This was taken on the same night as this Cottesloe Beach sunset shot. It was taken just as the sunset started to die out. Look at how amazing the colours are even though the sunset was slowly starting to fade away!
I just love shooting down at Cottesloe Beach, every day is different and its always changing. It also reminds me of when I was a little younger as I spent so much time down there. On this particular night I had to park quite some distance away as there were heaps of people who were down at the beach and on the grass banks to watch the sunset.
This shot was taken using my Canon 16-35mm lens, Canon 1Ds MkIII, F16, ISO 100, 2 secs exposure.
Last night I was down at Cottesloe Beach and I was provided with the most amazing Cottesloe Beach sunset of 2011. I can’t believe how lucky I got! It was just so intense. It started off as a fairly subtle sunset and I was standing on the Cottesloe Groyne thinking that I wasn’t really going to come back with any magic.
I couldn’t have been more wrong. The sun dipped below the horizon and then it started to light up different parts of the sky at different times. One minute I was shooting towards the Indiana Teahouse and then I was shooting towards Fremantle as the light was just bouncing all around the place. I must’ve run up and down the groyne at least four times chasing the light.
I think I actually yelled out for joy at one stage, that is how exciting it was. If you’d like to see more images like please checkout my Australian landscape photography gallery.
I hope 2011 was just as an amazing year for you as it was for me and I hope that 2012 will be an even better year for you. I’ve got some awesome projects lined up for next year and can’t wait to tackle them. I’m going to be capturing seascape photography from some stunning locations.
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Recently we were provided with the most amazing sunset near Fremantle. Everyone had left saying that there was going to be no decent sunset, but for some reason I just knew it was going to be a cracker and it was. It was so intense, so red, that I felt like it was glowing right through me! It was almost like the water was sizzling from heat and for a few minutes I felt like a fireball was slowly advancing upon me. Of course all good things end and the sun quickly dipped below the horizon.
I’ll be offering this photograph in my Australian landscape photography gallery shortly.
The one big lesson I got from this Fremantle sunset was that you should never ever leave your location until the sun has well and truly set. You just can’t predict what is going to happen no matter how good you are.
Well after two successful exhibitions this year, gaining gallery representation and heaps of great photographs captured I’m signing off for the year.
Thank you for all your support throughout the year and I can’t wait to catch up with you all in 2012!!!
Tonight I had the distinct pleasure of catching up with Paul Pichugin. We caught up down at Cottesloe Beach and after venturing down to the rocks south of the Cottesloe Groyne we ended up on the groyne itself. The clouds didn’t look like they were going to play ball and there weren’t many of them.
Fortunately, they picked up and soon we had some really dramatic and colourful clouds over the beach. Just before sunset started I managed to ping off this shot of Gage Roads and the sun’s rays washing over the ships. I honestly didn’t think I’d pulled this one off so I’m glad its turned out so well.
What do you guys think of it?
This is a shot of an old jetty which is next to the famous Busselton Jetty. There are so many photos of the Busselton Jetty out there that I decided to try a different angle. This was taken during a Spring morning and I just love the subtle pastel colours in the sky. Each wave seems to have its own indvidual colour in this photo as well. So cool.
Hopefully its shows that a photo doesn’t have to have a multitude of elements in it to make it effective or attractive to people. Simple compositions quite often are the best compositions of all.
What do you think?
The shot was taken with a Canon 24-70mm L series lens using my Canon 1Ds MkIII.