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Cottesloe Beach Golden Sunset

My wife graduated from her second university last week and because she has been studying externally this meant a trip down to Perth for the graduation! I’ve never been to Perth before but with a hectic schedule I only had limited time to take the camera out. I’ve seen plenty of images of Cottesloe Beach before and I didn’t really want to create another cliched image so I stayed on the beach for this image, nice and close to the surf club.

2017-0170. Cottesloe Beach, WA.

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Dark and Stormy On Dripstone Beach

I just got my film back from the Dripstone beach shoot and there was a pleasant surprise in the negatives. I was really impressed with how dark and moody this long exposure image is! It’s similar to another shot that I’ve posted from a digital capture but there is great feel to this image.

2017-02-09. Dripstone Beach, Darwin NT.

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Roots among the mangrove trees. East Point, Darwin.

Down really low, the tripod spread apart so that I can get the camera down close to the roots of the Mangrove trees that are only exposed at low tide. With the sun over my shoulder and behind clouds I could get the light into the tree without my own shadow getting in the way! I had to take this shot quickly though, my knees couldn’t take the crouching for too long and I had to be wary or crocs in this location!

2017-0087. East Point Reserve, Darwin NT.

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Driftwood at Dripstone, Darwin NT

The waves can bring back to the land something that had found its way into the sea but perhaps only for a short period before it is swept back out again. Dripstone Beach, Darwin NT. Australia.

2017-0056. Dripstone Beach, Darwin NT. Australia.

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Sunset light on Dripstone Cliffs. Darwin NT Australia.

When the tide is high the water brings in a lot of sea shells but on this shoot it was the first time that I’ve seen the effect that the shells have on the out going water from the waves. These were really difficult to photograph because you’d get set up in a spot to photograph a nice cluster of shells then a large wave would come through and move them all into a different spot! I was really happy with this one shot, especially how the sun was poking through a hole in the clouds to light up the cliff in the background.

2017-0049 Dripstone Cliffs, Darwin NT. Australia.

 

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Foam on the sand, Dripstone Beach Darwin.

It’s quite odd to see the ‘beach foam’ this far away from the waters’ edge and the fact that it was sitting there undisturbed by the motion of the waves made it quite interesting. As the sun went down there was so much contrast between the foam and the sand that this scene begged to be shot in black and white. Dripstone Cliffs Beach, Darwin NT, Australia.

2017-0030. Dripstone Cliffs Beach, Darwin NT. Australia.

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Dark, Stormy Sunset At Dripstone Cliffs – Darwin NT

Great clouds on the horizon last night, it was really dark at this stage but I wandered a little further away from the car to find these pools of water on the beach. Love their pattern! Dripstone Cliffs, Darwin NT.

2017-0044 Dripstone Cliffs, Darwin NT

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Stunning Sunset At Nightcliff, Darwin

When you get stunning colours for a Top End sunset it can last for only a few short minutes. You need to be in the right place, at the right time and a little lucky to catch it! I was set up in this spot all ready and still only got off a few frames before the light disappearred. That’s all you need though.

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Nightcliff, Darwin NT. Limited Edition Print. 2016-0256-Edit

Nightcliff, Darwin NT. Limited Edition Print. 2016-0256-Edit

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East Point Cliffs Glowing At Sunset

Took my first trip out for 2016 last night and the sunset did not disappoint. Unfortunately, I was in the wrong place! I was hoping to get some good shots of a group of trees that become submerged at high tide (I might post these images later) but at the sun dipped below the horizon I could see a band of cloud that I knew was going the light up so I scrambled back to the car to get to a different location. I was right but this particular sunset was very difficult to shoot because the clouds with the nice pink colour were up very high so it was hard to get foreground features composed with it.

Later, all that was left was a faint flow on the horizon and this painted the cliffs at East Point in a very warm light which you can see here.

East Point, Darwin NT, Australia. 2016-0071-Edit

East Point, Darwin NT, Australia. 2016-0071-Edit

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Rays Of Light

This beach gets a lot of foot traffic at sunset, it’s a great place to go for a walk – even in the hot wet season there is a breeze that can take a few degrees out of the day. The day that I was there I was lucky to witness these really strong rays of light just after sunset, I don’t really know what caused them and I really struggled to find the right composition for these scene. I think that this image works the best, the footsteps are a gentle reminder that there are a lot of people who have come past this spot but not all of them were witness to this stunning light show.

Casurina Beach, Darwin. NT. Australia. 2015-2108

Casurina Beach, Darwin. NT. Australia. 2015-2108

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