The Gold Coast in Black and White

As part of my learning strategy for photography (and indeed life) I like to spend time seeking inspiration and aspiration. I like to look at the work of other photographers and think to myself – hmmm, I wonder if I could do that given the right set of circumstances?

A friend of mine Kelsey and I decided to go on a photographic play date and headed to Queenslands’ Gold Coast for some slow moving wave photography. As we drove towards the heart of Surfers Paradise I spotted what I thought was a stunning building and BAM! I had a moment of sheer aspiration. You see, for the last few months I had been looking at minimalist architecture images where stunning buildings were rendered in black and white and just looked simply amazing. When Kelsey asked where we were going exactly (as in which beach) I said “That building, I want to shoot that building!” and so we did, and exactly as I saw it in my minds eye, which is absolutely thrilling and very gratifying.

ISO 250, F8.0, 1/400sec

ISO 250, F8.0, 1/400sec

ISO 250, F8.0, 1/400sec

ISO 250, F8.0, 1/400sec


ISO 250, F8.0, 1/500sec

ISO 250, F8.0, 1/500sec

And last of all….

ISO 100, F11.0, 3.0sec

ISO 100, F11.0, 3.0sec

With the last one I just wish the clouds had been moving a smidgeon faster but I liked the overall effect.

Hope you like my rendition of the Gold Coast skyscrapers 🙂



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5 Responses to The Gold Coast in Black and White

  1. Murray says:

    indeed. loved them 🙂

  2. MOTHER says:

    1 & 4 make me think of a Gentleman in gentlemans attire.Crisp white shirt, Beautifully cut suit , & every knife edge crease precisely where it should be.

  3. Judi Neumann says:

    Love architecture and enjoyed the simplicity of your images. B&W really suits this.

  4. Augustine says:

    Thank you very much for the kind words 🙂 Must admit I really enjoyed taking these shots.

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