Aerials around Noosa, Queensland.

A visit with an old friend afforded me a little spare time to capture a little series of aerial images around Noosa, Queensland.

 

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©Andrew McInnes

 

Noosa 2AM 0414-0422 stitch
©Andrew McInnes

 

Cheers 🙂

Double Island Point, Carlo Sand Blow, and Carlo Point – Rainbow Beach, Queensland.

A series of images of Double Island Point, Carlo Sand Blow, and Carlo Point during an express visit with friends who live in this beautiful area – Rainbow Beach, Queensland.

Sunset viewed from Carlo Sandblow.

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©Andrew McInnes

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Early morning and sunrise at Carlo Sand Blow.

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©Andrew McInnes

Carlo Sandblow 2AM 6776-6778 stitch
©Andrew McInnes

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©Andrew McInnes

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©Andrew McInnes

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Carlo Sandblow 2AM 0880-0892 stitch
©Andrew McInnes

 

Double Island Point.

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©Andrew McInnes

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©Andrew McInnes

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©Andrew McInnes

 

Carlo Point, on the estuary side of Rainbow Beach.

Carlo Point 2AM-000932 ©Andrew McInnes

 

Estuarine leachate funnelling off tidal flats during ebb tide…

Carlo Point 2AM-000938 ©Andrew McInnes

Carlo Point 2AM-000940 ©Andrew McInnes

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Carlo Point 2AM-000944 ©Andrew McInnes

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©Andrew McInnes

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©Andrew McInnes

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©Andrew McInnes

 

Cheers 🙂

Aerials of the Bribie Island bridge and Pumicestone Passage, Queensland.

A series of aerial (drone) images of the Bribie Island bridge and Pumicestone Passage, Queensland.

Bribie Island 2AM 0563-0565 stitch ©Andrew McInnes

 

Bribie Island 2AM-000535 ©Andrew McInnes

 

Bribie Island 2AM-000537 ©Andrew McInnes

 

Bribie Island 2AM-000538 ©Andrew McInnes

 

Bribie Island 2AM 0541-0556 stitch ©Andrew McInnes

 

Bribie Island 2AM 0557-0558 stitch ©Andrew McInnes

 

Bribie Island 2AM-000560 ©Andrew McInnes

 

Bribie Island 2AM-000561 ©Andrew McInnes

 

Cheers 🙂

A quick (2 nights) visit to Fraser Island, Queensland.

“Fraser” is the largest sand island in the world, is fascinating in its diversity, and absolutely stunning. I recently spent two nights on family vacation on the splendid Fraser Island, Queensland. As it was a family holiday, these were opportunistic photos and as such do not represent the vast diversity of habitats and scenery.


This is Lake McKenzie – a beautiful spot to have a freshwater swim.

Fraser Island 2AM-005282 ©Andrew McInnes

 

The view back as you approach Lake Wabby.

Fraser Island 2AM-005283 ©Andrew McInnes

 

The view up the sand dune from Lake Wabby.

Fraser Island 2AM 5293-5294 stitch ©Andrew McInnes

 

Sunrise ocean motion.

Fraser Island 2AM-005313 ©Andrew McInnes

 

Stranded jellyfish.

Fraser Island 2AM-005316 ©Andrew McInnes

 

Tempestuous sunrise.

Fraser Island 2AM 5342-5344 HDR ©Andrew McInnes

 

Ocean approachin’.

Fraser Island 2AM-005349 ©Andrew McInnes

 

Stranded jellyfish again.

Fraser Island 2AM-005353 ©Andrew McInnes

 

Beach Spinifex (Spinifex sericeus) in front of  She-oaks (Allocasuarina and Casuarina spp.).

Fraser Island 2AM-005360 ©Andrew McInnes

 

Beach Spinifex (Spinifex sericeus).

Fraser Island 2AM-005361 ©Andrew McInnes

 

Beach Highway.

Fraser Island 2AM-005364 ©Andrew McInnes

 

Goats-foot Convolvulus (Ipomea pescaprae subsp. brasiliensis) and Beach Spinifex (Spinifex sericeus).

Fraser Island 2AM-005375 ©Andrew McInnes

 

Beach airstrip.

Fraser Island 2AM-005384 ©Andrew McInnes

 

North view from Indian Head.

Fraser Island 2AM 5406-5413 stitch ©Andrew McInnes

 

South view from Indian Head.

Fraser Island 2AM-005417 ©Andrew McInnes

 

The beautiful Pacific Ocean as it meets the beach next to Indian Head.

Fraser Island 2AM-005419 ©Andrew McInnes

 

4WD’s from Indian Head.

Fraser Island 2AM-005420 ©Andrew McInnes

 

Contemplation on Indian Head.

Fraser Island 2AM-005425 ©Andrew McInnes

 

A very busy day at the famed Champagne Pools.

Fraser Island 2AM-5440-5443 stitch ©Andrew McInnes

 

Cruising down Eli Creek.

Fraser Island 2AM-005448
©Andrew McInnes

 

Cheers 🙂

Aerial views of the Glasshouse Mountains on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

Aerial views of some of the volcanic plugs (remnants of volcanic activity that occurred 25-27 million years ago), known as the Glasshouse Mountains on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland. Some of the mountains included in these images are Mount Beerwah, Mount Coonowrin (‘Crookneck’), Mount Ngungun, Mount Tibrogargan, and Mount Tunbubudla (‘The Twins’).

Mount Beerwah 2AM-000330 ©Andrew McInnes

 

Mount Beerwah 2AM 0319-0324 stitch ©Andrew McInnes

 

Cheers 🙂

The view from Mount Ngungun – the Glasshouse Mountains, Queensland.

The 360 degree view afforded from the top of Mt. Ngungun is fascinating – the 2.8 km (return) hike up is well worth including in your plans.

These are some of the volcanic plugs (remnants of volcanic activity that occurred 25-27 million years ago), known as the Glasshouse Mountains on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland. These two are, from nearest to furthest, Mount Coonowrin and Mount Beerwah, as seen from Mount Ngungun.

 

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Glasshouse Mountains 2AM-003979. ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

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Glasshouse Mountains 2AM-004006. ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

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Glasshouse Mountains 2am 3992-3995_stitch ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

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Glasshouse Mountains 2AM-004003. ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

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Glasshouse Mountains 2AM-004009. ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

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Glasshouse Mountains 2AM-004013. ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

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Glasshouse Mountains 2AM-004021. ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

Cheers.

Fire in the sky – the Glasshouse Mountains, Queensland.

A fiery sunset over volcanic plugs (remnants of volcanic activity that occurred 25-27 million years ago), known as the Glasshouse Mountains on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland. At just over an hour from Brisbane, these hills are well worth a visit.
This is a 12 image panorama stack.

Glasshouse Mountains 2AM 3904-3915_Pano ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

Glasshouse Mountains 2AM 3904-3915_Pano
©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

Autumn colour, toadstools, and a train station in the Blue Mountains, NSW.

This past weekend I spent a brief couple of hours photographing near Mount Wilson and Katoomba in the Blue Mountains area of New South Wales, Australia.

Although it is the end of the season, remnant autumn colour abounds at Breenhold Gardens. I went looking for colour and fanciful toadstools on a brisk and breezy dusk and was fortunate to find both.

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Autumn Leaves 2AM-008205 © Andrew McInnes

 

This quintessential toadstool, Amanita muscaria, is commonly known as the fly agaric or fly amanita. I looked hard but unfortunately I failed to find any gnomes or fairies 😉

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Amanita muscaria – Toadstool 2AM-001323 © Andrew McInnes

 

A bit more colour…

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Autumn Colour 2AM 8175-8177 HDR © Andrew McInnes

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Autumn Leaves 2AM-008172 © Andrew McInnes

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Pink Spider Lily 2AM-001341 © Andrew McInnes

 

More fungi – clumps of mushrooms.

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Mushrooms 2AM-001314 © Andrew McInnes

 

On the way home after dark I stopped in Katoomba as the train station caught my eye. The first two images were on the way to the platform…

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Katoomba Railway Station 2AM-008226 © Andrew McInnes

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Katoomba Railway Station 2AM-008229 © Andrew McInnes

 

This is the view of the Katoomba train station that enticed me to stop and photograph on what was fast becoming a bloody cold evening.

Katoomba Railway Station 2AM-008223

I hope you enjoyed this very limited discovery of a portion of the Blue Mountains.

Cheers 🙂

Lanterns of the Terracotta Warriors, Sydney.

As part of the 2015 Chinese New Year/Lunar New Year (the Year of the Sheep), the famed “Lanterns of the Terracotta Warriors” by Chinese artist Xia Nan are currently on display at Dawes Point, Sydney. These fabric and wire structures were originally created for the Beijing Olympics in 2008.

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Lanterns of the Terracotta Warriors 2AM-007768 © Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

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Lanterns of the Terracotta Warriors 2AM-007794 © Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

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Lanterns of the Terracotta Warriors 2AM-007773 © Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

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Lanterns of the Terracotta Warriors 2AM-007775 © Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

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Lanterns of the Terracotta Warriors 2AM-007781 © Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

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Lanterns of the Terracotta Warriors 2AM-007799 © Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

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Lanterns of the Terracotta Warriors 2AM-007770 © Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

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Lanterns of the Terracotta Warriors 2AM-007793 © Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

Malaysia (3 of 3) – Scenes from a ship on the South China Sea.

This is the third, and final, post covering my recent trip to Malaysia. As it was not a photography or vacation trip, I took one camera with one lens – no tripod, flash, etc. Consequently, all of these images are handheld or rested on objects, and all are taken essentially as ‘snapshots’ throughout the day/night and with whatever light was available, not targeted light. All images were captured with Canon 7D and Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. Taking images with a slow shutter speed on a moving ship is certainly challenging 🙂

All images are Copyright © Andrew McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

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Clouds and some of the unidentified islands (to me at least) of the South China Sea, photographed through the plane’s window somewhere between Kuala Lumpur (on the Malaysian peninsular) and Labuan Island (just off Malaysian Borneo).

 

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A glorious dusk on the South China Sea off Borneo. This image includes some of the fender chains at the bow.

 

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More from the bow of the ship – a spectacular sunset.

 

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Ripples on a calm, golden sea.

 

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Gold and steel.

 

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South China Sea 2AM 117300-117310
A ten image panorama.

 

 

So long Malaysia, you are lovely and diverse, as are your people.