Gold Coast Night Photography

Tonight we drove around part of the Gold Coast near Sea World and captured some night photos. It was refreshing to be outdoors at night rather than couped up inside watching television.

Sea World Boat Ramp

This is looking down the boat ramp just past Seaworld. There were a group of people fishing off the wharf to the left of frame. At the top centre of the photo, you can see the star consellation that Elly and I affectionately call “The Saucepan”. I am unsure what the official name of the consellation is, but it has some significance to me (of what I am not sure) - every time I look randomly into the night sky, this consellation is without fail the first that falls into my line of sight.

The EXIF data on this shot is Nikon D600 for 5sec at f4, ISO800, 20mm on the 16-35mm f4 VR lens.

Old Fishing Trawler

I liked the comparison in this shot of the old fishing trawler against the modern Gold Coast city skyline.

The EXIF data on this shot is Nikon D600 for 30sec at f16, ISO800, 26mm on the 16-35mm f4 VR lens.

Walk To The Mariner

I parked the Landcruiser directly behind where this photo was taken. The wind was howling through the trees and sounded more like waves crashing rather than trees waving. As I walked around this boardwalk, the sound of the wind in the trees disappeared and was replaced with a very eery low howling as the wind snaked through the boats that were moored.

The EXIF data on this shot is Nikon D600 for 3sec at f8, ISO800, 16mm on the 16-35mm f4 VR lens.

Apartment Palms

These apartments were to the left of the boardwalk above. If the low howling wind and sounds of boats rocking wasn’t eery enough, none of these apartments had their lights on, as if nobody was inside them! It was very spooky indeed. But also very cool as palms swayed in the breeze.

The EXIF data on this shot is Nikon D600 for 30sec at f16, ISO800, 16mm on the 16-35mm f4 VR lens.

Resort Pool

As I was leaving, a couple of apartments turned their lights on (this was about 10.30pm on a Monday night). The boardwalk I was standing on was about 10 feet below this pool of water. I extended the tripod to the maximum height, and took about 5 blind shots, recomposing each time as I couldn’t see through the viewfinder. This apartment complex was right on the water overlooking the mariner, and as you can tell by their pool, is a very exclusive place to live!

The EXIF data on this shot is Nikon D600 for 5sec at f6.3, ISO800, 21mm on the 16-35mm f4 VR lens.

 

Posted on Mar 11, 2013 in Articles | Tags: TravelAustralia