Twilight Beach, Esperance

After a marathon seven hour journey from Perth to Esperance I arrived to find the same cloudless sky I had been witnessing for the past two weeks. The beaches and water look amazing under a blue sky due to the pristine white sand beaches and turquoise seas but it wasn't the conditions I was after. I ended up shooting a very harsh cloudless sunset and headed straight to bed hoping that the sunrise was going to be something special the next morning.


My alarm went off at 3.45 the following morning and I peered out through the window to see blood red clouds. Alarm bells are instantly ringing, its an hour before sunrise and the clouds are just amazing, I've never seen clouds reflecting so much colour in an almost black night sky.


I drove as fast as I could down to Twilight Beach, a place I spent many afternoons trying to surf and fishing many years ago, the twilight sky now more vibrant than anything i had seen for a very long time. This was one of the first exposures I made on this particular morning, I just loved the ripples in the sand and the way the light was reflecting across them. I also made some images using just the ripples as the light started to become more golden a little later on. This is the kind of light I dream about and I normally only get to witness colours like this from the window at home after deciding not to venture down to the coast or from equally annoying places like the supermarket car park!


Canon 1dsmkiii Zeiss 21 distagon 6 secs @ f8 iso 200 Lee 0.6 hard grad

  • OpenWideShutf2.8 4y

    Stunning sunset. Perfect symmetry.
  • Ad Tange 3y

    great shot
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  • v15ben 3y

    Fantastic place and a beautiful shot.
  • 3y

    Amazing sky! Stunning!
  • Rachel Dawson 3y

    Wow... your photostream is amazing! Well captured
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  • Walter Bruj 3y

    Awesome. Looks great larger - on blk
  • Steven Fudge 3y

  • Ύψιλον Έψιλον 3y

    beautiful sky ! dreaming of summer paradise :)
  • Zoltán Tóth 3y

  • Howard Brodsky 3y

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  • ☼Sol.Digital☼ 3y

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    Please check Descussions, you might be
    missing something interesting.
    GOLDEN DREAM.Between the sea and the sunset
  • Dawn Woodhouse 3y

    that is totally gorgeous
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    You are cordiality invited to post to:
    "Administration Galleries"
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    Come share with us,
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  • ferrari2022 2y

    Que c'est beau se reflet dans l'eau
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  • Flick Vlooi 1y

    Wonderful fiery skies...
  • Gianluca 7mo

    great shot
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Taken on January 2, 2011
  • Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/21 ZE
  • ƒ/8.0
  • 21.0 mm
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  • 200
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