Australian beaches … beautiful one day, perfect the next.

The weather forecast for an early autumn sunday was possible showers, so we packed a brolly for a walk along Palm Beach & up to the historic Barrenjoey lighthouse.
It turned out to be warmer & sunnier than expected.

The aqua blue water looked crystal clear & the interesting clouds formed a great backdrop.

Photographed with a Canon 400D at Palm Beach on the north side of Sydney, Australia.
To all my friends in the colder climates of the Northern Hemisphere … come on down !!

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Country born & bred but now located in Sydney, Australia.

I’m fascinated by the beauty of nature & in particular Australian native flowers & landscapes. I also love colour & anything unusual.
The Blue Mountains are my favourite spot at the moment.

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  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...over 1 year ago

    wow, fabulous!

  • Thanks a lot Tereza & thanks for the fave. I thought this one might be your cup of tea. The water looked dreamy today & the clouds wre an added bonus !

    – Michael Matthews

  • Sharon Brown
    Sharon Brownover 1 year ago

    Beautiful image Michael, great colours. I agree, our beaches are wonderful. We had a drive to the Central Coast today and stopped at a lovely little beach. Haven’t checked my pics yet though.

  • Thanks Polly. The smaller, less popular beaches are my favourites. The weather was perfect. Just a couple of drops of rain.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Thanks for the fave !

    – Michael Matthews

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyover 1 year ago

    beautiful shot! I love that cloud. eyes are attracted by it right away. I wish I was there right now… I am going to work another 12 hours in a row. lol ;)

  • Thanks a lot Manon & thanks for the fave. The clouds were fascinating today .. & the water. I could just sit & take it all in for hours. Take the memory with you to work … 12 hours .. yikes !!

    – Michael Matthews

  • Alison Murphy
    Alison Murphyover 1 year ago

    Isn’t Australia great? Beautiful colours and composition.

  • Sure is ! .. Thanks very much for the compliment & fave Ainslie !

    – Michael Matthews

  • peter  jackson
    peter jacksonover 1 year ago

    Love that cloud formation Michael makes the photo, well done mate.

  • Sure does. Thanks a lot Pete & thanks for the fave !

    – Michael Matthews

  • John Sharp
    John Sharpover 1 year ago

    Nice shot Michael. Captured perfectly.

  • Thanks a lot John.

    – Michael Matthews

  • yolanda
    yolandaover 1 year ago

    Beautiful . . Love those clouds. Was there last week and walked up to the lighthouse . . all 535 steps :-))

  • Thanks Yolanda. The clouds performed well today. That was the first walk I’ve done in ages, but I didn’t count the steps ! A lot of people were barefoot because it was muddy. A great walk !

    – Michael Matthews

  • Michael John
    Michael Johnover 1 year ago

    Nice capture Michael and an amazing cloud formation there.

  • Thanks a lot Mike & thanks for the fave. I love those clouds .. & the beautiful water of course !!

    – Michael Matthews

  • John44
    John44over 1 year ago

    Super shot
    Compliments from Holland

  • Thanks John.

    – Michael Matthews

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyover 1 year ago

    Nice one Michael ..There water colour is the same up here right now ..crystal clear & aqua blue . Got to love our beaches ! ..xx

  • Thanks Gail. It’s nice to see so close to Sydney. Great weather, great beaches !!
    Thanks for the fave too !

    – Michael Matthews

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