I’ve quickly come to realise that you can only take so many photos with the Cokin infrared filter of trees that look white until you want to try something else. I’d seen some great examples of black and white infrared landscape photography so wanted to give that a shot.
Myself and Kylie took a wander at a local park next to the water where you can see the Glasshouse Mountains on the horizon and I got to work. I took a stack of shots but only really liked how a couple turned out after processing to black and white, so here they are.
As if to give us a bonus prize for getting out and about on such a nice and sunny (and for a change not freezing, for Queensland) day, on turning our attention to the sand we saw hundreds and hundreds of Soldier Crabs moving across the sand in an epic biomass. Now not a lot of things can drag me away from a half finished masai caramel latte from Zarraffa’s, but these guys were AMAZING! I climbed down the stairs to the beach and slopped myself across the ocean mud to the sand and tried to sit still so the startled crabs would get used to me and stop running away. They eventually did and I managed to get a couple of great shots. The crabs were amazing, as soon as they got startled they’d burrow in a split second into the sand leaving a little round hole. Nature is awesome. Behold their translucent legs marching across the silvery sands.