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Dark Exposure (3X2BW3678)


Long exposure of rocks after sunset at Cable Beach in Broome, North West, Western Australia.

This long exposure, black and white image was captured after the “Pink Hue” image at the same location on Cable Beach, near Broome. By this stage the colour in the sky has almost disappeared, so a change in tact was called for and a mono interpretation employed to accentuate the contrast of the rocks and reflective water.

Titled “Dark Exposure” given the ambient light at the time and the long exposure required to create the image.

Cable Beach is a 22 km stretch of pristine white sand beach, washed by the stunning turquoise water of the Indian Ocean near Broome in the Kimberly region within the far north west of Western Australia. Named after the telegraph cable laid between Broome and Java in 1889, its natural beauty attracts visitors from around Australia and the world.

The western facing beach experiences large tidal movements on a daily basis, peaking on the spring tides, where the tide can recede several hundred meters from the high tide mark, leaving interesting ripples in the sand. There are several sections where the low flat reef just offshore is exposed on low tide, making for excellent photographic opportunities with some foreground interest. Combined with the stunning sunsets typical of the northern Australian skies, it is heavily photographed as a result.

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