Water is todays assignment. I love water, it is my main subject as a landscape photographer.
My picture is of Rainbow Bay. Why it was named that I do not know but I can guess. Each time I take a photo there during the sunset, I get all kinds of reflections and colours in the sky hence the Rainbow.
This photo was taken a few months ago when I bought my first wide angle lens. I wanted to test it out and of course I naturally was drawn to my favourite beach. At the time it was late afternoon and a surfer had left his board on the beach to go for a swim. You can see his head just popping above the water on the right hand side. I thought this will be an interesting shot with the surfboard in the foreground. The beaches of the Gold Coast are renowned for great surfing and a lot of surfing competitions are held here especially at Snapper Rocks just around the corner – namely the Quicksilver Pro and the Roxy Pro.
It is the place where a lot of Australians and their kids go on summer holidays. It is where I like to walk of an afternoon and on some occasions go for the sunsets with my tripod and sit and wait and watch. The surfers are always out until its dark. We then head over to the Rainbow Bay surf club for dinner. So this is my local.
I didn’t take it in portrait format as it would not have given the sense of expansiveness of the beach and the long stretch of cloud formation that I was after. I feel the wider view was most appropriate.