This book is my pride and joy …
Although we could all get a few extra likes on Instagram or a Facebook reminder of that wonderful Sunshine Coast holiday we had six months or a year ago. Posting your phone photos to social media can only give you a momentary thrill, but nothing will give you more satisfaction or keep that holiday memory alive longer than an actual memento of this amazing area from an award-winning photographer.
This is why I compiled Sunshine Coast – Endless Memories. I wanted to give visitors the chance to have a set of beautiful photos to take home and display to their relatives and friends; to show them that this piece of Australian paradise truly does exist. Swiping through photos on a phone gives some idea of the holiday destination you’ve just been to, but a hard copy book, with stunning professional photos and descriptions to match is so much more effective and long lasting.
When I first came to Australia over 30 years ago the photography part of my brain almost exploded. This place was like nothing I had ever experienced and little did I know that I had landed in one of the most beautiful parts of the country: the Sunshine Coast. Everywhere I looked there were incredible beaches and beautiful mountains, strange and compelling wildlife and people everywhere enjoying this paradise.
Stretching over 60 kilometres of the Queensland coast just an hour’s drive north of Brisbane, visitors flock here from all over the world to visit this relatively small pocket of Australia. Take a walk along the beach front of the Noosa National Park and every turn in the path is a photographer’s dream. Get up early for a sunrise over the beaches of Caloundra and you’ll not only be treated to the gorgeous dawn colours but motionless pelicans and flocks of estuary birds turning as one over the water. In the hinterland, cool breezes and the rural communities of Maleny, Flaxton and Woodford provide a contrasting element to the pervasive beach culture. Either way, there are opportunities for a wonderful holiday snap at every corner.
Sunshine Coast – Endless Memories is also a great present for anyone travelling to the Sunshine Coast. Not only does it create that wonderful feeling of anticipation for a well-deserved holiday in a stunning location, but also serves as a guide to some of the most beautiful places in the area.
Out of all the photos I’ve taken living here, (and I’ve taken thousands!), those within Sunshine Coast – Endless Memories are my personal favourites; the ones I believe truly capture the essence of the Sunshine Coast. Buy one for yourself or as a gift for another and you will re-live your experience of this beautiful part of the world over and over again.