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Səməd on October 4, 2012

So beautiful! I liked.

Ian Stehbens on October 4, 2012

Thanks Səməd. Another title I thought might apply to this scene was "The endless holiday."


Rainer Warzecha on October 4, 2012

Oh WOW! What a beautiful beach side! Nicely brought into picture - from helicopter?

pauwels ferdi on October 4, 2012

LIKE It's great to see how the water makes these beautiful drawings in the sand.... Greetings...

bdeh on October 4, 2012

What a beautiful picture of this quiet beach Ian. LIKE! Greetings Berend

Ian Stehbens on October 4, 2012

Greetings Rainer.

It is a wonderful beach - just one of many kilometres of sand beach forming the coastline of South East Queensland. This time though I wasn't in any aircraft, just standing on the side of the rocky headland at the northern end of this stretch of sand.

Warm regards,


Ian Stehbens on October 4, 2012

Thanks Pauwels ferdi.

The surf is dynamic but rhythmic and quite predictable hence the lovely regular patterns that change with the tides and the seasons. It may seem that every time one comes here, you are returning to the same beach, but it never is for the sand in the surfzone and on the beach is really a river of sand that constantly migrates northward, here.

Thanks for your like and your greetings,


Ian Stehbens on October 4, 2012

Hi Berend,

Not far away at Noosa Heads as well as at Mooloolaba, Coolum and Maroochydore the patrolled surfing beaches were crowded with people as this was a warm summery day, and during the school holidays as well. But here there were only a few people enjoying the emptiness, and the relative solitude of a marvellous beach.

Warmest regards,


ԁk‒cam on October 5, 2012

Wonderful composition! L

Kind regards, Finn

Ian Stehbens on October 7, 2012

I love it too, Finn. Glad to know you have appreciated this one.

Warmest regards,


Ahmet Bekir on October 10, 2012

Beautiful sand beach scenery and nice captured image Ian, liked, best wishes from North Hemisphere, Ahmet Bekir

gezginruh on October 19, 2012

Hi dear Ian,

Very artistic composition!!!! ( also very nice title)

I love it!!!!

Warmest greetings. Füsun

Ian Stehbens on October 19, 2012

Dear Ahmet,

First of greetings from my new home, in a rural village a couple of hours from Brisbane. I look forward to settling and keeping up with Pano friends now. This is one of our local beaches, and it is a wonderful place to come just to play and relax on the sand and in the sun, with the rhythm of the pounding surf as one's background music.

Warm regards from our early southern summer,


Ian Stehbens on October 19, 2012

Dear ,

Next year you will be walking on this beach! Won't that be special!! Make your visit as long as possible for there is so much to see and do on this continent! It is big and has endless possibilities.


Jurgis Karnavicius on October 21, 2012

Beautiful and impressive capture Ian, like! Greetings, Jurgis

Ian Stehbens on October 21, 2012

Thank you Jurgis. It felt like I was being an artist when I photographed this.

Kind regards,


Amelia Royan on October 23, 2012

What I like about this dear Ian is the people here. They do indeed give an idea of the scale of this beach. No tables, beach umbrellas and other clutter to spoil the golden sands. I'd love to own a house in Seaview Terrace, and be able to take a walk in the best and the 'worst' of weathers!

Enjoy your summertime.

Warm wishes, Amelia

Ian Stehbens on October 23, 2012

..after all, Amelia, the worst of weather is neither cold nor hot, just cyclonic, and that's necessary to ensure a lot of sand ends up here on this northern end of the beach. But then after that 3 days of cyclonic weather, there is all of the next three years to enjoy the beach.

Seaview Terrace is nice, for a holiday, but then I know a house 40 mins from here that is even better. There the forests, streams and waterfalls abound, and the beach is still only a 40 min drive away.

Yes, Sunshine Beach is close to paradise, almost all of the time.

O, how we would welcome you if it were ever possible for you to come!!

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