Posts tagged “Gold Coast

East Coast Low hits Kirra

The East Coast low that was off NSW smashed beaches along the NSW coastline causing huge beach erosion a massive surf, some of the biggest waves seen in years. The swell was predicted to hit the Gold Coast Wednesday afternoon. So I was keen to get down to cooly to see how it was, it was forcasted to be 5ft on the points, since it was a South swell we were not going to get the main bulk of the swell but 5 – 6ft is plenty for the Gold Coast to do its thing.

At 2:30 I had a look at the Snapper Rocks surf cam and it was still looking pretty small. I headed down anyway, Snapper wasn’t very big when I got there but with in about 20 min a few big sets rolled through and just kept getting bigger, Im not very good with guessing how big waves are but they looked a solid 6 ft+.

Snapper wasn’t handling it to good due to the low tide, after a while I thought I would check out Kirra, there wasn’t much time left to shoot at is was after 4 and the sun sets before 5 these days.

Im glad I did go down to Kirra as it was pumping, pretty much from greenmount through to Kirra was pumping. Kirra had some pretty amazing waves come through and there was some sizey sets as well.

So all up the waves were probably only good for a few hours, as heaps of surfers were still surfing while it was dark. I went down this morning hoping it would be pumping but it was all over, Dbah had some waves but the banks didn’t look to good.

For one of my shots from Kirra I have had heaps of people sharing it and liking it on Facebook, it has been pretty amazing, but I see some people think it is photo shopped, I guess I can understand why they might think that if they are not a photographer. But none of the photos are photo shopped and the image I am talking about was shot with a slow shutter speed, this is not an easy shot to get right and takes practice but if done properly it can create a smooth dreamy look, shooting like this has actually become my favourite way to shoot surf photos over the last couple of years.

My Canon 5d mk 3 come in handy due to its high ISO performance as I kept shooting after the sun had set.

Hope you enjoy the photos and thanks again to all the people who commented, liked and shared my photos, much appreciated!!!!!!

Thanks for looking!!!

Advertisements

Matt + Kellie

What a beautiful day Kellie + Matt’s special day turned out to be.

We were thrilled to be able to capture this SURPRISE WEDDING!!! Guests arrived expecting an engagement party…

Kellie + Matt surprised them with just getting married. The day was made all the more special sharing it with their twin boys Harry + Sam!

 

 

 

Thanks for looking!!!


Canon 5D mark 3

Last week I bought the new Canon 5D mk3, I got the camera to be used along side my 5D mk 2 and 7D. This is not a review on the camera, there are heaps of them around, it is just to show some of my first photos taken with it.

On the weekend I took some surf shots and I also had a Smash the Cake photo shoot in Brisbane for a 1st Birthday, all I will say is that the camera is amazing to use.

There are heaps of 5d mk3 vs the D800 reviews going around at the moment and I think the people who are trash talking each camera probably haven’t used either of them because they are both amazing camera’s.

Any way here are some shots!

Thanks for looking!!!


Faerie Park Easter Egg Hunt

On Easter Saturday my wife organised to have a fun day in the park for the kids, there was a egg hunt, arts and crafts and other fun activities for the kids to enjoy.

The day was alot of fun, here are the photos from the morning.

Thanks for looking!!!


Good Friday Special

Happy Easter!

The Gold Coast was given pumping waves for the Easter break and I spent the last 2 days shooting down in Coolangatta. I would like to thank Carool Holiday Apartments for letting me shoot from their roof top! If you want to stay some where with amazing views definitely stat at Carool! Best view on the Gold Coast.

http://www.caroolapartments.com.au/

Hope you like the photos!

Thanks for looking!!!


Walking At Burleigh

Burleigh is a great place to walk and there is always something going on along the walking path, yesterday the swell had dropped off al ot from previous days but there was still some fun rides to be had on the Point and some fun beachies.

Thanks for looking!!!


Burleigh Barrel Fest

Yesterday I went to Burlight Point as I heard it had been good in previous days, when I got there it was cranking! The cove was perfect and even Kelly Slater was there in on the action as well.

Here are some shots from the session, Enjoy!

Perfection!

Kelly Slater locked into a drainer.

The waves were so perfect and guys were making deep barrels.

Kelly Slater inside a chunky one.

I love Burleigh Point, best view!

Locked In!

Setting up for the barrel.

The Cove.

Clean as a whistle.

The Green Room.

Not a drop out of place!

Kelly Slater standing tall inside a bomb.

Thanks for looking!Backside pit.

Thanks for looking!!!

Matt


Naked Waves 2

Here are some more empty gems from my archives, Hope you like the photos!!

All Time Kirra

Magiclands – Cape Woolamai 

Snapper Blue Room

DBah Pit

Thick Snapper

Steep Deadmans 

Left or Right In Victoria

Perfect Dbah

Golden Hour 

Peak

Thanks for looking!!!


Coolie Gold

This arvo I went down to Coolangatta to try and get some shots with some nice afternoon light. The waves were pretty good down at Snapper, not barreling to good but nice long clean walls if you could get one with out being dropped in on by 10 other surfers.  Snapper is like no other place, so many good waves get wasted by every one just dropping in on each other.

The colours after the sun had gone down were pretty good and there was a storm right about Surfers that looked pretty crazy.

Hope you like the Shots!

Thanks for looking!!!


Naked Waves

I Love Line Up shots, so I thought I would post a random selection of Line Ups from my collection.

Enjoy!!!

Secret NSW SlabSecret Victorian SlabBurleigh PointDurnabahSecret Victorian Slab
Kirra PointSecret Victorian Slab

Snapper Rocks

Thanks for looking!!!