Golden Hour (1X1C3147)


The golden hour as a the sun begins to set at Honeycombs Beach, Yallingup, South West, Western Australia.

I had arrived at the Honeycombs beach relatively early in the afternoon, hoping to work out the best vantage points for some images at sunset. Since I normally don’t start shooting until the sun goes down, I wasn’t really paying much attention to the scene, but instead sorting through my filters and lenses, getting everything ready for the rush hour when it’s a scramble to make the most of the colour when it suddenly appears, before disappearing just as quick.

When I looked up I noticed a gorgeous gold glow, which turned the white sands golden as the sun dropped below a line of clouds, making its way towards the horizon. I hurriedly set up to take a quick shot before the effect had gone for the night.

Titled “Golden Hour” to reflect the often golden glow of the last hour of the sunset before the sun falls below the horizon.

Honeycombs beach is a beautiful secluded beach, just south of Moses Rock, near Yallingup in the South West of Western Australia. A popular beach with families in summer, and surfers all year round. Beautiful white sands of the beach slope down towards the clear blue water of the beach, interspaced with rocky outcrops. Fully exposed to the large swells that impact this side of the cape, making for a wild and rugged place at times.

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