Making the most of the School Holidays at the beach in Surfers Paradise while blanketed by the thick layer of dust


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I’m Derek, Gold Coast Photographer who now spends more time at FaceBook than here.

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  • Juilee  Pryor
    Juilee Pryoralmost 5 years ago

    this is like fairy land… the pinkness of the sky is just on another planet… the colour seems to have changed for Qld…. great shot…..

  • It was strange with the sun directly over head as a small blue circle, all windows and water reflected a blue-ish tinge. I’ll be out the door soon to see what happens for sunset.

    – D Byrne

  • AdamMaund
    AdamMaundalmost 5 years ago

    Cool. I ducked out at lunchtime and shot just near my work in Nerang. Looks much the same (without the trees, buildings and beach, obviously)…

  • Lawrence Drive? Just drop that in next to Cavil Ave – won’t look out of place.

    – D Byrne

  • Virginia McGowan
    Virginia McGowanalmost 5 years ago

    super Drec! love the comment by Adam LOL

  • Thanks. That Adam is a funny bugger.

    – D Byrne

  • Ken Wright
    Ken Wrightalmost 5 years ago

    Got a shot this morning from a mate in Sydney, looked the same, you Ausies don’t do things buy halves! ;-)

  • Sydney got the best deal though, dust storm at sunrise… I’ll be back out for a sunset shot and I’m really hoping the skies will pop due to all the dust particles floating around. Tomorrow I’ll clean my sensor.

    – D Byrne

  • phil hemsley
    phil hemsleyalmost 5 years ago

    Excellent shot – seems ‘other wordly’

  • Might make one ‘Other Worldly’ in photoshop. Got a couple of ideas.

    – D Byrne

  • Fran E.
    Fran E.almost 5 years ago

    Sandstorm are very odd and you’ve done a fantastic work!

  • Thank you. I’ll be coughing up the dust for a couple of days now.

    – D Byrne

  • AdamMaund
    AdamMaundalmost 5 years ago

    Yeah man, they’re on flickr FYI.

  • Saw the Sydney set and now the QLD one.

    – D Byrne

  • Jason Asher
    Jason Asheralmost 5 years ago

    Cool drec, I wasn’t even game to take my camera outside up this way.. bit crook though so didn’t really feel like heading out anyway.

  • Cheers.Had the wet weather gear on and a filter for protection but the body still managed to get dust on it. I’ll clean my sensor tomorrow – depending on dust around.

    – D Byrne

  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanalmost 5 years ago

    wow, tis great light drec, maybe a bit spooky but very effective!

  • I’ll post one straight out of camera, this I removed some of the yellow cast slightly.

    – D Byrne

  • Adriana Glackin
    Adriana Glackinalmost 5 years ago

    A totally awesome sight, I love how you’ve caught this massive dust storm – now for the clean up…yuk!

  • Was a sight though I’d prefer Sydney’s conditions. Saw plenty of enterprising kids washing car windows at traffic lights.

    – D Byrne

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