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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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Nightcliff Beach Outflow

I’ve been in a bit of a slump lately, the rest of life is going well but I haven’t been in the mood for photography. Finally back into it tonight printing off some images and editing this one from the start of February.

2016-0259. Nightcliff, Darwin NT.

2016-0259. Nightcliff, Darwin NT.

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Waterfalls

Another shot from Nightcliff, this time the high tide and swell sends a lot of water up onto the rocks. Perfectly timed shots capture the water falling off the rocks and back into the ocean like a dozen tiny, temporary waterfalls.

Nightcliff, Darwin NT. 2016-0208-Edit

Nightcliff, Darwin NT. 2016-0208-Edit

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Sunset Over Darwin Harbour From East Point

It’s been hot and we haven’t had any rain to help temper the humidity of the wet season so by the time I got to this location I was soaked in sweat! Before I arrived at this location I had been in an area shielded from the breeze but as soon as I stepped out of the car here I was met by the cool breeze coming off the water and the promise of a beautiful sunset. This part of East Point can be difficult to photograph, it’s a great place to watch the sunset but it can be difficult to find foreground-background compositions that I like to use. Luckily, I have been here before so I used some tried and true compositions as well as experimenting with some new ideas as the light faded away for the day.

East Point Reserve, Darwin NT. Australia. 2016-0068-Edit

East Point Reserve, Darwin NT. Australia. 2016-0068-Edit

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Gerlache Strait, Antrctica

I thought I’d take break from all the images of warm sunsets over Northern Australia beaches and look through some shots from my Antarctica trip in 2013. Talk about a different environment! I found an image that I had always like and done some processing on but I had never released it before. After a few adjustments I made a print and was really impressed by it (I might make a bigger print soon). I still remember the day that I took this, the crew opened up the forecastle of the ship while we were sailing to our first activity of the day. This was a great place to shoot from compared to the upper decks because it was a lot closer to the water  and gave a different perspective. We were a long way south by now and there was pack ice everywhere, only a few people came out to the forecastle so all was quiet as we inched our way forward. The stillness was only broken by the odd sound of ice scraping against the hull of the ship. Despite how it looks, it was very cold – the breeze plus the movement of the ship added to the chill but I was prepared to brave the conditions !

Gerlache Strait, Antarctica. 2013-2799-Edit

Gerlache Strait, Antarctica. 2013-2799-Edit

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Patterns In The Sand

I got a pretty good response from my last image on social media so I’ll post a shot taken with the same concept in mind but at a totally different angle! Here is one of the more repetitive patterns along Casurina Beach in Darwin.

Casurina Beach, Darwin. NT Australia. 2015-1984-Edit

Casurina Beach, Darwin. NT Australia. 2015-1984-Edit

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Casurina Beach Outflow

I’m taking my time with the images that I took last weekend. Normally I am in a rush to process them as quickly as possible but this week I’ve done a few edits then left them sit for a while before posting them up to the web site. Come back to the image  a few days later and make a few more adjustment – and repeat a few more times. There comes a time to stop that though, so here is one image that I knew would be stunning when I took it. I’d been exploring the patterns that the water makes in the sand all afternoon, firstly from afar and then up close. After the sun had set and during the last red glow of the day I hurriedly too a series of shots to make a panorama. I had to work fast because the light was disappearing quickly and the image stitch would not work if I spend too long. I was very lucky not to make a mistake after a busy day but all of the images turned out perfect for image stitching and the camera captured the reflections in the water and sand perfectly.

Casurina Beach, Darwin NT Australia. 2015-1993-Edit

Casurina Beach, Darwin NT Australia. 2015-1993-Edit

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Creamy Sunset Over The Water

Been playing around with some images to get smoother tones and details…

2015-1909-Edit Vestey's Beach, Darwin. NT Australia

2015-1909-Edit Vestey’s Beach, Darwin. NT Australia

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Orange Sunset At Darwin Beach

Clear, cloudless days mean boring sunsets, right? In the NT you can get these but you can also get really vivid displays of orange, yellow and red after the sun has dipped below the horizon. I used some of the large boulders on Vestey’s Beach to frame the action of the water against the rocks.

Vestey's Beach, Darwin, NT. Australia. 2015-1904-Edit

Vestey’s Beach, Darwin, NT. Australia. 2015-1904-Edit

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Sunset Over Fannie Bay Beach

It’s late and I’m very tired but I’m also very glad to have finished this image and have it ready for display. The last shot from my shoot at Fannie Bay was one of the best and contains every element of the Northern Territory coastline. A stunning sunset, sand, soft water and hard rocks that are intricately patterned are all there in the one image. This very special image will be available as a limited edition of only 50 prints, drop me a line if you are interested in purchasing one.

Sunset Over Fannie Bay Beach, Northern Territory, Australia. 2015-1697-Edit

Sunset Over Fannie Bay Beach, Northern Territory, Australia. 2015-1697-Edit

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