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Sunset walk, Surfer’s Paradise, Gold Coast

17-35mm lens, 35mm, f/7.1, 1/125, ISO 200

I thought I’d just share this picture of a father & daughter taking a sunset stroll on the beach at Surfer’s Paradise. Such a magical moment. The Gold Coast of Australia is stunningly beautiful and a heaven to shoot. I have taken so many shots, I don’t know what to do with them all. I guess I’ll start processing them on the 17 hour flight home to Vancouver :S

To get the shot I had to crouch down as low and as close to the shoreline as possible. I waited for the waves to pull in so I could grab their reflection in the sand. Moments after I took this shot I got drenched by a huge wave. Luckily, my gear didn’t get damaged because I have such cat-like reflexes.

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    December 27, 2008 at 2:50 PM

    Love the perspective! Just wonderfull!

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    December 27, 2008 at 3:15 PM

    Beautiful photo.

    Thanks for those comments on Flickr, by the way. I’m gonna work on that Rockefeller Center photo as you suggested. :)

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    December 27, 2008 at 3:28 PM

    I definitely need to visit Australia – did they REALLY have to put it that far away?

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    December 27, 2008 at 6:14 PM

    This a gorgeous photo, Lisa!

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    December 28, 2008 at 5:45 PM

    What an amazing pic! Did you meter the scene before crouching down?
    17-35mm…is that a 3rd party lens? I only know Canon’s 16-35mm L lens, didn’t know there’s a 17-35.

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    Mathew Ballard
    December 29, 2008 at 12:54 PM

    A close call with the gear that was well worth it. Good job. :)

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    Aimee Greeblemonkey
    December 29, 2008 at 1:18 PM


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    December 31, 2008 at 7:16 AM

    Great photo- I am wondering if you gave the pic to the father and daughter? That would be such a treasure for them!

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    Erik Rolfsen
    January 4, 2009 at 1:41 PM

    Beautiful pic, Lisa!

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    Mostly Lisa
    January 10, 2009 at 4:13 AM

    @Tawcan: i metered before and after i crouched down. the lens is the Tamron 17-35mm.

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    January 13, 2009 at 8:06 AM

    I loved the Gold Coast and Surfers Paradise when I was there a little more then a year ago. I took this photo from the top of our hotel.

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    January 13, 2009 at 10:38 PM

    Excellent shot!

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    Digital Photography Tips
    January 18, 2009 at 11:23 PM

    absolutely breath taking capture .. Makes me forget how cold it is outside right now. :)

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    January 28, 2009 at 12:24 PM

    Love Surfers.. was there in 2007 when i lived in melbourne for the year and went for a romantic trip there with my gf. I miss Australia :( Now i’m back home in Norway..with snow…bah..

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    Chris D
    February 14, 2009 at 4:27 PM

    Love the Goldy. It’s funny though I have been reading the other posts and there are some amazing places I would like to visit again or for the first time.
    Good to hear you all enjoyed the Gold Coast come again some day.
    Guess I’ll go now and hang out at the sun drenched white sandy beach.

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