Funnily enough this would have to be one of my most favourite photos of the year so far. Why?
Well because even though its not an intense sunset I can really relate to it because of the two ladies standing there staring out at the sunset. I see in them the feelings that I would feel if I was standing there right now. I was going to remove me them, but because they are there its easier to relive the feelings of an amazing Broome sunset.
Seeing them there invokes within me the feelings of contentment, amazement and joy. Would you have left them in the photo as well?
I hope you guys enjoy the photo. I’d love to hear your comments on it.
I wish I was here right now! Nice and warm with a nice cold beverage of some description in my hand. When I took this photo it was a nice 28 degrees with not much humidity.
I must head back up to Broome again soon. I wonder what sort of sunsets it gets during summer.
To get this shot I used the 17mm TSE lens which is just pure magic and I blended a couple of photos together in Photoshop using some photos that had been taken at two different exposures. One for the sky and one for the foreground. I think it worked do you?
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?
Now this is what I call drama! On our second last day up at Cable Beach we knew that a storm was coming in and that it was going to be a big one. Well the weather guys got it right, it was a big storm but the best thing about it was that it took hours to build. So we had plenty of time to capture it before heading inside to escape the rains.
It was a fantastic feeling just standing there on the beach watching it build up, knowing there was little we could do but stand there and watch in amazement.
I’d love to head up there just before Cyclone season to capture more of these sorts of shots but I certainly wouldn’t want to be there during a cyclone!
I hope you enjoy it,
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This would have to be one of the craziest sunsets I have ever had the privilege of capturing. Mother Nature at her absolute finest and mosst erratic.
This is one of those sunset that you just know are going to be awesome, hours before it even happens. You know one of those ones that you can just feel?
I headed down to the beach at least 1.5hrs before the sunset because I just couldn’t stay away from Cable Beach any longer. I hopped out of the car and literally ran down the stairs and dare I say it almost hopped all the way down to the water line.
The excitement was just running through me and I felt charged. Slowly but surely this amazing and crazy sunset started to appear before me, I felt like a sniper. I had one chance at this, the next day I was on a plane back to Perth, so I had to be sure and steady and ensure all my gear was working.
With such an important shot there was never any doubt that the Canon 17mm TSE was going to be my weapon of choice. I pulled it out, stuck it on the camera and started to bang away. In the end, the sun fell away behind the clouds and that was it. I was able to go home knowing that I had captured a really awesome sunset. One that had the craziest clouds that I had ever seen. My mission was complete.
From the very first moment I stepped foot on Cable Beach I was fascinated with the perfectly breaking waves on the beach. They certainly weren’t big, though people were surfing them with large surfboards, but they broke perfectly, and made great subjects.
I’ve taken a couple hundred shots of the waves up there but I really liked this one because there was just so much drama in the clouds. Also the overcast conditions really enhanced the beautiful colour of the water.
I genuinely really miss Cable Beach. There was nothing more relaxing than just wondering up and down the beach and capturing it in its many different moods. Someday we’ll catch up again.
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.
I managed to capture this spot at Entrance Point Broome on my last day in town. I just really loved the red rock contrasting against the emerald green water and the rock formations caught my eye while we were having a nice feed of fish and chips down at the Wharf Restaurant.
Ahhhh Broometime. Bring it on. What a place.
Has it really been almost a week since I’ve left Broome? Its been such a crazy and busy week that I still haven’t sat down and looked at all my photos from Broome just yet, but you can bet I will be checking them out this weekend. Its always fun checking out photos from a trip, not only because of the fact that you’ll hopefully be able to create some great images, but also because it helps you reflect on what an amazing place you have just visited.
Cable Beach for me was just so awesome. I could easily spend all Winter up there and just shoot her many moods. It was fun to watch so many people having so much fun and it really did seem to be an integral part of the town, life really seemed to revolve around it.
Anyway, onwards and upwards as they say. Time to start planning even more amazing trips to far away and exotic places. Has anyone else been to Broome?
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.