Lake Kurwongbah aerial panorama.

Having recently relocated, this was my first real adventure out exploring the area for images; this is a 37-image (four rows) aerial panoramic stitch of Lake Kurwongbah, in Petrie/Kallangur, just a little north of Brisbane.


Lake Kurwongbah 2AM 0484-0520 stitch
©2018 Andrew McInnes


The following is a portion of the aerial panoramic stitch above.

Lake Kurwongbah 2AM 0484-0520 stitch_crop
©2018 Andrew McInnes


Hope you enjoy. 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 🙂

One Tree Hill and the Glasshouse Mountains, as seen from the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland.

‘One Tree Hill’ in front of volcanic plugs (remnants of volcanic activity that occurred 25-27 million years ago) known as the Glasshouse Mountains, as seen along the Blackall Range Tourist Drive on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland.

One Tree Hill 2AM 7732-7739 Panorama ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved. This panorama is an eight-image stitch.


One Tree Hill 2AM-003245. ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.


One Tree Hill 2AM 3312-3314 Panorama ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved. This panorama is an three-image stitch.

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.



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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.



Springsure, Queensland – including a light-painting episode.

This is overlooking Virgin Rock and the town of Springsure in the Central Highlands Region of Queensland, Australia – as seen from Minerva Hills National Park. As is my want, I hiked in a few hours too early with all the required equipment and froze my bum off, waiting for dusk’s blue hour and the town lights to be on, in order to light-paint this scene…

This is the “before” image, taken on iPhone 5:

Springsure 2AM-000137 © Andrew McInnes


And this is the subsequent light-painting image.

Springsure 2AM 8300-8301 HDR

Springsure 2AM 8300-8301 stack © Andrew McInnes


The remaining images here are different views of Mount Zamia escarpment, incorporating Virgin Rock:

Longreach trip_2015

Springsure 2AM 8353-8355 Panorama © Andrew McInnes


This is a light-painting of the entrance to Springsure Golf Club.

Springsure 2AM-008319

Springsure 2AM-008319 © Andrew McInnes


For the following shots it was 1 degree C, and silly me, I was out photographing in thongs (i.e. Flip flops, not the underwear variety), light summer fishing pants, t-shirt and an old hoodie! Brrr.
On the left is Virgin Rock – a feature of the Mount Zamia escarpment.

The following two images are essentially very similar compositions, but were taken  50 minutes apart.
different light = different feel.

Springsure 2AM-008332

Springsure 2AM-008332 © Andrew McInnes

Springsure 2AM-008359

Springsure 2AM-008359 © Andrew McInnes


Hope you enjoyed a brief glimpse of this beautiful area of Queensland.



2015 Alexandra Headland Winter Longboard Classic – the Sunshine Coast, QLD.

Dawn on finals day of the 2015 Alexandra Headland Winter Longboard Classic – the Sunshine Coast, QLD. For information regarding the results, you can go to this website: Alexandra Headland Malibu Club.

Alexandra Headland 2AM-008370

Alexandra Headland 2AM-008370 © Andrew McInnes

Alexandra Headland 2AM-002141

Alexandra Headland 2AM-002141 © Andrew McInnes

Alexandra Headland 2AM-002151

Alexandra Headland 2AM-002151 © Andrew McInnes


The following images are of some of the competitors in action on a beautiful golden morning on the Sunshine Coast.

Alexandra Headland 2AM-002159

Alexandra Headland 2AM-002159 © Andrew McInnes

Alexandra Headland 2AM-002153

Alexandra Headland 2AM-002153 © Andrew McInnes

Alexandra Headland 2AM-001655

Alexandra Headland 2AM-001655 © Andrew McInnes

Alexandra Headland 2AM-001672

Alexandra Headland 2AM-001672 © Andrew McInnes

Alexandra Headland 2AM-001699

Alexandra Headland 2AM-001699 © Andrew McInnes

Alexandra Headland 2AM-001889

Alexandra Headland 2AM-001889 © Andrew McInnes

Alexandra Headland 2AM-001957

Alexandra Headland 2AM-001957 © Andrew McInnes

Alexandra Headland 2AM-002093

Alexandra Headland 2AM-002093 © Andrew McInnes

Alexandra Headland 2AM-002095

Alexandra Headland 2AM-002095 © Andrew McInnes

Alexandra Headland 2AM-002261

Alexandra Headland 2AM-002261 © Andrew McInnes

It was a blast watching these competitors, and such a beautiful morning!