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Just love the colour in these waves, I spent ages trying to capture the colour and movement. This is one that I like..cropped to pano 2:1

Currumbin rocks, Currumbin Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland. A shoot with Robyn Lakeman and Nick Lagos.

Canon 5D Mk II, 70-200mm at 115mm, f/9, 1/13", ISO 125, hand held, IS engaged


beach, water, currumbin, sea, ocean, queensland, nature, brackstone, photographer, brisbane, gold coast, wave, rocks, spray, morning, dawn, sunrise

Mel Brackstone EFIAP FAPS, is from Brisbane, Australia. All work is copyright Mel Brackstone.

melbrackstone at gmail dot com

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  • Jennifer Rhoades
    Jennifer Rhoadesover 3 years ago

    Amazing. Truly amazing.

  • Thanks so much!

    – Mel Brackstone

  • Jeff Catford
    Jeff Catfordover 3 years ago

    There are 4 levels in this image and I reckon everyone of them is a total cracker. All up it is heaps more than very pleasant. Love it! Thank you.

  • Cheers Jeff, it was such a beautiful morning, I’m so glad to have been able to capture this!

    – Mel Brackstone

  • Traceyisanozzy
    Traceyisanozzyover 3 years ago

    Just amazing Mel… painterly….and love the mist above those waves. The colours are sublime and the lighting through the waves and on the rocks is more than special…!

  • Thanks Trace, the light was sublime!

    – Mel Brackstone

  • Neil Ross
    Neil Rossover 3 years ago

    Beautifully surreal and very interesting, Mel. A great pic :D

  • Thanks so much Neil!

    – Mel Brackstone

  • Hans Kawitzki
    Hans Kawitzkiover 3 years ago

    Great timing Mel and nice back lighting on the wave

  • Thanks so much Hans!

    – Mel Brackstone

  • Matt Penfold
    Matt Penfoldover 3 years ago

    Fabulous result Mel, I love the light on the rocks and on the wave, and the juxtaposition of the cityscape and the natural environment :)

  • Cheers Matt! I rarely use the telephoto at the beach, but glad I took it along for this shoot!

    – Mel Brackstone

  • coffeebean
    coffeebeanover 3 years ago

    Awesome capture! A stunning and memorable image :)

  • Thanks so much coffeebean!

    – Mel Brackstone

  • Joseph T. Meirose IV
    Joseph T. Meir...over 3 years ago

    Jeff is right. Any one of the four subj matter would make a great photo by itself. Add them all together, along w/ some awesome edits, and ya get this! Bravo Mel!

  • Thanks so much Joe!

    – Mel Brackstone

  • AndyGii
    AndyGiiover 3 years ago

    Well worth the effort. This is wonderful

  • Andy, thank you!

    – Mel Brackstone

  • julie08
    julie08over 3 years ago

    Stunning work :)

  • Thanks so much Julie!

    – Mel Brackstone

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