Our Favourite Local Sunrise Locations For Brisbane

Mt Coot-ha, Brisbane Queensland. Australia


Tony And Kim Outdoor Adventures Favourite Local Sunrise Locations For Brisbane, Queensland. Australia

Interested to find out some good locations in Brisbane for photography? Over time I have been collating all of my photo session locations into one folder on my computer for easy reference.  I have a bunch of different images of locations that I have used or want to use.  I thought it might be handy for fellow amateur photographers to have access to these location inspirations, so I have compiled a little list of Brisbane hidden photography locations.  If you are a photographer, feel free to shoot at these locations if you wish.  I have been pretty generous here in sharing where the locations are.  Some of the places I won’t or can’t release the location to Photographers

 Mt Coot-ha, Brisbane Queensland. Australia

 Mt Coot-ha, Brisbane Queensland. Australia

 Mt Coot-ha, Brisbane Queensland. Australia

         Mt Coot-ha, Brisbane Queensland. Australia
If you’re able to part ways with your bed early enough, you’ll get a glimpse of one of Mother Nature’s beautiful gifts: a sunrise. This is truly one of the most magnificent sights to see. The sky fills with vibrant, warm colors as the world begins to wake up to a brand new day. If you’re able to view this firsthand, you know you need to capture the show in the sky and post a pic.

 Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland. Australia

 Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland. Australia

                                                                                                                                                                    North Shore Beach, Sunshine Coast, Queensland. Australia

Brisbane is beautiful but we all have our best angle, so these places I love getting up and early capturing the sunrises, Redcliffe, Woody Point, Nudgee Beach, Shorncliffe Pier, Mt Coot-tha , Manly Pier, Wynnum Jetty and Wellington Point Pier.

Wellington Point Pier, Queensland. Australia

 Wellington Point Pier, Queensland. Australia

Shorncliffe Pier, Queensland. Australia

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Shornsliffe Pier, Queensland. Australia

There’s something so dreamy about waking up early with a cup of coffee in hand, and starting a brand new day with such a gorgeous sight. As the sun starts peeking its head over the horizon, it’s basically saying, “good morning” to you.
The world around you embraces the new day, and you’ll see people running along the beach or heading out for an early breakfast. It’s a magical time, and must be documented with a great pic.

  Mt Gravatt Lookout,, Brisbane Queensland. Australia

  Mt Gravatt Lookout,, Brisbane Queensland. Australia

  Wynnum Jetty, Brisbane Queensland. Australia

  Wynnum Jetty, Brisbane Queensland. Australia

Wynnum Jetty, Brisbane Queensland. Australia

You simply cannot take a unique picture by photographing the same places, at the same time, from the same angles as everyone else. If you want your pictures to stand out from the crowd, you need to do something different. Photographing at sunrise and sunset goes part of the way in giving you that something different.

                                                                                                                   Redcliffe Jetty, Brisbane Queensland. Australia

Most people are used to seeing the world as it exists in the middle of the day, they are not used to seeing it at sunrise and sunset. A typical day will have 10 hours of midday lighting, but the sunrise and sunset last only a little while. Further, people often miss them entirely. People are usually sleeping at dawn, or if not, are getting ready for work and not focused on the sky.

                                                                                                                                                                                Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland. Australia

By photographing at sunrise and sunset, you are showing your viewers something they don’t see all the time. It avoids the commonplace. It will make your pictures more interesting to your viewers.

  Bribie Island, Queensland. Australia

You don’t need to go far from home to see beautiful places. Sometimes, it is just a matter of seizing the right moment, the right opportunity. You are at home at the end of the afternoon. Sunset is in one hour. Where can you go to catch the show? The magic hour colours and a burning sky can transform any – everyday scenery into a stunning experience.

                                                                                                                                                                            Redcliffe, Queensland. Australia

My list of the best sunset spots I love going to in Brisbane are, Wilsons Lookout, Kangaroo Point Cliffs, New Farm Park, Hamilton Lookout and Hornibrook Pier.

The world looks different at night. That, more than anything, continues to drive me toward night photography. The physiology of our eyes causes them to see very differently than the camera at night. During the day, the cones in the retina reveal the world in Technicolor. At night, the cone’s companions, the rods, work overtime to offer a picture of what is before you, which the cones relay with muted colors. The camera does not know the natural boundaries of rods and cones. It has the ability to capture color regardless of the level of ambient light. Therefore, the camera allows us to see our dark surroundings in a vastly different way than our eyes perceive it. Photographing at night allows us to see night in all its wonderful color.

Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving.


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