And to top it all off I caught this helicopter doing some crazy moves. I guess they were heading inland, from cruising the coast line. I have one other shot with the chopper, but its light-trails are almost horizontal in shape.
The only thing missing is of course the moon and stars, but that may be too much to ask :/
View on black!
3 image panorama shot in landscape aspect.
Sony A77ii with Minolta 17-35mm @ 35mm
ISO 100 | f/6.3 | 13sec
In 1917, a land auction was held by Brisbane real estate company Arthur Blackwood to sell subdivided blocks in Elston as the ‘Surfers’ Paradise Estate’ but the auction failed because access was difficult. This was the first recorded reference to Surfers Paradise, but like the Gold Coast, the title may already have been local vernacular – surfing having been demonstrated in Sydney in 1915.
Elston began to get more visitors after the opening of Jubilee Bridge and the extension of the South Coast Road in 1925; the area was serviced before then only by Meyer’s Ferry at the Nerang River. Elston was no longer cut off by the river and speculators began buying land around Elston and Burleigh Heads. Estates down the coast were promoted and hotels opened to accommodate tourists and investors.
Some minor changes have occurred in extending the road along the beachfront since the early subdivision and The Esplanade road is now a focus of activity, with supporting shops and restaurants. The intensity of activity, centred on Cavill, Orchid and Elkhorn Avenues, is reflected in the density of development. Of all places on the Gold Coast the buildings in this area constitute a dominant and enduring image visible from as far south as Coolangatta and from the mountain resorts of the hinterland.