I managed to capture this shot last weekend while I was down south. I thought I’d finished shooting for the night and was actually walking back to the car when I turned around once last time and saw this scene. Needless to say I had to unpack my camera as quickly as possible as I won’t going to miss capturing this moody, dramatic, stormy sunset. For those who like to know:
Aperture – F11
ISO – 1oo
Shutter – 6secs
Filter – 3 stop GND Singh Ray filter
As always I’m glad that I turned around as I was walking off. Have you guys ever done that? Started to walk off only to find that your best shot was unfolding right behind your back?
Hope everyone had a great weekend, you can tell you live in a small city when everyone turns out to see a cruise ship turning up to Fremantle. We were lucky enough to have the Queen Mary 2 turn up today for a few hours. If you want to see some photos check out Clint Baker’s website.
This is another photo from my trip down south a few weeks ago. By this stage the moon had risen and the mossies were trying to carry me off to where ever they come from. Still I didn’t mind them too much as this place was just a photographic goldmine. I stayed around for an hour after the sunset which meant I got some great photos but I unfortunately got lost on the way back to the carpark.
I climbed up the sand dunes that the surfers had and it was all good until I got to the top of the dunes. The tracks just seemed to disappear and not lead to anywhere. I had to start walking through the bush and it was really hot so I imagined there would be plenty of tiger snakes and dugites prowling looking for a meal and I was hoping that I didn’t step on one! Fortunately I didn’t and I made it back to the car safely!
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Why the title ‘Soul Cleansing Sunsets”? I guess because this was one of those spots that you just feel so connected with when you’re taking photos of it. There were no clouds when I set out but I wasn’t stressed about it. I just knew that I was going to find a really nice and secluded spot and just enjoy myself, and that is exactly what happened. I’m beginning to realise that the less you worry about the camera and the more you just enjoy the scenery and use the camera to record what is going on, the better your shots will be.
I’ve seen so many landscape photographers who view the sunsets and sunrises through their viewfinders and then walk away without any recolection of what the scene actually looked like. That doesn’t sound like fun to me. The more I let my camera share my journey rather than letting my camera control me, the more I’m enjoying my photography and the results of my photography. How often do you shoot from the heart?
Well that is about as deep as I get. 😉 I hope you all enjoy this photo.
Last weekend I was lucky enough to slip down south under the cover of darkness. No it wasn’t a covert operation, its just easier driving down at night now with Xavier being a little older. I think we can all agree that its such a relaxing place to be and this weekend was certainly no exception. Christian of course put his usual ‘no cloud spell’ on me and made sure that the skies were crystal clear with only a hint of clouds.
There is nothing like being at a place like Cape Naturaliste just watching the sun going down and feeling like you don’t have a care in the world. That feeling didn’t last long though, the ‘really easy’ decent onto the beach felt like it was Mt Everest on the way back. This landscape photographer certainly earnt his beer that night after that climb.
Has anyone checked out Matthew Saul’s Quindalup Jetty shot from the same weekend? Its pretty cool. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂
Hope you all have a great weekend,
This was a shot I that I managed to grab around three months ago now whilst I was spending quite a bit of time out at Bunker Bay. As you can see I managed to narrowly avoid a stack of rain heading across the bay. In fact it was taken the day before I got totally rained out when I headed for a shoot at Meelup Beach.
I just really liked this shot because I thought that the tree dangling over the water was pretty cool. It really made me wonder why a tree would grow that way rather than just straight up in the air. That is the great thing about Mother Nature I guess, she is always creating interesting things for us landscape and seascape photographers.
Now that Summer is here I can’t wait for those amazing sunsets to kick in. What about everyone else? You guys hanging out for those amazing summer sunsets as well?
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