30 Knot Sou-Easters were pushing the cloud band towards my location and the rain arrived just before Sunset. Had to pack up and get wet. Lucky my LowePro bag is waterproof.

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia


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

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  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanalmost 3 years ago

    great shot drec, wish the rain would arrive here!@ not for 3 months solid just a decent shower now and then!!

  • Thanks Jenny, it’s been rather dry down here lately and my rain-water tank is almost empty. Hopefully not a repeat of last years wet but you do live near the Giant Gum Boot in the Tropics.

    – D Byrne

  • Nick Skinner
    Nick Skinneralmost 3 years ago

    Great shot mate! The dark sky, sparkling city, and greenish sea look great together!

  • Thanks Nick, not a lot of Sun got through onto the buildings today. Next time.

    – D Byrne

  • Jonathan Fox
    Jonathan Foxalmost 3 years ago

    Fantastic atmosphere you’ve captured, great image!!

  • Thanks Jonathan, I’m yet to shoot here at Sunrise so might have to try that one day for something different.

    – D Byrne

  • LindaJBazor
    LindaJBazoralmost 3 years ago


  • Thank you Linda for the Feature

    – D Byrne

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganalmost 3 years ago

    wonderful image

  • Thank you Martina.

    – D Byrne

  • peaky40
    peaky40almost 3 years ago

    Amazing capture D

  • Thank you.

    – D Byrne

  • Joy Rensch
    Joy Renschalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful image Drek and I love the time of day you chose to capture it with those wonderful heavy clouds hovering overhead.

  • Thanks Joy, I was hoping for a little sun to shine through and turn the sky a different colour. As you can tell by the buildings reflections only the smallest bit got through.

    – D Byrne

  • grannyshot
    grannyshotalmost 3 years ago

    An unusual sky..beautiful!

  • Thanks, it’s a Heavy Band of cloud being pushed onto the Coast by 30 knot Sou-Easter’s. I could here the rain coming across the river it was that heavy.

    – D Byrne

  • Kym Howard
    Kym Howardalmost 3 years ago

    Great shot pays to have a good camera bag certainly been blowing a gale here inland.

  • Thanks. The front Pocket section had water sitting in the bottom and all items were drenched. First time in ages I’ve actually sealed up the water tight compartment of my bag and it does work well. One day I’ll test the floating Camera Bag theory(without equipment first time)

    – D Byrne

  • Judi FitzPatrick
    Judi FitzPatrickalmost 3 years ago

    looks other-worldly – very cool!

  • Thanks Judi

    – D Byrne

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