The Undeniable Beauty of Palm Bay on Long Island. Introducing 'Palm Bay Bliss'

Written by: Brooke Miles



Time to read 2 min

Imagine a beautiful summers day in a tropical wonderland (aka The Whitsunday's) ... the sun is high in the sky and shining bright, the clouds all puffy and white, and the ocean is sparkling like gemstones. 

You don't need to imagine, it's real life and it's right here!

There were a few striking images taken on this day, some of which we have featured below, but for this article, I'm going to introduce you to 'Palm Bay Bliss' :)  

Palm Bay Bliss Copyright by Brooke Miles

Palm Bay is part of Long Island. At 9km's long and only 400m wide at its widest point, it's a uniquely shaped island that creates some wonderful, if tricky, angles to capture.

It’s one of the prettiest islands in the Whitsundays region (but let's be honest, they're all pretty!). Long is also known for its natural beauty with its relatively untouched 20km's of tropical rainforest walks.

And it also has 3 amazing resorts. There is Elysian Resort, Long Island Resort, and this little gem you can see in this image, Palm Bay Resort. 

A little background story about this shoot, as it was a special request from a local gentleman wanting a photo of Palm Bay Resort for his parents, for their anniversary. What a son! 

It took a few months to get all the stars to align, and even though the weather was on my side, getting this shot took a few ups and downs, round and rounds to get the angle I wanted (thank you Pilot). And we got there in the end!

What do you think?  

I am so pleased it came together and I was able to create this new Palm Bay collection.

The Finer Details

Piece name: Palm Bay Bliss

Limited Edition Print: No

Medium and size of piece in image:   Fine Art Print, Framed or Unframed, Metal, Framed Canvas, Wood Block or Acrylic   Any size available up to 2 metres+

Subject Matter: Palm Bay Resort, Long Island

Location of shot:  Long Island, Whitsundays QLD

Equipment Used: Canon EOS 5D + 16-35 @ 16mm (F8, 1/160s)

Depth/Height: Approx 500ft ‘Above’ 

A couple more below... follow the link to check out the new Palm Bay Collection 

After Long Island I scooted over to Langford Island to capture some new images here too...I think we have some new favourites ♡ All-in-all a successful day in the air and some new images for you to take home.


Message us if you’re interested and need more information or custom sizing.

And did you know we sell wholesale? We've moved our wholesale offering over to Faire and it's been great. If you have a retail store or gallery and would like to stock something from Above and Below, hit the link below. 

See you next month for another behind-the-scenes!

Stay awesome.

Brooke :)