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More beach shots at dawn

Happy New Year and all the best for 2015.

Daughter came from Japan for Christmas and will be here for the next few days, then back to work in Tokyo. I haven’t had much of a chance to get into the workshop, and with the higher temperatures and humidity, it’s not the most pleasant place to be. So there hasn’t been much progress on work on the shoji videos and kumiko patterns for Book 2. Instead, I’ve been drawing up the CAD diagrams for the Book 2 patterns, so when the workshop is a slightly more inviting place to be, I can get stuck into them.

I’ve also been wandering around the nearby beaches to catch the sunrise over the ocean. We’re on Australia’s east coast, so unfortunately sunset shots over the ocean aren’t possible. So it’s up well before 4:00am, then off to the beach.

This first shot was taken at the beach in the Gold Coast suburb of Miami (yes, we do have a Miami on the Gold Coast) a couple of days ago. The play of light on the rocks was really quite stunning.

Miami and Palm Beach

These next two were taken at Palm Beach (yes… ) on Tallebudgera Creek Beach this morning.

Miami and Palm Beach

The next photo shows part of the rock breakwater at the mouth of Tallebudgera Creek on the other side. I was balanced on one of the rocks waiting for about 15-20 minutes for the sun’s rays to strike the rocks, but the sun refused to come out from behind the dark clouds well off to the right of the photo. The tide was coming in, and the water started to lap around my feet, so I chose discretion over valour and decided that particular shot can wait for another day.

Miami and Palm Beach

Graduated ND filters are the next thing on my wish list so I can do more in-camera with the sky at this time of day.

The Gold Coast’s beaches really are beautiful, especially early in the morning.

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