A Photo Every Day from the Sunshine Coast - Australia

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Happiness


Happiness is finding curtains for your motorhome which match the stonework on your letterbox.

Maroochydore.

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Friday, 28 April 2017

Beer 'n Barber


If I drank beer and actually had hair to cut, I reckon I'd give the nice folk at Brooke Morgan a go!

Maroochydore


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Thursday, 27 April 2017

Big Day Out

The swell is starting to build and with it the power of the waves and the number of cars in the carparks.  Tomorrow morning I reckon I'd have to be up before dawn to get a spot.

Coolum

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Tuesday, 25 April 2017

More Fence Art


Yet another panel at Coolum with a bit of fishing going on.  Once they are all published perhaps I'll return and do them all again.

Coolum




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Monday, 24 April 2017

Fence Art

Another panel on the walkway at Coolum.   This one almost at the top, the subject is fairly clear!

Coolum


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Sunday, 23 April 2017

Uggs and Moccs


Opal World has been under "Old" management for forty years according to the sign on the door, so the demand for ugg boots and moccasins obviously continues unabated.  Perhaps it's the 100,000km or three month guarantee.

You can find them here:

Coolum    


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Saturday, 22 April 2017

I'm Fan of this Ceiling not a Ceiling Fan



The last time I posted details of these ceiling panels fanning across the roof of the picnic shelter at Coolum, they were relatively new.

I was a little shocked I must admit to see rust creeping into all the screws, and in the stainless steel roof sheeting itself.  Around here, never say forever!

Coolum

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Friday, 21 April 2017

Anything green is my scene.


Sorry, I was there, it was there, I had to take this photo too.

Maleny


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Thursday, 20 April 2017

What part of open....


What part of "OPEN" means "if you can get past the padlock on the door".   When temporary signs go bad...

Maleny


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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Parroting myself


I am sure a photo very similar to this one has appeared on this blog some time in the past nine years.   The town of Maleny was once adorned with rude (in the rustic sense) wooden sculptures of birds and animals, left in their natural timber state.   This one copped the full paint treatment and is none the worse for it.   There are others around, I should revisit them too I suspect.

Maleny




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Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Ripple iron with Strelitzia


Perhaps one could be forgiven for thinking I took hours to set up this shot.  Rest assured, I don't have that in me.   I do love "ripple iron", that small profile version of the corrugated stuff that pops up from time to time in walls and window hoods.  I specially like it when it's been patched and painted green.

Maleny


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Monday, 17 April 2017

Curious Snail

 
"The Curious Snail" was a term of affection perhaps for our state newspaper, the "Courier Mail" in the days when one had affection for newspapers.    I'm a bit bemused by the banner proudly proclaiming the "Sydney Morning Herald" is sold at the Maleny Newsagency though, there must be more migrants from south of the border than I thought.

Maleny


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Sunday, 16 April 2017

Fern


It's a version of what's called 'fishbone' fern, a pretty one that one often finds in old fernhouses (or just in older house gardens) it probably came from some exotic place originally, via England where it was exported with a load of Parlour Palms in the days when one had a parlour.


There again, it could just be a mutant form of the Australian native one, and the romance of tales of  it's travels will be lost, replaced by another kind of excitement I guess.

Montville

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Saturday, 15 April 2017

Well that makes sense.


Here we have a new estate the size of a small country, yet with apparently room for just a basketball  half-court.  On the other hand, with 200 kilometres of dedicated bikeways to be built, I suppose I can see the need to take up valuable playground space with a bike track.

Aura.


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Friday, 14 April 2017

Fundamentally Flawed.

Note to file: it's fine to use planning buzzwords when you are trying to impress planners, but if the punters don't know what a "veloway" is, perhaps an explanation is necessary on the advertising sign.

Note to whoever thinks that note makes sense:  Wouldn't it just be smarter to call them "bikeways" and end the confusion?

Aura


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Thursday, 13 April 2017

Yellow.

Those bits of yellow?  They're an effort to appease some bloke who sits in an office and comes up with good ideas to make building just  little more expensive.

Sometimes they work, they are temporary downpipes, in place until the real ones get here.   If they aren't connected to anything at the bottom though, well perhaps they serve no purpose other than to add to the colour of the suburb.

Aura

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Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Going....


It's a huge development, and there are some nice bits, some very nice bits, and some puzzling ones.  Only time will tell if the very nice bits prevail, or if they've just been added as a cynical marketing exercise until the place gets a bit of sales momentum.

Aura.


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Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Coming

Aura is a very confusing place.  Statistically it will be a suburb bigger than one of the larger cities in our state, and even more confusing its precincts are divided into what the developers call "suburbs".    

I can't wait to see what the Post Office makes of that.  For the time being, it's part of the Sunshine Coast - don't believe the publicity people!

But it does have some colourful spots.

Aura


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Monday, 10 April 2017

Walking to Kings.


It's a bit warm, but what a gorgeous day for a stroll around the boardwalk.   

Or lying on the beach.

Or going for a swim.

Caloundra



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Sunday, 9 April 2017

Plenty of spaces.

On a Sunday afternoon, parking is easy enough to come by in Caloundra.

Caloundra


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Saturday, 8 April 2017

Eclectic, some might say "messy".


One thing Mooloolaba could never be accused of, is being bland, and this is a view from the rear of the buildings.

Mooloolaba.


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Friday, 7 April 2017

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Nice.


You can search here for other photos of 77 The Esplanade, ones from the front with the Norfolk pines reflected in the glass.  The rear of the building has no redeeming feature as far as I can tell.

Well there is that little bit of hedge just below the air conditioning unit, but it's got a long way to grow if it's going to improve things.

Mooloolaba


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Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Signature?


Is this one of my signature shots?  A building leaning into the sky, proudly proclaiming itself to be somewhere else.   Or is that how one would spell "Mooloolaba" were one dyslectic?

Mooloolaba


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Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Like the artist's rendering.


Deep shadows late in the afternoon could drown First Avenue, but thanks to the modern world of digital photography, we can find the detail and in the process the photograph gives us something that the real scene didn't.

Mooloolaba




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Monday, 3 April 2017

Being in more than one place at the same time.


 At first glance, the arcade seemed crowded.
One man in three places.

Mooloolaba

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Sunday, 2 April 2017

Pool Fence


Technically the fence is there to stop children getting into the pool.  The irony of having an entire ocean on the other side of it is apparently lost on those who seek to protect us from the slightest risk.  

It does make a nice place to hang the towel though.

Kings Beach


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Saturday, 1 April 2017

Wet


This month's theme is "wet" and while we had a whole summer where the sort of wet one gets from rain was in very short supply, the pool at Kings Beach was always there to keep anyone that wanted to be wet in a suitable state of just that.

Of course, right now we have an over abundance of the wet stuff, but hopefully the storm will pass and everyone will get back to the pool in a very quick time.

To see more interpretations of this theme visit this link.

Kings Beach


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Friday, 31 March 2017

Greenfields

When developers march in and take over vast tracts of land, the result is referred to as "green fields" development.   I have no idea why.

Aura




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Thursday, 30 March 2017

City of Colour

It's a new estate which pretty much closes the gap between the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane and it's seemingly endless.

The developers have completed a promising if not impressive amount of infrastructure, and the landscaping at the moment needs just a bit of time, but the bones of something very civilised are certainly there.

It's the marketing though: "City of Colour" which it is while the houses are clad in blue building paper, but once the drab grey modern donkey colours go on the walls they tell a different story.

Here's hoping the real colour will come when the residents arrive!

Aura
Sunshine Coast.

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Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Magic Carpets

  

The Persian carpet place hasn't fared too badly.   I think if we find the photo from a few years ago, we'd see a bit of maintenance has been done and the sign seems to have got to the point where it isn't going to fade anymore.   It's quite nice and understated like that.

Birtinya


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Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Hanging Tree

 No not that kind of hanging, the kind you use to dry your beach towel while you barbecue your breakfast.


Moffat Beach 


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Monday, 27 March 2017

Lake's end

The cut in the dune only lasts a few days after the lake has emptied itself, soon no one will know the scar existed.   Then it will rain again and the process will start all over again, with or without the man in the orange digger.

Tooway Creek Moffat Beach


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Sunday, 26 March 2017

Waterhole


We could be at any inland waterhole in Australia, except for that sliver of blue screaming "ocean" in the background.


We are actually standing at the bank of Tooway Creek.

Moffat Beach




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Saturday, 25 March 2017

Glasshouse Mountains one day four photos 4 of 4


Time to concentrate on the aperitifs now I think and put the camera away for another day.

Maleny


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Friday, 24 March 2017

Glasshouse Mountains one day four photos - 3 of 4


When all else fails, switch to black and white and tell Ansel you liked his work.

Maleny


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Thursday, 23 March 2017

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

One evening above the glasshouses - 1 of 4

Not much to say here really, we had friends staying from overseas, they were having a good time in the water at the beach, which meant by the time we got to the top of the hill we'd missed the sunset.

Just.

Maleny

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Monday, 20 March 2017

How it begins.


I wonder how many great cricketing careers have begun at the beach, on the sand or among the Norfolk leaf litter.

Caloundra



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Sunday, 19 March 2017

The photographer's shadow


I suspect I could have avoided it, but for once I thought my shadow may tell part of the story.

Just what that story is I will leave to the beholder.

Caloundra


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Saturday, 18 March 2017

The musicians meet.


My friend Manu is a French musician who speaks little English, but he speaks music, and was so taken by the sounds of an accordion being played in the streets of Australia that he just had to say "thanks"!

Caloundra


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Friday, 17 March 2017

Vintage.


It's the roof rack which captured my imagination.  We used to use them before board racks and gutter fixings were invented.  Originally they had big rubber suction caps to keep them neatly on the roof, clamped down to the gutters and of course if they were overloaded resulted in four neat dents in the roof.

Oh for the good old days!


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Thursday, 16 March 2017

Orange


While rummaging through the ladies' clothing in the Bulcock Street Markets... don't ask!!

Caloundra


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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

and now we are NINE!

 

Hat's off to all who've been following this blog for nine years today! 

It's been an interesting time, and I am no closer to discovering why or what it's about,  but I can say with certainty that it's a photoblog not a photography one, and despite some misgivings from time to time, here's to making it ten!

I would have liked to have posted a shot of exploding fireworks or a birthday candle or something, but all I had that came close was this collection of hats at the Caloundra markets.

Caloundra



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Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Beach Beetle

To my great shame I don't have a link to the photographer who sells these super surf shots at the Bulcock Street markets, perhaps I'll find it later, but none the less he knows, as we all do, that old VW's and surf photos go hand in glove.

Just why that is for others I'm not sure, but I know I certainly had one, admittedly older than this example to carry my surfboards.

Caloundra



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Monday, 13 March 2017

A lot of bikes


At two hundred dollars a pop and destined never to be recycled - no pun intended, there is evidently no shortage of customers!

Birtinya


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Sunday, 12 March 2017

From China With Love.

I went into the bike shop this afternoon to buy a couple of tyres and some brake parts for my wife's vintage roadster.

That sounds a bit hipster I suppose, but we bought it more than forty years ago, which must make it genuine vintage!

The trouble is, for the price of the parts, we could buy one of these colourful beasts that have a little less rust showing, but will have been landfill for thirty-nine years in forty years time!

It has to stop, the "everything is disposable" mentality.

99 Bikes
Bertinya

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Saturday, 11 March 2017

Shoot a gun down the street


It's a "Way" apparently, not a street, but that doesn't mean I'm at risk of being hit by a car when I stop to take a photograph.   It's a scary thought, the prospect of these four lanes being filled with traffic at some time in the future.    Hopefully that will be after my time!

Kawana Way
Birtinya




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