Two Sides To Every Story by Maxwell Campbell

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Surfers Paradise – Gold Coast – QLD – Australia

Canon EOS 5D MKII – Canon EF L Lens 17-40mm

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I chose the title of this image from a conversation i had with a mate who was holidaying here at the time with his family. Shannon Rogers, who is a great photographer here on Redbubble. Basically we were discussing the vibe of Surfers Paradise and the suitability for a family holiday destination. Like all City’s there is an up side and an element of less favourable activities. Surfers Paradise has long had a reputation for being a Party Town. A night spot hub, nightclubs, pubs and large crowds. To a degree it has tarnished the place for a family looking for a holiday amongst the great things that South East Queensland has to offer.
The upper half of this image represents the beautiful parts of the Gold Coast. The incredible beaches, amazing Hinterland surrounded by Rain Forest and scenic plains. Then there is the theme parks for the families, and shopping for all the girls. It is a truly beautiful part of Australia, and i find it hard to imagine living anywhere else.
……….. the reflection though, slightly muted and representing a darker and more grungy side of everything that shimmers. The nightlife that seems to bring out the worst in people. Drunken adolescence stumbling and staggering through the mall as they make their way from one club to another. Hardly a place for a young child or family vacation.

There is always “Two sides to every story” ………….

I guess i won’t get a call from QLD tourism wanting to use this image after that description ….. :-)

If you are planning a family holiday to the Coast soon ………. the Southern end is far more attractive and family orientated.

Thanks in advance for your comments.

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  • Maxwell Campbell
    Maxwell Campbellabout 1 year ago

  • Steve Randall
    Steve Randallabout 1 year ago

    Awesome work Maxwell. Superb detail on the buildings and a great reflection. Looks great extra large.

  • Many thanks Steve, really appreciate you taking a look mate :-)

    – Maxwell Campbell

  • Damian Morphou
    Damian Morphouabout 1 year ago

    nice work, great tones……

  • Many thanks Damian. Very much appreciated mate

    – Maxwell Campbell

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesabout 1 year ago

    Wow! Fabulous composition, scene, reflections and unique format!!!!!!

  • Thank you very much Angie. Really appreciate your kind words :-)

    – Maxwell Campbell

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyabout 1 year ago

    WoW !..This looks awesome Maxwell ..well done xx

  • Many thanks Gail, truly appreciated :-)

    – Maxwell Campbell

  • Kasia Nowak
    Kasia Nowakabout 1 year ago

    Great reflection! And I really like the bookmark format.

  • Thank you very much Kasia, i appreciate your kind words :-)

    – Maxwell Campbell

  • Maria  Moro
    Maria Moroabout 1 year ago
    • 27th April
  • Thank you Maria :-)

    – Maxwell Campbell

  • Mieke Boynton
    Mieke Boyntonabout 1 year ago

    Fantastic work, Maxwell! Love the portrait pano format!!

  • Thank you very much Mieke, always appreciate your visits and comments :-)

    – Maxwell Campbell

  • Tammera
    Tammeraabout 1 year ago

  • WOW ……. 2 features. Thank you very much Tammera. You made my night. :-)

    – Maxwell Campbell

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyabout 1 year ago

    Beautiful work Maxwell – Love it xx

  • Thank you very much for this feature Gail. Appreciate your kind comment and glad you like it :-)

    – Maxwell Campbell

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