Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Fingal Head in May.

A couple of weekends ago Jason flew up from Sydney. He helped me second shoot James & Rach's wedding, and I took him around my favourite spots around Brisbane, the Gold Coast, and Byron Bay (which we Queenslanders mostly claim as our own, despite it being past the New South Wales border).

Fingal Head is another such place we'd happily stamp as ours. Just 15 minutes south of Queensland's Coolangatta, sporting a small lighthouse at the top of the hill, Fingal Head is a quieter—but no less beautiful—spot than others around the Gold Coast & Byron Bay. My favourite part about Fingal Head is the Giant's Causeway—the mass of hexagonal columns formed by ancient lava that flowed down from the now extinct Tweed Volcano—but despite visiting the same spot a few times I still find it notoriously difficult to photograph. The waves are fairly treacherous here, so it's far less tempting to clamber down the rocks just to get a good photo for the blog or the 'gram (#nofilter #liveoutdoors etc.).

I'm glad I made the decision to swing by Fingal Head in the end, because if we didn't, we never would have witnessed the massive school of dolphins playing in the waves so close to the headland.

More photos to come from a weekend that marked a pretty spectacular start to May, but in the meantime, here are my favourites from Fingal Head.

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