sand at first light. Instinctively I knew it was going to be a good photo shoot. The light was good throughout the shoot.

This shot was captured towards the end of my photo shoot. It was a calm morning with a high tide. Reflections are always more impressive on a high tide. It was a quiet morning all around me. Just perfect.

I walked away with a spring in my step!

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Breakaway!

Date: March 21st, 2022, Posted by clare

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

I captured this image well into the sunrise. It was a beautiful morning. I was busy with my shutter release throughout this shoot. I secured my tripod in the sand early and was excited with the light before me.

The colours in the sky were vivid. Whilst the reflections were sensational. I was fortunate in having perfect conditions. It was calm. The morning was quiet. But I had the time of my life as the light was superb.

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Escape!

Date: March 18th, 2022, Posted by clare

Join me in experiencing my adventures and excitement on my photo shoots, as I unwrap my journey involved in capturing images that linger, whilst reflecting spectacular scenery that soak the soul with peace and hope.

Queensland, Australia

Recently, I spent a weekend away in the country. It was a pleasurable experience. 

The morning was foggy. Very foggy in fact. The driving conditions were good. I have a safe car so I knew I was ok when the fog was very thick in places.

I am familiar with this location, but I still needed to keep my eyes peeled to pull off places due to the fog. I was fortunate in discovering the perfect place. The walk to where I captured my shots was close and easy to navigate to. When I arrived, the fog was still thick. It is some time since I have shot in such conditions. I love it. Fog offers a mystical atmosphere.

Before long, the sun broke through the clouds. 

Clare’s Landscape Photography Prints are available to purchase in the Clare Page Photography shop. Available in several different sizes and framed/unframed options with FREE worldwide shipping. You can purchase inspiring acrylic Desk Blocks for moments of peaceful contemplation.

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Reflective!

Date: March 14th, 2022, Posted by clare

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

The weather conditions were perfect during this photo shoot. It was calm. The tide was coming in. I captured this shot towards the end of my shoot. I noticed the light as I was focused on the sunrise before me.

Meanwhile, this picture was behind me. I turned around and secured my tripod and started shooting. It was a moment to behold.

So much of life involves timing. And getting it right! Doesn’t it?

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Abundance

Date: March 13th, 2022, Posted by clare

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

I can remember clearly when I arrived at this wonderful destination. The early morning sky was magnificent.

Before first light, the clouds on the horizon revealed to me that is was going to be an inspirational photo shoot. I have learnt to read the clouds. As dawn made an appearance, I became busy with my shutter release. Every minute was precious. Photo shoots such as this one do not always last too long. The light has a tendency to fade fast.

But I was fortunate on this particular morning as the light lasted longer that I anticipated. The colour of the sky was splashed across the ocean, making it a moment to remember for some time to come. I stood on the bank, with the waves crashing below me. It was truly spectacular!

As I packed away my photographic gear, I had a spring in my step.

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Wind Whisperer

Date: March 13th, 2022, Posted by clare

Join me in experiencing my adventures and excitement on my photo shoots, as I unwrap my journey involved in capturing images that linger, whilst reflecting spectacular scenery that soak the soul with peace and hope!

Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia

The sunrise on the morning of this photo shoot was spectacular.

When I arrived at this incredible location, which boasts an iconic jetty, I sensed it was going to be a great shoot. I secured my tripod in the sand. And waited for the sunrise.

It was a morning where I had plenty of opportunities to be versatile with my shots. The tide was coming in. The water splashed calmly against the rocks. It was a relaxing scene. I enjoy those moments of tranquility as much as I thrive on challenging, exciting photo shoots.

As the sunrise matured, the conditions improved considerably. The light was incredible. It lasted for some time. I packed away my photographic equipment with a spring in my step.

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Forever Free

Date: March 13th, 2022, Posted by clare

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

This is an incredible location. I visit this piece of paradise when the weather conditions line up. I shoot at high tide due to reflections of the boats. Clouds and calm conditions are paramount. Using photographic filters in a breeze causes blurring.

The morning of this photo shoot I had everything going for me. The tide was coming in. It was relatively calm and the light was perfect. 

As I arrive at my shoot locations just before daybreak, I never quite know what to expect. In a good way. This location has an abundance of bats. Mangroves are nearby.

I could have used an umbrella as the bats flew to their resting place as dawn was making an appearance. It is quite intimidating experiencing them fly over en masse.

But the rewards of standing my ground and waiting for the beautiful sunrise was worth it. It is peaceful and relaxing. I walked away happy as I knew it was a memorable photo shoot.

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Reflect and Revive

Date: March 13th, 2022, Posted by clare

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South Island, New Zealand

It was my first photo shoot of this river. I discovered a good spot to capture the autumn colours. The river was not fast flowing. As I wear waders, they enable me to capture the same thing from a different perspective.

People were panning for gold in the river. It was fascinating to watch. I knew my shoot would be cut short due to the rain. But it was worth it. I spent several hours at this wonderful location.

My camera was poised to capture the inspirational scene before me. The clouds were amazing as rain was imminent.

When my photo shoot was complete, I packed away my equipment, and I walked away with a sense of knowing that I’d captured something special.

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Imagine That

Date: March 13th, 2022, Posted by clare

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Wanaka, South Island, New Zealand

The sunrise over Wanaka on the morning of this photo shoot was spectacular. I drove from Queenstown, navigating through the Crown Range mountain pass in the dark. I always drive with caution along that mountain pass, particularly during the winter months.

I’m familiar with Wanaka. It is a beautiful, peaceful town. It’s an idyllic location to rest awhile. I stood in the lake, focussing on the town of Wanaka.

The lake’s water level was good. I wear waders. They offer me opportunities to capture the same thing from a different perspective.

At sunrise, the light was magnificent. The reflections were outstanding. I then proceeded to capture That infamous Wanaka Tree, which was beautifully contrasted against the golden shades of autumn of the Poplar trees.

It was a shoot to remember. I walked away with a spring in my step.

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Above and Beyond

Date: March 13th, 2022, Posted by clare

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

This beach is beautiful and thrilling to capture from, particularly during high tide. I thrive on the challenges that exist at this wonderful location.

This beach encourages me to raise my photography to another level. My concentration levels peak here due to the unpredictability of the rocks and the wave action.

This image was captured towards the end of my photo shoot. I noticed the spectacular clouds. The waves were crashing over the rocks. I walked a short distance to capture something spectacularly unusual.

When I packed away my photographic equipment, I was content. I knew it was a special moment that continues to linger in my memory!

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Peace on Earth!

Date: March 11th, 2022, Posted by clare

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Queensland, Australia

Recently, I spent a weekend away in the country. It was a pleasurable experience.

The morning was foggy. Very foggy in fact. The driving conditions were good. I have a safe car so I knew I was ok when the fog was very thick in places.

I am fairly familiar with this location but I still needed to keep my eyes peeled to pull off places due to the fog. I was fortunate in discovering the perfect place. The walk to where I captured my shots was close and easy to navigate to. When I arrived, the fog was still thick. It is some time since I have shot in such conditions. I love it. Fog offers a mystical atmosphere.

Before long, the sun broke through the clouds.

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Stimulating!

Date: March 7th, 2022, Posted by clare

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

I captured this image well into the sunrise. It was a beautiful morning. I was busy with my shutter release throughout this shoot. I secured my tripod in the sand early and was excited with the light before me.

The colours in the sky were vivid. Whilst the reflections were sensational. I was fortunate in having perfect conditions. It was calm. The morning was quiet. But I had the time of my life as the light was superb.

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In the Quietness!

Date: March 4th, 2022, Posted by clare

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

The weather conditions were superb on the morning of this photo shoot.

High tide was imminent which makes a big difference regarding impressive reflections. I secured my tripod in the sand and began my photo shoot straight away.

It was a quiet morning in every way. I usually have a bird who accompanies me. As soon as it sees me arrive, it flies across the water to be with me. It is wonderful watching this bird as he occupies the rocks. As soon as he sees something of interest, he immediately makes his way to catch it.

The light was long and perfect this morning. I could have stood there for a long time. But when the light matured into strong sunlight I packed away my equipment. I was content as the photo shoot was memorable.

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Believe!

Date: February 28th, 2022, Posted by clare

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It is always a delight to do a photo shoot at Wellington Point, which is located close to Brisbane city. It is iconic with fishermen, joggers, cyclists, photographers and walkers.

Shooting from either side of the jetty is great. That of course depends on the position of the sun. On the morning of this photo shoot, the light took some time to evolve into something special. But it was worth the wait.

I always deliberate with regards to remaining until I have extracted every facet of light that lingers. I have seen too many photographers walk away when the light was immature.

As you can see, the conditions were perfect. The incoming tide offered a more spectacular display of colours and reflections across the water.

The walk between Wellington Point and King Island at low tide is worth the experience!

Waiting was worth it. I walked away happy as I had captured what was intended.

Thank you for sharing my world with me!

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Jumping for Joy

Date: February 26th, 2022, Posted by clare

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

The morning of this photo shoot, this beach was not my first choice of location. It had been some time since I had visited this incredible beach. It is one of my favourite beaches to shoot from. It’s challenging and takes my photography to another level.

This beach is renowned for big waves, which are thrilling to capture. I particularly like shooting from here during high tide. The water crashes over the rocks before me. It is thrilling and inviting to come up with new ways to shoot at the same location.

Instinctively I knew to drive to Snapper Rocks. When I arrived at my location, I sat on the iconic concrete sea wall and observed the conditions. The light was perfect, whilst the tide was just on the turn, of coming in.

I was overjoyed, hence the title of this image. As the photo shoot progressed, the sunrise improved. When I was sitting on the wall, I looked away from the sun and I noticed the sky opposite me was dramatic.

When I saw the colours in the clouds, I could not resist moving to the other end of the wall whilst watching the waves starting to wash over the rocks.

It certainly was a shoot to remember. When I packed up my photographic equipment, I was expectant of some unique shots. I walked away happy as my time spent there was inspirational.

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Breathless Beauty

Date: February 26th, 2022, Posted by clare

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

This beach is a spectacular location. It is versatile and popular with surfers and photographers.

The sunrise was perfect from start to finish. I arrived in good time to walk across the rock pool. Once I had the right spot, I secured my tripod amongst the rocks. And the shooting began.

As the conditions were calm, the reflections were impressive. It was so peaceful and relaxing for the soul to capture such an inspirational sunrise in a slice of paradise.

At the end of my photo shoot, I packed away my equipment. Whilst I had a spring in my step as the shoot was memorable.

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Spearhead

Date: February 26th, 2022, Posted by clare

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

On the morning of this photo shoot, I was outside in the garden at day break. I had no intention of going on a shoot as I had home responsibilities to attend to.

As dawn became more evident, I realised I needed to drive to the ocean which is close by. I arrived at this wonderful location at the right time. My timing was perfect. The light was incredible.

The sky was dramatic at daybreak. The conditions were exceptional. I wear waders which are an advantage. I could not believe my eyes with what was before me. Photographic filters can be tricky with light as it was. It started raining.

I had a smile on my face when I packed away my equipment. It is a moment that will linger in my memory for a considerable time.

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Transition

Date: February 26th, 2022, Posted by clare

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Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

I decided at the last minute to drive to the Sunshine Coast. It was my first visit to this wonderful location. My journey was slow due to the roadworks. I arrived with no time to spare.

My photographic equipment was ready. I walked the distance to what was the best position. As I was unfamiliar with the surrounds, I engaged in some tricky paths to reach my final place to shoot from. The tide was coming in. The sky literally exploded before me in colour.

I attached my camera to my tripod without focussing on the sunrise. I know how quickly the light can fade. It becomes a distraction. As soon as my camera was ready, so was I. I steadied myself on a rock shelf and immediately began shooting.

My timing was perfect. I had the time of my life watching the sky reflect its magnificence across the water. I realised that I needed to pack every minute into my camera. It was wonderful watching the water cascade over the rocks in the incoming tide.

Timing is paramount in life. And photography is no different. I packed away my equipment and returned to my vehicle with a spring in my step.

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Arise!

Date: February 25th, 2022, Posted by clare

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When I see the horizon illuminated as it was this morning, I get really excited. It was like that from the moment I arrived at this wonderful location.

The contrast between the sunrise and the moodiness of the clouds was inspirational. I was busy with my camera on this photo shoot. The conditions were calm which made for perfect reflections.

On the morning of this photo shoot, the tide was high which emphasised the beauty before me. Although I am stimulated by such conditions, I sense peace and tranquility around and about me. The morning was quiet. No boats and no people walking past. It was heaven on earth.

It was time to pack away my photographic equipment before I knew it. Time flies when you have fun, doesn’t it? Thank you for sharing my world with me.

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Sojourn

Date: February 18th, 2022, Posted by clare

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South Island, New Zealand

This shot was captured when I finished my photo shoot.

It was a freezing cold morning. The wind picked up speed during my photo shoot. Although I wore layers of good winter clothing, I was still cold.

When I stepped out of the lake, I noticed the Poplar trees. I could not resist taking a photo of them. It is a scene of winter, although warmth is added with a watery sun and autumn leaves. I chose a vertical shot to accentuate their height.

Sometimes spontaneous moments are the most memorable!

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Illumination!

Date: February 18th, 2022, Posted by clare

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This is one of my favourite local photo shoot locations.

On the morning of this photo shoot, the light was superb from the beginning. The weather conditions were perfect, as you can see by the calmness of the water. The reflections are soothing to the soul. It is a picture of taking one to another space and place. One of relaxation and rest.

The yacht in the distance attracts and stirs the imagination to discover new places. Let the adventure begin. Every time I arrive at this location, I am influenced by the peace and tranquility. It is particularly good when the tide is high as the reflections are beautiful when the light is right.

When it was time to head on home, I had a spring in my step as it was a memorable photo shoot.

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Harmonious Heartbeat

Date: February 18th, 2022, Posted by clare

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South Island, New Zealand

When I arrived at this lake, it had started raining.

The New Zealanders have a saying, rain by 7.00am, gone by 11.00am. My camera was secured to my tripod. I was ready for my photo shoot.

When I looked at the sky, I noticed a profusion of colours. I realised I was going to have a time of my life in Lake Hayes. It did not take long for the sun to emerge from behind the clouds. The conditions were perfect. Without a breeze and clouds that added interest, it was a perfect picture.

As I waded into the lake, I secured my tripod in the sand and commenced my photo shoot. The golden colours of the leaves were beautiful. 

The sky was washed with colour of various hues. It looked like a painting. Fortunately I had my umbrella with me as it started raining during my shoot.

During the years I have learnt to change photographic filters and hold an umbrella simultaneously. I changed direction of my camera regularly as well as my focal length on my lens. It is important to add diversity and interest.

It turned out to be an exceptional sunrise, with a radiant rainbow to finish off my shoot on a high note. And of course, the gorgeous autumn colours that were a treat.

Autumn colours blended beautifully with the coolness of the sky, colours that washed the water with superb light. It was a photo shoot to remember.

When I packed away my photographic equipment, I was delighted as I knew I had captured some special shots.

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Impact!

Date: February 14th, 2022, Posted by clare

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The sunrise was absolutely stunning during this photo shoot. When I arrived at this lovely location, I noticed at first light that the sunrise was going to be spectacular.

I was fortunate as the tide was coming in. The vivid colours were a sight to behold. The weather conditions were absolutely perfect. The bonus was there was no breeze which strengthened the reflections.

This location is close to home. It is my retreat. A children’s playground with a wonderful view is surrounded by a BBQ area which is popular.

Walkers populate this area as there are numerous pathways which offer a great view. Pelicans swim past when the tide is coming in. I stand on a bank, with a view that is pleasing to the eyes and soothing for the soul.

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Intriguing!

Date: February 7th, 2022, Posted by clare

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This lovely location is close to home. I have spent many hours doing photo shoots from either side of the jetty. Both sides are equally as favourable as the other. It depends on where the sun is rising.

The tide was coming in during this photo shoot. When the water is deeper, it naturally increases the impact of the reflections. It took a little while for the light to do something, but it was worth waiting for.

I’m very slow to pack my equipment as so often I have noticed the light improving right at the last moment. If you walk away too quickly, you could miss out on something special.

Wearing waders is an advantage. I wade to a depth that is comfortable and where the light is more favourable. Wellington Point is an iconic location for cyclists, walkers, joggers and fishermen, and of course photographers!

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Transparency!

Date: February 4th, 2022, Posted by clare

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This beautiful location is close to home. I have captured some stunning sunrises here, particularly when the tide is high.

On the morning of this photo shoot, the weather conditions were perfect. The light was incredible, from start to finish. It is a quiet location. The pelicans enjoy the area too. It is a busy water way for boat lovers and for people who appreciate boat trips out to the ocean for the day.

I’m able to stand on the land, capturing the moment with added height. The location has a playground which is popular. And a nice BBQ area. It also has good walking pathways which are well frequented by the public.

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In the Flow!

Date: January 31st, 2022, Posted by clare

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This is an incredible location. On each visit to Snapper Rocks, I have had a thrilling time capturing the power of the waves as they crash against the rocks and the sea wall.

I turned my camera to face the rocks, the light and the clouds were incredible. I’m always looking to see what the light and clouds are doing.

Clouds are a distinct bonus as they add interest to the scene. The tide was coming in and splashing over the rocks in front of me. It was a beautiful photo shoot.

As I packed away my photographic equipment I was happy as it was a memorable time.

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Dynamic!

Date: January 24th, 2022, Posted by clare

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Burleigh Heads beach is a spectacular location. It is versatile and popular with surfers and photographers.

The sunrise was perfect from start to finish. I arrived in good time to walk across the rock pool. Once I had the right spot, I secured my tripod amongst the rocks. And the shooting began.

As the conditions were calm, the reflections were impressive. It was so peaceful and relaxing for the soul to capture such an inspirational sunrise in a slice of paradise.

At the end of my photo shoot, I packed away my equipment. Whilst I had a spring in my step as the shoot was memorable.

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Reflective!

Date: January 21st, 2022, Posted by clare

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When I arrived at Lake Hayes, it was raining. But it did not take long for the sun to emerge from behind the clouds. The conditions were perfect. Without a breeze and clouds that interest, it was a perfect picture.

The rain returned during the latter stages of the photo shoot, but I had my umbrella with me. It turned out be to be an exceptional sunrise, with a radiant rainbow to finish off my shoot on a high note. And of course, the gorgeous autumn colours that were a treat to the sensory senses.

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Inhabit!

Date: January 17th, 2022, Posted by clare

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This is one of my favourite locations. The jetty is iconic. It gives a photographer plenty to work with. The reflections are inspirational, particularly when it is calm.

On the morning of this photoshoot the light conditions were sublime. I wore my waders. I secured my tripod in the sand and began clicking straight away. The light was exceptional right from the start. The bonus was it was fairly calm as well.

I was the only photographer on that small slice of a beach. It is a morning I will remember for some time to come.

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Crisp!

Date: January 14th, 2022, Posted by clare

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It was a freezing cold morning when I arrived at Jack’s Point. It is an affluent suburb on the outskirts of Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand. I am familiar with this wonderful location.

When I got out of my vehicle, I put on my waders. I knew I would need to wear them. I made my way around the golf course in the dark. Fortunately my head lamp is very effective. I did not walk on the golf course, instead, I chose to walk through the bush.

As it was becoming lighter, I was able to view the countryside more effectively. I realised when I had the right spot as everything clicked together. I remained in that area for quite some time. As the position was perfect, all I needed to do was to rotate my camera. And to adjust my focal length on my lens.

The light at sunrise was beautiful. And the surrounds were so peaceful. It was a moment to remember for some time. When I packed away my equipment at the end of my photo shoot, I had a spring in my step. It was a great photo shoot.

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Open Invitation

Date: January 11th, 2022, Posted by clare

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

On each occasion I have driven to this iconic location, a sense of excitement rises within me.

It is a beach that consistently challenges me in a positive way to come up higher in my photographic skills. When I stand on the generous rock shelf, I become one with my equipment and nature.

On the morning of this photo shoot, I knew it was going to be a spectacular sunrise. As I secured my tripod on the rocks, I recognised the light was going to be exceptional. 

During a photo shoot such as this, time flies. I am fully committed and concentrating on the size of the waves. Particularly during the incoming tide. I move my tripod fairly regularly, as well as adjusting its height. The light, combined with perfect weather conditions, made for a memorable shoot.

At the end of my photo shoot, I walked away with a spring in my step as I was rewarded with some unique shots.

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Eclipse

Date: January 11th, 2022, Posted by clare

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

I prepared myself at home for my photo shoot. I put on my waders and secured my camera to my tripod. I live close to this wonderful location.

The drive was easy. I arrived in good time for first light. This location is tide dependent. The tide was coming in. I knew to sit on the rocks. It is quite adventurous walking across the rocks. I did so with care and caution.

Concentrating on my way down to the water, I kept my gaze on the rocks. They were slippery. I could hear the fishermen preparing to go out to sea. It is a popular spot for fishermen.

When I settled on a rock, I anchored my tripod. I commenced shooting. The conditions were perfect. The And light superb. I use photographic filters.

Light changes quickly. I regularly go on photo shoots for that reason. To keep myself sharp. The colours were rich and sharp. Beautiful.

I returned to my vehicle happy.

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What a feeling!

Date: January 7th, 2022, Posted by clare

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It was a freezing cold morning the day I captured this image. I parked my car as close to the lake as possible so I could get warm quickly.

I waited for the light to appear on the horizon when I walked to the lake as it is a desolate location, Gravel Pit, Jack’s Point, Queenstown.

As I stepped into the lake, I knew it was going to be an exciting photo shoot. The wind picked up speed straight away. The chill factor dropped, fortunately I was warm. I wear waders that enable me to be waterproof. I also make sure I have several layers of clothing on to combat the icy conditions.

The colours of the sky at dawn were superb. I adjusted my focal length on my lens. There was a hint of warmth in the sunrise, which contrasted with the blue in the sky.

Even though I enjoy every photo shoot, I was happy to hold a hot mug of hot chocolate in my hands after a very cold, but exhilarating photo shoot.

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Turning Tide!

Date: December 31st, 2021, Posted by clare

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Arriving at this wonderful location always gives me a thrill. Currumbin beach is an exciting place to capture images. It is particularly exciting when the tide is high.

The waves come crashing over the rocks. I always make sure I’m standing in a safe place. I have been splashed on more than one occasion here. But that is what makes it a thrilling photo shoot location.

On the morning of this photo shoot, the waves were powerful. Occasionally I would get splashed. I’d dry my equipment and move to another area on the rock shelf. The light was incredible.

This image was captured towards the end of my shoot. I use photographic filters which give my images a special effect. As I wrapped up my shoot, I walked away with joy in my heart as it had been a memorable time capturing the momentum of the big waves that accelerated towards me.

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Paradise!

Date: December 25th, 2021, Posted by clare

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Manly Harbour Entrance is a beautiful location which is close to my home. I have spent considerable hours at this wonderful destination capturing spectacular sunrises.

On the morning of this shoot, the sunrise took time to evolve into something beautiful, with colours splashed across the water. It was a moment to remember.

I walked down the steps into the water, that is the advantage of wearing waders. The tide was low. I managed to adjust my lens to avoid capturing the seaweed at low tide.

Whilst I took full advantage of the warm colours that were in front of me. It was a quiet moment. It was beautifully tranquil and therapeutic.

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Awaken!

Date: December 24th, 2021, Posted by clare

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Currumbin Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

On each occasion I have driven to this iconic location, Currumbin beach, a sense of excitement rises within me.

It is a beach that consistently challenges me in a positive way to come up higher in my photographic skills. When I stand on the generous rock shelf, I become one with my equipment and nature.

On the morning of this photo shoot, I knew it was going to be a spectacular sunrise. As I secured my tripod on the rocks, I recognised the light was going to be exceptional.

During a photo shoot such as this, time flies. I am fully committed and concentrating on the size of the waves. Particularly during the incoming tide. I move my tripod fairly regularly, as well as adjusting its height. The light, combined with perfect weather conditions, made for a memorable shoot.

At the end of my photo shoot, I walked away with a spring in my step as I was rewarded with some unique shots.

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Peaceful and Playful

Date: December 21st, 2021, Posted by clare

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South Island, New Zealand

It was my first photo shoot of this river. The melodious birdsong was uplifting.

I discovered a good spot to capture the autumn colours. The river was not flowing too fast. As I wear waders, they enable me to capture the same thing from a different perspective.

I knew my shoot would be cut short due to the rain. But it was worth it. I spent several hours at this wonderful location.

My camera was poised to capture the inspirational scene before me. The clouds were amazing as rain was imminent.

When my photo shoot was complete, I packed away my equipment, and I walked away with a sense of knowing that I’d captured something special.

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At Ease

Date: December 21st, 2021, Posted by clare

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South Island, New Zealand

This is an incredible location. On the morning of my photo shoot the rain clouds were becoming more obvious as the day drew close to lunch time.

The autumn colours were almost startling as the light was perfect to capture them. I stood in the river, wearing my waders. I had people prospecting for gold. It was a wonderful sight.

During my photoshoot a mature man spoke to me about his adventures regarding prospecting. He was interesting to listen to. I knew I needed to capture this shot quickly as the rain was definitely imminent.

I spent several hours at this wonderful location. It was a photo shoot to remember. I walked away with a spring in my step.

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Draw Near

Date: December 21st, 2021, Posted by clare

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South Island, New Zealand

When I arrived at this lake, it had started raining.

The New Zealanders have a saying, rain by 7.00am, gone by 11.00am. My camera was secured to my tripod. I was ready for my photo shoot.

When I looked at the sky, I noticed a profusion of colours. I realised I was going to have a time of my life in Lake Hayes.

As I waded into the lake, I secured my tripod in the sand and commenced my photo shoot. The golden colours of the leaves were beautiful.

The sky was washed with colour of various hues. It looked like a painting. Fortunately I had my umbrella with me as it started raining during my shoot.

During the years I have learnt to change photographic filters and hold an umbrella simultaneously. I changed direction of my camera regularly as well as my focal length on my lens. It is important to add diversity and interest.

Autumn colours blended beautifully with the coolness of the sky, colours that washed the water with superb light. It was a photo shoot to remember.

When I packed away my photographic equipment, I was delighted as I knew I had captured some special shots.

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Reflect!

Date: December 21st, 2021, Posted by clare

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This photo was captured just before the end of an eventful photo shoot. As you can see, there is a blended contrast between the moodiness of the clouds on the right hand side. And the lighter clouds on the left of the picture.

The conditions were perfectly calm for great reflections. I rotated my camera fairly often during this photo shoot as the light was brilliant in so many different directions.

It is a busy boat way. I enjoy watching the various boats pass me by. Some people are out for the day in luxurious yachts whilst others venture out to sea for a short trip. Both are pleasurable.

Sometimes we feel the need to travel great distances, however, this location is on my door step. It is beautiful and peaceful.

I had a spring in my step when I packed away my camera equipment as this photo shoot stood out for every good reason.

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Hidden Treasure!

Date: December 20th, 2021, Posted by clare

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Lake Kilpatrick, South Island, New Zealand

This image was captured from Lake Kilpatrick. Earlier in the morning I did a photo shoot at Glenorchy. Driving home to Queenstown, I decided to visit Lake Kilpatrick and Lake Moke. The road leading to the two beautiful lakes deteriorates as you drive towards them.

During the winter months the gravel roads are icy, so one needs to be careful whilst driving. When I arrived at Lake Moke, it was lunch time.

I then drove to Lake Kilpatrick. It was on the way home. When I arrived at the lake, the conditions were perfect. It was like paradise. It is seldom for one to experience such exceptional weather during the early winter months in New Zealand.

The breeze was gentle it did not create a ripple across the lake. I changed my compositions regularly.

Everything came together beautifully during this photo shoot. The scenery was breathtaking. I walked away with peace and joy in my heart. It’s a shoot I will remember for some time to come.

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Striking!

Date: December 17th, 2021, Posted by clare

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Redcliffe Beach, Queensland, Australia

Every now and then you walk away from a photo shoot that will linger in your memory for some time to come. This photo shoot was like that. Redcliffe is a beautiful beach.

When I arrived on the beach that morning, I knew the sunrise was going to be exceptional, from the start. I secured my tripod on the shoreline. The weather and the light conditions were perfect.

All that was required of me was to rotate the head on my tripod, the light was extraordinary and for a long time too. Sometimes that calibre of light is short. But, not that morning of my photo shoot. From start to finish the light kept coming at me.

At the end of my photo shoot, when I packed away my equipment, I was elated as I knew I’d captured some special shots.

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Dreamer!

Date: December 13th, 2021, Posted by clare

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Lake Hayes, Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand

When I arrived at Lake Hayes, on the outskirts of Queenstown, New Zealand, it had started raining.

The New Zealanders have a saying, rain by 7.00am, gone by 11.00am. My camera was secured to my tripod. I was ready for my photo shoot.

When I looked at the sky, I noticed a profusion of colours. I realised I was going to have a time of my life in Lake Hayes.

As I waded into the lake, I secured my tripod in the sand and commenced my photo shoot. The golden colours of the leaves were beautiful.

The sky was washed with colour of various hues. It looked like a painting. Fortunately I had my umbrella with me as it started raining during my shoot.

During the years I have learnt to change photographic filters and hold an umbrella simultaneously. I changed direction of my camera regularly as well as my focal length on my lens. It is important to add diversity and interest.

Autumn colours blended beautifully with the coolness of the sky, colours that washed the water with superb light. It was a photo shoot to remember.

When I packed away my photographic equipment, I was delighted as I knew I had captured some special shots.

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Soothing!

Date: December 12th, 2021, Posted by clare

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Arrow River, Arrowtown, Queenstown, South Island

It was the first time I had done a photo shoot at Arrowtown. I made my way from the car park towards the Arrow River in the semi dark. It was getting light quickly. The melodious bird song was uplifting.

I soon discovered the perfect spot to do my photo shoot. As I waded into the Arrow River, I immediately appreciated the depth and the strength of the flow of the river. I realised I would need to be cautious.

My camera was ready to used. The autumn colours were beautiful. The rock in the foreground looks like a frog. I reduced my tripod to maximise the colours of the river and the trees. I stood in this spot for 2 hours.

The temperature was just above freezing point. I did not mind as I was having so much fun. But I realised it was time to move on. Which I did. Further down the river.

At the end of my photo shoot, I was elated as I knew I’d captured images that were memorable. So, with a spring in my step, I made my way home.

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Serendipity!

Date: December 10th, 2021, Posted by clare

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Wellington Point, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

I captured this image at sunset at Wellington Point, Brisbane, Australia. I decided to drive to this wonderful destination before sunset.

It was a good choice. When I arrived at Wellington Point, which is close by, I noticed a dramatic evening skyline. I could not resist being drawn to this specific area. The effects of the tide earlier, makes it an interesting shot.

The sunset colours are intense. Colours that draw your attention to the effects of the light that evening. Sometimes the best moments are the choices we make out of spontaneity.

I packed away my photographic equipment and drove home content.

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Linger Longer!

Date: December 6th, 2021, Posted by clare

Arrow River, Arrowtown, Queenstown, New Zealand

It was my first photo shoot of the Arrow River, Arrowtown. It was getting light quickly as I walked from the car park towards the river. The melodious birdsong was uplifting.

I discovered a good spot to capture the autumn colours. The river was fairly fast flowing. But where I was standing, it was shallow and safe. As I wear waders, they enable me to capture the same thing from a different perspective.

My camera was poised to capture the inspirational scene before me. The clouds were amazing as rain was imminent.

When my photo shoot was completed, I packed away my equipment, and I walked away with a sense of knowing that I’d captured something special.

Clare’s Landscape Photography Prints are available to purchase in the Clare Page Photography Shop. Available in several different sizes and framed/unframed options with FREE worldwide shipping. You can also purchase inspiring acrylic Desk Blocks for moments of peaceful contemplation.

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Stimulating!

Date: December 3rd, 2021, Posted by clare

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Arriving at this wonderful location always gives me a thrill. Currumbin beach is an exciting place to capture images. It is particularly exciting when the tide is high.

The waves come crashing over the rocks. I always make sure I’m standing in a safe place. I have been splashed on more than one occasion here. But that is what makes it a thrilling photo shoot location.

On the morning of this photo shoot, the waves were powerful. Occasionally I would get splashed. I’d dry my equipment and move to another area on the rock shelf. The light was incredible.

This image was captured towards the end of my shoot. I use photographic filters which give my images a special effect. As I wrapped up my shoot, I walked away with joy in my heart as it had been a memorable time capturing the momentum of the big waves that accelerated towards me.

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Distinctly Different!

Date: November 29th, 2021, Posted by clare

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Devil’s Staircase, South Island, New Zealand

I have not travelled this road too often. And when I have, it has been in the dark. When I decided to drive leisurely and explore this incredible area, I was amazed at the scenery.

The road is full of twists and turns. I pulled off the side of the road frequently. This shot was captured at the end of my photo shoot. I wanted to get a feel for what was available to shoot.

It was a winter’s day. The weather was perfect. I could not take my eyes off the spectacular scenery. The autumn leaves added warmth to a cool scene.

Spontaneous moments are sometimes the best. I packed away my photographic gear with joy. It is definitely worth another visit.

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Tender Touch

Date: November 27th, 2021, Posted by clare

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

I can distinctly remember the morning of this photo shoot as I needed to take some time out from photography to rest. 

The sunrise was exceptional. The weather and light conditions were perfect.

I knew the sunrise was going to evolve into something special. I could not stop clicking my shutter release. The light was inspirational from first light.

The jetty is iconic. This beach is popular amongst surfers, photographers, and dog walkers.

The light lingered for quite some time. Photographic filters are an advantage. They smooth the water and add excitement to cloud formations.

As I wrapped up my shoot, I was elated as I knew I had some special shots. I returned to my vehicle in an upbeat frame of mind.

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Catch the Rhythm

Date: November 27th, 2021, Posted by clare

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South Island, New Zealand

It was the first time I had done a photo shoot at this river. I made my way from the car park towards my chosen spot in the semi dark. It was getting light quickly. The melodious bird song was uplifting.

I soon discovered the perfect spot to do my photo shoot. As I waded into the river, I immediately appreciated the depth and the strength of the flow of it. I realised I would need to be cautious.

My camera was ready to used. The autumn colours were beautiful. I reduced my tripod to maximise the colours of the river and the trees. I stood in this spot for 2 hours.

The temperature was just above freezing point. I did not mind as I was having so much fun. But I realised it was time to move on. Which I did. Further down the river.

At the end of my photo shoot, I was elated as I knew I’d captured images that were memorable. So, with a spring in my step, I made my way home.

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Colours of Change

Date: November 27th, 2021, Posted by clare

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South Island, New Zealand

The morning was cold when I arrived at this wonderful location.

This is an affluent suburb. It boasts a world-renowned golf course. As I walked towards the golf course, I noticed a light layer of mist rising above the lake close by.

I always arrive at my photo shoot destinations before first light as it gives me an opportunity to prepare myself to walk to a desired spot. This gives me time to prepare my photographic equipment.

As I walked towards the hill, I turned around. And I stopped, whilst I lengthened my tripod legs and secured my camera on my tripod. The light was starting to leak behind the Remarkable Mountain range. The mist was more prevalent. It was a beautiful, peaceful scene.

The distant sounds of ducks and birds were welcoming. When the sunrise arrived, I clicked away on my shutter release. A hint of a breeze swept over the valley, releasing a chill.

At the end of my photo shoot, I packed away my photographic equipment and walked back to my vehicle with a spring in my step as it was a memorable sunrise.

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Evolve!

Date: November 25th, 2021, Posted by clare

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Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

My journey to this wonderful location was good. The traffic was light at that hour of the morning. I arrived in good time at Burleigh Heads beach to secure a parking. It is an iconic surfing beach. The surfers are known to sleep in their vehicles when the surf is good.

I discovered this brilliant spot which gives me an opportunity, or any photographer, to capture the coastline. It is an exciting beach and coastline to capture images. The surf is big, particularly during the winter months.

As the light appeared across the horizon I knew it was going to be an exceptional sunrise. It exceeded my wildest imagination. The area was quiet, people sat on the rocks.

The weather conditions were good. My shutter release button was busy that morning. During some sunrises the intense light doesn’t last too long. But that morning, it did.

When I packed away my photographic equipment I was content knowing I’d captured some interesting shots.

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Go Ahead!

Date: November 22nd, 2021, Posted by clare

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Gravel Pit, Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand

This location is away from the main road. On each visit to Gravel Pit, Queenstown, I have always walked away with a spring in my step as it is such a beautiful area with the Remarkable mountain range as a backdrop. How can you top that?

It was a freezing cold morning as I edged my vehicle as close as I could to Lake Wakatipu. My camera was already secured to my tripod. When I got out of my vehicle, the temperature was at freezing point. Fortunately I wore layers of good winter clothing.

I stepped into the lake. Wearing waders is an advantage. It enables me to capture images that are distinctly different. The autumn colours were absolutely splendid this year.

Although the wind picked up in speed, I was fortunate enough to capture this image when it was calm. Isn’t it amazing how peaceful scenes sooth the soul.

Having mentioned the temperature, the advantage is the warmth of the colour of the trees makes it a perfect contrast between warm colours and a cold morning.

Each photo shoot is packed with fun, intrigue and ways in which to improve my photography. After my photo shoot, It did not take long to pack away my photographic equipment and enjoy a warm cup of hot chocolate.

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Dazzling!

Date: November 15th, 2021, Posted by clare

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That Wanaka Tree, Wanaka, South Island, New Zealand

That Wanaka Tree is iconic with photographers from around the world. The majority of my photo shoots when we lived in Wanaka, were of that Wanaka tree.

On the morning of this photo shoot, I left Queenstown early to arrive in Wanaka before sunrise. Even though I shot this image during COVID 19 it is still popular. I drove over the Crown Range in good time. Although it was early winter, there was no ice on the road.

It did not take long for people to arrive at the tree. I was the first to arrive. I left my car early and headed towards Lake Wanaka whilst it was still dark.

As I secured my tripod in the water, first light made an appearance behind the town of Wanaka. It was honestly a sight to behold. The colours in the sky were dramatic. I could not take my eyes off of the beautiful colours. Deep golds, blues, reds and orange.

I did not capture the tree initially as I have done so on numerous occasions. Instead, I focused on the sunrise over the town of Wanaka. This shot was taken as the sunrise had matured. I walked into the lake, wearing waders. It is always an advantage wearing waders as I can capture the mood of the moment more accurately. I was waist deep when I took this shot.

Of course, I adjust my focal length of my lens. I had my photographic filter bag up on my chest. Attached to a belt, just to be safe. I also enjoy taking vertical shots as they can sometimes change the dynamics entirely.

I drove to Queenstown after I packed away my photographic equipment with joy and peace in my heart.

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Gentle!

Date: November 12th, 2021, Posted by clare

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Manly, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

This is such a lovely location which is close to home.

The sunrise on the morning of this photo shoot wasn’t exceptional as there were no clouds in the sky. Whenever the sky is clear, I always look out for interesting objects or points of interest that will add something special to my work.

Sometimes one can turn something that is ordinary into something extraordinary be being creative. I moved from where I was shooting originally and relocated to this lovely spot.

During the winter months, when we experience southerly winds, the sky turns into beautiful hues of pink and blue during sunrise. The tide was coming in. I waited for the sky to change colour and for it being perfectly reflected across the water. It was a sight to behold.

A cafe nearby bakes croissants early in the morning. The scent of those delicious delicacies permeates through the atmosphere.

When things appear ordinary, it’s good to dig deep and to discover surprises when things turn out better than you expected.

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Unexpected!

Date: November 8th, 2021, Posted by clare

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Lake Kilpatrick, South Island, New Zealand

My time spent in the South Island of New Zealand recently was exceptionally good. The weather conditions were perfect.

Earlier in the morning I shot at Glenorchy. On my return to Queenstown, I decided to visit Lake Kilpatrick and Lake Moke. The road leading to those two beautiful lakes deteriorates as you head towards them.

A driver needs to exercise caution particularly during the winter months when the country gravel roads are icy. But the drive is worth it. When I arrived at Lake Moke, it was at lunch time. My timing was not right as the sun was right above me. Fortunately I was able to get some interesting shots of that magnificent lake.

I decided to head towards Lake Kilpatrick, it was on the way home. When I arrived at the lake, the conditions were perfect. It was perfect paradise. It is seldom for one to experience such exceptional weather during the early winter months.

Although I was weary, I secured my camera onto my tripod. The beauty around me was so extraordinary, I did not know where to begin shooting.

The breeze was gentle it did not create a ripple across the lake. I changed my compositions regularly. I needed to get my timing right for this shot, particularly as I was shooting from the road. I ended my photo shoot with this shot. The road can be busy.

Everything came together beautifully during this photo shoot. I walked away with peace and joy in my heart. It’s a shoot I will remember for some time to come. Lake Kilpatrick is a beautiful, worthwhile destination to drive to. As is Lake Moke.

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Bursting!

Date: November 5th, 2021, Posted by clare

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The morning I left home to drive to Currumbin beach, the weather was perfect. I departed very early so I could reach this wonderful location before sunrise.

When I arrived at the beach, it was still dark. I slipped into my waders. I secured my camera onto my tripod and made my way to the rocks. The distance to walk, was short.

The conditions at the beginning of the shoot weren’t exceptional. The sky was cloudless. As I positioned my tripod on the rocks to sharpen my composure, I noticed the clouds starting to arrive. Clouds are a big interest factor in any photo shoot.

If the sky is cloudless, my intention is to focus on an object that will attract attention. If it is not a jetty, then rock formations are perfect for distracting the lack of clouds in the sky.

In next to no time, the light was magnificent. Whilst the clouds kept rolling in across the sky, I continued to adjust my focal length on my lens. I also used a variety of photographic filters which emphasise the colours accurately. Filters also add interest to the clouds and smooth the water.

My photo shoot ended on a high note. The warmth of the clouds was perfectly reflected across the shallow water before me.

I packed up my photographic equipment and drove home in an upbeat mood as I knew it was a good photo shoot.

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Plunge!

Date: November 1st, 2021, Posted by clare

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Glenorchy, South Island, New Zealand

Glenorchy is such an incredible destination. Driving from Queenstown to Glenorchy takes approximately one hour. However, if you are a landscape photographer, it could take longer.

On the morning of this photo shoot, I left Queenstown with plenty of time to spare. In the dark, the infamous tourist road, calls for common sense and caution. The condition of the road is good, but it has some tight bends. And the rabbits like the headlights!

I arrived in Glenorchy with a star-studded sky revealing its splendour. The weather conditions were perfectly calm. As I walked onto the jetty, I noticed ice on the higher mountain peaks. I chose to shoot from the other end of the jetty. A change is as good as a holiday.

As I use photographic filters, I did not take into account the diving platform which was moving, every so slightly, which caused it to blur. Sometimes, the small things can confiscate our joy, as a distraction. My intention was to be transparent about a blurred object, but it does not deter from the beauty that surrounds it.

Later in the photo shoot, I was able to adjust my focal length and improve my shots without including the diving platform.

I walked away from that photo shoot wiser in what to look for during each shoot and how to improve on my photographic techniques.

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Forever Free

Date: October 30th, 2021, Posted by clare

Join me in experiencing my adventures and excitement on my photo shoots, as I unwrap my journey involved in capturing images that linger, whilst reflecting spectacular scenery that soak the soul with peace and hope!

Every now and then you walk away from a photo shoot that will linger in your memory for some time to come. This photo shoot was like that. Redcliffe beach is beautiful.

When I arrived on the beach that morning, I knew the sunrise was going to be exceptional, from the start. I secured my tripod on the shoreline. The weather and the light conditions were perfect.

All that was required of me was to rotate the head on my tripod, the light was extraordinary and for a long time too. Sometimes that calibre of light is short. But, not that morning of my photo shoot. From start to finish the light kept coming at me.

At the end of my photo shoot, when I packed away my equipment, I was elated as I knew I’d captured some special shots.

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Open Invitation

Date: October 30th, 2021, Posted by clare

Join me in experiencing my adventures and excitement on my photo shoots, as I unwrap my journey involved in capturing images that linger, whilst reflecting spectacular scenery that soak the soul with peace and hope!

On each occasion I have drive to this iconic location, a sense of excitement rises within me.

It is a beach that consistently challenges me in a positive way to come up higher in my photographic skills. When I stand on the generous rock shelf, I become one with my equipment and nature.

There is no room for error. On the morning of this photo shoot, I knew it was going to be a spectacular sunrise. As I secured my tripod on the rocks, I recognised the light was going to be exceptional. Which it was.

During a photo shoot such as this, time flies. I am fully committed and concentrating on the size of the waves. Particularly during the incoming tide. I move my tripod fairly regularly, as well as adjusting its height. The light, combined with perfect weather conditions, made for a memorable shoot.

At the end of my photo shoot, I walked away with a spring in my step as I was rewarded with some unique shots.

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Wind Whisperer

Date: October 30th, 2021, Posted by clare

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The morning of this photo shoot, was not my first choice of location. 

My decision for that was the tide was starting to come in. This beach is renowned for big waves, which are thrilling to capture, particularly when the tide is full.

When I arrived at my location, I sat on the iconic concrete sea wall and observed the conditions. The light was perfect, whilst the tide was just on the turn, of coming in.

I was overjoyed, hence the title of this image. As the photo shoot progressed, the sunrise improved. When I was sitting on the wall, I looked away from the sun and I noticed the sky opposite me was dramatic.

When I saw the colours in the clouds, I could not resist moving to the other end of the wall whilst watching the waves starting to wash over the rocks.

It certainly was a shoot to remember. When I packed up my photographic equipment, I was expectant of some unique shots. I was not disappointed.

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Peaceful and Playful

Date: October 30th, 2021, Posted by clare

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I walked from the car park at this location. I noticed it was getting light quickly. My walk alongside the Arrow river was interesting. It was wonderful to hear the bird song.

I discovered a good spot to shoot the autumn colours from. The river was fairly fast flowing. But where I was standing, it was shallow and safe. As I wear waders, they enable me to capture the same thing from a different perspective.

My camera was poised to capture the inspirational scene before me. The clouds were amazing as rain was imminent.

When my photo shoot was completed, I packed away my equipment, and I walked away with a sense of knowing that I’d captured something special.

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Imagine That

Date: October 30th, 2021, Posted by clare

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That Wanaka Tree is iconic with photographers from around the world. The majority of my photo shoots when we lived in Wanaka, were of that Wanaka tree.

On the morning of this photo shoot, I left Queenstown early to arrive in Wanaka before sunrise. Even though I shot this image during COVID 19 it is still popular. I drove over the Crown Range in good time. Although it was early winter, there was no ice on the road.

It did not take long for people to arrive at the tree. I was the first to arrive. I left my car early and headed towards Lake Wanaka whilst it was still dark.

As I secured my tripod in the water, first light made an appearance behind the town of Wanaka. As you can see, it was honestly a sight to behold. I could not take my eyes off of the beautiful colours. Deep golds, blues, reds and orange.

I did not capture the tree initially as I have done so on numerous occasions. Instead, I focused on the sunrise over the town of Wanaka. I walked into the lake, wearing waders. It is always an advantage wearing waders as I can capture the mood of the moment more accurately.

Of course, I adjusted my focal length on my lens. I had my photographic filter bag up on my chest. Attached to a belt, just to be safe. I also enjoy taking vertical shots as they can sometimes change the dynamics entirely.

I drove to Queenstown after I packed away my photographic equipment with joy and peace in my heart.

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Harmonious Heartbeat

Date: October 30th, 2021, Posted by clare

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When I arrived at this location, it had started raining.

The New Zealanders have a saying, rain by 7.00am, gone by 11.00am. My camera was secured to my tripod. I was ready for my photo shoot.

When I looked at the sky, I noticed a profusion of colours. I realised I was going to have a time of my life at Lake Hayes.

As I waded into the lake, I secured my tripod in the sand and commenced my photo shoot. The golden colours of the leaves were beautiful.

The sky was washed with colours of various hues. It looked like a painting. Fortunately I had my umbrella with me as it started raining during my shoot. The rainbow was a sight to behold!

During the years I have learnt to change photographic filters and hold an umbrella simultaneously. I changed the direction of my camera regularly as well as my focal length on my lens. It is important to add diversity and interest.

Autumn colours blended beautifully with the coolness of the sky, colours that washed the water with superb light. It was a photo shoot to remember.

When I packed away my photographic equipment, I was delighted as I knew I had captured some special shots.

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Abundance

Date: October 29th, 2021, Posted by clare

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My journey to this wonderful location was good. The traffic was light at that hour of the morning. I arrived in good time at this location, to secure a parking. It is an iconic surfing beach. The surfers are known to sleep in their vehicles when the surf is good.

I discovered this brilliant spot which gives me an opportunity, or any photographer, to capture the coastline. It is an exciting beach and coastline to capture images. The surf is big, particularly during the winter months.

As the light appeared across the horizon I knew it was going to be an exceptional sunrise. It exceeded my wildest imagination. The area was quiet, people sat on the rocks.

The weather conditions were good. My shutter release button was busy that morning. During some sunrises the intense light doesn’t last too long. But that morning, it did.

When I packed away my photographic equipment I was content knowing I’d captured some interesting shots.

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Breathtaking!

Date: October 29th, 2021, Posted by clare

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Wellington Point, Brisbane, Australia

Wellington Point is a beautiful destination which is close to home. The jetty is infamous with photographers and walkers.

It is also popular with fishermen. Pelicans eagerly wait for the fishermen to arrive back with fish. It is interesting watching them.

The weather conditions on the morning of this photo shoot were perfect. Although the tide was low, I was able to adjust my focal length of my lens and my composition, to suit the tidal conditions.

I secured my tripod on the shoreline and starting shooting the moment I saw light on the horizon. At the last minute, clouds appeared, which always make the image more interesting. The ocean was calm. Whilst the seagulls and Pelicans waited for their share of fish from the fishing boats.

This destination is always a special place for me. God has enabled me to capture some very special shots from this location. I walked away from this photo shoot happy as I packed away my photographic equipment and drove home.

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Believe!

Date: October 25th, 2021, Posted by clare

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Devil’s Staircase, South Island, New Zealand

This photo shoot was packed with fun. And surprises.

I drove to Devil’s Staircase that afternoon. Travelling from Queenstown, I reached my destination in good time. The winter sun was starting to make its move towards the mountains in preparation for setting.

As I approached the corner, instinctively, I knew the spot was perfect for a shoot. I pulled off the side of the road. Then I gathered my photographic equipment and made my way to Lake Wakatipu. The weather was perfect. Although it was cloudless, the conditions were great.

The bank to the lake was fairly steep, so I walked with caution. When I arrived at the lake, I secured my camera onto my tripod. My photographic filters were positioned in front of my lens once I’d composed my shot.

Composition in photography is important. I am intentional when I prepare my compositions. I vary my focal lengths on my lens, which brings the subject closer or further away. It depends on what I am shooting as to what focal length I choose.

The golden trees were a beautiful contrast to the blue of the water and the sky. A stream coursed its way into Lake Wakatipu. The reflections were picture perfect. It was a great way to end my photo shoot.

I drove home happy. Sometimes spontaneous moments count for much.

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Adventure!

Date: October 22nd, 2021, Posted by clare

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Redcliffe Beach, Queensland, Australia

Redcliffe beach is a fantastic beach for photography, fishing and strolling.

I arrived at this beach just before first light. The advantage is it’s fairly close to home. It was winter, the sunrise was at a good time. Although getting up very early to drive to a location of my choice is easy for me.

The tide was going out whilst the weather conditions were perfect. I secured my tripod in the sand and started shooting right away.

As it was an early winter’s morning, there were few people about. When the light hit the horizon, the colours were exquisite. The breeze was gentle, whilst the water lapped lazily onto the shoreline.

My photographic filters were conveniently attached to a belt, which is worn around my waist. Filters give an accurate colour and add smoothness to the water. I use photographers filters on every photo shoot.

At the end of my photo shoot, I packed away my photographic equipment with a joy in my step as I instinctively knew it was a special time spent capturing some unique shots.

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Golden Harvest!

Date: October 18th, 2021, Posted by clare

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Lake Hayes, Queenstown, New Zealand

This image was captured at the end of my photo shoot at this wonderful location, Lake Hayes, Queenstown, New Zealand.

When I arrived at Lake Hayes, I knew the rain was imminent. As I got out of my vehicle, it started raining. I put my umbrella over me and my photographic equipment. Fortunately the rain did not last long.

I headed towards the lake, as I wear waders which gives me an added advantage of capturing images close up by using my focal length on my lens.

However, as the water was shallow all that was required of me was to secure my tripod in the water and to shoot the golden coloured trees. I could not resist the perfect reflections and blaze of colour in front of me.

The beauty before me was too good to resist, ending my photo shoot on a high note. I packed away my photographic equipment and walked away happy as I knew I had some special shots from that photo shoot. Photographic filters accurately emphasise the beauty that I capture.

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Softly, Slowly!

Date: October 15th, 2021, Posted by clare

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Manly Yachts, Manly, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

When I looked outside my bedroom window early that morning and I saw the fog, I knew it was going to be a good photoshoot.

I live close to this beautiful location. I arrived in good time. I unpacked my photographic equipment. My camera was secure on my tripod.

It has been one of my favourite photoshoot locations. I’m familiar with where I need to position myself for the shoot. I sat on a cushion and started shooting.

The fog became thicker. I enjoy foggy conditions. It is mystical in a way. Every now and then I wiped my photographic filters which were conveniently secured around my waist.

Photographic filters are ideal. They make photography exciting and unique. A few other photographers shared the foggy sunrise with me.

When the sun pierced the fog, the colours were amazing. I drove home with a happy heart.

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Renew!

Date: October 8th, 2021, Posted by clare

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The Spit, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

I left home early on the morning of this photoshoot. The drive to this destination is good early in the morning. The traffic is light which makes for easy driving.

When I arrived at The Spit, I put my waders on and fastened my photographic filters around my waist for ease of use. I carried my tripod, with my camera secured on it, over my shoulder.

The weather conditions were perfect. The tide was receding. I made my way to the shoreline. Instinctively I knew the sunrise was going to be good.

As the light cracked across the horizon the depth of the hues of the colours of the clouds were amazing. They almost took my breath away.

I prepared my tripod by securing it in the sand. I slipped one of my photographic filters across my lens and started shooting. The intensity of the colours on the sand increased as the light became more obvious.

That morning I was fortunate as I was the only photographer on the beach which enabled me to use the space well. I experimented with various heights of my tripod. I also changed the direction and focal length of my camera.

During the latter part of the sunrise, the colours of the clouds over the jetty were indescribable. So were the effects that they had across the water.

It’s a photoshoot I will remember for some time to come.

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Heavenly Breath

Date: October 6th, 2021, Posted by clare

Redcliffe Jetty, Queensland, Australia

As I stepped onto the beach at Redcliffe, I instinctively knew it was going to be an extraordinary sunrise.

I wore my waders, whilst my filter pouch was tucked safely against my waist, with a bag secured around it, proving it waterproof, particularly in rough conditions.

Walking into the water, as far as it would safe to shoot from, I secured my tripod in the sand whilst I positioned my camera in the direction of where the light was starting to crack the horizon, representing a thin bright line. Calm conditions always soothe the soul.

Reaching out for my shutter release button, I started clicking straight away as the light was exceptional from the inception of the sunrise. My prolonged gaze was attracted to the incredible light before me.

I changed my focal length fairly regularly, adapting to the conditions that inviting me to take full advantage of the reflections that slipped through my lens.

Redcliffe jetty is iconic with the public, particularly with fishermen. The jetty naturally adds a unique dimension, encouraging an awakening of the senses, involved with the sunrise.

My camera was perfectly positioned just above the water, although safe, my intention was to maximise the accuracy and the warmth of the colours that soaked spectacularly across the ocean. It was a sight to behold.

Through that photoshoot, the colours of the clouds and the reflections were unending, a moment that imprints your mind with lingering thoughts of such a spectacular sunrise. Perfect conditions attract peace.

It was great going home, as I packed away my camera gear, filters and tripod, knowing it was the appropriate moment to be doing a photoshoot at Redcliffe jetty. 

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Fiery Delight

Date: October 6th, 2021, Posted by clare

Each month Clare opens up her photography journal and takes us behind some of her images. This is Fiery Delight, shot in private farmland, Northern Queensland, Australia.

Northern Queensland, Australia

From Clare’s Journal

On the morning of this photoshoot, I left home early as I study the weather before each photoshoot. Instinctively, I knew it was going to be a good sunrise, but there was no way I could predict such an extraordinary depth of red and golds, with an intense blue sky. The field was also influenced by the colours of the sky.

As I had already asked the farmer if I could use his land for photoshoots, on both sides of the road, he was agreeable. I parked my vehicle safely on the side of a busy road and I made my way to the fields closest to his farm house.

Although I was some distance from the farmer’s home, it could be used as a feature as part of my composition. As first light cracked across the horizon, I realised the significance of the sunrise I was going to shoot.

Of course, my camera was ready, secured on my tripod, with the shutter release in my hand. I was excited as I was aware it was going to be a busy photoshoot. The farmer and his employees drove past me and waved, and I returned the warmth to them. My photographic filters are worn around my waist as I use a belt for convenience.

Before long, I was using my filters to add depth and richness of colour to the most incredible sky that was a brilliant red and gold, and an equally vivid blue. Normally sunrises of that nature are inclined to fade quickly. Today though, the light remained strong for some time before the colour faded and surrendered to the blue sky.

It was an impacting photoshoot. I was happy with the results as I downloaded my photos when I arrived home. It was a photoshoot I remembered for some time. And I still do!

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In a Moment! | Solitude

Date: October 4th, 2021, Posted by clare

Glenorchy Jetty , South Island, New Zealand

Driving to Glenorchy, South Island, New Zealand, is an adventure that is indescribable. The scenery of the mountain ranges and of Lake Wakatipu are beautiful beyond description.

I have driven between Queenstown and Glenorchy on several occasions. On the morning of this photoshoot the weather conditions were perfect. I left home well before sunrise. The road was quiet. Apart from a few rabbits on the roadside.

The star-studded sky was impressive. Driving along that road requires intense concentration as it twists and turns around Lake Wakatipu. I made good time to Glenorchy. The trip was relaxing. I was looking forward to my shoot there. As I always do.

On this occasion, I decided to shoot from the other end of the jetty. It’s good to do the same thing differently. I prepared my photographic equipment by securing my camera onto my tripod.

I did not extend my tripod legs as I wanted to capture the moment more accurately. The breeze was gentle. As I settled myself on the jetty, a friendly person walking his dog spoke to me. Before too long the jetty lights went out and I was able to start my photoshoot in earnest.

Glenorchy is a popular destination, particularly during the winter months as it is ’embraced’ by mountains which are usually thick with snow. Since COVID, the tourism industry has slowed down of course. But it is popular with the locals.

Jet boats are popular with the tourists so I knew I needed to finish my photoshoot before they arrived. As I use photographic filters, there is no room for any momentum. Images become blurred with too much movement with the use of filters.

Two diving platforms are positioned near the jetty. During the summer months they are well used. The wooden jetty is iconic with tourists.

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Contemplate!

Date: October 1st, 2021, Posted by clare

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Manly Harbour Entrance, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Manly Harbour Entrance is close to home. It is an idyllic spot. It’s also popular with fishermen and joggers. And of course, photographers.

Early that morning I noticed the cloud formations were interesting. I knew it was a good idea to drive to Manly. I arrived in good time. It did not take me long to prepare my photographic equipment for my shoot.

I established where I was going to position myself for my photoshoot. The clouds were dramatic in front of me. As the night surrendered to the day, I started my shoot. The clouds were heavy with rain. The sun added warmth to the horizon.

The wind was cold. I wore several layers of clothing to keep myself warm. I was the only photographer there that morning. As the sunrise evolved, I changed the direction of my camera. I also adjusted my lens, my focal length, to add interest to each image.

My passion is travel, people and photography. I thrive on sharpening my photographic skills by experimenting with new ideas on each photoshoot. It is important to me to experience what is successful. And what isn’t going to work in future photoshoots.

It was a grand finale of light. I was blessed with inspirational light. At the end of my photoshoot, I packed away my photographic equipment. And I left feeling delighted as it was a memorable shoot.

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It’s Time!

Date: September 27th, 2021, Posted by clare

Burleigh Heads Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

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I enjoyed the drive to this incredible beach. Currumbin beach is a thrilling beach to capture sunrise shots. When the tide is full, the waves crash against the rocks which almost take my breath away with excitement.

This destination is one of my favourite photo shoot locations on the Gold Coast. It is unpredictable as I never quite know what to expect. Sometimes the ocean can be as calm as a lake and on other occasions, it was been tempestuous.

Quite honestly, I enjoy the excitement of big waves as they make their way to the shore. New Zealand was an opportunity to sharpen my photographic skills. However, the Gold Coast has taken my work to another level as I know how sharp I need to be.

On the morning of this shoot, the waves were powerful. The tide was coming in, as the water swept across the rocks, with force. The unpredictability of the waves is what keeps me on my toes. I watch the waves and study their momentum. But, in saying that, I have had rogue waves splash my equipment.

I wear waders which enable me to remain fairly dry when big waves crash against the rocks, at my feet. The concentration involved is fairly intense. I walk away from photo shoots that have been exciting, with a spring in my step. There is always so much to learn, which keeps me sharpened as a fine art landscape photographer.

As I packed away my photographic equipment I sensed I had some special shots in the ‘bag’.

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Beckon!

Date: September 20th, 2021, Posted by clare

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Lake Wanaka, South Island, New Zealand

I left home during the early hours of the morning. The road conditions were good. There was little traffic. I drove over the Crown Range. Fortunately, there was no ice on the road.

Lake Wanaka is renowned for That Wanaka Tree. I had decided not to capture the tree at sunrise as I had done so often in the past.

When I arrived at the lake, the car park was empty. But it did not take long when enthusiastic photographers started making their way to the lake.

From experience, I know the importance of being prepared and ready at this wonderful location. I stepped into the calm lake. The sunrise was magnificent. The other photographers who accompanied me to the water, were focused on That Wanaka Tree.

As the light was becoming more evident, I secured my tripod amongst the stones in the water. Of course my camera was secured to my tripod by this time. By looking at the stones, you can see my tripod was fairly close to the water. My intention was to capture the effect of the light, with the stones making an interesting impact.

Although photographers were present, as I have already mentioned, it was fairly quiet due to Covid. As I wear waders, I am able to step into deeper water, which I have done on many occasions in this wonderful lake.

Once the sun had risen, I captured That Wanaka Tree. It was one of the most memorable photo shoots I had experienced in a while.

When I packed my photographic equipment away, I felt happy and content.

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Liberty!

Date: September 13th, 2021, Posted by clare

Lake Kilpatrick, South Island, New Zealand

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It had been a busy day, before the moment I captured this shot at Lake Kilpatrick, South Island, New Zealand. On each occasion I have visited this beautiful lake, it has literally taken my breath away.

Lake Kilpatrick is a small lake that is close to Lake Moke, which is near Queenstown. It is renowned with fine art landscape photographers from around the world. As you can imagine, with the introduction of satellites, no place is a best kept secret anymore. But, then again, we are all entitled to share this beautiful creation together in harmony.

I was on my way home when I decided to take the drive to Lake Kilpatrick and Lake Moke. The road becomes very narrow as you approach both lakes. In the winter months they are potentially treacherous due to icy conditions. But, of course, the snow on the mountain ranges during the winters months, is worth the drive. With caution, I may add.

Although it was too early for snow as you can see, the weather conditions were absolutely perfect. The wind was absent, there wasn’t even a breeze. Even though the early mornings and nights were freezing cold, the day time temperatures were warm.

On the way to driving to Lake Moke, I could not help but stop the vehicle and do a photoshoot. I did a mini photoshoot on my return from Lake Moke, such were the conditions. The mountains appear to wrap themselves around you. The peace and tranquility of the moment were indescribable. I have never experienced anything like that. I was almost breathless looking at the scene before me.

The reflections were as perfect as the weather conditions. I secured my tripod on the grassy bank, and composed my shots with precision, during this photoshoot. The traffic was minimal, and with a dusty road, that was an added advantage.

I used my photographic filters which were close at hand. I also adjusted my focal length on several occasions to draw the mountains closer and further away. As I packed my photographic equipment away into my camera bag, I felt so close to nature, I engaged in the moment.

It’s a photoshoot I will remember for years to come.

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Abundance!

Date: September 8th, 2021, Posted by clare

Wellington Point, Queensland, Australia

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Wellington Point is a beautiful location which is close to home. My camera bag and my photographic equipment is always at hand. On the morning of this photoshoot, I researched the weather for the day.

To my surprise I noticed a cloudy day, which is not too common during the hot and humid summer months we experience here.

After a short drive to Wellington Point, I secured my camera onto my tripod and prepared my composition. As first light transitioned to a mature light on the horizon, I started using my photographic filters.

As the light became more dominant, I used the filters that were appropriate for the sunlight at that moment. The tide was full, so I stood on the rocks to capture this image.

Wellington Point is a popular destination for fishermen, and it is equally popular with the Pelicans who eagerly await fish from the fishing boats. I enjoy hearing the outboard motors of the fishing boats roar during the early morning.

It was interesting witnessing the light almost explode before my eyes as I captured this shot. Landscape/seascape photography is stimulating and I have come to expect the unexpected. My camera was very busy that morning as I clicked my shutter release to capture numerous images in order to select a quality image.

The light was strong but it did not remain that way for long. It is in moments like that, that a photographer cannot waste time. Each second is important to draw the maximum strength and colour from the sky. The reflections across the ocean were inspirational. It was a memorable photoshoot.

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Golden Harvest | Sunlight and Shadows!

Date: August 16th, 2021, Posted by clare

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Devil’s Staircase, South Island, New Zealand

FROM MY JOURNAL

As I travelled from Queenstown to Kingston, South Island, New Zealand, I was attracted to the spectacular scenery of impressive mountains that seem to embrace Lake Wakatipu.

The beauty of the Remarkable mountain range is indescribable. Whilst I drove to my location, I disengaged from every day life, and connected with the scintillating lake and mountains. Lake Wakatipu, with it’s deep hue of aquamarine, was stunning in the winter sun. The scenery before me encouraged a sense of eager anticipation, as I approached my photo shoot destination.

Spontaneity is rewarded with surprises which elevate hope and expectancy. I was care free and relaxed. I always seek out of the ordinary places to stop, encouraging me to refresh and to explore rugged, remote areas of pristine countryside.

My intentionality is to seek locations that are distinctly different and relatively unexplored, which, in this age of satelittes, involves careful preparation.

CAPTURING THE SHOT

As I approached a curve in the road, I noticed a perfect pull-off place. I secured my camera onto my tripod, as I stepped into my waders (after this shoot, I walked along the shore line of Lake Wakatipu), and fitted my photographic filters around my waist. I made my way towards Lake Wakatipu.

I could not resist the significance of this moment as the sun pierced through the trees, whilst the autumn leaves were randomly scattered across the ground. The light was perfect.

Initially, I was not going to capture the sun shining through the trees. But the vivid blue of Lake Wakatipu in the background, contrasted with the autumn shades of the leaves, made it worthwhile. The winter sun was setting rapidly. I worked my shutter release effectively to ensure my timing and light exposure was correct.

Devil’s Staircase is infamous for it’s tight bends in the road and it’s unrivalled scenery. After an action-packed shoot, I had a spring in my step as it was a memorable, and an inspirational afternoon. I packed away my photographic equipment and drove home in a happy frame of mind.

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Pause | Be Inspired!

Date: August 13th, 2021, Posted by clare

Join me in experiencing my adventures and excitement on my photo shoots, as I unwrap my journey involved in capturing images that linger, whilst reflecting spectacular scenery that soak the soul with peace and hope!

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Jack’s Point, Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand

From Clare’s Journal

It was a cold morning, with a temperature reading just above freezing point when I arrived at this beautiful location. I have been to Jack’s Point on several occasions. Each photo shoot has been memorable

Jack’s Point is an affluent suburb at the base of The Remarkable Mountains on the peripheral of Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand. It boasts a world renowned golf course. As I headed towards the golf course I noticed a light layer of mist rising above the lake close by.

Capturing the Shot

I always arrive at my photo shoot destinations before first light as it gives me an opportunity to prepare myself to walk to a desired spot, which avails time to prepare my photographic equipment, namely my tripod, camera and my photographic filters.

As I walked towards the hill which I am familiar with, I instinctively knew to turn around, and stop. I lengthened my tripod legs and secured my camera on my tripod. Light was starting to leak behind the Remarkable Mountain range. The mist was more prevalent and had become more dense. It was suspended with ease above the lake and fields.

The sounds of silence was evident, with a distance sound of ducks and birds to welcome the new day. It was a breathless time in space. As soon as the sunrise became more evident, I clicked away on my shutter release to capture the beauty before me. A hint of a breeze swept over the valley, releasing a chill. I was appreciative of my warm clothing.

At the end of my photo shoot, I packed away my equipment and walked back to my vehicle with a spring in my step as it was a memorable sunrise.

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In the Rhythm | Seeking solace!

Date: August 9th, 2021, Posted by clare

Join me in experiencing my adventures and excitement on my photo shoots, as I unwrap my journey involved in capturing images that linger, whilst reflecting spectacular scenery that soak the soul with peace and hope!

Arrow River, Arrowtown, South Island, New Zealand

From Clare’s Journal

Recently I spent time in South Island, New Zealand. My suitcase packed several days before my departure. South Island stunning, particularly during autumn and winter.

The lifestyle in South Island is relaxed. Whilst the hospitality is warm and inviting. Winter temperatures are lean. Which comes with a recommendation of wearing several layers of quality warm clothing. The experience of driving on the scenic roads, lingers in your memory!

I was fortunate as the weather conditions were perfect during my business trip to South Island. I was able to capture shots that were interesting, which contrasted perfectly with the weather, even though the snow was absent. My accommodation was good, with an easy drive to all the iconic tourist locations.

Capturing the Shot

My waders are ideal as they enable me to keep warm and waterproof. In those freezing conditions, my clothing represents my sensitivity to the cold. I have perfected the procedure of layering my clothes to fit into my waders.

I walked from the car park in Arrowtown towards the Arrow River whilst first light illuminated the horizon. I familiarised myself with the region by researching it on Google Maps.

Although the sky was cloudy, the light was interesting. I was invigorated by the sounds and sight of the Arrow River that was bursting with energy as I walked alongside it. Birds were heading in the new day which added a spring to my step.

It did not take me long to discover a perfect spot to capture the blaze of autumn colour that emerged from above the river. I entered the river with caution as it was fast flowing. It did not take me long to realise the depth of the water. Rivers in New Zealand are crystal clear. Sometimes it is not always easy to determine their depth. So I discovered.

Each step into the river, was intentional. My tripod became my ‘walking stick’. Extra caution was required as my camera was attached to my tripod. I gauged the powerful flow of the river as it throbbed against my legs, by navigating through it with respect. Each step forward was measured with accuracy. It was not easy determining the depth, from one step to the next.

Instinctively, I realised an ideal vantage point half way across the river. A perfect place to capture the momentum of the deep green colour of the water cascading over the rocks. It was beautifully contrasted with the extravagant autumn colours of the trees! I remained steadfast in that position for a considerable time. I realised the difficulty in gaining momentum, where the rocks were slippery.

My camera was poised to capture the inspirational scene before me. All I needed to do was to adjust the focal length of my lens, which draws the image in closer or further away, and to adjust the position of my camera on the tripod.

Photographic filters transform images into something special. My filters are in a pouch which are secured to my waist, whilst using a belt for ease of use. Standing in the middle of the Arrow River for 2 hours, in a freezing cold water was worth it. The exhilaration I experienced whilst shooting inspirational scenery, is indescribable. A remote location, in such surrounds, it a was heaven on earth experience.

I made my way from the middle of the river, upstream, towards the rapids, where this shot was captured. Lowering my tripod in the water, to capture the true essence of the momentum of the river, flowing with speed over the rocks, which were interspersed with leaves, was captivating. The photographic filters smooth the water.

When my photo shoot was completed, I packed away my equipment, secured my camera bag over my shoulders, I walked away with a sense of knowing I had captured something special.

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Defining Moments

Date: August 6th, 2021, Posted by clare

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

This beach is an iconic surfing and photographic location. It is ideally located on the Gold, Coast, Queensland, Australia. It is also enjoyed by dog walkers who gather together and exchange life stories. 

The weather and surf conditions were superb. Having done my research regarding the weather, before leaving home, paid dividends. Clouds were scattered across the horizon, whilst a gentle breeze had no effect on the surface of the water.

I located my position that was suitable to shoot from, securing my tripod in the sand, I started shooting as first light was breaking across the horizon. This location is predictably unpredictable. It has fast moving currents, and if you are unaware of where they are, one could experience some difficulty.

Before the sunrise fully matured, the colour in the clouds was influenced by the intensity of the sunrise. The ocean was calm and soothing, clothed in a vivid blue.

During that photoshoot, I repositioned my tripod on several occasions and altered the focal length of my lens, absorbing the accuracy of the spectacular scene before me. The tide was ebbing, with an ease for a more relaxed photoshoot. It was with joy that I packed away my photographic equipment and made my way home.

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Arrow!

Date: June 17th, 2021, Posted by clare

Join me in experiencing my adventures and excitement on my photo shoots, as I unwrap my journey involved in capturing images that linger, whilst reflecting spectacular scenery that soak the soul with peace and hope!

This beautiful location is close to home. I have captured some stunning sunrises here. Particularly during high tide.

The weather conditions were perfect during this photo shoot. The light was incredible. From start to finish. I enjoy walking a short distance away from where I normally stand to capture this area when the light is perfect, it is unbeatable.

It is a quiet location. The pelicans enjoy the area too. It is a busy water way for boat lovers and for people who appreciate boat trips out to the ocean for the day.

I’m able to stand on the land, capturing the moment with added height. The location has a playground which is popular. And a nice BBQ area.

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Tapestry!

Date: June 17th, 2021, Posted by clare

Join me in experiencing my adventures and excitement on my photo shoots, as I unwrap my journey involved in capturing images that linger, whilst reflecting spectacular scenery that soak the soul with peace and hope!

This was my last photo shoot in New Zealand, before returning to Australia. The weather was closing in rapidly. Rain was imminent. But I could not stop shooting. I had been in the river for approximately 3 hours. I had the time of my life.

Even though the sky was cloudy, the conditions were perfect for capturing the autumn colours. The trees were ablaze with colour. Further down the river, people were panning for gold. It was one of the most spectacular and memorable photo shoots I have been on.

It was not easy separating myself from this scene. But I realised the importance of packing away my equipment due to the rain. It was a memorable photo shoot from start to finish.

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Anchored – a soothing blend of tranquility

Date: June 10th, 2021, Posted by clare

Each month Clare opens up her photography journal and takes us behind some of her images. This is Anchored, shot at Norah Head beach & Lighthouse in NSW, Australia.
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Norah Head Beach and Lighthouse is one of my favourite locations on the New South Wales Central Coast precinct. It is conveniently located to Terrigal which is a very popular seaside resort.

Walking from the Norah Head lighthouse to the beach is always a challenge as darkness increases as I approach the beach. The beach is superb, although unpredictable, due to its location. 

Each step towards the rock shelf becomes a little easier as I have my headlamp on. The tide, the strength and height of the waves, determine how adventurous I am on the rocks.

If the tide is coming in and the waves are too big, I remain on the beach. I always wear waders when I’m doing photoshoots at the coast as I immerse myself in the image, so to speak, using my camera, lens and photographic filters. My tripod works very hard when I’m at the coast as the waves can be sizeable and sometimes boisterous! But I stand my ground waiting for good shots.

My passion is for my Fine Art Landscape/Seascape Photography to transport individuals to another space and place. So, by being in the water, people viewing my work are immersed with me, in my world as a Fine Art Photographer, in the moment of capturing something special, either at sunrise or sunset.

My intentionality is to include features such as a lighthouse or a jetty, or any other object that will add interest. I enjoy combining the excitement of the waves with a soothing blend of tranquility in another area of the image I am composing and shooting.

Photographic composition, like art, distinguishes an extraordinary image from an ordinary image. The sun, and its effect on the water, the rocks, the clouds and the lighthouse are subjects of warmth, whilst the coolness of the ocean cascading smoothly over the rocks introduces a sense of calm and soothing to the soul. The world is my playground.


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Colour Burst | Dynamically Dramatic

Date: June 10th, 2021, Posted by clare

Each month Clare opens up her photography journal and takes us behind some of her images. This is Colour Burst, shot at Mona, Northern Queensland, Australia.

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Mona, Northern Queensland, Australia

From Clare’s Journal

Mona, is a farming community in Northern Queensland, Australia. The sunsets in this area, during the burning of sugar cane leaves is impressive, with displays of dramatic polluted clouds dispersed across the sky at sunset.

I could not resist using my camera frequently whilst I toured this area, as I drove around, searching for exceptional sunsets. I was not disappointed, as each evening I ventured out on a photo shoot, I arrived home overjoyed as a result of capturing rich gold skies at sunset.

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When I arrived at the farm, my chosen location, I introduced myself to the farmer who was affable. It was always an exciting moment, anticipating plumes of clouds contrasting perfectly with the sunset.

The weather was calm. I was presented with an ideal opportunity to use my photographic filters to their maximum capacity, which contributed towards the accuracy of the sunset.

Mona is a farming community, comprising predominantly of sugar cane farms. It is an ideal location to capture sunrises and sunsets. My time spent in Mona was productive.

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Linger – “the waves demand respect”

Date: May 5th, 2021, Posted by clare

Each month Clare opens up her photography journal and takes us behind some of her images. This is Linger, shot at Burleigh Heads in Australia.


Burleigh Heads is beautiful. Whenever I need a challenge, I head straight to Burleigh Heads.

The waves are consistently coming at me and demand respect. I have had my tripod ripped off its legs due to the power of the waves there.

The tripod has remained intact, but I have had to remove it due to the rough conditions in the water. I thrive on the challenge at Burleigh Heads.

On the morning of this photo shoot, the conditions were sublime. I was able to reduce my tripod legs to capture the true essence of the momentum of the ocean.

Thank you for appreciating my work!


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Linger, Burleigh Heads, Queensland, Australia

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In the Moment – “one of my favourite locations”

Date: May 3rd, 2021, Posted by clare

Each month Clare opens up her photography journal and takes us behind some of her images. This is In the Moment, shot at Nora Head Beach.

This location also features in one of Clare’s most popular prints – “Anchored”. This print is available to purchase in the Online Photography Print Shop. It is also one of the images in Clare’s 2022 calendar – 12 Months of Hope and is one of the featured images for the stunning range of Clare Page Acrylic Desk Blocks


Nora Head Beach, New South Wales, Australia

From Clare’s Journal

This is one of my favourite locations to shoot. The lighthouse as a feature is a bonus and provides a focal point.

The sunrise of the morning of this photoshoot was exceptional. Shooting from the large rock shelf is an incredible experience. Wearing my waders I am able to clamber over rocks and stand waist deep in the ocean, whatever is needed!


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Spontaneity!

Date: May 1st, 2021, Posted by clare

Each month Clare opens up her photography journal and takes us behind some of her images. This is Cool and Calm, shot at Redcliffe Beach, Queensland.

You can also see other images that Clare has captured at Redcliffe Beach


From Clare’s Journal

This shoot took place at Redcliffe Beach early one morning. I always have an umbrella with me on my photoshoots. I most certainly needed it that morning.

The rain was imminent, accompanied by a gusty wind. Before long, I had my umbrella up, whilst I continued shooting.


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Redcliffe Beach, Queensland, Australia

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Catch the Fire – burning sugar cane leaves

Date: May 1st, 2021, Posted by clare

Each month Clare opens up her photography journal and takes us behind some of her images. This is Catch the Fire, shot in Mona, Northern Queensland.


From Clare’s Journal

I captured this image at sunset in Mona, Northern Queensland, Australia.

The district is renowned for growing mangos and sugar cane. The farmers burn the sugar cane leaves when the sugar cane is about to be harvested.

I captured this incredible scene as I stood on a nearby farm. The polluted clouds appear dramatic during the sunset. It was the first time I had witnessed the effect of farmers burning sugar cane leaves. 


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Mona, Northern Queensland, Australia

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Escape!

Date: April 30th, 2021, Posted by clare

The early morning sky was beautiful before first light. I could tell that it was going to be an incredible photo shoot

As the sunrise progressed, the light improved. I stood near the boat ramp as the tide was coming in, securing my tripod near the boat ramp, and I started clicking my shutter release button straight away.

Thank your appreciating my work!

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Momentum!

Date: April 26th, 2021, Posted by clare

From the time I arrived at this incredible destination, I had my work cut out. It is a beach I enjoy doing photo shoots at, as it is stimulating and challenging.

On each occasion, I have done a shoot at this beach, it has inspired me. The conditions were predominately rough.

When I position my tripod in the water, I know I am going to be in for a ride of my life. It is thrilling and I walk away inspired and ready for another challenge.

On the morning of this photo shoot, I was one with God in capturing His creation.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Burleigh Heads, Queensland, Australia

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Cool and Calm – a play on light and shadows

Date: April 25th, 2021, Posted by clare

Shooting at Manly yachts has been the perfect training ground for me as a Fine Art Landscape Photographer. I have done numerous photoshoots at this beautiful, peaceful location.

It is a popular destination with photographers. I always arrive early, before sunrise, securing a good spot. Arriving in good time prepares me adequately for my photoshoot. I secure my photographic filters around my waist by using my belt. 

I prepare my camera, ensuring all its settings are correct. When I compose my photo, I ensure the camera’s focus is accurate. I usually commence my shoots before first light as there is an abundance of light to highlight the impressive yachts.

As the light cracks the horizon, I am prepared and ready to shoot. It does not take me long to start using my photographic filters. Shooting from Manly yachts is always a play on the light and shadows as was on the morning this image was captured. The clouds appeared as the sun was rising, creating a dramatic effect, with an impressive reflection of the cloud across the water at sunrise.

When I first purchased my most recent professional camera, I delighted in practicing the effects and technique involved between light and dark, particularly as one shoots straight into the sun, hence the importance of using photographic filters at this idyllic location.

Although I am not in the water at Manly yachts, I sit on the edge of the pedestrian walkway, reducing my tripod to create maximum effects between the water, the light, the yachts and the shadows appearing between the yachts.

My purpose and passion as a Fine Art Landscape/Seascape Photographer is to capture images that linger in one’s memory, for as long as they appear on a wall.

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Colour Burst

Date: April 25th, 2021, Posted by clare

Sunset in Northern Queensland, Australia, during the sugar cane season is always met with some anticipation as to where and when the next harvest of sugar cane leaves will be burnt, before being transported to the sugar mill. It is of course a traditional way of preparing the cane before it is processed.

It was the first time I had witnessed such impressive and dense plumes of smoke ascending into the atmosphere, as a result of burning the leaves, adding to the drama of the already stunning sunsets. 

I stood on a farmer’s sugar cane field, where the cane was mostly in its infancy. The farmer was affable. He did not mind my using his land to capture some magnificent sunsets which were dramatic enough, but even more so, with the smoke forming clouds, heavy with awe-inspiring formations, colours and sizes. 

With such perfect weather conditions for my photoshoot, I secured my tripod into the soil whilst I used my photographic filters to their maximum capacity, which contributed to the accuracy of the moment.

This area is a settlement consisting of a few farms, but it is an extraordinary place to capture both sunrises and sunsets. My camera was in constant use when I was in that area. It was packed away at twilight as the light held for such an extended time. 

Northern Queensland, Australia

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Softly, Silently | Be Still!

Date: April 25th, 2021, Posted by clare

On the morning of this photoshoot, the morning air was invigorating, tinged with a sharp crispness that inspires the soul.

This location boasts an affluential suburb, an immaculate, well-manicured golf course and a club house/restaurant, with views that are beautiful beyond description. It is well appointed, with a desirable address.

My journey through almost impenetrable bush, as time was ticking by, realising first light was about to make an appearance behind the mountains, was upmost in my thinking. I weaved my way through the extensive bush, with a strategy of deliberation, ensuring I remained strong footed, as it was easy to surrender to the tough terrain.

When I approached the small lake, a host of ducks became very vocal. It was the last thing I wanted as they were intent on disturbing the water with their erratic behaviour.

It was important at that stage, to work my way to the water that was tantalising close, with calmness, eliminating the cacophony of the ducks. As I secured my tripod on the stones on the fringe of the lake, light had snuck out from behind the mountain range. Perfect timing. I had just enough time to compose myself, in selecting the correct filters for that specific light. I crouched down in an attempt to hide myself from the ducks as they are curious birds, enabling me to focus on my photo shoot.

The conditions were superb. I lowered my tripod legs, whilst my camera was close to the water, then I commenced the clicking of my shutter release. Composition is relevant. My intention was for the warmth of the lights from the clubhouse/restaurant to be a focal feature.

After the photo shoot, I placed my filters in my field pouch, slung my camera and tripod over my shoulder and returned to my vehicle. I was in an elevated state of mind, having experienced a magnificent display of nature. Memorable moments!

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Seize the Day

Date: April 25th, 2021, Posted by clare

Recently I returned to Fingal Head where there is a diminutive light house. It has been some time since my visit to this exciting location.

Before I drove to Fingal Head, I researched the weather to the finest detail as weather conditions change regularly in that vicinity. When I knew it was good to go, I packed my car with my photographic equipment. The back of my vehicle represents my office as it houses most of my photographic-related items, apart from my quality camera, filters and tripod.

With my camera bag on my back, and my tripod in my arms, I arrived at the little lighthouse and I felt safe.

Two fishermen were on the cluster of rocks opposite me, that offered me peace of mind. I settled myself into my position on the rocks and prepared my lens to receive the filters. As night surrendered to the light of day, I recognised early that it was going to be a spectacular sunrise.

This location is popular with fishermen and photographers. But I was fortunate that morning to have the rocks to myself. It’s all part of sharing the territory, but it’s ideal when one has an opportunity to use leverage and to have the availability of freedom of space to capture and to captivate, with the sense of being there, when the image is being viewed.

The clouds were intense in areas, releasing splashes of vivid colours whilst the sun soaked the sky permeated light and warmth across the horizon. Fingal Head is an accelerated place to upgrade my photographic skills as its power, pulse and performance packed into one.

It was a memorable photo shoot from start to finish.

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Seek and Find

Date: April 25th, 2021, Posted by clare

This superb location was discovered after intentionally seeking new destinations to drive to for photoshoots.

Queensland, Australia

As I use filters, the conditions need to be absolutely calm, so the absence of wind is paramount. On the morning of this photoshoot, I wore my waders, secured my camera onto my tripod and, as always, I wear my filter pouch around my waist for convenience. 

When I stepped into the water just before first light, with the tide rising, instinctively I knew it was going to be a sublime sunrise. The light started leaking across the horizon, in an instant I recognised the eruption of light before me was going to overflow across the horizon, whilst the reflections would represent a mirror image of the light emitting from the clouds and sky.

Carefully I reduced my tripod to an appropriate height, and I began clicking my shutter release button. The light was extraordinary as it soaked the water with perfect reflections. 

I treaded carefully through the water to change my compositions to add depth and variation to the superb sunrise conditions. As I walked away from that beautiful location, that lends itself to an atmosphere of paradise, I packed my camera equipment into my vehicle and knew that God had gifted me with something special.

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Secret Retreat

Date: April 25th, 2021, Posted by clare

Bennett’s Bluff is situated at Mt Creighton, where one can take in the magnificent views of the Humboldt Ranges, Mt Earnslaw and the top end of Lake Wakatipu.

My preference is always to arrive in good time for my desired shoot destination. It was my first photo shoot at Bennett’s Bluff. I was aware of a pull off point or lay by from the road that squeezes a couple of vehicles in close proximity, enabling humanity to soak in the view. 

It was dark when I arrived at Bennett’s Bluff. I gathered my tripod, camera and filters, and made my way towards the precipice. Whilst standing at the edge of a cliff, I had an appreciation of the sharp, drop that descended towards Lake Wakatipu. 

The valley was tree-lined with rich green foliage, which blended beautifully with the lake. As the stars were replaced with the softness of dawn, I was busy clicking my shutter release button and changing filters as the light in the sky became increasingly intriguing. Ever knowing that I had a slither of ground to secure my tripod on.

A soft breeze did not influence the effect on the surface of the water in the lake as it perfectly reflected the beauty in the sky. Warm pinks washed the sky, attracting one’s attention to the snow-capped mountain ranges which complemented the picture with their perfection.

From start to finish, the photo shoot was exceptional. At the end of the shoot, I removed my waders and packed away my photographic equipment and drove home. It is a moment I will remember for some time to come.

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Fleeting

Date: April 25th, 2021, Posted by clare

On the morning of this photoshoot the conditions were superbly synchronised. There were moments of resistance against my tripod, from the waves, but I stood my ground and remained strong and resilient. 

I always evaluate the safety of my equipment, ensuring my filters are protected. I lower myself to control the functionality of my camera and shutter release, thereby maximising the moment of exposure and reflections of the clouds whilst the light soaks the sky.

The rocks were smooth and glossy with the effect of the water washing over them. The sun soaked the water with warmth, whilst it was also blended with the coolness of the blue of the early morning sky. A surfer stands solitary, waiting with anticipation of catching a wave.

At the end of my photoshoot, my waders were soaked, but my tripod, camera and filters were safe, whilst my soul was elated. This location continues to invite me back for future opportunities of stimulating my senses and upgrading the fine art of photography. 

I packed my camera bag, tripod and filters into my vehicle and headed for home, bursting with excitement after a momentous photoshoot.

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Encounter

Date: April 25th, 2021, Posted by clare

This iconic location for photographers and surfers has been responsible for fine tuning the fine art of landscape/seascape photography for me. 

This beach is located on the Gold Coast. It smacks of adventure, excitement, pressure to perform under extreme weather conditions, versatility, tumultuous seas, and also ‘boasting’ a generous rock platform where the ocean smashes against the rocks, at full force. 

It is seldom that this magnificent piece of coastline is placid or calm. I absolutely thrive on the conditions that accelerate my heart beat. It is tempestuous and unpredictable which stimulates my senses to come up higher as a fine art landscape/seascape photographer.

That morning I wore my waders and secured my filter pouch around my waist. Other photographers packed around me, witnessing the strength of the sea as it raced towards us. I secured my tripod firmly on the concrete wall and heightened it to a point where I could view the activity in front of me, and compose something special, birthed from a dynamic photoshoot. My heart was beating fast with excitement and anticipation!

After capturing the best of the sunrise from the concrete wall, I made my way to the rocks and recognised the depth of colour in the water, that was intense with whirls of white froth on its surface. Adding interest were the seagull and a touch of humanity on the beach, on a cold day. It was a memorable photoshoot from start to finish.

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Momentum

Date: April 24th, 2021, Posted by clare

Location | Snapper Rocks, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

This is a versatile beach and is iconic with surfers, photographers, joggers and walkers.

The conditions on the morning of this photoshoot were perfect. It took some time for the sun to break through the clouds, but it was worth the wait. The tide was coming in whilst making its presence felt, as the ocean filled the cavity between the rocks.

As always, I wear waders which gives me an advantage of being waterproof as some powerful waves have crashed against the rocks, resulting in an impressive spray, whilst the boots are ideal for walking on the generous rock shelf. 

Securing my tripod on the rocks, in various positions, always introduces an excitement to me as I commence my shoot and press my shutter release button.

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Shine!

Date: April 23rd, 2021, Posted by clare

The early morning sky was beautiful before first light. I could tell that it was going to be an incredible photo shoot.

As the sunrise progressed, the light improved. I stood near the boat ramp as the tide was coming in, securing my tripod on the shoreline, and I started clicking my shutter release button straight away.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Wellington Point, Queensland, Australia

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Amazement!

Date: April 19th, 2021, Posted by clare

Burleigh Heads is an incredible beach. It is great for surfers and photographers. The versatility at this beach is incredible.

I have done many photo shoots at this beach and each has been exciting. The waves are usually big and the conditions are rough.

On the morning of this photo shoot, everything came together well. I walked away with a spring in my step.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Burleigh Heads, Queensland, Australia

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Draw Near!

Date: April 16th, 2021, Posted by clare

I stepped into the water whilst the tide was low. The reflections were incredible, with sensational hues of pink, gold and blue.

I secured my tripod in the water when I reached my destination, and began clicking my shutter release button straight away.

The conditions were perfect, with a soft breeze making its presence felt across the water, without causing a ripple.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Wellington Point, Queensland, Australia

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Solitude!

Date: April 12th, 2021, Posted by clare

From the time I arrived at this incredible destination, I had my work cut out.

It is a beach I enjoy doing photo shoots at, as it is stimulating and challenging.

On each occasion I have done a shoot at this beach, it has inspired me. The conditions are predominantly rough.

When I position my tripod in the water, I know I am going to be in for a ride of my life. It is thrilling and I walk away inspired and ready for another challenge.

On the morning of this photoshoot, I was one with God in capturing His creation.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Burleigh Heads, Queensland, Australia

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Distinct!

Date: April 9th, 2021, Posted by clare

The early morning sky was beautiful before first light. I could tell that it was going to be an incredible photo shoot

As the sunrise progressed, the light improved. I stood on the boat ramp as the tide was coming in, securing my tripod on the boat ramp and I started clicking my shutter release button straight away.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Wellington Point, Queensland, Australia

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Immerse!

Date: April 2nd, 2021, Posted by clare

When I arrived at the beach, I secured my tripod in the water. I instinctively knew it was going to be an inspirational sunrise.

A gentle breeze swept cross the water, without causing a ripple. It was a time to remember. As the tide came in, I moved my tripod closer to the shoreline.

My camera release button was busy and I walked away with a spring in my step.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Redcliffe Jetty, Queensland, Australia

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Refresh!

Date: March 29th, 2021, Posted by clare

When I arrived at the beach, I secured my tripod in the water. I instinctively knew it was going to be an inspirational sunrise.

A gentle breeze swept across the water, without causing a ripple. It was a time to remember. As the tide came in, I moved my tripod closer to the shoreline.

My camera release button was busy and I walked away with a spring in my step.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Redcliffe Beach, Queensland, Australia

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Dynamic!

Date: March 26th, 2021, Posted by clare

After enjoying a thrilling time at this incredible beach, I felt God led me to the rocks where the surf was rough.

I stood in the ocean amongst fairly big waves as they rushed towards me, it was exciting. I was safe.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Burleigh Heads, Queensland, Australia

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Time and Tide!

Date: March 22nd, 2021, Posted by clare

The morning of this photo shoot will remain with me forever. As I walked onto the beach and secured my tripod in the sand, I instinctively knew God was about to paint the sky with magnificent colours. And He did.

The reflections were indescribable. It was food for my soul. I came away from that photo shoot feeling uplifted.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Redcliffe Jetty, Queensland, Australia

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Delightful!

Date: March 19th, 2021, Posted by clare

I could not take my eyes off the stunning sunrise as I clicked away at my shutter release button. From start to finish, the light immersing the clouds, was indescribable.

It was a memorable photo shoot. I walked away very content as God had blessed me with a very special time.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Redcliffe Beach, Queensland, Australia

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Dare!

Date: March 15th, 2021, Posted by clare

The early morning sky was beautiful before first light. I could tell that it was going to be an incredible photo shoot.

As the sunrise progressed, the light improved. I stood on the boat ramp as the tide was coming in, securing my tripod on the boat ramp and I started clicking my shutter release button straight away.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Wellington Point, Queensland, Australia

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Jewel!

Date: March 12th, 2021, Posted by clare

Burleigh Heads beach is beautiful. Whenever I need a challenge, I head straight to Burleigh Heads.

The waves are consistently coming at me and demand respect. I have had my tripod ripped off its legs due to the power of the waves there.

The tripod has remained intact, but I have had to remove it due to the tough conditions in the water. I thrive on the challenge at Burleigh Heads.

On the morning of this photo shoot, the conditions were sublime. I was able to reduce my tripod legs to capture the true essence of the momentum of the ocean.

Thank you for appreciating my work.

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Burleigh Heads, Queensland, Australia

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Resting Place!

Date: March 8th, 2021, Posted by clare

From start to finish, this photo shoot was great. I stepped into the water at low tide wearing my waders.

When I reached the right place, I secured my tripod in the water and began clicking my shutter release.

The conditions were perfect and the light inspirational.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Wellington Point, Queensland, Australia

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Liquid Gold!

Date: March 5th, 2021, Posted by clare

From the time I arrived at this incredible destination, I had my work cut out. It is a beach I enjoy doing photo shoots at, as it is stimulating and challenging.

On each occasion I have done a shoot at this beach, it has inspired me. The conditions are predominantly rough.

When I position my tripod in the water, I know I am going to be in for a ride for my life. It is thrilling and I walk away inspired and ready for another challenge.

On the morning of this photo shoot, I was one with God in capturing His creation.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Burleigh Heads, Queensland, Australia

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Carpe Diem!

Date: March 1st, 2021, Posted by clare

When I arrived at the beach, I secured by tripod in the water, I instinctively knew it was going to be an inspirational sunrise.

A gentle breeze swept across the water, without causing a ripple. It was a time to remember. As the tide came in, I moved my tripod closer to the shoreline.

My camera release button was busy and I walked away with a spring in my step.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Redcliffe Jetty, Queensland, Australia

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Invitation!

Date: February 26th, 2021, Posted by clare

A photoshoot at Snapper Rocks is always full of surprises! It is one of my favourite photoshoot locations.

On the morning of this shoot, the waves were big and pushed their way towards me at an impressive speed. It always gives me a thrill watching the power of God.

The sunrise was dramatic, which worked well with the urgency of the ocean.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Snapper Rocks, Queensland, Australia

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Revelation!

Date: February 22nd, 2021, Posted by clare

The tide was low when I arrived at Wellington Point, on the morning of this photoshoot.

Creativity is important in photography, coupled with technology, techniques and theory. I reduced my tripod legs into the water and started clicking straight away, capturing the reflections.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Wellington Point, Queensland, Australia

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Arise!

Date: February 19th, 2021, Posted by clare

This iconic landmark is popular with surfers, photographers and dog walkers. It is a good coastline to walk along the fringes of the water, to relax and to wash away the stress of life, whilst walking along the beach.

The sunrise was impressive from start to finish. Moments like this linger in your memory for time to come.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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The Spit, Queensland, Australia

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Significant!

Date: February 15th, 2021, Posted by clare

Although the sunrise wasn’t particularly spectacular at the start of my photoshoot, it became increasingly more intense with time.

I always enjoy my shoots at Wellington Point as it is abuzz with activity, normally associated with the fishermen. During low tide, one can walk to King Island, which is very popular with the public.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Wellington Point, Queensland, Australia

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Release!

Date: February 12th, 2021, Posted by clare

When I arrived at Wellington Point on the morning of this photoshoot I was aware that I would need to look for something unique as the sunrise wasn’t anything out of the ordinary.

I walked along the sand towards the west of the jetty and discovered this incredible scene. The tide was going out, but the light was perfect.

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Wellington Point, Queensland, Australia

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Triumphant!

Date: February 8th, 2021, Posted by clare

On the morning of this photoshoot, the clouds were heavy which I knew would make for a good photoshoot.

When I arrived at Wellington Point, I could not find a suitable spot to capture images. I finally found some good light on the west side of the jetty, but it did not last long. I turned around and saw this incredible light. After a short walk, I arrived in good time to capture this inspirational scene before me.

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Wellington Point, Queensland, Australia

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Spearhead!

Date: February 5th, 2021, Posted by clare

Photoshoots at the Spit are always inspirational. The jetty is a great feature. The conditions on the morning of my photoshoot were idyllic, whilst the light was exceptional.

The light remained consistent for a considerable time, which enabled me to capture an extraordinary sunrise. The reflections across the water were exceptional.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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The Spit, Queensland, Australia

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Breathe!

Date: February 1st, 2021, Posted by clare

This is a lovely, secluded destination, close to where I live. I have done photoshoots at high and low tide and they have been equally enjoyable to capture.

This is a picture that is serene and enables you to drift away to another place and space.

Thank you for appreciating my work.

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Birkdale, Queensland, Australia

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Accelerate!

Date: January 29th, 2021, Posted by clare

Snapper Rocks is an inspirational location. On each occasion I visit it, I stand in awe and wonder of God’s power when I stand on the rock shelf as I witness the huge surf crashing against the rocks before me.

It continues to sharpen my God-given photographic skills. I thrive on the unpredictability of this beach. I changed my perspective by focussing on another area, capturing the dramatic sky before me.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Snapper Rocks, Queensland, Australia

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Encounter!

Date: January 25th, 2021, Posted by clare

This image was captured towards the end of my photoshoot. The light was superb during this shoot.

I arrived at my destination as the first light was breaking across the horizon, instinctively I knew it was going to be an inspirational sunrise.

The Spit is a popular dog beach, but there were not many dogs on the beach that morning. The dogs enjoy chasing the waves and frolicking along the water’s edge with their owners.

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The Spit, Queensland, Australia

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Amazement!

Date: January 24th, 2021, Posted by clare

After enjoying a thrilling time at this beach, I felt God lead me closer to the rocks, where the surf was rough.

I stood on the shoreline amongst fairly big waves as they rushed towards me, it was exciting. I was safe.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Burleigh Heads, Queensland, Australia

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Heartbeat!

Date: January 22nd, 2021, Posted by clare

From the outset, clouds, impregnated with rain, suspended across the sky, whilst the light pierced the darkness. It was a moment to remember!

The tide was going out which enabled me to extend my photoshoot. During the latter part of my shoot, I moved from the rocks and repositioned myself, standing in front of the rock shelf, which is unusual due to the nature of the coastline.

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Snapper Rocks, Queensland, Australia

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Whisper!

Date: January 18th, 2021, Posted by clare

It was my first visit to Redcliffe Beach and it will certainly not be my last. The conditions on the morning of this photoshoot were perfect. I walked from the car park to the beach which only took me a few minutes.

I secured my tripod in the sand as first light was cracking across the horizon, it was at that moment, I knew it was going to be an exceptional shoot.

The light that morning, was exceptional. From start to finish, it remained strong, with gorgeous contrasting colours. The drive to this beautiful destination was worth it.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Redcliffe Beach, Queensland, Australia

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Breaker!

Date: January 15th, 2021, Posted by clare

The Spit is well known for its jetty. A the same time it is also a favourite beach with dog owners. As the dogs arrive at the beach they accelerate towards the ocean. It is a wonderful location to stroll leisurely along the water’s edge, particularly when the conditions are calm.

This photoshoot was memorable from start to finish. There were several photographers nearby who also appreciated the wonder of God’s Creation. The conditions on the morning of this shoot were superb.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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The Spit, Queensland, Australia

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Pulse!

Date: January 11th, 2021, Posted by clare

Snapper Rocks is one of my favourite locations. Whether the tide is high or low, there is something exciting about standing on the rock shelf at this incredible beach.

When the tide is high, I enjoy capturing the power of God before me as He sends big waves towards me. It is also a surfer’s paradise. During the winter months the surf is big, attracting surfers far and wide.

Whatever way you look at it, it is an inspirational place to be at, invigorated by the pulse of God.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Snapper Rocks, Queensland, Australia

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Celebration!

Date: January 8th, 2021, Posted by clare

Isn’t it amazing what you can do with what you have in your hands!

Although the tide was low, I noticed the uniqueness in the effect of the moon setting, whilst the ripples in the sand are distinctive. The sunrise wasn’t particularly impressive that morning. I was led by God to walk to the western side of Wellington Point, in capturing this unique image.

Use what you have in your hands and see what God will do for you.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Wellington Point, Queensland, Australia

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Expectant!

Date: January 4th, 2021, Posted by clare

This is a lovely location that is conveniently located to where I live. I have visited it on several occasions, the weather conditions have been tumultuous, whilst on other occasions, it has been calm.

Wellington Point is in the distance. It attracts fishermen, photographers and dog walkers.

The conditions were perfect on this photoshoot. I like the beautiful palette of colours God uses.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Birkdale, Queensland, Australia

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Mysterious!

Date: January 1st, 2021, Posted by clare

I arrived at this great location as first light was starting to break as a thin line across the horizon. It was at that moment I needed to stand strong as I noticed movement, another human, in the semi dark fairly close to me. I always know when God is about to do something extraordinary when there are distractions. Although I had fear in me, I would not surrender to it.

Immediately I secured my tripod in the sand and started capturing the incredible light that unfolded in front of me. It was an inspirational sunrise from start to finish. The conditions were superb whilst the light reflected the absolute perfection.

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The Spit, Queensland, Australia

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Emerge!

Date: December 28th, 2020, Posted by clare

I have recently discovered this idyllic location.

The conditions on this photo shoot were incredible. It was perfectly calm, the water was smooth and the reflections of the sunrise and the illuminated buoy are distinctly evident and sharp.

It is a peaceful place, giving one an opportunity to rest and to relax.

The warmth of the sunrise blends beautifully with the cool hues of the water and the sky.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Birkdale, Queensland, Australia

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Beyond!

Date: December 25th, 2020, Posted by clare

As I secured my tripod in the sand on the morning of this photo shoot, I knew it was going to be memorable.

The Spit is iconic as it has a jetty, whilst it is a popular beach for dogs. I positioned my camera to focus on the dynamics of the clouds and the interesting light and reflections.

It was a memorable photo shoot from start to finish!

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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The Spit, Queensland, Australia

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Rhythmic!

Date: December 21st, 2020, Posted by clare

On the morning of this photo shoot, I wore my waders, protecting myself from a potential rogue wave.

The conditions were perfect, enabling me to stand on the upper most part of the rocks and capture this amazing bird’s eye view of God’s creation, whilst experiencing His power.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Snapper Rocks, Queensland, Australia

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Wonderment!

Date: December 18th, 2020, Posted by clare

From beginning to end, this was a memorable photoshoot.

Burleigh Heads is an incredible beach, it’s so versatile, the choices are numerous for photographers to capture unique shots.

As I positioned myself on the rocks I immediately began clicking straight away, as the conditions were superb. The warmth from the sunrise blended perfectly with the coolness of the water.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Burleigh Heads, Queensland, Australia

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Impacting!

Date: December 14th, 2020, Posted by clare

Recently, I completed a sunset shoot from this idyllic location, Manly Yachts.

The great thing about doing a photoshoot at Manly yachts is that I can sit on a cushion, and capture the wonderful scene before me in comfort.

The colours were absolutely amazing, releasing incredible reflections.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Manly Yachts, Queensland, Australia

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Accelerate!

Date: December 11th, 2020, Posted by clare

This incredible location always adds something special to my day. On each occasion God has enabled me to discover something new and exciting about this wonderful slice of paradise.

On the morning of this photoshoot, I journeyed along the generous rock shelf, stopping at regular intervals, capturing the various dynamics of light, ocean and rocks.

I always feel fulfilled and content after a shoot at Snapper Rocks!

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Snapper Rocks, Queensland, Australia

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Unrivalled!

Date: December 7th, 2020, Posted by clare

When I arrived at Wellington Point, I noticed the tide was coming in, which is good as it enabled me to heighten my tripod slightly, offering a great vantage point, enabling me to capture the light across the water more effectively.

It was a beautiful sunrise which improved as the light became more evident, as the sun ascended across the horizon.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Wellington Point, Queensland, Australia

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Breath of Fire!

Date: December 4th, 2020, Posted by clare

The clouds were heavy on the horizon when I arrived at this idyllic location. As first light pierced the darkness, indescribable colours splashed across the sky.

I was busy capturing the incredible scene before me, as sometimes light of that calibre usually dissipates very quickly.

The boats offer perfect reflections, adding intrigue, whilst drawing one into the picture. It was a memorable shoot.

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Redland Bay, Queensland, Australia

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Break Away!

Date: November 30th, 2020, Posted by clare

The evening of this photoshoot was superb. As the tide was coming in, it added interest to the foreground.

Everyone was in a relaxed frame of mind, I exchanged pleasantries with the people walking past me.

It was a shoot of comfort as I sat on my cushion with my tripod legs reduced in height, resulting in a perfect position to capture the yachts.

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Manly Yachts, Queensland, Australia

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Discovery!

Date: November 27th, 2020, Posted by clare

Recently, I discovered this beautiful area, which is superb for photography, walks and for children having fun at the playground.

The conditions on the morning of this photoshoot were superb. Calm and cool, with a distinct hint of warmth as the sun rose.

It is a wonderful destination, which is conveniently located.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Birkdale, Queensland, Australia

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Brooding!

Date: November 23rd, 2020, Posted by clare

As I arrived at The Spit on the morning of my photoshoot, I knew it was going to be a spectacular sunrise.

I have learnt to read the clouds during the early hours of the morning, giving me an indication of what to expect in a sunrise.

My tripod was secured on the shore as the light was breaking across the horizon. It was a sunrise where the light lasted for some time. The clouds were influenced by the direction of the wind.

They persistently drifted across the sky, releasing inspirational, dramatic colours and reflections, and a scene that remains with me to this day. It was a memorable, monumental shoot, from start to finish.

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The Spit, Queensland, Australia

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Morning Glory!

Date: November 20th, 2020, Posted by clare

Wellington Point is quite close to where I live, so driving to this wonderful location is easy and quick.

During the sunrise I captured the infamous jetty at Wellington Point. During my shoots, I am always looking around to witness what the light and clouds are doing.

It did not take me long to witness this beautiful light show God put on. I walked at a brisk pace and secured my tripod in the sand and started snapping away. The light was truly amazing, as you can see.

It’s important as a photographer to be aware of what the weather conditions are doing, during a photoshoot, instead of being ‘stuck’ in one spot.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Wellington Point, Queensland, Australia

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Inviting!

Date: November 16th, 2020, Posted by clare

This image was captured during the winter months. It was a moment that I had been waiting for, for some time. And that was to be able to stand up on the upper most rock on the rock shelf at Snapper Rocks.

Usually the surf is too big for photographers to stand there and to capture the big surf, due to the spray from the waves.

But on this particular morning, God enabled me to stand alongside a fisherman, whilst we enjoyed the view together.

The water was prolific with surfers who were appreciating the good winter surf.

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Snapper Rocks, Queensland, Australia

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Come Away!

Date: November 13th, 2020, Posted by clare

This image was captured at sunset. The weather conditions were superb. I knew it was time to return to a location where I started shooting with my new camera, at that time.

It was wonderful to sit at the water’s edge, to witness the tide coming in, and to enjoy the camaraderie of the passersby. The hues in the sky were remarkable as can be seen, with good reflections!

Before I knew it, it was time to pack up my equipment and head on home after a rewarding time capturing the yachts.

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Manly Yachts, Queensland, Australia

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Behold!

Date: November 9th, 2020, Posted by clare

Burleigh Heads is a versatile beach to capture magnificent sunrises and sunsets from. It is also a popular beach with surfers.

With the conditions being so good and calm, whilst the tide was coming in, I sensed to go, to what I call the rock pool, and to wade into the water and witness the serene scene before me.

As you can see, the light was extraordinary, particularly with calm conditions, the reflections are more significant and clear. As the sun rose, the light dispersed across the horizon and the water, was truly spectacular.

Every now and then I needed to step back, closer to the shore, as the water was starting to get deep, as my shoot progressed. It was a memorable sunrise.

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Burleigh Heads, Queensland, Australia

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Restless!

Date: November 6th, 2020, Posted by clare

Snapper Rocks has always been one of my favourite destinations and photoshoot locations.

On each occasion I have always come away with a sense of excitement and fulfilment when I have completed each shoot at this wonderful beach.

The generous rock shelf offers surfers and photographers, alike, a fantastic platform. For photographers, depending on the tide, and the size of the waves, it is thrilling when the surf is pumping and impressive in size. I know the surfers share my feelings.

Snapper Rocks has been instrumental in sharpening my photographic skills due to the environment and expectancy of unpredictable waves that simply ‘loom’ over the rocks before anyone who stands on that rock shelf.

And yet, there have been moments and shoots, were the waves have been small and somewhat predictable, but no less exciting.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Snapper Rocks, Queensland, Australia

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Captivate!

Date: November 2nd, 2020, Posted by clare

This was the first morning I stepped into the water at this beautiful location. It is a slice of paradise, boats for pleasure are scattered across the water whilst luxury homes are fully exposed to this impressive view.

It has been some time since I’ve seen such an incredible sunrise. The tide was coming in, which offered perfect reflections, on a calm morning.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Redland Bay, Queensland, Australia

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Secluded!

Date: October 30th, 2020, Posted by clare

Upper Coomera Lake is such a beautiful area. It is mostly tranquil, whilst the ducks are a big attraction with the children.

A local cafe serves excellent food and hot and cold beverages to the community, with an excellent view of the lake.

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Upper Coomera Lake, Queensland, Australia

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Enlighten!

Date: October 26th, 2020, Posted by clare

The winter weather conditions on the morning of this photoshoot were superb. The beauty and brilliance of the rainbow was a perfect gift from God.

Standing on the rocks was ideal, enabling me to capture such an extraordinary moment. Surfers were prolific and ecstatic with the excellent surf conditions.

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Snapper Rocks, Queensland, Australia

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Surge!

Date: October 23rd, 2020, Posted by clare

During this photoshoot I could not stop pressing my shutter release button. The conditions were superb, whilst the light was impressive throughout the photoshoot.

The acceleration of the waves, captured, using my filters, release a sense of urgency.

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Snapper Rocks, Queensland, Australia

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Resonate!

Date: October 19th, 2020, Posted by clare

Snapper Rocks is an idyllic location for photographers, and an iconic destination for surfers. It lends itself ideally to photographers, in that it enables photographers to capture the power of God in an impacting manner.

It has it’s serene moments, as in this image, where I captured the water during a peaceful moment.

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Snapper Rocks, Queensland, Australia

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Glorious!

Date: October 16th, 2020, Posted by clare

I captured this image towards the end of my photoshoot whilst I was at Snapper Rocks. I made my way from the rock shelf onto the sand. The cloud formations were dramatic, particularly as the sun was bursting forth through them.

It was a memorable photoshoot from start to finish, particularly as capturing images from this spot does not happen too often.

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Snapper Rocks, Queensland, Australia

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Time and Tide!

Date: October 12th, 2020, Posted by clare

It is a rare occurrence standing on these rocks where I captured this image, without being splashed by a succession of big waves.

On the morning of this shoot, the sunrise was dramatic with brooding-looking clouds making an appearance from the south.

I stood and pressed my shutter release button often as the conditions were superb. At the end of my shoot, I relocated to the front of the rocks that were to my right, and captured some special shots.

It was a memorable photoshoot from start to finish!

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Snapper Rocks, Queensland, Australia

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Expectant!

Date: October 9th, 2020, Posted by clare

Standing in front of Snapper Rocks is quite significant as it doesn’t happen very often due to the nature of the coastline. The morning of this photoshoot started well and ended brilliantly!

It is rugged whilst the surf is generally big and rough, waves crash against the rocks with force and power. I love shooting from this location as it is exhilarating witnessing the power of God.

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Snapper Rocks, Queensland, Australia

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Rhapsody!

Date: October 5th, 2020, Posted by clare

The conditions on the morning of this photoshoot were superb. I captured this image during the winter months, the light piercing through the rainbow is inspirational.

Snapper Rocks is iconic with surfers, walkers and photographers. I stand on the rock shelf, watching and experiencing the waves accelerating towards me, whilst they crash against the rocks at my feet.

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Snapper Rocks, Queensland, Australia

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Glory!

Date: October 2nd, 2020, Posted by clare

Snapper Rocks is one of my favourite photoshoot locations. It is versatile, offering photographers an incredible opportunity to capture a coastline that is thrilling.

When you stand on the generous rock shelf, the waves crash against the rocks, making it a thrilling experience.

On the morning of this photoshoot the conditions were perfect. The weather was conducive to dramatic finish, which started well.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Snapper Rocks, Queensland, Australia

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Paradise!

Date: September 28th, 2020, Posted by clare

Early on a winter’s morning at Wategos Beach, is almost unbeatable particularly when the conditions were as they were on that morning. Gentle and calm, with perfect reflections with a blend of warmth and coolness.

I rested my tripod in the sand and clicked away to my heart’s content, The weather was perfect. In a moment of peace, it is so good to reflect on God’s Creation and His goodness.

Memorable moments!

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Wategos Beach, Northern New South Wales, Australia

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Carpe Diem!

Date: September 25th, 2020, Posted by clare

As always, I arrived early at Snapper Rocks, my enjoyment is to scramble across the generous rock shelf, particularly when the waves are a good size. Its always exciting. I am cautious as I respect the power of God in the might of those waves.

This photoshoot was filled with expectancy from the moment I stepped onto the rock shelf in my waders, which are beneficial as I have been splashed on more than one occasion on those rocks.

I was able to position myself in a good spot as the tide was receding. The wind represented a breeze which always facilitates when shooting at Snapper Rocks. It was a memorable shoot with a sensational sunrise.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Snapper Rocks, Queensland, Australia

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Serene!

Date: September 21st, 2020, Posted by clare

Irrespective of how many photoshoots I have done at this wonderful destination, Wellington Point, God always surprises me with the versatility of this location.

As with any location, the weather conditions are unpredictable. I have shot at Wellington Point in serene conditions, whilst on other occasions, it has started out as calm as can be, and, in an instant, it has turned into an active windy area. It is in those unpredictable weather conditions that God has trained me to sharpen my photography

I always have a small umbrella at hand to keep myself and my equipment safe from the rain, if it appears out of nowhere. As can be seen, the shoot was calm, with a sense of dreamy conditions, perfect to induce one to relax and reflect!

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Wellington Point, Queensland, Australia

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Saturate!

Date: September 18th, 2020, Posted by clare

Wategos Beach is superb for photography during the winter months. It lends itself to drawing one into an image that is filled with awe and wonder of God’s Creation.

It can be tranquil and turbulent. I enjoy capturing it whether it is peaceful, or when its at an accelerated pace with impressive-sized waves, that intimidate.

The sky during the winter months is indescribable, particularly when the conditions are calm, that is when I secure my tripod in the sand and click away, capturing the inspirational reflections of the sky.

Memories are made of these!

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Wategos Beach, Northern New South Wales, Australia

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Breaker!

Date: September 14th, 2020, Posted by clare

When I arrived at Snapper Rocks on the morning of my photoshoot, I knew it was going to be an inspirational shoot.

The conditions were perfect, as the tide was coming in, the light was incredible. I had my shutter release button at the ready. The waves started flowing over the rocks, drawing one into the image.

There was a moodiness as the clouds settled over the horizon, but at the same time, the depth of the colour of the water added a dramatic effect. It was a photoshoot to remember.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Snapper Rocks, Queensland, Australia

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Triumphant!

Date: September 11th, 2020, Posted by clare

Wellington Point is a beautiful location. It is an ideal destination to capture sunrises and sunsets. The morning of this photoshoot the weather conditions were ideal.

A breeze made an appearance before the end of my shoot, adding extra interest to an already stunning location. The reflections across the water were spectacular.

The combination of the warmth from the sun and the cool colour of the water, are perfectly blended.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Wellington Point, Queensland, Australia

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Splendour!

Date: September 7th, 2020, Posted by clare

Wategos Beach represents perfect paradise to me. It is an enclave, that appears to be a world away from civilisation. It is the most easterly landmass in Australia.

The light house stands prominently on the hill, whilst overlooking the beach. Wategos Beach is a popular destination with surfers, walkers, photographers and joggers.

The path that leads to the light house is renowned for its beauty, featuring the rugged coast line.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Wategos Beach, Northern New South Wales, Australia

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Linger!

Date: September 4th, 2020, Posted by clare

The morning of this photoshoot the weather conditions were superb. The water was calm.

Wellington Point is one of my favourite photoshoot conditions. I have frequented this destination, and on each occasion, it has been memorable.

The jetty is a favourite with locals and visitors alike. It is also a popular destination with fishermen. The pelicans eagerly await their return, hoping to be fed a fish or two.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Wellington Point, Queensland, Australia

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Momentum!

Date: August 31st, 2020, Posted by clare

Snapper Rocks, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Snapper Rocks is one of my favourite photo shoot destinations. It is popular with surfers, photographers, walkers and joggers.

The generous rock shelf offers photographers opportunities to capture exciting images from this iconic landmark.

When I arrive at Snapper Rocks, I always have a sense of excitement, as the waves are usually impressive in size. Walking onto the rock shelf with the incoming tide is exciting.

The power of God necessitates caution. I have been splashed there, I know then, it is time to draw back.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Escape!

Date: August 28th, 2020, Posted by clare

Wellington Point, Queensland, Australia

This was an incredible photo shoot from start to finish. I arrived before day break, preparing myself to wade through the water as the tide was going out.

Wearing waders is an advantage. I wade with caution during the semi dark, more than anything else, the rocks are big in places, that is where my head lamp comes in handy.

The light was inspirational and it held for quite some time. A sense of calm with a touch of dramatic light.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Rush!

Date: August 24th, 2020, Posted by clare

Snapper Rocks, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

What an incredible photo shoot this was. From the start, the waves were big and intimidating.

But I thrive in those conditions. I walk tentatively across the generous rock shelf and position myself in a safe place. When the conditions are rough, with big waves, I study the tides. If the tide is coming in, and the waves are big, I don’t stand on the rock shelf as it is too precarious! Instead, I position myself on the concrete wall.

However, if the tide is going out, and I anticipate an opportunity to make a move onto the rocks, I do so safely and with agility! Wearing waders is an advantage, but they sometimes reduce my speed as they are a size 9 man’s boot!

But that adds to the challenge, particularly when the waves are big and God enables me to capture His power. Always a thrilling time, in exciting surf!

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Refresh!

Date: August 21st, 2020, Posted by clare

Wellington Point, Queensland, Australia

During this photo shoot, the early morning light was almost breath-taking. Although the light faded quickly, I was ready with my shutter release, before it lost its depth of colour.

Wellington Point is iconic with walkers, joggers, cyclists, photographers and fishermen. The Pelicans anticipate fish from the fishermen when they return to the jetty.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Dare!

Date: August 17th, 2020, Posted by clare

Currumbin Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

I arrived at this beautiful beach at day break. During the incoming tide, I realised the surf was going to be big and boisterous. I thrive in conditions when the surf is big, which sharpen my photographic skills.

At the end of the photo shoot, I stood on the rocks, a good distance from the water, the tide rose to meet my feet.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Amazement!

Date: August 14th, 2020, Posted by clare

Wellington Point, Queensland, Australia

The morning of this photo shoot the light was incredible. I used my new lens to capture this shot. The light was brief, but the illumination from the sun reflected beautifully across the water before me.

The conditions were superb too, so tranquil, creating a scene of peace and tranquility.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Kaleidoscope!

Date: August 10th, 2020, Posted by clare

Snapper Rocks, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

This is such an incredible location. One of my favourite photo shoot destinations, Snapper Rocks.

It is an inspirational place to shoot from as it is so versatile, during high or low tide. When the tide is low, or going out, the surfers and photographers use the generous rock shelf. The light is always exceptional at this location.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Captivate!

Date: August 7th, 2020, Posted by clare

Upper Coomera Lake, Gold Coast, Australia

This photo shoot was incredible. The clouds were dramatic, whilst the light dispersed across the water was radiant. The results were beautiful.

The rain arrived after sunset, and a beautiful double rainbow appeared in the sky. It was an evening to remember.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Behold!

Date: August 3rd, 2020, Posted by clare

Upper Coomera Lake, Gold Coast, Australia

Upper Coomera Lake is conveniently located to where I live. On the morning of this photoshoot the light was intense and dramatic, for a short time, and in only one area of the early morning sky.

But it was worth being there, even for a brief moment!

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Intense!

Date: July 31st, 2020, Posted by clare

This was an exceptional photoshoot as the light cracked across the horizon. Snapper Rocks is one of my favourite photoshoot destinations. It is versatile. I captured this shot from a concrete wall.

During low tide, one is able to shoot from the extensive rock shelf. It is a popular beach with photographers, walkers and surfers.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Snapper Rocks, Queensland, Australia

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Surge!

Date: July 27th, 2020, Posted by clare

The conditions during this photoshoot at Kirra Beach were superb. The tide was coming in, offering me the opportunity to capture the water rushing over the rocks.

The clouds on the horizon add an interesting effect to the image. This beach is popular with surfers, photographers and walkers.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Kirra beach, Queensland, Australia

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Refuge!

Date: July 24th, 2020, Posted by clare

This is a beautiful region. Recently I took time out to relax and recharge. I captured this image during the latter part of the evening. It was wonderful hearing the cattle as they were preparing for the night ahead, as were the other animals that were in the vicinity.

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Darling Downs, Queensland, Australia

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Immerse!

Date: July 20th, 2020, Posted by clare

The morning of this photoshoot was superb. It had been some time since I had visited Snapper Rocks Beach due to Co-Vid-19.

I captured this image after sunrise, whilst having fun on the shoreline, before returning home. It was an incredible photoshoot. Snapper Rocks is popular with surfers, photographers and walkers.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Snapper Rocks, Queensland, Australia

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Tranquil!

Date: July 17th, 2020, Posted by clare

The conditions on this photoshoot at Cabarita Beach were superb. The tide was going out, but the light in the sky introduced an interesting contrast with the colour of the ocean.

Cabarita Beach is one of my favourite locations. It is always a fun beach to capture images. I have experienced it when it has been calm, but then I have also been there when it has been tempestuous. It is a popular beach with surfers, photographers and walkers.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Cabarita Beach, New South Wales, Australia

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Escalate!

Date: July 13th, 2020, Posted by clare

This shot was captured towards the end of my photoshoot. The tide was just starting to go out, I was fortunate enough to capture the water rushing over the rocks, adding interest to this image.

Kirra beach is popular with surfers, photographers and walkers. The clouds add a dramatic effect, contrasted with the rocks and sand.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Kirra Beach, Queensland, Australia

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Soothing!

Date: July 10th, 2020, Posted by clare

The morning of this photo shoot was incredible. It was some time since I had done a photoshoot from this wonderful location due to Covid-19.

I was so excited about returning to Snapper Rocks, I arrived before the break of day. Although the tide was coming in, the surf was not big. The surfers were happy with the break, the south west wind was what attracted a throng of surfers into the ocean.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Snapper Rocks, Queensland, Australia

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Exhilarating!

Date: July 6th, 2020, Posted by clare


Burleigh Heads is a beautiful beach. It is very popular with surfers, photographers and walkers.

The morning of this photoshoot, the weather conditions were perfect and so were the tidal conditions. The tide was just starting to turn, it was going out. The sunrise this particularly morning did not disappoint. It was spectacular from start to finish.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Burleigh Heads, Queensland, Australia

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Striking!

Date: July 3rd, 2020, Posted by clare

The morning clouds were spectacular during this sun rise. It was a moment to remember.

The clouds appeared early and became more dramatic as the sunrise evolved.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Upper Coomera, Queensland, Australia

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Delightful!

Date: June 29th, 2020, Posted by clare

Burleigh Heads is a beautiful beach. It is very popular with surfers, photographers and walkers.

The weather conditions were perfect on this particular morning, as were the tidal conditions. The sunrise did not disappoint the crowds, who had gathered on the beach to witness the spectacular sunrise!

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Burleigh Heads, Queensland, Australia

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Time and Tide!

Date: June 26th, 2020, Posted by clare

Burleigh Heads is a beautiful beach. It is very popular with surfers, photographers and walkers.

The morning of this photoshoot, the weather conditions were perfect and so were the tidal conditions. The tide was going out, I arrived in time to capture the water cascade over the rocks.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Burleigh Heads, Queensland, Australia

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Pulse!

Date: June 22nd, 2020, Posted by clare

There is something very special about Currumbin Beach. I always have a sense of excitement when I arrive at this wonderful destination.

The morning of this photo shoot, the conditions were perfect. The tide was receding, whilst I arrived in time to capture the water cascading over the rocks. It was a tranquil scene, as the ocean was calm. Joggers, surfers and walkers were appreciating the spectacular sunrise.

The smoke haze from the fires we had experienced in Australia at the time were evident on the horizon.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Currumbin Beach, Queensland, Australia

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Impacting!

Date: June 19th, 2020, Posted by clare

Burleigh Heads Beach is scenic. It is popular with surfers, joggers, walkers and photographers.

Fortunately I was able to capture this image, as this area of the beach is difficult to access during high tide.

The striking reflections attracted my attention. The surfers were prolific that morning. I was able to capture this scene before the surfers arrived.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Burleigh Heads, Queensland, Australia

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Striking!

Date: June 15th, 2020, Posted by clare


There is something very special about Currumbin Beach. I always have a sense of excitement when I arrive at this wonderful destination.

The conditions were perfect on the morning of this photo shoot. When I arrived at the beach, the tide was receding. I arrived in time to capture the water cascading over the rocks.

It was a tranquil scene, as the ocean was calm. Joggers, surfers and walkers were appreciating the spectacular sunrise.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Currumbin Beach, Queensland, Australia

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Sensational!

Date: June 12th, 2020, Posted by clare

The Spit is a popular beach with surfers, photographers and dog owners.

The jetty serves as a purpose for pumping a mixture of sand and water out to sea. It offers perfect reflections. The currents can be strong so it is advisable to be cautious.

During the winter months it is a good beach to shoot from with the clouds adding interest to an image.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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The Spit, Queensland, Australia

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Wonderment!

Date: June 8th, 2020, Posted by clare

Snapper Rocks is one of my favourite destinations. It is a versatile beach, it is popular with surfers and photographers.

A generous rock shelf rocks offers photographers an opportunity to capture images from different perspectives, which makes it a stimulating location for photographers.

I walk along the rock shelf during the low tide, where it is usually safer as the waves are smaller. I have been splashed with the occasional rogue wave during low tide.

It is also popular with walkers as the scenery is spectacular. The reflections in the tidal pool are perfect due to the calm conditions.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Snapper Rocks, Queensland, Australia

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Compelling!

Date: June 5th, 2020, Posted by clare

Snapper Rocks is one of my favourite destinations. It is a versatile beach, it is popular with surfers and photographers.

A generous rock shelf rocks offers photographers an opportunity to capture images from different perspectives, which makes it a stimulating location for photographers.

I walk along the rock shelf during the low tide, where it is usually safer as the waves are smaller. I have been splashed with the occasional rogue wave during low tide.

It is also popular with walkers as the scenery is spectacular.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Snapper Rocks, Queensland, Australia

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Liquid Gold!

Date: June 1st, 2020, Posted by clare

Burleigh Heads is a beautiful beach. It is very popular with surfers, photographers and walkers.

The morning of this photoshoot, the weather conditions were perfect and so were the tidal conditions. The tide was going out, I arrived in time to capture the water cascading over the rocks. The warmth of the sun across the water attracts your attention to the centre of the image.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Burleigh Heads, Queensland, Australia

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Shine!

Date: May 29th, 2020, Posted by clare

Coomera River, Queensland, Australia

Coomera River is conveniently located to where I live. It is an area where I sharpen my photographic skills.

The morning of this photoshoot was perfectly calm. I was surrounded by fishermen as it is a popular fishing location. The Pelicans position themselves close to the fishermen, in anticipation of being fed a fish.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Distinct!

Date: May 25th, 2020, Posted by clare

The morning of this photoshoot was beautiful. Currumbin Beach is popular with surfers, walkers and photographers.

The tide was going out and the conditions were superb. The colours were well contrasted. I stood on the rocks to capture this image.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Refreshing!

Date: May 22nd, 2020, Posted by clare

Burleigh Heads Beach is a beautiful beach. It offers versatility as a photographer, whilst is is popular with surfers and walkers.

It is scenic and, at any time of the year, it is an ideal beach to capture images. The morning I captured this image was during the fires we had in Australia, the smoke haze was visible for a considerable distance.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Burleigh Heads, Queensland, Australia

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Awaken!

Date: May 18th, 2020, Posted by clare


The morning of this photoshoot, the weather was superb! The conditions were absolutely perfect.

As the tide was going out, it created a ‘soothing’ effect amongst the rocks. The people were gathering together as they were enjoying their early morning walk, whilst the surfers were catching good waves.

I stood on top of some rocks to capture this image.

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Currumbin Beach, Queensland, Australia

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Captured!

Date: May 15th, 2020, Posted by clare

Snapper Rocks is a beautiful beach. It is very popular with surfers, walkers and photographers.

At low tide I enjoy walking across the generous rock shelf. It offers a photographer different perspectives, which ensure interesting images.

On the morning of this photo shoot, I sat on the concrete wall, which offered me a good vantage point. The sunrise was beautiful. It most certainly attracted a lot of attention from passers by.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Snapper Rocks, Queensland, Australia

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Outstanding!

Date: May 11th, 2020, Posted by clare

The morning of this photoshoot, the weather was superb! The conditions were absolutely perfect.

As the tide was going out, it created a ‘soothing’ effect amongst the rocks. The people were gathering together as they were enjoying their early morning walk, whilst the surfers were catching good waves.

I stood on top of some rocks to capture this image.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Currumbin Beach, Queensland, Australia

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Jewel!

Date: May 8th, 2020, Posted by clare

Cabarita Beach is a wonderful location. The beach is perfect for surfers, walkers and photographers.

The morning of this photoshoot, the weather conditions were very good. The tide was going out, whilst the surf wasn’t good initially, but it improved as the morning evolved. The light was exceptional as you can see in the image.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Cabarita Beach, New South Wales, Australia

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Scintilatting!

Date: May 4th, 2020, Posted by clare

This is an extraordinary location. It is not one that I visit too often, which I am looking forward to returning to, after the Covid-19 virus.

On the morning of this photoshoot, the sunrise was exceptional whilst the weather conditions were excellent. I arrived at my destination early to ensure I could position myself, so I was prepared for the weather conditions.

It is a ‘vulnerable’ spot as the wind whips past the rock face and accelerates the waves into a frenzy, at times, which adds to the excitement as the sea spray is usually impressive.

My tripod legs are always reduced, to offer a maximum vantage point, in ensuring an exhilarating effect, once I have clicked my camera button.

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Fingal Head, New South Wales, Australia

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Ablaze!

Date: May 1st, 2020, Posted by clare

This is such a beautiful location. Coomera River is conveniently located to where I live, so I frequent it fairly often to sharpen my photographic skills.

The sunrise of this shoot, was exceptionally good as the vivid colours were splashed across the river.

It is popular with fishermen. The pelicans sit nearby, in anticipation of being fed a fish.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Coomera River, Queensland, Australia

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Draw Near!

Date: April 27th, 2020, Posted by clare


The Spit is a fantastic beach. It is popular with dog owners as they take their dogs to appreciate the sea and to stretch their legs. Dog owners are especially friendly.Paragraph

The dogs run in and out of the ocean and frolic and parade in front of their owners. The sunrise on this particular photo shoot was beautiful and impressive from the onset. The tide was going out and the conditions were calm.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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The Spit, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Illuminate!

Date: April 24th, 2020, Posted by clare

The sunrise was superb on the morning of this photoshoot. The conditions were perfect. I stepped into the ‘fringes’ of the Coomera River and captured the beauty before me.

It is popular with fishermen, whilst the park draws families to appreciate the view of the river. Homes nearby are impressive in size and style as they appear to ‘hug’ the river.

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Coomera River, Oxenford, Gold Coast, Australia

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Arise!

Date: April 20th, 2020, Posted by clare


The Spit is a fantastic beach. It is popular with dog owners as they take their dogs to appreciate the sea and to stretch their legs. Dog owners are especially friendly.Paragraph

The dogs run in and out of the ocean and frolic and parade in front of their owners. The sunrise on this particular photo shoot was beautiful and impressive from the onset. The tide was going out and the conditions were calm.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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The Spit, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Reflect!

Date: April 17th, 2020, Posted by clare

Snapper Rocks, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

This was a memorable photoshoot. When I first arrived at Snapper Rocks, the conditions were fairly ordinary.

I captured some shots from the beach, then I returned to the concrete wall. The waves had increased in height. It was a moment to remember. I stood on the impressive rock shelf and captured this time of calmness, before the waves approached this beautiful rock pool.

Thank you for appreciating my work.

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Be Still!

Date: April 13th, 2020, Posted by clare

I enjoy driving to Coomera River, as it is close by. The morning of this photo shoot was beautiful. The conditions were calm as you can see by the reflections in the water.

The sky came alive with inspirational colour towards the end of my photoshoot. It was worth the wait.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Coomera River, Oxenford, Gold Coast, Australia

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Emerge!

Date: April 10th, 2020, Posted by clare

The Spit is a fantastic beach. It is popular with dog owners as they take their dogs to appreciate the sea and to stretch their legs. Dog owners are especially friendly.

The dogs run in and out of the ocean and frolic and parade in front of their owners. The sunrise on this particular photo shoot was beautiful and impressive from the onset. The tide was going out and the conditions were calm.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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The Spit, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

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A New Day Dawning!

Date: April 6th, 2020, Posted by clare

The sunrise was superb on the morning of this photoshoot. The conditions were perfect. I stepped into the ‘fringes’ of the Coomera River and captured the beauty before me.

It is popular with fishermen, whilst the park draws families to appreciate the view of the river. Homes nearby are impressive in size and style as they appear to ‘hug’ the river.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Coomera River, Oxenford, Queensland, Australia

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Invitation!

Date: April 3rd, 2020, Posted by clare

This is one of my favourite locations. It is consistently different. Irrespective of the time of the day, or year, there is always a surprise waiting for surfers, photographers, walkers or joggers.

The morning of this photo shoot was extraordinary. The conditions were perfect. I sat on the concrete wall, near the rocks, waiting for the sun to rise. It was something to behold.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Snapper Rocks, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Surge!

Date: March 30th, 2020, Posted by clare

This is such a beautiful location which is located close to where I live. I enjoy visiting this part of the river when I have a spare moment. It is such a quiet, relaxing area.

Across the road from this weir, is a lovely picnic area. It is a popular destination with fishermen, and families relax whilst appreciating the beautiful surrounds. It is food for the soul.

As you can see, the morning I captured this image, the river was in flood.

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Coomera River, Queensland, Australia

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Emerge!

Date: March 27th, 2020, Posted by clare

Snapper Rocks, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

I enjoy my photoshoots at Snapper Rocks Beach. It is always exciting being there, no matter what the weather is doing.

It is great being at this beach when the tide is out, as I am able to walk across the generous rock shelf with relative ease.

The morning of this photoshoot was exhilarating as the waves spontaneously broke over the rock shelf. Occasionally, I would get splashed. But I was safe.

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Solitude!

Date: March 23rd, 2020, Posted by clare

The conditions on the morning of this photoshoot at Currumbin Beach, were superb. The tide was on its way out, whilst a gentle wind made its presence felt.

Although the tide was receding, occasionally a wave would wash across the rocks, which added interest to the image.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Currumbin Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Enhance!

Date: March 20th, 2020, Posted by clare

Burleigh Heads Beach is very popular with surfers all year round. The waves are good, particularly during the winter months.

The view is incredible of the ocean from where I sit on this rock shelf. This spot offers photographers versatility, regarding capturing the scenic coast line.

Thank you for appreciating my work.

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Burleigh Heads, Queensland, Australia

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Infusion!

Date: March 16th, 2020, Posted by clare

Wellington Point is a beautiful, versatile location for photographers. It is also popular with fishermen, joggers, cyclists and walkers.

Although the sunrise wasn’t extraordinary, this short burst of light was enough to keep me happy.

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Wellington Point, Queensland, Australia

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Linger!

Date: March 13th, 2020, Posted by clare

This is such a beautiful location which is located close to where I live. I enjoy visiting this part of the river when I have a spare moment. It is such a quiet, relaxing area.

Across the road from this weir, is a lovely picnic area. It is a popular destination with fishermen, and families relax whilst appreciating the beautiful surrounds. It is food for the soul.

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Coomera River, Queensland, Australia

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Break Out!

Date: March 9th, 2020, Posted by clare

I enjoy my photoshoots at Snapper Rocks Beach. It is always exciting being there, no matter what the weather is doing.

It is great being at this beach when the tide is out, as I am able to walk across the generous rock shelf with relative ease.

The morning of this photoshoot was exhilarating as the waves spontaneously broke over the rock shelf. Occasionally, I would get splashed. But I was safe.

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Snapper Rocks, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Come Away!

Date: March 6th, 2020, Posted by clare

The conditions on the morning of this photoshoot at Currumbin Beach, were superb. The tide was on its way out, whilst a gentle wind made its presence felt.

Although the tide was receding, occasionally a wave would wash across the rocks, which added interest to the image.

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Currumbin Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Morning Glory!

Date: March 2nd, 2020, Posted by clare

This is such a beautiful location which is located close to where I live. I enjoy visiting this part of the river when I have a spare moment. It is such a quiet, relaxing area.

Across the road from this weir, is a lovely picnic area. It is a popular destination with fishermen, and families relax whilst appreciating the beautiful surrounds. It is food for the soul.

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Coomera River, Queensland, Australia

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In The Moment!

Date: February 28th, 2020, Posted by clare

I had a lot of fun during this shoot as the tide was coming in at Burleigh Heads Beach, Queensland, Australia. The pressure of the tide was quite something, as I stood amongst the rocks.

The conditions were ideal. I wear waders which offer me an opportunity to wade into the water, capturing some interesting shots. The warmth of the sunrise contrasts with the coolness of the water.

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In The Moment
Burleigh Heads Beach, Queensland, Australia

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Perfection!

Date: February 24th, 2020, Posted by clare

Although this beach, Wategos Beach, Northern New South Wales, Australia, is a distance to travel to, the journey is worth it.

The morning of this photo shoot, the conditions were perfect. As Queensland does not participate in daylight saving, Wategos beach is saved for the autumn, winter and spring months when the distance travelled for sunrises is much more do-able. And worth it!

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Perfection
Wategos Beach, Northern New South Wales, Australia

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Escalate!

Date: February 21st, 2020, Posted by clare

Recently, I decided to do some photo shoots on the other side of Burleigh Heads Beach, which have been wonderful. As I have been able to witness the big surf smashing against the rocks close by.

It is a popular beach with surfers. Where I was sitting, it involved more experienced surfers to ride those big waves. It was a moment to remember, the sunrise was beautiful.

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Escalate
Burleigh Heads Beach, Queensland, Australia

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Peace Be Still!

Date: February 17th, 2020, Posted by clare

Currumbin Beach, Queensland, Australia, is a very popular beach. It is favoured by walkers, photographers and surfers. It’s versatile for photographers and surfers, alike.

The tide was just starting to come in when I arrived for my photo shoot. The conditions were perfect. The smoke haze was a result of the bush fires Australia was experiencing at the time.

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Peace Be Still
Currumbin Beach, Queensland, Australia

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Amazement!

Date: February 14th, 2020, Posted by clare

The Spit, Queensland, Australia, is an incredible beach as it sharpens a photographer’s, and surfers skills.

When I’m at this beach, doing a photo shoot, I pay particular attention to the tide and currents. They can be strong, due to a reef in that area.

At the time of this shoot, Australia was experiencing bush fires which were evident on the horizon.

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Amazement
The Spit, Queensland, Australia

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Unexpected!

Date: February 10th, 2020, Posted by clare

The tide was fairly low at Snapper Rocks, Queensland, Australia, the morning of this shoot.

When I arrived at the generous rock shelf, I used the opportunity of the good light and captured images from various vantage points. The tide was just starting to come in. As I studied the waves, and their momentum and height, I decided to wander closer to the periphery of the rock face.

It was at that moment that a big wave broke against the rocks and splashed my equipment and myself. Fortunately everything was ok. I wear waders so I was safe and so was my equipment. It was a moment to remember.

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Unexpected
Snapper Rocks, Queensland, Australia

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Tranquility!

Date: February 7th, 2020, Posted by clare

As I arrived at Currumbin Beach, Queensland, Australia, I immediately recognised the effect of the bush fires as the light was extraordinary.

The sun attempted to ‘pierce’ it’s way through the immense layer of smoke, which had settled on the horizon. It was a moment and time to remember, reflecting on the effect of the bush fires in Australia, during that time.

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Tranquility
Currumbin Beach, Queensland, Australia

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Rise Above!

Date: February 3rd, 2020, Posted by clare

Burleigh Heads Beach, Queensland, Australia, is a beautiful beach, it is popular with surfers, photographers, joggers and walkers.

Nearby, a Nature Reserve wraps around the coastline, which proves to be well populated with walkers, from early in the morning into well until dusk. It offers incredible views of the inspirational coastline.

The morning of this shoot was captured during the fires that had escalated in Queensland and New South Wales, at that time. The horizon was thick with smoke, evident of the bush fires, whilst the ocean was a stark contrast to the sunrise.

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Rise Above
Burleigh Heads Beach, Queensland, Australia

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Resting Place!

Date: January 31st, 2020, Posted by clare


This is an incredible location, at any time of the year. I have been fortunate to capture this beautiful valley when it started to rain, the mood was in contrast to the sunrise, as seen in this image.

The road leading to the top of this look out has improved after a cyclone hit the area a couple of years ago. It was an opportunity to work on the road and to upgrade it.

When I first travelled to this look out point, the road was almost impassable, even with driving in a 4×4. It is worth every minute when you arrive and stand in awe and wonder of the beauty before you.

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Darling Downs, Queensland, Australia

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Time and Tide!

Date: January 27th, 2020, Posted by clare

Wategos Beach, Northern New South Wales, Australia, is a slice of paradise. During the summer months, due to Queensland being one hour behind New South Wales, it is not a beach that I visit too often.

As it involves cracking my bedding during the very early hours of the morning to reach this inspirational destination.

However, during the winter months when the surf is big and the clouds cover the horizon like a beautiful blanket, both at sunrise and at sunset, it is worth the distance to travel to. It is the most easterly land mass in Australia.

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Wategos Beach, Northern New South Wales, Australia

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Dare!

Date: January 24th, 2020, Posted by clare

This is such an incredible location, Wellington Point, Queensland, Australia. The morning of this photoshoot, I positioned myself near the jetty.

After a little while, I noticed the clouds were prolific behind me, whilst the sunrise was not doing anything special in front of me.

With that I drove to the other side of the jetty, with no time to spare, I walked at a fast pace to secure my tripod in the water and started clicking immediately.

Just as well, as I arrived in time to capture some special sunrise shots, featuring dramatic cloud formations.

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Wellington Point, Queensland, Australia

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Enigma!

Date: January 20th, 2020, Posted by clare

Burleigh Heads Beach is an incredibly versatile beach. It is favoured with surfers, photographers, joggers, cyclists and dog walkers.

It is great as either a sunrise or sunset beach. The rocks, which are prolific at the water’s edge, are impressive, particularly at high tide. It is a photographer’s delight to capture the water cascading over the rocks at speed, particularly with the use of filters.

The smoke-filled horizon is evidence of the recent bush fires which have been experienced for some weeks in New South Wales and Queensland, Australia.

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Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Surprise!

Date: January 17th, 2020, Posted by clare

Kirra Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, is a beautiful beach, either at sunrise or at sunset. The rocks, particularly at high tide, make an interesting feature as the water flows rapidly over them.

Using photographic filters always adds intrigue to the water and cloud formations, particularly if the wind is strong. I stood on a rock shelf to capture this image.

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Kirra Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Dynamic!

Date: January 13th, 2020, Posted by clare

The farmers in this area of Northern Queensland, Australia, are the only remaining farmers who are permitted to burn sugar cane leaves. You can appreciate the reason for that, due to the pollution.

It was fascinating observing the plumes of pollution and the shapes and sizes of the ‘clouds’, depending on the size of the sugar cane fields and the wind speed and direction.

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Northern Queensland, Australia

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Behold

Date: January 11th, 2020, Posted by clare

Location | Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

One of my favourite destinations is this location. On each occasion I have shot there, I have always come away feeling as though my soul has been fed.

This area is a favourite with fishermen, who release their boats from the boat ramp, alongside the jetty, which is well frequented by Pelicans, always expectant of a catch of fish.

Although I have frequented this location on numerous occasions, the morning of this photo shoot stands out for more than one reason.

It occurred to me one morning to drive to this beautiful destination. I noticed the time I was leaving, is the time I usually arrive at this location. I was fortunate in arriving at the perfect time. I stepped into the water, lowered my tripod legs and began clicking immediately.

The light was sublime whilst the conditions were the best I have every experienced there. It was a moment to remember.

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Momentary

Date: January 11th, 2020, Posted by clare

Location | Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Australia has experienced severe fires for some months. It was during this time, when the smoke haze was so thick, that the horizon was influenced by the severity of the fires, which was impenetrable.

During this photoshoot, with the most unusual light as a result of the smoke haze, my intention was to capture the moment with accuracy. My thoughts and prayers went out to people who were involved in fighting the fires, in every capacity.

This image was captured at the end of my photo shoot where the ocean rose up to meet me. It was an exhilarating way to end my time at this iconic location. 

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Breaker

Date: January 11th, 2020, Posted by clare

Location | Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

This beach is an incredible location. It is popular and iconic with surfers, photographers, joggers and walkers.

The conditions on the morning of this photoshoot were perfect. The tide was right, enabling me to walk safely onto the generous rock shelf.

I secured my tripod on the precipice, offering an excellent vantage point as I stood before the crocodile-shaped rock, with the waves crashing beneath me, whilst the sun was breaking dramatically from behind the clouds.

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Linger

Date: January 11th, 2020, Posted by clare

Location | Northern New South Wales, Australia

Driving to this beautiful destination involves cracking my bedding very early during the summer months due to Queensland not being on Daylight Saving. It is worth it!

This beautiful is very special as one can literally walk straight onto it from the car park. The morning of this photo shoot was exceptional. I arrived at first light. When I saw the cloud formations, I realised very early on, that it was going to be an excellent shoot.

Sometimes, the light can be short under such conditions, but on the morning of my shoot, it was out of the ordinary for the duration of my time there. A gentle breeze made its presence felt, but it had no effect on the ocean.

At the end of my shoot, I collected my gear and walked off the beach, knowing the results were going to be special.

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Infusion!

Date: January 10th, 2020, Posted by clare

Burleigh Heads Beach is an incredibly versatile beach. It is favoured with surfers, photographers, joggers, cyclists and dog walkers.

It is great, either as a sunrise or sunset beach. The rocks, which are prolific at the water’s edge, are impressive, particularly at high tide. It is a photographer’s delight to capture the water cascading over the rocks at speed, particularly with the use of filters.

The smoke-filled horizon is evidence of the recent bush fires which have been experienced for some weeks in New South Wales and Queensland, Australia.

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Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Intentional!

Date: January 6th, 2020, Posted by clare

The morning I captured this image, Australia was experiencing horrific bush fires, hence the smoke-filled horizon, at sunrise.

During this photoshoot, I varied my vantage points and intentionally re-positioned myself to gain an advantage with the incoming tide, where the water was rushing over the rocks, at speed.

It was an exciting photoshoot with the waves crashing before me, at times, with an impressive spray of water landing at my feet.

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Currumbin Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Grandeur!

Date: January 3rd, 2020, Posted by clare

This is an incredible location, at any time of the year. I have been fortunate to capture this beautiful valley when it started to rain, the mood was in contrast to the sunrise, as seen in this image.

The road leading to the top of this look-out has improved after a cyclone hit the area a couple of years ago. It was an opportunity to work on the road and to upgrade it.

When I first travelled to this look-out point, the road was almost impassable, even with driving in a 4×4. It is worth every minute when you arrive, and stand in awe and wonder of the beauty before you.

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Darling Downs, Queensland, Australia

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Arise!

Date: December 30th, 2019, Posted by clare

When I arrived at Kirra beach for my photoshoot this particular morning, I knew from the beginning it was going to be a good sunrise.

Kirra Beach is versatile as a sunrise and a sunset beach, whilst the rocks encourage interest, particularly when the tide is full.

I enjoy capturing shots from this beach whatever the tide, as there is always something new to discover, and to bring fulfilment to one’s soul.

It’s popular with surfers, photographers, dog walkers, joggers and walkers.

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Kirra Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Breakthrough!

Date: December 27th, 2019, Posted by clare

On the morning of this photoshoot, the tide was low, wearing my waders, I was able to walk in front of the rock shelf.

The wind was gentle which encouraged smaller waves which gently cascaded over this rock.

Heavy clouds added to the dynamics of this memorable photoshoot, with the sun breaking through to introduce warmth to the otherwise coolness of the image.

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Currumbin Beach, Gold Coast, New South Wales, Australia

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Beyond!

Date: December 23rd, 2019, Posted by clare

This beach is popular with dog owners. It is always wonderful to experience the excitement of dogs of a variety of breeds, accelerating towards the ocean, or alternatively, becoming acquainted with each other as dog owners socialise at the water’s edge.

I captured this image at the end of my photoshoot, the conditions were perfect, with the tide receding, whilst the wind was almost absent, offering an opportunity to be inspired by the reflections in front of me.

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The Spit, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Freedom!

Date: December 20th, 2019, Posted by clare

When I arrived at Kirra beach for my photoshoot this particular morning, I knew from the beginning it was going to be a good sunrise.

Kirra Beach is versatile as a sunrise and a sunset beach, whilst the rocks encourage interest, particularly when the tide is full.

I enjoy capturing shots from this beach whatever the tide, as there is always something new to discover, and to bring fulfilment to one’s soul.

It’s popular with surfers, photographers, dog walkers, joggers and walkers.

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Kirra Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Opportunity!

Date: December 16th, 2019, Posted by clare

This beach is incredibly versatile, particularly for surfers and photographers. It is a great beach for sunrise and sunset photography.

The weather conditions and clouds were conducive to exhibiting light that was indescribable. As the tide had just turned, and was coming in, I knew I had sufficient time and opportunity to secure my tripod on a generous rock shelf and to start clicking.

Arriving at first light is advantageous as it enables photographers to capture the dynamics of light from very early on in the shoot, to when the sun makes an appearance.

As the wind represented a breeze, it enabled me to reduce my tripod to capture and maximise the effects of the colour of the water.

Where I stood for that shoot, is not an every day occurrence as the wind can whip the waves, usually impressive in size, particularly with the incoming tide, preventing photographers from standing on that rock shelf, using their lens focal length, instead.

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Snapper Rocks, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Elevate!

Date: December 13th, 2019, Posted by clare

When I arrived at Kirra beach for my photoshoot this particular morning, I knew from the beginning it was going to be a good sunrise.

Kirra Beach is versatile as a sunrise and a sunset beach, whilst the rocks encourage interest, particularly when the tide is full.

I enjoy capturing shots from this beach whatever the tide, as there is always something new to discover, and to bring fulfilment to one’s soul.

It’s popular with surfers, photographers, dog walkers, joggers and walkers.

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Kirra Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Escape!

Date: December 9th, 2019, Posted by clare

On the morning of this photoshoot, the tide was low, wearing my waders, I was able to walk in front of the rock shelf.

The wind was gentle which encouraged smaller waves which gently cascaded over this rock, that resembles the shape of a shell.

Heavy clouds added to the dynamics of this memorable photoshoot.

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Currumbin Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Illumination!

Date: December 6th, 2019, Posted by clare

This beach is incredibly versatile, particularly for surfers and photographers. It is a great beach for sunrise and sunset photography.

The weather conditions and clouds were conducive to exhibiting light that was indescribable. As the tide had just turned, and was coming in, I knew I had sufficient time and opportunity to secure my tripod on a generous rock shelf and to start clicking.

Arriving at first light is advantageous as it enables photographers to capture the dynamics of light from very early on in the shoot, to when the sun makes an appearance.

As the wind represented a breeze, it enabled me to reduce my tripod to capture and maximise the effects of the colour of the water with the rocks so clearly submerged in the ocean.

Where I stood for that shoot, is not an every day occurrence as the wind can whip the waves, usually impressive in size, particularly with the incoming tide, preventing photographers from standing on that rock shelf, using their lens focal length, instead.

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Snapper Rocks, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Radiance!

Date: December 2nd, 2019, Posted by clare

During the summer months this beach involves an early departure from home, due to daylight saving in New South Wales, but it is most definitely worth it.

In fact, this beach is a cove, and, at low tide, the reflections are incredible, as seen in this image.

The morning of this photoshoot was inspirational from the start. I arrived as first light was cracking across the horizon. The clouds always offer interest, don’t they, which they did that morning?

Wearing my waders, I entered the water and started clicking away immediately, once I’d secured my tripod in the sand. It was a photoshoot to remember for its perfect conditions.

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Cabarita Beach, Northern New South Wales, Australia

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Be Still!

Date: November 29th, 2019, Posted by clare

Wellington Point is iconic with fishermen, both on the jetty, and those who head out across the ocean on their boats, of varying sizes and power. The Pelicans act on their instincts and arrive at the right time when the boats start returning to the boat ramp.

It was such a calm morning, whilst the tide was perfect for capturing this glorious moment. The jetty adds interest to the already colourful image, contrasted with warmth and coolness.

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Wellington Point, Queensland, Australia

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Triumphant!

Date: November 25th, 2019, Posted by clare

This is such an incredible beach. I appreciate it’s versatility with reference to the tides.

It is also a popular beach with surfers, photographers, joggers and walkers.

On the morning of this photoshoot, I was able to rotate my camera on my tripod quite substantially due to the light and cloud cover, which, after a large fire in the hinterland, released impressive colours on the horizon. The use of rocks adds extra interest to the image.

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Currumbin Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Turbulent!

Date: November 22nd, 2019, Posted by clare

Kirra Beach is beautiful,which is suited either as a sunrise or a sunset beach. It is adjacent to Coolangatta Beach, an area which is renowned with sun bathers, surfers and photographers.

Sometimes the best moments are spontaneous. I arrived with minutes to spare before the sky erupted into incredible light with impressive cloud formations.

Whilst the surf was challenging, wearing my waders is an advantage, enabling me to stand in the water, in comfort, particularly when the conditions are cold.

Timing is paramount. I got it right that particular morning.

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Kirra Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Eclipse!

Date: November 18th, 2019, Posted by clare

The morning I arrived at this wonderful destination, I knew early that the sunrise was going to be spectacular.

Wellington Point is iconic with fishermen, both on the jetty, and those who head out across the ocean on their boats, of varying sizes and power. The Pelicans act on their instincts and arrive at the right time when the boats start returning to the boat ramp.

It was such a calm morning, whilst the tide was perfect for capturing this glorious moment. The jetty adds interest to the already colourful image, contrasted with warmth and coolness.

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Wellington Point, Queensland, Australia

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Soar!

Date: November 15th, 2019, Posted by clare

Burleigh Heads is a popular beach with surfers, photographers, dog walkers, joggers and cyclists.

Although the tide was going out on the morning of this photoshoot, the wind had picked up and the water came rushing towards me. The waves, if generous in size, crash against the rocks with such power.

Wearing waders is an advantage as I’m able to stand quite close to the rocks and capture the dynamics of the waves exerting power, either over the rocks, or against the rocks.

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Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Sublime!

Date: November 11th, 2019, Posted by clare

My drive to Wategos Beach is always a pleasure.

I leave home during the early hours of the morning to drive to this beach as it is located in Northern New South Wales, particularly as that State has daylight saving.

With that I visit this slice of paradise during the autumn and winter months only.

During this photoshoot, the light became more interesting towards the west. In a moment of the tide subsiding, the effect of the rock draws your attention to the centre of the scenery.

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Wategos Beach, Northern New South Wales, Australia

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Rhythm!

Date: November 8th, 2019, Posted by clare

This is such an incredible beach. I appreciate it’s versatility with reference to the tides.

A generous rock shelf enables a photographer to capture an impressive sunrise or sunset, particularly during the winter months, with good cloud cover over the horizon.

It is also a popular beach with surfers, photographers, joggers and walkers.

On the morning of this photoshoot, I was able to rotate my camera on my tripod quite substantially due to the light and cloud cover, which, after a large fire in the hinterland, released impressive colours on the horizon. The use of rocks adds extra interest to the image.

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Currumbin Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Surge!

Date: November 4th, 2019, Posted by clare

Burleigh Heads is a popular beach with surfers, photographers, dog walkers, joggers and cyclists.

The tide was coming in on the morning of this photoshoot which makes for exciting photography particularly if the wind picks up. The waves, if generous in size, crash against the rocks with such power.

Wearing waders is an advantage as I’m able to stand quite close to the rocks and capture the dynamics of the waves exerting power, either over the rocks, or against the rocks.

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Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Ponder!

Date: November 1st, 2019, Posted by clare

Recently, I decided to take some time out and spend it in the country. It was a relaxing experience, the drought drew my attention.

Lake Moogerah, was only 55% full. It’s original water capacity was clear to see. The area hadn’t received rain for a considerable period. The animals were being given hay whilst some farmers were digging for borehole water.

The weather was perfect, but cloudless of course. And the birds were prolific on the property I stayed at.

On the morning of my photoshoot the wind was a gentle breeze which made for a serene scene before me with the warmth of the pink sky, contrasted with the intensity of the blue.

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Lake Moogerah, Queensland, Australia

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Imagine!

Date: October 28th, 2019, Posted by clare

The Spit, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, is an incredible beach. It is conveniently located to where I live, whilst it is popular with dog owners as they are permitted to explore the area and to enjoy the water, without being restricted by their leash.

The pier adds added interest to the already spectacular location. It is very popular with fishermen and women. Sunrise on this morning, was very dramatic with low level clouds adding to the mood.

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The Spit, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Spendour!

Date: October 25th, 2019, Posted by clare

Roma Street Parkland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, is situated on the periphery of the city of Brisbane. It has always been an attraction to locals and tourists, as the gardens are always full of colour, irrespective of the season.

There is something for everyone at this scenic and spectacular location. It is a break away from the rush of every day life. BBQ’s are available and picnic areas are generous in size.

The day I visited this lovely park and gardens was the beginning of Spring. As you would have noticed, the splash of colour was incredible. Early morning joggers and mothers walking their infants appreciated the surrounding beauty, as did everyone else.

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Roma Street Parkland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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Impacting!

Date: October 21st, 2019, Posted by clare

As I arrived on the beach at Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, Australia, that morning, instinctively I knew it was going to be a very good sunrise.

This beach is beautiful. It has an area of well rounded rocks which the waves crash against, particularly with the incoming tide, which was starting to happen during this photoshoot.

Although I wasn’t that far out in the ocean, wearing waders gives me the advantage of capturing the momentum of the waves as they are impacting against the rocks.

It was a thrilling time, as I needed to keep my tripod secure, which it was, and my equipment safe, which I did.

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Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Captivate

Date: October 19th, 2019, Posted by clare

Location: Quai Rauba Capeu, Nice, France

As I completed my photoshoot, focussing on Nice Port, my attention was drawn to the incredible light that transcended across the morning sky.

It was an invitation I couldn’t resist. The walk involved a short stroll, with a quickened pace, so as not to lose the light that dominated the sky.

The city of Nice is in the foreground whilst the Mediterranean draws your attention, with its depth of brilliant colour, to the shoreline that is sliced perfectly, to feature Nice airport in the distance.

A boat, although not in the image, occupied by a man, who was paddling seamlessly through the water, was a moment to remember.

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Traveller!

Date: October 18th, 2019, Posted by clare

Recently, I took some time out and spent a quality 4 days away, in the country. It was incredible.

Travelling to this destination in the evening, avoiding the kangaroos and wallabies, was worth it.

As the sun was setting, the noises associated with a farm, came to life. It was a moment of appreciating the quality of life in the country. But at the same time, realising the enormous responsibilities farmers possess.

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Darling Downs, Queensland, Australia

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Reflections!

Date: October 14th, 2019, Posted by clare

After a great photoshoot at The Spit, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, I was walking towards my vehicle when I noticed the fantastic reflections, with ideal conditions to position myself under the pier and to capture it from underneath, just as the sun was rising above the horizon.

It was most certainly a spontaneous moment.

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The Spit, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Extraordinary!

Date: October 11th, 2019, Posted by clare

As I was travelling towards the beaches on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, instinctively, I knew to do a photoshoot at Currumbin beach.

The conditions were perfect that morning. The tide was coming in, but the breeze was gentle, so the waves were small and smooth.

We had recently experienced fires on the Gold Coast Hinterland, with that, the smoke haze was quite significant on the horizon. When the sun was breaking through the smoke haze, the results were incredible.

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Currumbin Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Paradise!

Date: October 7th, 2019, Posted by clare

Roma Street Parkland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, is situated on the periphery of the city of Brisbane. It has always been an attraction to locals and tourists, as the gardens are always full of colour, irrespective of the season.

There is something for everyone at this scenic and spectacular location. It is a break away from the rush of every day life. BBQ’s are available and picnic areas are generous in size.

The day I visited this lovely park and gardens was the beginning of Spring. As you would have noticed, the splash of colour was incredible. Early morning joggers and mothers walking their infants appreciated the surrounding beauty, as did everyone else.

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Roma Street Parkland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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Capture!

Date: October 4th, 2019, Posted by clare

The Spit, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, is an incredible beach. It is conveniently located to where I live, whilst it is popular with dog owners as they are permitted to explore the area and to enjoy the water, without being restricted by their leashes.

The pier adds added interest to the already spectacular location. It is very popular with fishermen and women. Sunrise on this morning, was very dramatic with low level clouds adding to the mood.

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The Spit, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Perfect!

Date: September 30th, 2019, Posted by clare

This beach represents perfect paradise to me. From the moment I arrive at this incredible location, I have a sense of expectancy of being in the rhythm of nature.

The morning of this photoshoot, the conditions were superb. The incoming tide was starting to make an appearance, with the absence of wind, and the use of photographic filters, it made for an idyllic shoot. I stretched my tripod on the shoreline and immediately commenced clicking my camera button.

Wategos is popular with photographers, surfers, joggers and walkers. The trail threads past this beach to the Lighthouse, perched on top of the hill. This area is the most easterly landmass in Australia.

Wategos Beach, Northern New South Wales, Australia

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Unexpected!

Date: September 27th, 2019, Posted by clare

Driving down to the Coomera River, Queensland, Australia, to this beautiful destination, I knew it was going to be a great sunset.

Earlier, I noticed the cloud formations becoming more interesting, and whilst I was almost ready to pack up my equipment, God put on an incredible light show, I could not resist. I have learnt to read the clouds and can instinctively know when to expect a good sunrise or sunset.

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Coomera River, Queensland, Australia

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Rhythm!

Date: September 23rd, 2019, Posted by clare

Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, Australia, is a beautiful beach. It’s popular with photographers, joggers, dog owners, walkers, cyclists and photographers. The morning of this photo shoot was superb. The conditions were sublime.

I arrived just as the tide was starting to come in. The surf was small, whilst it gently cascaded over the rocks. The colour of the sky reflected on the sand, at low tide, was inspirational to witness.

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Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Breath!

Date: September 20th, 2019, Posted by clare

The morning of this photoshoot at Wategos Beach, Northern New South Wales, was perfectly calm.

And, at low tide, I was able to extend my tripod legs, secure them firmly in the sand, and capture images just above the water’s surface. I love doing that, even when the conditions are calm, it is exhilarating.

Using photographic filters, gives a soft effect. Whilst the clouds add interest to the image.

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Wategos Beach, Northern New South Wales, Australia

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Serendipity!

Date: September 16th, 2019, Posted by clare

The morning I captured this image at Wellington Point, Queensland, Australia, the conditions were perfect.

The tide was coming in. The fishing boats were busy launching, preparing to haul a great catch, whilst I was appreciating the morning light, away from the jetty. The conditions were perfectly calm and the colours, warm and cool. An intriguing blend, that works well.

I positioned myself on the rocks as the water became too deep. But I was still close enough to the water to capture the essence of the mood of the moment.

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Wellington Point, Queensland, Australia

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Rush!

Date: September 13th, 2019, Posted by clare

Little Wategos Beach, Northern New South Wales, Australia.

It is a great drive to get to this destination. As I come drive down the hill, facing the ocean, it feels like a slice of paradise. The homes cling to the hill, occupying invaluable property prices.

On the morning of this photoshoot, I decided to climb onto the extensive rock shelf and experiment with something different. A unique perspective of an area that I have captured on several occasions.

Although there was an absence of clouds on the horizon, the sunrise was still superb. I use photographic filters to add interest to my images. The tide was coming in so I needed to complete my shoot and not waste time on the rocks.

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Little Wategos Beach, Northern New South Wales, Australia

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Quicken!

Date: September 9th, 2019, Posted by clare

The evening I captured this image, at Coomera River, Queensland, Australia, the sunset was incredible.

It was a busy evening, as I was surrounded by fishermen. The tide was perfect for them to have success with their catches.

The sky took some time to evolve into something truly special, but the wait was worth it. The conditions were perfect.

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Subdued!

Date: September 6th, 2019, Posted by clare

This is one of my favourite locations. The jetty is an incredible feature, and depending on the light, it is so versatile, in offering interesting dynamics.

Wellington Point, Queensland, Australia, is well frequented by fishermen, particularly as its tide dependent. The Pelicans arrive out of nowhere when the boats arrive, either to go out onto the ocean, or returning from a fishing trip. Their instincts are so strong.

It is notorious for people walking along the beach at low tide, on the other side of the jetty. I have witnessed people get their timing of the tide wrong and have had to literally wade back to shore, waist deep in water.

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Wellington Point, Queensland, Australia

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Tranquility!

Date: September 2nd, 2019, Posted by clare

This beautiful location is conveniently located to where I live. I decided to drive down a road that leads off from a busy road. I discovered this beautiful, quiet spot.

It is well frequented by pelicans and birds of various sorts as fresh water spills over a weir and becomes salt water. I enjoy watching the Pelican as he occupies his territory at the weir.

The other Pelicans have realised it is forbidden territory for them as he has the pick of the fish as they cascade down the weir. It is well populated by fishermen as well. They are scattered along the river’s edge, depending on the tide.

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Coomera River, Queensland, Australia

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Accelerate

Date: August 31st, 2019, Posted by clare

Location: Gold Coast, Australia

The morning of this photoshoot, the ocean was pulsating with power as a result of a cyclonic influence off the eastern Australian coastline.

Arriving at first light, I was able to secure my tripod on a concrete wall, with my tripod heightened due to the size and force of the waves. Understandably, I did not want my equipment to get splashed.

During the photoshoot, I noticed the light was changing dramatically to my left, so I repositioned myself on the wall, facing the impressive light. Whilst the water accelerated over the rocks in the ocean, the sun added warmth to the rocks in the foreground. It was an exhilarating photoshoot.

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Anticipation

Date: August 31st, 2019, Posted by clare

Location: Gold Coast, Australia

As I arrived on the beach, the sky literally erupted into colour before me. Wearing my waders, I ran to the ocean, extended my tripod legs and clicked effortlessly, as I am familiar with the burst of light such as in this image, usually disappears very quickly, which it did.

Everything about this sunrise was exciting. The light, the water, which was literally whipping around my legs and a strong backwash that resisted my being there. But I stood my ground and maintained my composure and clicked to my heart’s content. My work is God’s handiwork and a representation of my soul.

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Behold!

Date: August 26th, 2019, Posted by clare

Upper Coomera Lake, Queensland, Australia, is a lovely small lake, closely located to where I live. I have shot from this lake on many occasions.

It is hugely popular with dog walkers, joggers and families enjoy BBQ’s at the lovely park nearby. It also has tennis courts which are popular too.

Whilst the ducks enjoy swimming and entertaining the passersby.

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Upper Coomera Lake, Queensland, Australia

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Pensive!

Date: August 23rd, 2019, Posted by clare

This is such an incredible location. Driving to my destination I realised the rain clouds had gathered very quickly.

I made it up to the top of the hill, the road has been improved since Cyclone Debbie, making the ascent that much easier.

With the imminent rain, I needed to work quickly to get a few shots in from my mini photoshoot, which I did, using an umbrella.

The clouds add a distinct mood, don’t they? Drawing you into the image.

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Queensland Countryside, Queensland, Australia

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Soothing!

Date: August 19th, 2019, Posted by clare

This is one of my favourite destinations, Little Wategos Beach, Northern New South Wales, Australia.

As the tide was low that particular morning, I decided to climb over the impressive rock shelf and, in the semi dark, choose the most appropriate rock from which to capture my images.

It was a fairly cloudless morning, but the light was perfect. The ocean was fairly calm, making my position on the rock shelf that much safer.

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Little Wategos Beach, Northern New South Wales, Australia

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Harmonious!

Date: August 16th, 2019, Posted by clare

Coomera River, Queensland, Australia, is an impressive river in size and in in every way.

It is popular with fishermen and ‘boaties.’ I usually stand fairly close to the weir, which attracts a lot of fishermen due to the fish swimming down the weir, with a Pelican or two standing guard at their post. It is amusing to watch.

This area is pivotal as it enables me to capture sunrises and sunsets which have been fairly impressive. Whilst typical Australian countryside opposite the river, adds interest.

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Coomera River, Queensland, Australia

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Captivate!

Date: August 12th, 2019, Posted by clare

Upper Coomera Lake, Queensland, Australia, is a relatively small, but beautiful lake. It is well populated by ducks whilst it is a popular destination for dog walkers, joggers and families.

It is a great attraction to the community, with tennis courts nearby and impressive playing fields and a lovely BBQ and picnic area.

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Upper Coomera Lake, Queensland, Australia

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Elevate!

Date: August 9th, 2019, Posted by clare

This is one of my favourite destinations, Little Wategos Beach, Northern New South Wales, Australia.

As the tide was low that particular morning, I decided to climb over the impressive rock shelf and, in the semi dark, choose the most appropriate rock from which to capture my images.

It was a fairly cloudless morning, but the light was perfect. The ocean was fairly calm, making my position on the rock shelf that much safer.

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Little Wategos Beach, Northern New South Wales, Australia

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Emblazon!

Date: August 5th, 2019, Posted by clare

I discovered this lovely location which is conveniently located to where I live.

Previously, I’d been shooting at a nearby lake and one morning I decided to drive to Coomera River, Queensland, Australia. On each occasion, the sunrises and sunsets at this destination have been rewarding, without having to travel too far.

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Coomera River, Queensland, Australia

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Wonderment!

Date: August 2nd, 2019, Posted by clare

This destination is truly special, located in the Queensland Countryside, Queensland, Australia.

As you can see by the image, rain was imminent. I had just enough time to squeeze in a mini photoshoot before the rain arrived. But it was worth the drive. I stood on the precipice and it was so radical, I couldn’t look down, only across at the beautiful landscape in front of me.

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Queensland Countryside, Queensland, Australia

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Expectancy!

Date: July 29th, 2019, Posted by clare

This dam is located close to my home. I have recently started doing some photoshoots there. It is a lovely location and its popular with cyclists, joggers and walkers, alike.

I have found a very good spot, at the bridge, which is perfect for sunrises, and the convenience of positioning my tripod and camera on a stone wall,which forms part of the bridge, is great. The other bonus is that I take my cushion with me, so I’m comfortable during my shoot.

The ducks are immediately attracted to humans as they expect to be fed. I approach the bridge quietly, stealth-like, so as to eliminate drawing the ducks attention and attraction to me, as they create ripples, which distort the reflections. I like seeing the ducks at other times, when I’m not on photoshoots.

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Momentum!

Date: July 26th, 2019, Posted by clare

This image was captured at Kirra Beach Jetty, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

After a period of being unable to go on photoshoots, this was my first photoshoot in 6 weeks, due to personal reasons.

I was so excited when I witnessed the clouds coming in from the east, pre-dawn. More often than not, I can anticipate what the sunrise is going to be like when I see the cloud formations before sunrise.

It takes experience waiting and watching Nature, observing God’s hand perform incredible sunrises, using light that perforates through the clouds, of varying sizes and shapes, in recognising what He is going to do with each sunrise as it unfolds, so to speak.

The wind picked up and added extra interest. The jetty is a popular destination for fishermen and photographers, alike. Earlier, I stood on the other side of the jetty, facing east, and captured the sunrise before moving to the opposite side and photographing a totally different scene. The same sunrise, yet with different dynamics.

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Illuminate!

Date: July 22nd, 2019, Posted by clare

Wategos Beach, New South Wales, Australia, is always a destination that I eagerly await to return to. It holds a special place in my heart.

I left home during the early hours of the morning, as this wonderful location is in another State, during the winter months it is on the same time zone as Queensland, where I live.

Arriving at Wategos Beach, pre-dawn I enjoyed a cup of tea as first light was making an appearance across the horizon. I instinctively knew it was going to be an incredible shoot.

Wearing my waders, I walked to the water’s edge and secured my tripod in the sand and started clicking immediately, using a long shutter speed and filters to maximise the effect of what I was capturing.

This is the most easterly land mass in Australia, with an impressive lighthouse up on the hill. There is something about Wategos Beach that represents a slice of paradise to me.

It is distinctly ‘cut off’ from nearby Byron Bay, although the hill overlooking the sea, boasts homes that are priceless in the real sense due to their view of the ocean. Wategos Beach is popular with surfers and walkers who meander up to the lighthouse, walking up at an impressive gradient, to reach their destination.

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Symphony!

Date: July 19th, 2019, Posted by clare

This dam is located close to my home. I have recently started doing some photoshoots there. It is a lovely location and its popular with cyclists, joggers and walkers, alike.

I have found a very good spot, at the bridge, which is perfect for sunrises, and the convenience of positioning my tripod and camera on a stone wall,which forms part of the bridge, is great. The other bonus is that I take my cushion with me, so I’m comfortable during my shoot.

The ducks are immediately attracted to humans as they expect to be fed. I approach the bridge quietly, stealth-like, so as to eliminate drawing the ducks attention and attraction to me, as they create ripples, which distort the reflections. I like seeing the ducks at other times, when I’m not on photoshoots.

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New Beginnings!

Date: July 15th, 2019, Posted by clare

Wategos Beach, New South Wales, Australia, is always a destination that I eagerly await to return to. It holds a special place in my heart.

I left home during the early hours of the morning, as this wonderful location is in another State, during the winter months it is on the same time zone as Queensland, where I live.

Arriving at Wategos Beach, pre-dawn I enjoyed a cup of tea as first light was making an appearance across the horizon. I instinctively knew it was going to be an incredible shoot.

Wearing my waders, I walked to the water’s edge and secured my tripod in the sand and started clicking immediately, using a long shutter speed and filters to maximise the effect of what I was capturing.

This is the most easterly land mass in Australia, with an impressive lighthouse up on the hill. There is something about Wategos Beach that represents a slice of paradise to me.

It is distinctly ‘cut off’ from nearby Byron Bay, although the hill overlooking the sea, boasts homes that are priceless in the real sense due to their view of the ocean. Wategos Beach is popular with surfers and walkers who meander up to the lighthouse, walking up at an impressive gradient, to reach their destination.

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Windswept!

Date: July 12th, 2019, Posted by clare

This image was captured at Kirra Beach Jetty, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

After a period of being unable to go on photoshoots, this was my first photoshoot in 6 weeks, due to personal reasons.

I was so excited when I witnessed the clouds coming in from the east, pre-dawn. More often than not, I can anticipate what the sunrise is going to be like when I see the cloud formations before sunrise.

It takes experience waiting and watching Nature, observing God’s hand perform incredible sunrises, using light that perforates through the clouds, of varying sizes and shapes, in recognising what He is going to do with each sunrise as it unfolds, so to speak.

The wind picked up and added extra interest. The jetty is a popular destination for fishermen and photographers, alike. Earlier, I stood on the other side of the jetty, facing east, and captured the sunrise before moving to the opposite side and photographing a totally different scene. The same sunrise, yet with different dynamics.

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Jewel!

Date: July 8th, 2019, Posted by clare

Wategos Beach, New South Wales, Australia, is always a destination that I eagerly await to return to. It holds a special place in my heart.

I left home during the early hours of the morning, as this wonderful location is in another State, during the winter months it is on the same time zone as Queensland, where I live.

Arriving at Wategos Beach, pre-dawn I enjoyed a cup of tea as first light was making an appearance across the horizon. I instinctively knew it was going to be an incredible shoot.

Wearing my waders, I walked to the water’s edge and secured my tripod in the sand and started clicking immediately, using a long shutter speed and filters to maximise the effect of what I was capturing.

This is the most easterly land mass in Australia, with an impressive lighthouse up on the hill. There is something about Wategos Beach that represents a slice of paradise to me.

It is distinctly ‘cut off’ from nearby Byron Bay, although the hill overlooking the sea, boasts homes that are priceless in the real sense due to their view of the ocean. Wategos Beach is popular with surfers and walkers who meander up to the lighthouse, walking up at an impressive gradient, to reach their destination.

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Morning Glory!

Date: July 5th, 2019, Posted by clare

Wategos Beach, New South Wales, Australia, is always a destination that I eagerly await to return to. It holds a special place in my heart.

I left home during the early hours of the morning, as this wonderful location is in another State, during the winter months it is on the same time zone as Queensland, where I live.

Arriving at Wategos Beach, pre-dawn I enjoyed a cup of tea as first light was making an appearance across the horizon. I instinctively knew it was going to be an incredible shoot.

Wearing my waders, I walked to the water’s edge and secured my tripod in the sand and started clicking immediately, using a long shutter speed and filters, to maximise the effect of what I was capturing.

This is the most easterly land mass in Australia, with an impressive lighthouse up on the hill. There is something about Wategos Beach that represents a slice of paradise to me.

It is distinctly ‘cut off’ from nearby Byron Bay, although the hill overlooking the sea, boasts homes that are priceless in the real sense due to their view of the ocean. Wategos Beach is popular with surfers and walkers who meander up to the lighthouse, walking up at an impressive gradient, to reach their destination.

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Scintillate!

Date: July 1st, 2019, Posted by clare

This image was captured at Kirra Beach Jetty, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

After a period of being unable to go on photoshoots, this was my first photoshoot in 6 weeks, due to personal reasons.

I was so excited when I witnessed the clouds coming in from the east, pre-dawn. More often than not, I can anticipate what the sunrise is going to be like when I see the cloud formations before sunrise.

It takes experience waiting and watching Nature, observing God’s hand perform incredible sunrises, using light that perforates through the clouds, of varying sizes and shapes, in recognising what He is going to do with each sunrise as it unfolds, so to speak.

The wind picked up and added extra interest. The jetty is a popular destination for fishermen and photographers, alike. Earlier, I stood on the other side of the jetty, facing east, and captured the sunrise before moving to the opposite side and photographing a totally different scene. The same sunrise, yet with different dynamics.

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Linger!

Date: June 28th, 2019, Posted by clare

Kirra Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, is a gorgeous location.

When I arrived at the car park, looking at the clouds, pre-dawn, I instinctively knew the sunrise was going to be spectacular, but not to the extent it was, where I was literally ‘soaked’ with the colours that reflected from the sky that morning.

I surveyed the area as I always do, determining the best position. After a couple of experimentations, I settled for the vicinity where the tide was coming in and covering the sand with various hues of red, reflected from the sunrise.

It was a moment in time when you cannot waste a second. My tripod was secure in the sand whilst my camera button was busy clicking away as the light was indescribable before me, as only God can splash colours across the sky.

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Invitation!

Date: June 24th, 2019, Posted by clare

This was a particularly good sunrise, Kirra Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

From start to finish, it was impressive. I secured my camera on my tripod, at the same time, I had my tripod firmly in the sand as the tide was coming in with force, as you can see, it was doing the same thing, as it was going out. Those are thrilling moments. That’s why I always make sure my tripod is secure and I have my hand at the ready to catch my equipment, if need be. I have had some close moments, regarding my equipment landing in the water.

There is momentum between the force of the water and the dynamics of the clouds and the light piercing through them.

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Accelerate!

Date: June 21st, 2019, Posted by clare

As you can see by looking at the image, the surf was pumping, it was at a time when a cyclone was starting to head towards the Australian East Coast. Snapper Rocks, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia,is an incredible location for walker, joggers, surfers and photographers.

Whilst I was standing on the infamous concrete wall at Snapper Rocks, I changed my position and turned my camera around, whilst secured to my tripod, to capture this image. The light was incredible.

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Intentional!

Date: June 17th, 2019, Posted by clare

One of my favourite photographic locations,Kirra Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

I enjoy doing my photoshoots from this beach as it is versatile, particularly with regards to the rocks and the tides. I like watching the water rush past the rocks, especially when the tide is coming in and it is full. The effects are fascinating.

This morning, as in my image, was the first time I’d walked to this part of the beach. I was attracted by the effects of the light woven through the clouds. Since then, I have experienced some special sunrises from this particular area.

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Rush!

Date: June 14th, 2019, Posted by clare

This image was captured from my front garden. I noticed early one morning that the sunrise was going to be spectacular. I used my 24mm-70mm lens to capture the dramatic dynamics of the light woven through the clouds, which, were, in themselves, dramatic.

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Solitude!

Date: June 10th, 2019, Posted by clare

My time spent in the country came to an abrupt end when a kangaroo ran across the road and caused damage to my vehicle, during daylight hours. I enjoyed visiting Hinze Dam, Queensland, Australia. It is a beautiful location.

My time spent there was during a period when we desperately needed rain. With that, I was able to walk across a large sand bank which enabled me to capture some special sunrises at the water’s edge.

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Impacting!

Date: June 7th, 2019, Posted by clare

The Gold, Coast, Queensland, Australia, is an attraction which is renowned world-wide. Snapper Rocks, as seen here, on the Gold Coast, is instantly recognisable for its beauty, surfing and photographic opportunities.

There was no hesitation the morning I captured this shot when I recognised the size of the impressive surf, that I was going to walk away in fear. I absolutely honour God and His creation, but the thought of pumping surf crashing against the rocks, drew my attention and within minutes, I had my camera secured on my tripod and enjoyed the stimulation of the waves, gaining momentum and increasing in size.

It was a sight to behold. One I will remember in time to come. As with the other photographers and surfers, who were experienced enough to be challenged by the enormous surf.

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Radiance!

Date: June 3rd, 2019, Posted by clare

Kirra Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, is a gorgeous location.

When I arrived at the car park, looking at the clouds, pre-dawn, I instinctively knew the sunrise was going to be spectacular, but not to the extent it was, where I was literally ‘soaked’ with the colours that reflected from the sky that morning.

I surveyed the area as I always do, determining the best position. After a couple of experimentations, I settled for the vicinity where the tide was coming in and covering the sand with various hues of red, reflected from the sunrise.

It was a moment in time when you cannot waste a second. My tripod was secure in the sand whilst my camera button was busy clicking away as the light was indescribable before me, as only God can splash colours across the sky.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Inspirational!

Date: May 31st, 2019, Posted by clare

Kirra Beach, Queensland, Australia, is a beautiful location. I drove to Kirra Beach very early that morning as my cat had been hospitalised and sleep didn’t come easy. So, I decided to drive to this gorgeous destination.

Before first light, I knew it was going to be an extraordinary sunrise, as I observed the formation of the clouds. The tide was just coming in and the conditions were perfectly calm with lovely reflections. The light was perfect, right to the end of the sunrise. It was difficult to ‘tear’ myself away from this incredible light, which I only did once it was truly over.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Reflect!

Date: May 27th, 2019, Posted by clare

Kirra Beach, Queensland, Australia, is a beautiful location. I drove to Kirra Beach very early that morning as my cat had been hospitalised and sleep didn’t come easy. So, I decided to drive to this gorgeous destination.

Before first light, I knew it was going to be an extraordinary sunrise, as I observed the formation of the clouds. The tide was just coming in and the conditions were perfectly calm with lovely reflections. The light was perfect, right to the end of the sunrise. It was difficult to ‘tear’ myself away from this incredible light, which I only did once it was truly over.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Glory!

Date: May 24th, 2019, Posted by clare

Wynnum, Queensland, Australia, is a beautiful location. I captured this image from Wynnum jetty.

Initially, I had another destination in mind, but when I arrived there, it was pouring with rain. I’m so pleased I drove to this idyllic spot and positioned myself on the jetty, with my 24-70mm lens, ‘drawing’ the dynamics of the sunrise closer to the viewer, emphasising God’s incredible beauty.

The sunrise was incredible. It was lengthy too which, sometimes, sunrises of such calibre, are pretty short. It was a busy photoshoot as I turned my camera from one side to the other, using my tripod, and adjusting my focal length, adding various perspectives to the dramatic light, filtered through the clouds.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Surprise!

Date: May 20th, 2019, Posted by clare

Wynnum, Queensland, Australia, is a beautiful location.

This image was captured in the cool of the winter months as the sun was making an appearance.

I positioned myself alongside the Wynnum jetty to add a different perspective whilst the clouds add interest. Warmth and coolness are perfectly blended as only God can.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Triumphant!

Date: May 17th, 2019, Posted by clare

Wynnum, Queensland, Australia, is a beautiful location. I captured this image from Wynnum jetty.

Initially, I had another destination in mind, but when I arrived there, it was pouring with rain. I’m so pleased I drove to this idyllic spot and positioned myself on the jetty, with my 24-70mm lens, ‘drawing’ the dynamics of the sunrise closer to the viewer, emphasising God’s incredible beauty.

The sunrise was incredible. It was lengthy too, which, sometimes, sunrises of such calibre, are pretty short. It was a busy photoshoot as I turned my camera from one side to the other, using my tripod, and adjusting my focal length, adding various perspectives to the dramatic light, filtered through the clouds.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Refresh!

Date: May 13th, 2019, Posted by clare

Currumbin Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, is a beautiful location.

I arrived at this lovely beach just before sunrise. The tide was starting to come in.

Initially I stood on the rocks experimenting with different perspectives, but the reflections of the clouds across the water, win every time. I reduced the height of my tripod to maximise the effect of the light and the reflections.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Kaleidoscope!

Date: May 10th, 2019, Posted by clare

Kirra Beach, Queensland, Australia, is a beautiful location. I drove to Kirra Beach very early that morning as my cat had been hospitalised and sleep didn’t come easy. So, I decided to drive to this gorgeous destination.

Before first light, I knew it was going to be an extraordinary sunrise, as I observed the formation of the clouds. The tide was just coming in and the conditions were perfectly calm with lovely reflections. The light was perfect, right to the end of the sunrise. It was difficult to ‘tear’ myself away from this incredible light, which I only did once it was truly over.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Captivate!

Date: May 6th, 2019, Posted by clare

Wynnum, Queensland, Australia, is a beautiful location. I captured this image from Wynnum jetty.

It was a cool winter’s morning when I captured this image of the Wynnum jetty. I used my 16-35mm landscape lens, emphasising the extent of the jetty’s length. There is a lovely blend of coolness and warmth and the reflections of the clouds across the water, add interest.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Awaken!

Date: May 3rd, 2019, Posted by clare

Wynnum, Queensland, Australia, is a beautiful location. I captured this image from Wynnum jetty.

Initially, I had another destination in mind, but when I arrived there, it was pouring with rain. I’m so pleased I drove to this idyllic spot and positioned myself on the jetty, with my 24-70mm lens, ‘drawing’ the dynamics of the sunrise closer to the viewer, emphasising God’s incredible beauty.

The sunrise was incredible. It was lengthy too which, sometimes, sunrises of such calibre, are pretty short. It was a busy photoshoot as I turned my camera from one side to the other, using my tripod, and adjusting my focal length, adding various perspectives to the dramatic light, filtered through the clouds.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Paradise!

Date: April 29th, 2019, Posted by clare

Wategos Beach, New South Wales, Australia, is an idyllic location for surfers, walkers and photographers.

This beach is popular with photographers due to the incredible light conditions as well as when the tide becomes full. The ocean surges towards you at an accelerated rate. Surfers are prolific, from dawn to dusk, particularly when the offshore wind makes its presence felt.

I captured this shot towards the end of my photoshoot. Wearing waders is an advantage as I can position my tripod and camera in the water and kneel down and compose my shots appropriately. Wategos Beach represents a slice of paradise to me and to so many people who live and visit this gorgeous location.

It is the eastern most landmass in Australia. This shot gives you a perspective of the alcove that represents this incredible beach.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Soothing!

Date: April 26th, 2019, Posted by clare

Rainbow Bay, Australia, is an idyllic location for surfers, walkers and photographers.

This beach, which is located between Snapper Rocks and Greenmount Beach, which are all popular with photographers due to the incredible light conditions as well as when the tide becomes full. The ocean surges towards you at an accelerated rate. Surfers are prolific, from dawn to dusk, particularly when the offshore wind makes its presence felt.

I captured this shot towards the end of my photoshoot. The waves were being affected by the increased wind speed. Wearing waders is an advantage as I can position my tripod and camera in the water and kneel down and compose my shots appropriately. The colours of the clouds add interest to the horizon, whilst the hue of the water contrasts perfectly with the sky.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Behold!

Date: April 22nd, 2019, Posted by clare

Wategos Beach, New South Wales, Australia, is an idyllic location for surfers, walkers and photographers.

This beach is popular with photographers due to the incredible light conditions as well as when the tide becomes full. The ocean surges towards you at an accelerated rate. Surfers are prolific, from dawn to dusk, particularly when the offshore wind makes its presence felt.

I captured this shot during the middle of my photoshoot. Wearing waders is an advantage as I can position my tripod and camera in the water and kneel down and compose my shots appropriately. The colours of the clouds are intriguing in the way they are blended together.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Invitation!

Date: April 19th, 2019, Posted by clare

Burleigh Heads, Queensland, Australia, is an idyllic location for surfers, walkers and photographers.

This beach is popular with photographers due to the incredible light conditions, particularly at full tide. The ocean surges towards you at an accelerated rate. Surfers are prolific, from dawn to dusk, particularly when the offshore wind makes its presence felt.

The morning I captured this shot, the sunrise was amazing from first light. Earlier in my photoshoot this particular morning, I started with my camera facing in the opposite direction, which is perfect for first light and sunrise.

During my shoot, I lowered my tripod to a height that was ideal for my camera to literally skim above the water, maximising the effects of the light on the water and the rocks.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Catch The Fire!

Date: April 15th, 2019, Posted by clare

Wategos Beach, New South Wales, Australia, is an idyllic location for surfers, walkers and photographers.

This beach is popular with photographers due to the incredible light conditions as well as when the tide becomes full. The ocean surges towards you at an accelerated rate. Surfers are prolific, from dawn to dusk, particularly when the offshore wind makes its presence felt.

I captured this shot during the middle of my photoshoot. Wearing waders is an advantage as I can position my tripod and camera in the water and kneel down and compose my shots appropriately. The colours of the clouds are intriguing in the way they are blended together.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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A New Day!

Date: April 12th, 2019, Posted by clare

Snapper Rocks, Queensland, Australia, is an idyllic location for surfers, walkers and photographers.

This image was captured whilst the cyclone was making headway towards the Queensland Coast, Australia. The conditions were superb. Wave after wave, enormous in size and power, but what an incredible show of power and light, God put on for us. The wall was lined with photographers and passersby. Including surfers making their way out to sea.

This beach is popular with photographers due to the incredible light conditions as well as when the tide becomes full. The ocean surges towards you at an accelerated rate. Surfers are prolific, from dawn to dusk, particularly when the offshore wind makes its presence felt. It is adjacent to Froggy Beach, which is an enclave.

I stood on the generous sized concrete wall, set my tripod to a good height and positioned my camera with a focal length that was applicable to the conditions. The morning I captured this shot, the sunrise was amazing from first light.

As you can appreciate, the light was dramatic, which held for a considerable time, shedding light on the rocks.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Impacting!

Date: April 8th, 2019, Posted by clare

Burleigh Heads, Queensland, Australia, is an idyllic location for surfers, walkers and photographers.

This beach is popular with photographers due to the incredible light conditions, particularly at full tide. The ocean surges towards you at an accelerated rate. Surfers are prolific, from dawn to dusk, particularly when the offshore wind makes its presence felt.

The morning I captured this shot, the sunrise was amazing from first light. Earlier in my photoshoot this particular morning, I started with my camera facing in the opposite direction, which is perfect for first light and sunrise.

During my shoot, I lowered my tripod to a height that was ideal for my camera to literally skim above the water, maximising the effects of the light on the water and the rocks.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Imagine!

Date: April 5th, 2019, Posted by clare

Flagstaff Beach, New South Wales, Australia, is an idyllic location for surfers, walkers and photographers.

I arrived at my photoshoot location at first light and the conditions were perfect. The light as incredible. A soft breeze ‘caught’ the water and created fascinating ripples.

It wasn’t long after taking this photo, the surfers arrived and walked a considerable distance to reach the small waves. I understand their desire to surf, as it is mine to photograph the surrounding beauty.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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God’s Glory!

Date: April 1st, 2019, Posted by clare

Snapper Rocks, Queensland, Australia, is an idyllic location for surfers, walkers and photographers.

This image was captured whilst the cyclone was making headway towards the Queensland Coast, Australia. The conditions were superb. Wave after wave, enormous in size and power, but what an incredible show of power and light, God put on for us. The wall was lined with photographers and passersby.

This beach is popular with photographers due to the incredible light conditions as well as when the tide becomes full. The ocean surges towards you at an accelerated rate. Surfers are prolific, from dawn to dusk, particularly when the offshore wind makes its presence felt. It is adjacent to Froggy Beach, which is an enclave.

I stood on the generous sized concrete wall, set my tripod to a good height and positioned my camera with a focal length that was applicable to the conditions. The morning I captured this shot, the sunrise was amazing from first light. I rotated my camera often as I was conscious of my wide angle lens, thus keeping the concrete wall out of range.

As you can appreciate, the light was dramatic, which held for a considerable time, shedding light on the rocks.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Breaker!

Date: March 29th, 2019, Posted by clare

Snapper Rocks, Queensland, Australia, is an idyllic location for surfers, walkers and photographers.

This beach is incredibly popular with photographers due to the incredible light conditions as well as when the tide becomes full. The ocean surges towards you at an accelerated rate. Surfers are prolific, from dawn to dusk, particularly when the offshore wind makes its presence felt. It is adjacent to Froggy Beach, which is an enclave.

I stood on the generous sized concrete wall, set my tripod to a good height and positioned my camera with a focal length that was applicable to the conditions. The morning I captured this shot, the sunrise was amazing from first light. I rotated my camera often as I was conscious of my wide angle lens, thus keeping the concrete wall out of range.

As you can appreciate, the light was dramatic, which held for a considerable time, shedding light on the rocks, adding extra warmth to the otherwise moodiness and dramatic picture.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Enlighten!

Date: March 25th, 2019, Posted by clare

Wellington Point, Queensland, Australia, is a great location for fishermen, walkers, joggers, cyclists and photographers.

On the morning of this photoshoot, the tide was low, which enabled me to walk a considerable distance to the water’s edge, to capture first light and the sunrise. As you can see, the conditions were perfectly calm, whilst the golden glow from the sun contrasts with the coolness of the clouds, perfectly reflected on the water.

The pelicans wait eagerly for the return of the fishermen and gather en masse, making it a beautiful picture. The jetty is such an impressive feature and very popular with walkers and fishermen, alike.

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Captivate!

Date: March 22nd, 2019, Posted by clare

Wategos Beach, Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia, is an idyllic location for surfers, joggers, bathers, walkers and photographers. Thus it is very popular.

This is one of my favourite photoshoot locations. It is approximately an hour and a half’s drive from my home. I like being on the road during the early hours of the morning. When the traffic is sparse and the conditions are perfect for relaxing into a new day.

As you can see, sunrise was becoming more apparent. I arrived at the beach, which is a perfect-sized enclave for photographers, at first light, the tide was just coming in, whilst the waves were picking up speed and height, with an increase of wind.

Due to the relatively calm conditions at that time of the day, I was able to extend my tripod legs, with my camera skimming above the waves, maximising the crisp colours in the eagerly awaited light.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Intriguing!

Date: March 18th, 2019, Posted by clare

Snapper Rocks, Queensland, Australia, is an idyllic location for surfers, walkers and photographers.

This beach is incredibly popular with photographers due to the inspirational light conditions as well as when the tide becomes full. The ocean surges towards you at an accelerated rate. Surfers are prolific, from dawn to dusk, particularly when the offshore wind makes its presence felt. It is adjacent to Froggy Beach, which is an enclave.

During the course of my photoshoot, I knew to walk towards the surfers, across the rock shelf. Sometimes just before sunrise, the light, particularly with clouds, can become quite ordinary, which it did this particular morning. As I walked in the opposite direction of where I’d been standing, the colours in the sky and the ocean, become more intense, and the light, more interesting.

I was fascinated by the momentum of the water flowing against the rocks, with the incoming tide. It did not take me long to re-trace my steps to where I was originally, enabling me to capture a beautiful sunrise, with the clouds illuminated with a golden glow, as a result of the sun.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Invitation!

Date: March 15th, 2019, Posted by clare

Kirra Beach, Queensland, Australia, is a beautiful beach. It is located alongside Coolangatta beach, on the Gold Coast. It is renowned for good surf, whilst walkers, joggers and bathers also enjoy the versatility of this beach.

It is a great beach for sunrises and sunsets. The seagulls favour settling in groups on the beach, awaiting the sunrise and sunset daily, with expectancy.

The morning of this photoshoot, I made my way quickly to the beach as I could see the results of a southerly wind, the effect it had on the ocean and the sky, very favourable.

I arrived at Kirra Beach as the tide was coming in. The effects of the water whirling around the rocks was fascinating to witness. There were areas of smoothness and patches of water that was ‘agitated’ against the rocks. The depth of colour in the sky and in the water, as a result of the reflection of the morning light, was inspirational.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Soothing!

Date: March 11th, 2019, Posted by clare

Kirra Beach, Queensland, Australia, is a beautiful beach. It is located alongside Coolangatta beach, on the Gold Coast. It is renowned for good surf, whilst walkers, joggers and bathers also enjoy the versatility of this beach.

It is a great beach for sunrises and sunsets. The seagulls favour settling in groups on the beach, awaiting the sunrise and sunset daily, with expectancy.

The morning of this photoshoot, I made my way quickly to the beach as I could see the results of a southerly wind, the effect it had on the ocean and the sky, very favourable.

I arrived at Kirra Beach as the tide was coming in. The effects of the water whirling around the rocks was fascinating to witness. There were areas of smoothness and patches of water that was ‘agitated’ against the rocks. The depth of colour in the sky and in the water, as a result of the reflection of the morning light, was inspirational.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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In The Moment!

Date: March 8th, 2019, Posted by clare

Snapper Rocks, Queensland, Australia, is an idyllic location for surfers, walkers and photographers.

This beach is incredibly popular with photographers due to the inspirational light conditions as well as when the tide becomes full. The ocean surges towards you at an accelerated rate. Surfers are prolific, from dawn to dusk, particularly when the offshore wind makes its presence felt. It is adjacent to Froggy Beach, which is an enclave.

During the course of my photoshoot, I knew to walk towards the surfers, across the rock shelf. Sometimes just before sunrise, the light, particularly with clouds, can become quite ordinary, which it did this particular morning. As I walked in the opposite direction of where I’d been standing, the colours in the sky and the ocean, become more intense, and the light, more interesting.

I was fascinated by the momentum of the water flowing against the rocks, with the incoming tide. It did not take me long to re-trace my steps to where I was originally, enabling me to capture a beautiful sunrise, with the clouds illuminated with a golden glow, as a result of the sun.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Captivate!

Date: March 6th, 2019, Posted by clare

I left the city behind very early this morning which was worth it as the sunrise at Wategos Beach, New South Wales, Australia, was extraordinary.

This is one of my favourite beaches. I enjoy the peace and tranquility that I experience there, irrespective of the weather conditions.

Before I venture out to any of my photoshoot destinations, I always do a thorough research of the weather conditions.

This morning, the wind represented a breeze, and the sky, although with not too many clouds, the colour of the sky, on the horizon, was beautiful beyond description.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Resonate!

Date: March 4th, 2019, Posted by clare

Clarke Beach, Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia, is an idyllic location for surfers, joggers, bathers, walkers and photographers. Thus it is very popular.

The morning I captured this image, the wind had picked up momentum, considerably. I arrived just in time before it became unpleasant. It was a Sunday morning and the car park to the entrance of the beach was packed very early. You’re mistaken if you think you can get away with not paying for your parking, even early on a Sunday morning, the meters were being monitored.

Accessibility to this area is reliant on tides. At full tide, it is inaccessible. I was fortunate enough to walk up the stairs to the elevated deck to capture this shot. As you can see, the water is an incredible green, and so clear.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Impacting!

Date: March 1st, 2019, Posted by clare

Snapper Rocks, Queensland, Australia, is an idyllic location for surfers, walkers and photographers.

This beach is incredibly popular with photographers due to the incredible light conditions as well as when the tide becomes full. The ocean surges towards you at an accelerated rate. Surfers are prolific, from dawn to dusk, particularly when the offshore wind makes its presence felt. It is adjacent to Froggy Beach, which is an enclave.

I stood on the generous sized concrete wall, set my tripod to a good height and positioned my camera with a focal length that was applicable to the conditions. The morning I captured this shot, the sunrise was amazing from first light. I rotated my camera often as I was conscious of my wide angle lens, thus keeping the concrete wall out of range.

As you can appreciate, the light was dramatic, which held for a considerable time, shedding light on the rocks, adding extra warmth to the otherwise moodiness and dramatic picture.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Rhythm!

Date: February 25th, 2019, Posted by clare

Cabarita Beach, New South Wales, Australia, is one of my favourite photoshoot locations.

It is ‘versatile’ as a beach in that it is excellent as a sunrise and a sunset beach.

The morning I captured this image, the sky was dramatic as the clouds were influenced by the light. It was a morning of changing the position of my camera on my tripod frequently due to the all round excellence of sunrise light.

This shot was taken just before New Year’s Day and the beach was surprisingly quiet. It is usually populated by surfers, but of course, the wind direction plays a major factor with regards to good or mediocre surf conditions.

As you can see from this image, the tide was going out, but the light and the clouds draw you into the picture.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Solitude!

Date: February 22nd, 2019, Posted by clare

Lake Alexandrina, South Island, New Zealand, is a spectacular location. I arrived at the lake just in time for sunrise. I drove a fair distance to get to this beautiful place. Fortunately I did not encounter any slow traffic en route to my destination.

As the light was perfect, I ran from my vehicle and had my camera already secured on my tripod which accelerated the process of starting my photoshoot. Initially, the conditions were perfectly calm, but soon after I put my camera away, at the end of my shoot, the wind picked up in speed. I was fortunate to be there at the right time.

It is a destination I would return to. There are row of house on the fringe of the lake, frequented by ducks. It is a moment in time I will remember for some time to come.

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Hope!

Date: February 18th, 2019, Posted by clare

Norah Head, New South Wales, Australia, is an excellent beach for photoshoots.

This destination is an excellent photoshoot location. It is clear to see why. The bluff of land and the lighthouse, add a special dynamic of interest to a print.

The morning I captured this image, I arrived before first light as it takes time to descend the wooden stairs that lead onto the beach. Once on the beach, particularly in the dark, one walks with intentionality, even when using a headlamp, especially if the tide is high.

Right from the onset of first light, I instinctively knew this was going to be a spectacular sunrise, and it was. The sky was dramatic as the clouds were influenced by the light. It was a morning of changing the position of my camera on my tripod frequently due to the all round excellence of sunrise light.

The rock shelf was great as I lowered my tripod, it was secure on a solid foundation, which offered me an opportunity to sit with my tripod between my legs. After a lengthy shoot, such as this one, it was a great relief.

Sometimes, I have been able to secure some special shots towards the end of my photoshoots, by being patient and observing the light and cloud movement.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Accelerate!

Date: February 15th, 2019, Posted by clare

Kirra Beach, Queensland, Australia, is an excellent beach for photoshoots.

It is ‘versatile’ as a beach in that it is excellent as a sunrise and a sunset beach.

The morning I captured this image, the sky was dramatic as the clouds were influenced by the light. It was a morning of changing the position of my camera on my tripod frequently due to the all round excellence of sunrise light.

I captured this shot just before the end of my shoot. The conditions were fairly rough, but I managed to lower my tripod enough to secure some images, capturing the reflections of the clouds in the water and on the sand, whilst the tide was going out.

Sometimes, I have been able to secure some special shots towards the end of my photoshoots, by being patient and observing the light and cloud movement.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Reflect!

Date: February 11th, 2019, Posted by clare

Location: Jacks Point, Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand.

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I drove to Jacks Point from where I was staying, in Queenstown, which was convenient. Arriving at Jacks Point as sunrise was about to make an appearance, I had no time to waste. Wearing waders on most of my shoots is advantageous as I can wade into the water, layered with clothing as I am, in New Zealand, without getting wet. I navigated around the impressive growth of Carex grass and flax, growing on the peripheral of the lake.

Jacks Point is an exclusive estate with a golf club house. It is recognised for its golf fairways and of course the Remarkable Mountain range as a spectacular backdrop. I secured my tripod and camera into the water and lowered the tripod legs to maximise the reflections on the surface of the water.

The conditions were superb. Still and calm, apart from ducks warmly welcoming the new day with a cacophony of sound, piercing the airwaves, but delightful to witness in action. The warm glow of sunlight, transforming the sky into a kaleidoscope, in hues of pinks, blues and yellow. It truly was a moment standing still in time for me.

In the rush of life, it necessitates we feed our soul with God’s creative brilliance. For a time such as this!

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Brooding!

Date: February 8th, 2019, Posted by clare

Kirra Beach, Queensland, Australia, is an excellent beach for photoshoots.

It is ‘versatile’ as a beach in that it is excellent as a sunrise and a sunset beach.

The morning I captured this image, the sky was dramatic as the clouds were influenced by the light. It was a morning of changing the position of my camera on my tripod frequently due to the all round excellence of sunrise light.

I captured this shot just before the end of my shoot. The conditions were fairly rough, but I managed to lower my tripod enough to secure some images, capturing the reflections of the clouds in the water and on the sand, whilst the tide was going out.

Sometimes, I have been able to secure some special shots towards the end of my photoshoots, by being patient and observing the light and cloud movement.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Unrivalled!

Date: February 4th, 2019, Posted by clare

Cabarita Beach, New South Wales, Australia, is one of my favourite photoshoot locations.

It is ‘versatile’ as a beach in that it is excellent as a sunrise and a sunset beach.

The morning I captured this image, the sky was dramatic as the clouds were influenced by the light. It was a morning of changing the position of my camera on my tripod frequently due to the all round excellence of sunrise light.

This shot was taken just before New Year’s Day and the beach was surprisingly quiet. It is usually populated by surfers, but of course, the wind direction plays a major factor with regards to good or mediocre surf conditions.

As you can see from this image, the tide was going out, but the light and the clouds draw you into the picture.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Illuminate!

Date: February 1st, 2019, Posted by clare

Recently, I enjoyed a brief visit in Sydney, Australia.

I discovered a fantastic vantage point and enjoyed the view of the iconic Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Bridge, before dawn. The light was interesting right from the start and became more dramatic as the sunrise became more evident.

Capturing two landmark features at once, in Sydney, is a bonus. I decided to capture them a little differently by adjusting my lens focal length to bring both features a little closer, emphasising the interest and attention they command.

Fortunately the ferry station was conveniently located, enabling me to hop onto one and catch a ride to Circular Quay, which is close by.

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Blue Yonder!

Date: January 28th, 2019, Posted by clare

Location: Wynnum Jetty, Queensland, Australia.

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Wynnum Jetty is iconic. It is renowned for its fishermen, cyclists, joggers and walkers, particularly walkers with dogs. The Wynnum wading pool is also popular and is conveniently located to the jetty.

The morning of this photoshoot, the wind was very strong. I am familiar with this lovely location. I made my way to my usual spot, made myself comfortable by sitting on my cushion and waited for first light and the sunrise.

I knew there was an impressive bank of clouds as the light took some time to diffuse the darkness on the horizon. As the thin line of light appeared, I was aware of the intensity of the clouds. The sunrise was spectacular, I noticed that the clouds were being woven with incredible light, which was very dramatic.

As the sun was rising, I looked behind me and noticed the clouds were illuminated with light. I repositioned myself on the other side of the jetty, where I was facing into the strong wind, which made shooting very interesting, but worthwhile.

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Acceleration!

Date: January 25th, 2019, Posted by clare

Location: Rainbow Bay, Queensland, Australia.

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Rainbow Bay is an exquisite beach which is located between Snapper Rocks and Greenmount Beach on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

It is a slice of paradise. As it is forms a bay, it is predominantly calm. It is also favoured as a sunrise beach, whilst, only a few metres away, Greenmount Beach is distinctly a sunset beach, both of which are influenced by their positions to the sun.

During my photoshoots I constantly look at the light, in the clouds and the reflections and the play of light generally. With this in mind, I’m always on the lookout for varied compositions to make my shoot and images interesting.

The morning I captured this image, was perfect in every way. The sea conditions were perfect, great momentum with the waves, without it being too windy.

Although the wind was moderate, the current was strong. I wasn’t able to reduce my tripod legs as I usually do. But with the wave action, it made my photoshoot very exciting and stimulating. That is the bonus of wearing waders. I can position myself in the water without getting wet and keeping my camera dry and safe at the same time.

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Moonlight Serenade!

Date: January 22nd, 2019, Posted by clare

I left home during the early hours of the morning to drive to Wategos Beach, New South Wales, Australia.

My timing was perfect. I arrived at Wategos Beach whilst the full moon was soaking the ocean with silver/soft gold light.

In all my adventures involving my photoshoots, I have never witnessed anything as beautiful and as unique, as that moment.

It did not take me long to walk to the water’s edge, the tide was coming in whilst the water lapped at my feet, almost lethargically.

But don’t be fooled, because God does what He has already intended. I noticed how rapidly the tide was coming in behind me.

The area I initially stood in, was becoming turbulent with the momentum of the waves.

In the distance, I noticed the calmness of the water, almost soothing, it was so calm as it made its way to shore.

With that, I positioned my tripod just above the water and God blessed me with some memorable shots.

My waders were well and truly wet when I finished my shoot.

No words or pictures could truly convey the depth of the beauty that was before me yesterday morning.

God is truly remarkable. I was so honoured and humbled that I could be a part of His Creative Brilliance in a moment such as that!

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Out of the Blue!

Date: January 21st, 2019, Posted by clare

Location: Cove Park, Queensland, Australia.

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Cove Park is a beautiful lake, park and photoshoot location. It is close to home for me. I have spent many hours capturing sunrises from this destination. The sunrise this particular morning was impressive from the start.

Some sunrises are short and sharp but on this occasion, I climbed down the rocks, sat on my cushion and enjoyed a lengthy shoot. The clouds and light became more dramatic as the sunrise was drawing to a close, so to speak. As you can see in this image.

It is a lake and park that is well frequented by joggers, cyclists and people walking their dogs.

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Fiery Ice!

Date: January 18th, 2019, Posted by clare

Location: Wellington Point, Queensland, Australia.

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Wellington Point is one of my favourite locations for photoshoots. It is so versatile. The jetty is iconic, whilst the fishermen favour this location. At the turn of the tide, the pelicans settle on the lamp posts on the jetty, awaiting the return of the fishing boats. The seagulls won’t be outdone either.

The sunrise of this shoot was spectacular from the outset. The tide was low, but it was starting to come in. I was able to reduce my tripod legs so my camera was just above the water to maximise the dynamics of the reflections.

As a landscape/seascape photographer, I wear waders which enable me to wade in some interesting locations before I reach the water line. Wellington Point has mangroves in this particular area,and the mud flats are hugely populated by crabs during low tide.

Although the tide was coming in, I was aware of that, and moved towards the boat ramp, at appropriate intervals.

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In the Moment!

Date: January 17th, 2019, Posted by clare

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This was my first shot of my photoshoot early this morning at Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, Australia.

The conditions were fairly rough, the wind was a northerly which resulted in ‘mushy’ surf, that advanced with power over the rocks.

Burleigh Heads is renowned for surfing. It is a beautiful location, a fantastic beach, which is varied. Rocks in the one area, and of course the beach on the other side of the club house.

With the weather conditions the way they were, it necessitated my increasing the height of my tripod immediately, as within minutes of positioning myself on the edge of the ocean, I already experienced a splash on my lens. I have all the appropriate photographic equipment for such emergencies, at hand.

As the sunrise progressed, it became more interesting to my left. So I naturally rotated my camera on my tripod to face Burleigh Heads and captured some special  shots of a beautiful morning sky.

It’s on photoshoots like this that I instantly posture myself into what I may need to do next to change with the conditions. I love the thrill of pounding surf crashing against the shore.

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Tempest!

Date: January 14th, 2019, Posted by clare

Location: Wynnum Jetty, Queensland, Australia.

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Wynnum Jetty is iconic. It is renowned for its fishermen, cyclists, joggers and walkers, particularly walkers with dogs. The Wynnum wading pool is also popular and is conveniently located to the jetty.

The morning of this photoshoot, the wind was very strong. I am familiar with this lovely location. I made my way to my usual spot, made myself comfortable by sitting on my cushion and waited for first light and the sunrise.

I knew there was an impressive bank of clouds as the light took some time to diffuse the darkness on the horizon. As the thin line of light appeared, I was aware of the intensity of the clouds. The sunrise was spectacular, I noticed that the clouds were being woven with incredible light, which was very dramatic. This image was taken at sunrise as you would have noticed. I use quality, professional photographic filters which enable me to capture sunrises and sunsets more effectively.

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Harmonious!

Date: January 11th, 2019, Posted by clare

Location: Wellington Point, Queensland, Australia.

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Wellington Point is one of my favourite locations for photoshoots. It is so versatile. The jetty is iconic, whilst the fishermen favour this location. At the turn of the tide, the pelicans settle on the lamp posts on the jetty, awaiting the return of the fishing boats. The seagulls won’t be outdone either.

The sunrise of this shoot was spectacular from the outset. The tide was low, but it was starting to come in. I was able to reduce my tripod legs so my camera was just above the water to maximise the dynamics of the reflections.

As a landscape/seascape photographer, I wear waders which enable me to wade in some interesting locations before I reach the water line. Wellington Point has mangroves in this particular area,and the mud flats are hugely populated by crabs during low tide.

Although the tide was coming in, I was aware of that, and moved towards the boat ramp, at appropriate intervals.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

 

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Victory!

Date: January 7th, 2019, Posted by clare

Location: Rainbow Bay, Queensland, Australia.

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Rainbow Bay is an exquisite beach which is located between Snapper Rocks and Greenmount Beach on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

It is a slice of paradise. As it is forms a bay, it is predominantly calm. It is also favoured as a sunrise beach, whilst, only a few metres away, Greenmount Beach is distinctly a sunset beach, both of which are influenced by their positions to the sun.

During my photoshoots I constantly look at the light, in the clouds and the reflections and the play of light generally. With this in mind, I’m always on the lookout for varied compositions to make my shoot and images interesting.

The morning I captured this image, was perfect in every way. The sea conditions were perfect, great momentum with the waves, without it being too windy, thus, encouraging a smooth wave action.

Towards the end of my photoshoot, I reduced my tripod legs even further to maximise the reflections and to capture a vantage point and perspective regarding the waves and clouds. That is the bonus of wearing waders. I can position myself in the water without getting wet. The cloud formation represented a V for victory.

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Breath of Fire!

Date: January 4th, 2019, Posted by clare

Location: Wellington Point, Queensland, Australia.

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Wellington Point is one of my favourite locations for photoshoots. It is so versatile. The jetty is iconic, whilst the fishermen favour this location. At the turn of the tide, the pelicans settle on the lamp posts on the jetty, awaiting the return of the fishing boats. The seagulls won’t be outdone either.

The sunrise of this shoot was spectacular from the outset. The tide was low, but it was starting to come in. I was able to reduce my tripod legs so my camera was just above the water to maximise the dynamics of the reflections.

As a landscape/seascape photographer, I wear waders which enable me to wade in some interesting locations before I reach the water line. Wellington Point has mangroves in this particular area,and the mud flats are hugely populated by crabs during low tide.

Although the tide was coming in, I was aware of that, and moved towards the boat ramp, at appropriate intervals.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Discovery!

Date: December 31st, 2018, Posted by clare

Location: Lake Pukaki, South Island, New Zealand.

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I drove from Queenstown, to Lake Pukaki. The drive was fantastic. I departed from Queenstown before sunrise, particularly as it was raining. My intention was to avoid trucks, as much as possible. It was to be my final photoshoot before making my way to Christchurch airport the next morning.

The conditions were different from my first photoshoot at this wonderful location. Lake Pukaki is a glacial lake, the water colour is incredible in that it is ‘sensitive’ in response to the colour of the sky.

Driving along the road, off the beaten track, was like being in another world. Far from humanity, whilst drawing closer to the mountains, Mt Cook, in particular, which was slightly shrouded in cloud that morning.

I appreciated the moodiness of the clouds and the atmosphere they produce, whilst extracting exceptional colours from the clouds, mountains, sky and water. Out of this world and each photoshoot, is my time in worshipping God. The lake looked like ‘treacle’ in this image.

It took all of me to ‘tear’ myself from this beautiful part of New Zealand and to complete my journey to Christchurch.

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Aglow!

Date: December 28th, 2018, Posted by clare

Location: Jacks Point, Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand.

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I drove to Jacks Point from where I was staying, in Queenstown, which was convenient. Arriving at Jacks Point as sunrise was about to make an appearance, I had no time to waste. Wearing waders on most of my shoots is advantageous as I can wade into the water, layered with clothing as I am, in New Zealand, without getting wet. I navigated around the impressive growth of Carex grass and flax, growing on the peripheral of the lake.

Jacks Point is an exclusive estate with a golf club house. It is recognised for its golf fairways and of course the Remarkable Mountain range as a spectacular backdrop. I secured my tripod and camera into the water and lowered the tripod legs to maximise the reflections on the surface of the water.

The conditions were superb. Still and calm, apart from ducks warmly welcoming the new day with a cacophony of sound, piercing the airwaves, but delightful to witness in action. The warm glow of sunlight, transforming the sky into a kaleidoscope, in hues of pinks, blues and yellow. It truly was a moment standing still in time for me.

In the rush of life, it necessitates we feed our soul with God’s creative brilliance. For a time such as this!

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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More Than a Feeling!

Date: December 27th, 2018, Posted by clare

What do you do when your dream has come true?

I had always wanted to capture this mountain range, forming part of Mount Aspiring National Park, from Diamond Lake.

As I was capturing these ranges, the farmer gave me permission to explore his farm and to enjoy my time in his paddocks. His farm land.

When I opened the farm gate, I honestly thought I was in heaven.

The cattle surrounded me, whilst a crystal clear river flowed effortlessly below me. I crossed the river and made my way towards Diamond Lake.

En-route to the lake, I decided to turn around as the vegetation was undulating and hard on my body, particularly whilst wearing waders.

Before I reached the farm gate to return to my vehicle, I rested and captured some images of the mountains before me. It was the highlight of my New Zealand trip.

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Tranquil!

Date: December 26th, 2018, Posted by clare

Location: Wilson Bay, Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand.

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I drove to Wilson Bay early in the morning, arriving there just before dawn. The weather was perfect. A star-studded sky sparkled above me.

As I walked towards Lake Wakatipu, I was inspired, releasing my tripod legs, secured them in the lake, whilst my camera was ready for a busy photoshoot.

Having adjusted my camera towards the east, sunrise, a duck accompanied me as the light softly pierced the water.

The duck remained close by and added to the incredible dynamics of a spectacular area and sunrise.

Conditions were perfect, with a gentle breeze, which hardly agitated the surface of the water.

It was quiet around me, with the absence of humanity!

As the sunrise became more evident, I busied myself with adjusting my camera and its functions.

At the end of the shoot, I enjoyed the moment as the light illuminated the mountains in an incredible way.

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Adventurous!

Date: December 24th, 2018, Posted by clare

Location: Roaring Meg, Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand.

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I drove from Twizel, New Zealand, to Queenstown, New Zealand. I travelled through Lindis Pass, whilst it was snowing. Low snow clouds, suspended in the valley, were a sight to behold.

It was during this trip that I wanted to stop and do a photoshoot, of the spectacular landscape around me; but I persevered and continued up Crown Range mountain pass en route to Roaring Meg. Upon arrival at Roaring Meg, it was minus 3 degrees and snowing.

Gathering my photographic equipment, I made my way up the mountain, Roaring Meg, and positioned myself in the fresh snow and began my shoot. From Roaring Meg, I captured the ‘back’ of  the Remarkable Mountain range. I spent a considerable time shooting, adjusting my camera and focal lengths to emphasise the beauty before me.

The weather was incredible as the clouds were ‘spontaneous’ in their moodiness.

Fresh snow and luxurious, fertile valleys, are a wonder to behold!

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Serenade!

Date: December 21st, 2018, Posted by clare

Location: Lake Pukaki, South Island, New Zealand.

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I drove from Queenstown, to Lake Pukaki. The drive was fantastic. I departed from Queenstown before sunrise, particularly as it was raining. My intention was to avoid trucks, as much as possible. It was to be my final photoshoot before making my way to Christchurch airport the next morning.

The conditions were different from my first photoshoot at this wonderful location. Lake Pukaki is a glacial lake, the water colour is incredible in that it is ‘sensitive’ in response to the colour of the sky.

Driving along the road, off the beaten track, was like being in another world. Far from humanity, whilst drawing closer to the mountains, Mt Cook, in particular, which was slightly shrouded in cloud that morning.

I appreciated the moodiness of the clouds and the atmosphere they produce, whilst extracting exceptional colours from the clouds, mountains, sky and water. Out of this world and each photoshoot, is my time in worshipping God.

It took all of me to ‘tear’ myself from this beautiful part of New Zealand and to complete my journey to Christchurch.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Superb Sydney!

Date: December 19th, 2018, Posted by clare

It was worth getting up before first light for an incredible location, McMahon Point, Sydney, Australia.

Cracking the sheets early, driving along the bridge with ease and freedom from congested traffic; arriving in good time for the sunrise, whilst capturing night time shots of the city, the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, was an inspirational experience.

I always love watching a city come awake, the pulse quickens, there’s a sense of urgency, as people assemble for the ferry to arrive, taking them to their assigned destinations. The location is absolutely perfect in capturing the iconic Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.

God blessed me with perfect weather conditions. The cruise liners were arriving daily from various destinations. I love Sydney. The people are friendly and warm.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Omniscience!

Date: December 19th, 2018, Posted by clare

Location: Coronet Peak, South Island, New Zealand.

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I drove from Queenstown, to Coronet Peak at lunch time. The weather had been unpredictable with frequent squalls, which I favour as the moodiness of the clouds always add interest.

Driving up towards Coronet Peak, it started snowing. The conditions did not require snow chains. Three other vehicles were in front of me, which was reassuring. When we arrived at the top of Coronet Peak, we all got out of our vehicles and had fun in the snow.

The ski field was closed for the season. It was interesting to note the size of the snow flakes, they were impressive in size.

Once I’d had my fun, in the snow, I drove with intentionality down the mountain and discovered an excellent spot to do a photoshoot. So, in-between the squalls, I captured some very special scenes. It was freezing cold and frequently wet, with the persistent squalls, but I thrive in those conditions.

My vehicle was parked close by and when I anticipated a patch of rain about to be released, I ran for cover with my photographic equipment. Lake Wakatipu can just be seen peeking in the distance, covered by clouds.

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Illuminate!

Date: December 17th, 2018, Posted by clare

Location: Jacks Point, Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand.

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I drove to Jacks Point from where I was staying, in Queenstown, which was convenient. Arriving at Jacks Point as sunrise was about to make an appearance, I had no time to waste. Wearing waders on most of my shoots is advantageous as I can wade into the water, layered with clothing as I am, in New Zealand, without getting wet. I navigated around the impressive growth of Carex grass and flax, growing on the peripheral of the lake.

Jacks Point is an exclusive estate with a golf club house. It is recognised for its golf fairways and of course the Remarkable Mountain range as a spectacular backdrop. I secured my tripod and camera into the water and lowered the tripod legs to maximise the reflections on the surface of the water.

The conditions were superb. Still and calm, apart from ducks warmly welcoming the new day with a cacophony of sound, piercing the airwaves, but delightful to witness in action. The warm glow of sunlight, transforming the sky into a kaleidoscope, in hues of pinks, blues and yellow. It truly was a moment standing still in time for me.

In the rush of life, it necessitates we feed our soul with God’s creative brilliance. For a time such as this!

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Magnificent!

Date: December 16th, 2018, Posted by clare

During my recent trip to Sydney, I took some time out to appreciate the beautiful Christmas decorations and trees.

This tree is ‘suspended’ from the roof at the Queen Victoria Building, Sydney. It has a myriad of crystal lights which illuminate the tree in an incredible way.

It’s truly is an incredible sight.

The stairway adds to the dynamics, in addition to the glass dome and beautiful walls which complete the picture perfectly!

Understandably it is a big tourist attraction

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Glory!

Date: December 14th, 2018, Posted by clare

Location: Lake Pukaki, South Island, New Zealand.

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I drove from Pleasant Point, to Lake Pukaki. The drive was fantastic, I left before sunrise and did a photoshoot at Lake Alexandrina, on the outskirts of Tekapo.

Driving from Tekapo, I decided to stop at Lake Pukaki. The wind was very strong, whilst the cloud formations were incredible, dramatic and impregnated with precipitation.

Parking my vehicle on the side of a busy main road, I literally ran to the lake, with excitement; with my photographic equipment accompanying me, I made my way to the waters edge. The wind was so strong that I could not leave my tripod unattended. On one occasion the wind almost tipped my camera onto the ground, with the weight of the telephoto lens attached to it.

In weather conditions such as that morning, a photographer has to think very quickly. My photographic filters are within easy reach, attached to my belt and categorised in sequence of their filter rating.

It was truly a remarkable time. Heavy clouds, formed in two strong columns trailed across the sky, which were ‘threatening’ with rain. I asked God if He would permit me to finish my shoot without the rain making an appearance. He blessed me with dry conditions.

This photo was captured during the latter part of my shoot. I predominately used the 70mm-200mm telephoto lens. It is a superb lens. With F2.8, it enables the light to perform incredibly well under any weather/light conditions.

As you can see, there is such a dramatic contrast with heavy clouds and bright blue water, Mt Cook, in the distance.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

 

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Conqueror!

Date: December 12th, 2018, Posted by clare

Location: Roaring Meg, Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand.

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I drove from Twizel, New Zealand, to Queenstown, New Zealand. I travelled through Lindis Pass, whilst it was snowing. Low snow clouds, suspended in the valley, were a sight to behold.

It was during this trip that I wanted to stop and do a photoshoot, of the spectacular landscape around me; but I persevered and continued up Crown Range mountain pass en route to Roaring Meg. Upon arrival at Roaring Meg, it was minus 3 degrees and snowing.

Gathering my photographic equipment, I made my way up the mountain, Roaring Meg, and positioned myself in the fresh snow and began my shoot. From Roaring Meg, I captured the ‘back’ of  the Remarkable Mountain range. I spent a considerable time shooting, adjusting my camera and focal lengths to emphasise the beauty before me.

The weather was incredible as the clouds were ‘spontaneous’ in their moodiness.

Fresh snow and luxurious, fertile valleys, are a wonder to behold!

Thank you for appreciating my work!

 

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Victorious!

Date: December 10th, 2018, Posted by clare

Location: Lake Pukaki, South Island, New Zealand.

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I drove from Pleasant Point, to Lake Pukaki. The drive was fantastic, I left before sunrise and did a photoshoot at Lake Alexandrina, on the outskirts of Tekapo.

Driving from Tekapo, I decided to stop at Lake Pukaki. The wind was very strong, whilst the cloud formations were incredible, dramatic and impregnated with precipitation.

Parking my vehicle on the side of a busy main road, I literally ran to the lake, with excitement; with my photographic equipment accompanying me, I made my way to the waters edge. The wind was so strong that I could not leave my tripod unattended. On one occasion the wind almost tipped my camera onto the ground, with the weight of the telephoto lens attached to it.

In weather conditions such as that morning, a photographer has to think very quickly. My photographic filters are within easy reach, attached to my belt and categorised in sequence of their filter rating.

It was truly a remarkable time. Heavy clouds, formed in two strong columns trailed across the sky, which were ‘threatening’ with rain. I asked God if He would permit me to finish my shoot without the rain making an appearance. He blessed me with dry conditions.

This photo was captured during the latter part of my shoot. I predominately used the 70mm-200mm telephoto lens. It is a superb lens. With F2.8, it enables the light to perform incredibly well under any weather/light conditions.

As you can see, there is such a dramatic contrast with heavy clouds and bright blue water, and of course, the spectacular mountain range.

Thank you for appreciating my work!

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Refresh!

Date: December 7th, 2018, Posted by clare

Location: Rainbow Bay, Queensland, Australia.

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Rainbow Bay is an exquisite beach which is located between Snapper Rocks and Greenmount Beach on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

It is a slice of paradise. As it is forms a bay, it is predominantly calm. It is also favoured as a sunrise beach, whilst, only a few metres away, Greenmount Beach is distinctly a sunset beach, both of which are influenced by their positions to the sun.

During my photoshoots I constantly look at the light, in the clouds and the reflections and the play of light generally. With this in mind, I’m always on the lookout for varied compositions to make my shoot and images interesting.

The morning I captured this image, was perfect in every way. The sea conditions were perfect, great momentum with the waves, without it being too windy.

Although the wind was moderate, the current was strong. I wasn’t able to reduce my tripod legs as I usually do. But with the wave action, it made my photoshoot very exciting and stimulating. That is the bonus of wearing waders. I can position myself in the water without getting wet and keeping my camera dry and safe at the same time.

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Enlighten!

Date: December 7th, 2018, Posted by clare

Location: Bennett’s Bluff, Queenstown-Glenorchy Road, South Island, New Zealand.

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I drove from Queenstown, New Zealand, to Bennett’s Bluff, on the Queenstown-Glenorchy Road, New Zealand. It is recognised as one of the most scenic drives in New Zealand.

Departing Queenstown before dawn enabled me to arrive at my photoshoot destination at first light which was perfect. The weather conditions were superb. With only a gentle breeze, Lake Wakatipu was predominantly calm.

Facing my camera, (secured on my tripod), towards east, I began shooting. The sky was illuminated with inspirational light as the sunrise became more evident, the clouds and sky were ‘saturated’ with light.

During each photoshoot, it is my intention to be creative with my photographic compositions. I purposely walk and reposition my camera/tripod, adjusting my focal length to maximise the effect of light, whilst adding interest to the spectacular surrounds.

It was a photoshoot of total captivation with regards to the scenery and light in the clouds and sky.

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Soothing!

Date: December 5th, 2018, Posted by clare

Location: Wilson Bay, Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand.

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I drove to Wilson Bay early in the morning, arriving there just before dawn. The weather was perfect. A star-studded sky sparkled above me.

As I walked towards Lake Wakatipu, I was inspired, releasing my tripod legs, secured them in the lake, whilst my camera was ready for a busy photoshoot.

Having adjusted my camera towards the east, sunrise, a duck accompanied me as the light softly pierced the water.

The duck remained close by and added to the incredible dynamics of a spectacular area and sunrise.

Conditions were perfect, with a gentle breeze, which hardly agitated the surface of the water.

It was quiet around me, with the absence of humanity!

As the sunrise became more evident, I busied myself with adjusting my camera and its functions.

At the end of the shoot, I enjoyed the moment as the light illuminated the mountains in an incredible way.

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Wonderment!

Date: December 3rd, 2018, Posted by clare

Location: Roaring Meg, Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand.

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I drove from Twizel, New Zealand, to Queenstown, New Zealand. I travelled through Lindis Pass, whilst it was snowing. Low snow clouds, suspended in the valley, were a sight to behold.

It was during this trip that I wanted to stop and do a photoshoot, of the spectacular landscape around me; but I persevered and continued up Crown Range mountain pass en route to Roaring Meg. Upon arrival at Roaring Meg, it was minus 3 degrees and snowing.

Gathering my photographic equipment, I made my way up the mountain, Roaring Meg, and positioned myself in the fresh snow and began my shoot. From Roaring Meg, I captured the ‘back’ of  the Remarkable Mountain range. I spent a considerable time shooting, adjusting my camera and focal lengths to emphasise the beauty before me.

The weather was incredible as the clouds were ‘spontaneous’ in their moodiness.

Fresh snow and luxurious, fertile valleys, are a wonder to behold!

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Momentrary!

Date: November 30th, 2018, Posted by clare

Location: Gold Coast Hinterland, Queensland, Australia.

I was driving along this country road, it is a busy arterial network, the countryside is spectacular, when I noticed this river ‘fringed’ with skeletal trees.

They immediately attracted my attention. The early morning air was invigorating whilst patches of fog added interest to the image. I stood with my tripod legs secured against the bridge wall, at a precarious angle, to secure this shot.

The light was intriguing, although quite moody, it captures your attention, as you are drawn into the image, by the reflections and the effects of the clouds.

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Quickening!

Date: November 28th, 2018, Posted by clare

Location: Hinze Dam, Queensland, Australia.

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As you can see from the photograph, the conditions were ideal. Calm, with a golden glow from the sunrise reflecting across the water. The birdsong hung heavy in the air.

I secured my tripod in the water, which I’d reduced in height, to maximise the reflections on the water. Waiting for the sun to peek above the hills, as the gold strengthened in colour, contrasted with the depth of blue.

It is always an incredible time of the day, secluded, and appreciating the awakening of creation, when everything comes to life, heralding in a new day.

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Misty Morn!

Date: November 26th, 2018, Posted by clare

Location: Gold Coast Hinterland, Queensland, Australia.

The morning I arrived for this shoot, the fog was blanketed on the surrounding hills, in layers, and it took some time before the fog lifted.

The effects of the fog, although predominantly light, were amazing, particularly when the sun broke through the clouds.

My tripod and camera were lowered into the water, skimming on the surface of the water, to maximise the effect of the light on the water.

Peace was beautifully interrupted by the melody of birdsong. Simply perfect!

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Beckon!

Date: November 23rd, 2018, Posted by clare

Location: Gold Coast Hinterland, Queensland, Australia.

Towards the end of my photoshoot, I turned around and noticed the gorgeous light on the trees, that were perfectly reflected across the water.

During my shoots, I’m always looking around to observe what the light is doing, and what effect it is having on the countryside or the water.

My eye is being trained to observe the smaller details and to look for the important elements in each composition; thus sharpening my photographic skills.

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God’s Perfect Timing!

Date: November 20th, 2018, Posted by clare

Location | Cove Park, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

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This morning I woke up at sunrise. As I opened my windows, I instinctively knew the sunrise was going to be good. My photographic equipment is always ready to go on a photoshoot. I wore my photographic clothing, grabbed my equipment and headed down to Cove Park. Fortunately, the roads were empty and I arrived at the lake at a perfect time.

The water was literally aglow with reflections of an inspirational sunrise. Even though my camera was busy for a short burst of time, the timing for my being there, was perfect.

I sense to encourage those who have been experiencing tumultuous times for a considerable length of time. Keep on fighting the good fight of faith. God is with you. He never leaves you nor forsakes you. Be encouraged and remain hopeful.

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Breathtaking!

Date: November 20th, 2018, Posted by clare

Location: Kinloch, South Island, New Zealand.

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What an incredible destination, Kinloch, is. I love the remoteness of it. It is located at the ‘head’ or at the ‘top’, of Lake Wakatipu, which is a considerable size.

As I stayed at Kinloch Lodge, I was fortunate enough to walk to my photoshoot. It is nestled and secured by mountains on either side whilst the lake is perfectly ‘positioned’ in the middle, by our Creator, God.

I waded into the lake, wearing layers of clothing beneath my waders, as the temperature was just short of freezing point. But it was worth it. The current from the Dart River flowing into Lake Wakatipu, was strong. I stood and watched with fascination as the water flowed past me.

Although it was a cloudless morning, the light was perfect, casting reflections of the mountains on the water. My tripod and camera were in my firm grip due to the impressive water current. As the light cracked upon the horizon, the bird chorus was beautiful, heralding in a new day, with joy and delight.

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Solitude!

Date: November 19th, 2018, Posted by clare

Location: Gold Coast Hinterland, Queensland, Australia.

As you can see, I captured this image just before sunrise. This location is idyllic and close to home.

The sound of the birds chorussing at the break of day is something to behold. It is a place of solitude and food for the soul.

I secured my tripod and camera in the water, just above the water’s surface, to maximise the effect of the light and colour. The emphasis is of peace and tranquility and memorising the moment of lingering light impacting the water for a moment in time.

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Serendipity

Date: November 18th, 2018, Posted by clare

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Location: Natural Bridge, Springbrook National Park, Queensland, Australia

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Natural Bridge, Queensland, Australia, is an iconic location.

The path winds into the valley, and during the rainy season, it is particularly lush. I arrived at the cave during the early morning. When I approached the cave it was initially intimidating entering it, as it was dark. But I persevered, with my camera attached to my tripod, I started shooting straight away. Bird song was prolific, as it was the cusp of Spring.

My intention was to spend some time there, sharpening my photographic skills. It was great to share the cave with other photographers who arrived later in the morning. After a lengthy photoshoot, adjusting my focal length and experimenting with different photographic compositions, I knew it was time to leave this wonderful location.

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Rise Above!

Date: November 16th, 2018, Posted by clare

Location: Central Coast, New South Wales, Australia.

I decided to visit this beach just before sunset. The wind had been strong all day, but the beach is protected, so I knew it would be calm.

As the clouds increased across the horizon, the strength of the effects of the sun setting, were dramatic, whilst the colours were gently reflected in the water.

The tide was coming in, which made it ideal, as the water cascaded over the rocks ever so gently.

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Ignite!

Date: November 13th, 2018, Posted by clare

Location | Cove Park, Gold Coast | Queensland | Australia

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This morning I saw first light crack across the horizon. Instinctively, I knew the relevance of taking my photographic equipment to my car and driving with intentionality to my photoshoot destination.

As the light was splashed across the lake with inspirational reflections, my camera was already secured on my tripod. I raced down the rocks, heading towards the lake; I secured my tripod on the rocks, wasting no time in placing my photographic filters in front of my lens, and began clicking away.

Spontaneity, such as this morning, and appropriate decisions and choices, enable you to advance into your God-given destiny.

There were two herons, grey and white, close by, whilst the fish were literally flying through the air. It was a sight to behold, accompanied by inspirational sunrise colours illuminating the water with intensity. I was in my element. As I am diligent and organised with my equipment, I was able to gain momentum in an instant.

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Dynamic!

Date: November 12th, 2018, Posted by clare

Location: Gold Coast Hinterland, Queensland, Australia.

This shot was captured on a morning where the clouds influenced the light with incredible dramatic effects.

I secured my tripod and camera in the water, just above the water’s surface, to maximise the effect of the light and colour. The dynamics of the colour is almost breath-taking.

Whilst I’m in the momentum of my photoshoots, particularly when the light lasts as long as it did on this photoshoot, I am not always aware of the gorgeous light in front of me, as I’m deep in concentration, focussing on my composition; and how I can become more creative in sharpening my art form of photography.

It is when I download my images that I become more aware of, and appreciate the impressive light, that was before me.

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Enriched!

Date: November 9th, 2018, Posted by clare

Location: Gold Coast Hinterland, Queensland, Australia.

Recently, I decided to explore the countryside, quite close to home.

I knew about this location and was inspired with what I saw.

As we had been lacking in rain, a ‘lip’ of land had developed between an impressive expanse of water, which enabled me to secure a good spot and reduce the height of my tripod to a point of which my camera was literally ‘skimming’ just above the surface of the water.

The sunrises at this location have been inspirational. With the good rain we have been experiencing, the water has covered that strip of dry land. I was fortunate to capture this image when I did. And grateful for the rain, at the same time.

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Kaleidoscope!

Date: November 7th, 2018, Posted by clare

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Location: The Skillion, Terrigal, Central Coast, New South Wales, Australia.

When I arrived at my photoshoot location, I noticed clouds were absent from the horizon. The tide was coming in, the conditions were perfect. As you can see by the reflections in the water, there wasn’t even a breeze.

I positioned myself on the rock shelf, aware that the water level was rising due to the incoming tide, but I remained fixed in that position, gradually heightening my tripod enabling me to have my camera safely above the water’s surface, maximising the colours, from the sunrise.

It is advantageous when clouds are present, but I have learnt, by using filters, the sky and reflections on the water, can be just as inspirational, with the absence of clouds.

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Tumultuous!

Date: November 5th, 2018, Posted by clare

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Location | Mona, Northern Queensland, Australia

As the rain clouds grew closer, whilst I was standing on a corn farm at Mona, my camera button was very busy capturing the moodiness of the moment.

The air grew heavy with moisture, I knew the rain was imminent. The contrast of the sunset added to the dynamics of the drama before me. I was so excited and expectant of some interesting images as the clouds gained momentum and released the rain.

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Gentle!

Date: November 5th, 2018, Posted by clare

Location: Kirra Beach, Queensland, Australia

The morning I captured this image, the conditions were ideal.

Although the clouds were absent on the horizon, the colour of the sky was beautiful. As the tide was going out, I was quick enough in capturing the momentum of the water cascading over the rocks.

When the sunrise splashed across the sky, I noticed more people walking on the beach, appreciating an inspirational new day.

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Inviting!

Date: November 2nd, 2018, Posted by clare

Location: Cove Park, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

This is where I started my photoshoots when I moved to the Gold Coast.

It has been an amazing photographic training ground. The location is beautiful, on one side of the lake, it is ‘fringed’ with impressive homes.

From early morning until dusk, this