On this particular weekend just recently gone by we probably saw about a hundred whales pass by, countless dolphins, turtles, kangaroos, no stingrays or sharks this time … but will expect to see them next time. No doubt. My god … my lens got so dirty it felt good.
It's only about an hour away from Brisbane and is quite the secret.
So many Queensland locals have never been here. Like me I guess, most of us are so eager to travel as far as way as possible in search of an adventure. My first trip here was only 2 years ago. I am one of those people that just never knew or cared for what others said, up until I was taken there by a dreamboat who has been coming here all his life to show me around … I don't want to share where this is. It should remain a secret, but this is it.
Stradbroke Island. Don't tell anyone.
I'm fearful it will one day change. The simplicity is what I love the most. It feels like everything is as it was 20 years ago, minus perhaps the cigarette butts in the sand.
Taking photos started for me with a roll of Ilford film, a box of Ilford photographic paper, delayed dark room eye adjustment, heavy smells and itchy skin. Things have changed. This set of pictures were taken on my Canon 30D digital slr using for the first time … an Iflord HP emulator in Lightroom. I have really, really missed black & white.