Weekly Photo Challenge : Reflections 2 (Mary River) Last day on the road…

When I woke next morning and stepped outside I gasped with pure pleasure. The Mary River gleamed crystal clear and the reflections were stunning.

What a perfect opportunity to capture some shots for this weeks photo challenge…

Crystal clear images

Crystal clear images

Mist skimmed over the top of the water giving an ethereal, wispy, mystical atmosphere. What a memorable final morning for this road trip.

The rising sun just catching the trunks

The rising sun just catching the trunks

The mist rising from the river as the sun slowly rises

The mist rising from the river as the sun slowly rises

It was a magic start to the day. I sat and watched the mist slowly rise and disappear as the sun rose. A promise (or a threat) of a warm/hot day.

I turned to go back to Matilda to pack up ready for the final leg and what a magic site she presented as she waited for me. Early morning photography is the best time of day to capture the light….

The beautiful elongated shadows of sunrise

The beautiful elongated shadows of sunrise

Matilda waiting in the mist

Matilda waiting in the mist

These photos were taken with the weekly photo challenge in mind, it was a coincidence that this week it was “reflections”

So packed up and ready to roll I now had to make a decision, which way would I go. Inland via the beautiful Sunshine hinterland, an artists mecca, an interesting journey through small villages full of boutiques, craft shops, cafes and restaurants.  Into the hills and a landscape of bush and rivers. Or via the coast road that winds past the golden beaches and brilliant blue ocean of the Sunshine coast.

Difficult decision….

I will continue the journey tomorrow….

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26 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge : Reflections 2 (Mary River) Last day on the road…

  1. Pingback: Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | Wonderful things

  2. lisa

    Oh Pauline it would have been so great if you had swung by us and met Scarlett x x x

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    • Hi Lisa good to hear from you, I will call in next time I go by. Scarlett looks a real little beauty. Best wishes to you all for 2013

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  3. Exquisite photos of what must have been a very magical morning.

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  4. Very nice the long shadows in fhe misty golden hour.

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  5. What amazing pictures! Wonderful! 😀

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  6. Enjoyed the pics of your river

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    • They were going to dam this river further up but people power stopped them, thank goodness. If it had been dammed this would not be as beautiful as this…

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  8. Those river photos are delightful…thank you! Looks like you’re enjoying Queensland 🙂

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  9. This road trip has provided some amazing stories and images! All of these photos are stunning, and surely most everyone who reads this post will be wistful for the copilot seat! z

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  10. The photos with the reflections on the river are stunning, mirror like!

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