Some Moments Change Your Life:
I just knew that when I saw this crazy sunset that I would be in love with Broome and more specifically Cable Beach for the rest of my life. This sunset took ages to develop over a number of hours in fact. The clouds started to roll in and the wind just started to drop off, the place fell into an amazing calm.
It wasn’t an eerie calm, nothing like that at all. It was Broome herself removing all our worries letting us know that soon we would be seeing something great. She lived up to that promise.
One and half hours before sunset, I headed on down to the beach with much anticipation, I almost ran down there as I was just so excited. Slowly but surely, this absolutely crazy and erratic sunset appeared before my eyes. I was like a kid in a candy shop and it stayed on display for at least 30mins.
It was that exciting that at one stage I actually yelled out in joy as I was running down the beach to setup for my next shot. As I said, some moments change your life and this was one of those moments.
Taken with the Canon 17mm TSE, ISO 500, Shutter, 1sec. Its a three stitch image use the shift capability of the lens.
Australian landscape photography
For about three days in Broome we had really stormy conditions which was great for photography as there was so much drama in the clouds. I just walked up and down the beach trying to get shots of these small waves that were breaking perfectly. I think this shot captured it all.
A perfectly breaking wave along with great dramatic clouds. What do you guys thinks? I was just totally obsessed with the way that these although small waves, were breaking perfectly. I also knew that because it was overcast the green in the water was really going to ‘fire up’.
I could easily spend six months at Broome just shooting Cable Beach itself.
Australian landscape photography
I’ve recently just come back from a trip to Broome here in Western Australia. Its the gateway to the Kimberley and even though there isn’t much there its quite simply stunning. This beach is called Cable Beach as there was a telegraph cable laid there to connect Australia to what was then known as Java in 1889.
The sky in this shot is really quite dramatic. I was using the Canon 17mm TSE lens which really seems to ‘add’ drama to a sky. Its the first time I’ve really used this lens to its full capacity and I must confess I think its now my favourite lens as its so sharp and captures the sky so beautifully.
The tilt shift lens is so versatile as it can be used as a wide angle lens but also to create 3 image stitches in true perspective as well. If you get a chance to use one make sure you do.
A few months ago I was lucky enough to stay in Hawaii for six days on my way to Texas. I’d been to Oahu three times so this time it was time to stretch the wings and head on over to Kauai.
Its called the Garden Island and for good reason, everything was green and lush everywhere I went. Not only was the island beautiful but everyone also seemed so chilled out, it really was quite a very special experience.
Perhaps the best part of the trip was actually sitting out at Ke’e Beach watching the sun setting with the locals sitting in the back of their pickup trucks listening to reggae music and selling coconut milk to the tourists.
Everyone was smiling at Ke’e and everyone seemed to just connect out there. If you’re in Hawaii its a must visit place.
Can you guess where my most favourite place outside of Australia is yet?