Images of a Big Island

Sandflat Sunrise

Up here in tropical Queensland our seas are protected by the Great Barrier Reef so we don’t get the swell and wave action on the shoreline as they do down south. Consequently, opportunities for dramatic images of the coastline with long exposures are pretty rare.
As I am not out around the islands these days I have to make do with places I can access by car and Conway Beach is one of those. At low tide it is a big expanse of sand flats which sometimes expand for about a quarter of a mile.
Being flat and featureless, finding a strong foreground can be problematic but if you go for a bit of a walk something will present itself. In this case the sand ripples left by the receding tide as well as the tidal pool were about the only chance of a foreground to balance the magnificent colour of the sunrise!


8 responses

  1. Such lovely colors, and such a beatific composition. What a beautiful shot.

    February 25, 2011 at 12:25 pm

  2. Hi Tim,

    Great shot mate. 🙂 You’re right those sand ripples are really cool. I love the clouds to the right as well.

    Last night went really well.


    February 26, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    • G’day Jamie,
      Glad the exhibition went well, sorry I couldn’t make it!

      February 26, 2011 at 11:00 pm

  3. Hi Tim, the sand ripples with the clouds work well in this one. Nice work.

    February 27, 2011 at 9:26 am

    • Thanks Ben! Have another one where the clouds are reflected in the pool better. May post that one next.

      February 27, 2011 at 12:06 pm

  4. Tony Middleton

    great colour and the ripple to tidal pool works in this one – nice 🙂

    February 27, 2011 at 5:08 pm

  5. Thanks Tony, the more I look at it the more I like it!

    February 28, 2011 at 3:37 pm

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