I was going to name this image ‘The Long, Hot Summer’, but I discovered there was an American and an Australian movie made with the same name. So I settled for ‘The Bloody Long, Hot Bastard Summer’. I think that name is more suitable. I snapped this image at Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast, Australia.
What exposure did I use for this picture? I have no idea. It was a point and shoot type situation. I had the early morning sun on full beam saturating my lens and a couple of surfers going past so I snapped a picture anyway. But I think I got it. Gold Coast, Queensland.
A walk by the water is just a walk in the park – really. Snapped this image on the fabulous Gold Coast in the early morning light.
Lunch time is feeding time on the Gold Coast according to tourists who visit the Gold Coast. And in this picture we have a messy eater. Because of the fat content, gulls and various other sea birds love potato chips (fries). They would go to battle for a hot chip. Gold Coast, Australia.
I snapped this image early morning at the wonderful Gold Coast Spit. Queensland, Australia.
I snapped this candid photograph on the wonderful Gold Coast. I love it so much. It appears the father and son are about to enter a new world. A simple but effective image. Queensland, Australia.
The song title is ‘Red Sails in the Sunset’, but I have red sails without a sunset which I snapped on the Gold Coast Broadwater. Queensland, Australia.
A black swan with a halo I snapped just across the park from where I live on the Gold Coast, Australia. The halo is caused by a ripple in the water distorting the swan’s reflection. How about that?
The dear little Impalas in the Delta flood plains in beautiful Botswana are a top food source for lions, cheetahs, wild dogs, hyenas, crocodiles and humans – you name it. The people of Botswana love them cooked slowly and gently on a spit-roast. And so do I. The taste is divine.
I snapped this seemingly gentle Hippopotamus and baby on the Zambezi River during the afternoon in Africa: Ungainly as it is, the hippopotamus is the world’s deadliest mammal, killing an estimated 500 people per year in Africa. Hippos are bloody aggressive creatures, and they have fucking sharp teeth. You would not want to get stuck under one; at up to 2,750kg they can crush a human to death. But they do love their youngsters.