On Sunday the 5th March 2023 at 4pm we left the port of Brisbane on the cruise ship Carnival Luminosa and by 6.30pm we were cruising past the magnificent north QLD coastline where can see the many volcanic mountains of the Glass House Mountains.
It was so fitting to see the volcanic coloured sunset with these ancient craggy volcanic remnants in the foreground that formed from volcanic activity over 25 million years ago. Captain Cook named these mountains when he explored the eastern coast of Australia in 1770, the peaks reminded him of glass kilns in his native Yorkshire.
Some of the mountain pecks on show that I've named in my photo are Mount Beerwah, Mount Coonowrin (Crookneck), Mount Ngungun, Mount Tibberoowuccum and Mount Tibrogargan.
To find out more about this incredible area go to:
On our cruise we were lucky enough to have a balcony cabin, the ship was going quite fast but the sea was calm so I was very lucky to be able to capture these beautiful sunset images :-)
As an added bonus as it good darker, Jupiter and Venus made an appearance with some pink crepuscular rays from the volcanic dust.
I’ve made up a slideshow below to show all the different colours the sky went through from 6.30pm until 6.50pm.
All images were taken with a Canon 70D camera and Tamron 18-400mm lens that was on a tripod
from the balcony of the ship.