Fingal Beach


I’m off to Adelaide for a conference in a few days time but taking a few days beforehand to tour around Adelaide and its surrounds as I have never been there before.  So while I am away I have scheduled a few posts and can’t wait to see what develops photography wise in South Australia. I’ll keep you posted!

I went to Fingal beach a couple of weeks ago.  It always delivers. It is situated just south of the Gold Coast and Tweed Heads on the other side of the Tweed River.fingal-beach-clouds

It is a long beach, quite open to the elements.  I was hoping to walk around to the Giants causeway which is a wonderful feature just at the tip of Fingal Head.  It is columnar jointing if you please and is a fascinating natural occurring rock formation which I have been quite interested to photograph.  I did take one months ago but it was from the top of the head and not great.

fingal-flora I found a fantastic picture in a tourism guide but when I walked around to look I decided whoever took the shot must have been quite nimble, young and foolhardy.  I am not sure this one is for me but on a low tide day I might venture around again and see what its like.  Still on my bucket list to photograph.

I wasn’t disappointed though as it was an overcast day which made for beautiful colours in the water and the clouds.  It looked like an artist had painted both on the day I was there.

Also a little further north up the beach there were quite a few old tree branches which always adds a bit of character.  To the very north of Fingal Beach is a metal pier.  I am not sure why it’s there, but there it is.  I have always wanted to go up and take some photos but there is a dirty big sign on the dirt road to that part of Fingal that says No Entry so I have never explored there before.  My friend said that everyone uses it and wasn’t deterred so off we went.  I did get a few pictures of this area.

 steel-pier-fingal5 One lesson to be learnt – never try to screw on your ND filter whilst the water is flowing towards you – you end up with a wet filter with sand and sea water all through it and now its non functional. Thank goodness it was a cheap filter otherwise I would have been very mad at myself. Below is my gallery of Fingal beach.

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Categories: Beach photography, Day Trip, Photo Journal

31 comments

  1. Have a good time Kaz x Morning! 🙂

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  2. Beautiful photos. Looking at your and Leannes photos makes me realise how beautiful your country is with them sandy beaches everywhere. I dont know much about Australia unfortunately but I hope one day I can visit and take my own pictures 😉 Have a good time on your trip!

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    • Thanks Andrea. It is a beautiful country and I love taking pictures of it. I also love taking pictures overseas as well, its just as beautiful just in a different way to what we see everyday. I’ll keep my fingers crossed that you will get here one day to look for yourself. Thanks re trip, I am looking forward to it as I haven’t been to South Australia before. Appreciate your comment 🙂

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  3. Great images Kaz, and I know what you mean about dropping the ND filter, though I only did it in dry sand, so it was easy to brush off the sand. Looking forward to seeing photos from your trip.

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    • Thanks Leanne. Ive bought a new one – 10 stop and it was expensive this time so I have to learn by my past mistake and put it on before going anywhere near the surf!! 🙂 Im looking forward to it as well as I have never been there before and it should be pretty diverse, will keep you posted!

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  4. These are simply outstanding photos!

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  5. Gorgeous pic. Look forward to seeing SA through your lens

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  6. Beautiful photos! And so very different sceneries than we have in the North 🙂

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    • Thanks Pike. that’s the beauty of our blogs I think to showcase our own area and appreciate those of other photographers. Scandinavia and Finland would have to be one of the most beautiful places on earth with diverse areas to photograph and yes so different from ours. Maybe we will have to swap countries on day and see what we discover 🙂

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  7. As always karen, your photos are superb. I really just want to sit down in that sand after my hectic week, and relax, relax, relax. I also really like the wharf photos, you have such a good eye for intriguing shots.
    Have a great time in SA, I’ve never been either, so looking forward to the photos.

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    • Thanks Claudette I hope you get to rest on the weekend. I appreciate your nice comments as always too :). I cant wait to go to SA and hope to come away with some good shots! and will look forward to posting them…. fingers crossed 🙂

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  8. Gorgeous views you captured! Enjoy your trip, Kaz!

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  9. what an amazing gallery!! These are perfect ( sorry about your ND filter). I’m so glad you posted these before your trip!!

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  10. My parents used to own a van at Fingal about 30 years ago. I took the oldest children there when they were younger but I remember so little about the place. One day I should go back and visit. And take you with me so that you can show me the great spots for photos. lol

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  11. Oh, how I love your photographer’s eye, Karen. Each photo is stunning, from the simple flora and grasses to the amazing beach shots, where you always find something so interesting to put in the foreground. I particularly love the shot where you’ve caught the reflection of the clouds in the water! As for the metal pier, sorry to hear about your ND filter, but the shot you took before you lost it to sand and surf is just lovely!

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  12. You really are an excellent photographer. These shots are spectacular!

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