I really need to get back up to Broome again and capture some more of these sorts of sunsets. I wonder what it would be like during summer, the storms would be absolutely amazing.
Of all the great shots I have taken this year, they were all from Broome. I just seemed to click with the place, but from what I hear I’m no exception. Everyone seems to have their own personal Broome Time story. What is yours?
I love Cable Beach in Broome. Awesome blue skies and beautiful green water sums it all up for me. On this particular day we decided not to go swimming as the lifeguards had spotted a 2M crocodile swimming up and down the beach and we thought it might not be too good for our health.
This shot was taken with the Canon 17mm TSE lens which seems to be able to create amazing skies out of almost nothing.
In this photo the tide was about halfway out and it certainly doesn’t take long for the tide to rise or fall up at Broome. It took a bit of getting used to the tides. The first two days I found spots I liked whilst the tide was rising thinking that I would have plenty of time to get a shot, when in actually fact I ended up at least 100M further back from where I expected to be!
I hope you guys like this shot. Let me know what you think of it.
Well I’ve just stepped through the door after being in Broome for the past seven days getting great photographs and even more importantly spending some great quality time with my family. I haven’t been this content in ages!
This is Riddell Beach (links to Google Maps) It was named after Captain Riddell who was murdered by his crew after a mutiny in 1899.
Broome was quite simply amazing, I haven’t really managed to work out yet why its had such a huge and positive effect on me, I just know that it has. Perhaps its the fact that Broome is still quite raw and untamed. We may have built up a small town there but Mother Nature is very much still in full control, from the cyclones that she throws at the town to the huge tides that Broome experiences.
It could be that the locals are closer to the iconic ‘Aussie Larikan’ self image than we are. I met so many friendly people up there who were all just really chilled out and happy to stop and have a chat and let you know about the best spots to look at and when they should be looked at.
A great painter Larry Mitchell once said to Christian and I that the closer man gets to nature the more content he feels and the less we worry about worldly things. Maybe that is why we as an entire family had so much fun. We were out in nature’s arms each day, playing on Cable Beach, basking in the sun and admiring the mangroves at Roebuck Bay. We didn’t need anything else so our cares simply melted away. Yes I think that is it, Broome quite simply melted our wants away until we were quite content with what we had.
Anyhow, enough melancholy, I’ve got stacks of photos to share with you guys over the next few weeks from Broome. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did taking them.