Sunday, 30 November 2008
Saturday, 29 November 2008
It's rare for us to find a landscape that could honestly be called "pretty". Rugged, handsome, awe inspiring, vast are all words that are more usually associated with images of the Australian Landscape, but I think there are bits of Ewen Maddock dam that are pretty!
Friday, 28 November 2008
Two of the Glasshouse Mountains looming small over a pineapple farm.
The Glass House Mountains were named by James Cook as he sailed north up the coast in 1770. They were so called as the shape of the mountains reminded him of the huge glass furnaces (glasshouses) back in his native Yorkshire.
When one lives in a country as flat as ours, one takes liberties with naming terrain, Mt Coonowrin or Crookneck (the one on the right) is a towering 377 metres above sea level.
Thursday, 27 November 2008
Last month I posted a picture of a "pineapple tree" in jest, with a promise to post one of a real pineapple some time. It took a while to find one in a similar stage of unripedness (if that's a word) to the Pandanus fruit.
The pineapple is a member of the Bromeliad family, and the fruit grows from the centre of the plant.
If I remain diligent, I'll find one that's ripened to the familiar golden yellow for a future day.
Wednesday, 26 November 2008
There are all sorts of impacts on global warming I know, but Sirocco is a beautifully lit by night. By day the building is a crisp white, by night a blue to reflect the daytime sky. I rather like it by night as well.
Here is a daytime picture!
Tuesday, 25 November 2008
I've just realised I've posted a week of water photographs! It's well and truly time to come ashore again for a time.
Scott Munchenburg's gallery in Mooloolaba is not only full of fabulous photographs, it has without a doubt the best floor covering of any beach side gallery in the world.
If you look carefully, you'll make it out. Beach Sand!
The darker quadrant in the right hand corner is a coire door mat, thoughtfully positioned so one can wipe one's feet as one leaves!
Monday, 24 November 2008
Sunday, 23 November 2008
Saturday, 22 November 2008
This photo was taken in the dead of winter, which explains the wetsuit top, but I didn't get around to posting it earlier, and there's something comfortable about the stance, surfer and wave, like old friends about to embrace.
Friday, 21 November 2008
Thursday, 20 November 2008
Less than thirty seconds before the blackness of yesterday's picture, the river looked like this, the last visible rays of the sun are glistening on the river, although I've burnt out the sky to better show the menacing form of the cloud.
The calm before the storm.
Wednesday, 19 November 2008
A giant black curtain is drawn across the land.
Last Sunday evening we had a storm front pass through just on dusk. We didn't suffer the full brunt of it, unlike some parts of Brisbane which have been declared a disaster area, but this is what it looks like a few minutes before the wind and rain hits!
The last of the blue sky is still visible under the cloud for now, but in less than thirty seconds all sunlight is obliterated.
Tuesday, 18 November 2008
Monday, 17 November 2008
Sunday, 16 November 2008
Two Way Creek is named presumably because it flows in two directions with the ebb and flow of the tide, although its mouth is often completely barred from the ocean with a build up of sand, so at times it more like "no way pond"!
I thought this picture was a nice reflective pun on the name.
Two Way Creek
Saturday, 15 November 2008
Friday, 14 November 2008
By far the largest type of small fishing boat is the aluminium runabout or dinghy, known as the "tinny" with allusions to the metal of that name!
Tinnies are robust, lightweight and need almost no maintenance, which suits pretty much every owner to a tee.
Thursday, 13 November 2008
Wednesday, 12 November 2008
Tuesday, 11 November 2008
Monday, 10 November 2008
Sunday, 9 November 2008
Saturday, 8 November 2008
Kings Beach features an eclectic bunch of apartment buildings in uninspiring styles from the past decades. It is helped a bit by it's topography though, if it was all flat it could be a complete visual disaster!
Friday, 7 November 2008
Thursday, 6 November 2008
The wreck of the Dicky makes a nifty physical barrier between surfboards and other craft, and the area for bathers. It also creates a nice little gutter which forms its own little surf break in the right conditions.
Wednesday, 5 November 2008
After washing ashore, the steamer Dicky was pretty much in one piece, but while it was unrecoverable it was sitting bolt upright and level on the beach. It was used as a dance hall for many years until around the thirties (I think) when it was burnt out.
Tuesday, 4 November 2008
I posted a shot with the wreck of the S.S.Dicky in the background a few months ago, and it elicited some excitement from a few former residents, so thought I'd return with some more.
The ship was wrecked in around 1900 and is variously buried by the sand or exposed depending on the state of the beach during the year. A few years ago it was completely exposed deliberately, and the steel treated with rust preventative in an attempt to slow the decaying process, as it is seen as a part of the identity of the neighbourhood which derived it's name from the wreck.
Monday, 3 November 2008
The good thing about having a view of a crane boom like this, is that you know it's only temporary.
The bad thing about having a great view of a crane boom, is that once it goes there will be a building where it once was.
Sunday, 2 November 2008
There are two kinds of common crane to be found on the Sunshine Coast, and the other is a type of bird!
With so much construction happening even in a relatively uncertain economic time, there's still no shortage of building cranes.
Saturday, 1 November 2008
Faded titles at a market stall.
Cotton Tree Markets
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